Board of Directors - November 15, 2017 - Minutes

Meeting Date: 
November 15, 2017 - 7:00pm




November 15, 2017 – 7:00PM


Room 400, City Hall

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place





1.         Call to Order 7:05



V. Fei Tsen, President

Mark Dunlop, Secretary

Linda Fadeke Richardson

Sharon Lai

Paul Giusti



Jean-Paul Samaha

Sam Moss

Hon. Jane Kim (Ex-Officio)                          


2.         General Public Comment

            Jeff Kline made comments on JSCo leases and relocation laws.

            Carol Harvey asked how TIDA is preparing for earthquakes and sea level rise, and made comments on greenhouse gas emissions.


3.         Report by Treasure Island Director

Robert Beck, Treasure Island Director, reported on development and operation issues on Treasure Island. Thank you to YMCA for hosting and the housing providers for staffing a successful Halloween party event.

TIDA continues to work with relocation consultant ARWS to plan for the outreach to residents beginning next year. TIDA hopes to make sure residents with relocation benefits understand what their options will be and assure those without relocation benefits that the existing housing area won’t be impacted for several years. More information on the outreach schedule will be provided at the January community meeting.

Arts Master Plan two stage RFQ/RFP process has been initiated for the first 3 sites: Building 1 Plaza, Ferry Plaza, and Hilltop Park. The Selection Panel will meet in December to recommend which artists will be invited to submit proposals. Proposals will be submitted in March 2018.

TIDA continues to coordinate with MTC/BATA regarding public access scope around Torpedo Building. Cooperative Agreement or Maintenance Agreement anticipated to be brought to TIDA Board in January or February. Caltrans would like to complete work by Fall 2018.

TIDA is working with other City Agencies to implement the Mayors’ Executive Directive to assure that the process from development subphase application through subdivision mapping and design review to permit issuance is shortened to support the City’s housing development goals.

TICD has mobilized for site work on YBI for water tanks and stormwater garden areas. De Silva Gates will be mobilizing in December to begin geotechnical work on TI.

Beginning January 2018 the TIDA Infrastructure & Transportation committee will have a new date and time: the third Tuesday of each month at 9:30am. The meeting will be recorded and available through SFGovTV. 


Justin Feliciano, YMCA, presented updates to the Treasure Island YMCA including an extension of hours to seven days a week, after school programs, bike club, and summer programs.

MeeSun Boice, MerSea, introduced the MerSea team and presented the restaurant’s landscape and layout. Ms. Boice introduced island youth, Xaviar and Hector, who have been assisting MerSea.

Karen Edelman, ARWS, introduced the ARWS team and commented that they are looking forward to working with the Treasure Island community.


Director Richardson commented that she would like to see the rest of permitting for critical milestones.


Director Tsen asked that the geotechnical process boards from the info-session be made available to the public.



There was no comment from Directors on Communications.

There was no public comment.



There was comment from Directors on Ongoing Business.

There was no public comment.




  1. Approving the Minutes of the October 30, 2017 Special Meeting
  2. Resolution Approving the Election of Officers of the Treasure Island Development Authority and the Appointment of Officers to the Infrastructure & Transportation Committee, as Nominated by the Ad Hoc Nomination Committee, to Serve a Twelve (12) month Term of Office Commencing January 1, 2018 and ending December 31, 2018
  3. Resolution Approving the Treasure Island Development Authority Board of Directors’ Regular Meeting Schedule for Fiscal Year 2017-2018
  4. Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Execution of Lease No. 1,187 with Mersea, Inc., a California corporation for the remaining portion of the  Great Lawn, contiguous to  699 Avenue of Palms, Treasure Island, for the purposes of marketing and producing special events
  5. Resolution Approving a Revised Memorandum of Understanding Between the Treasure Island Development Authority and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission for the Provision of Utilities Services on Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island to Extend the Term of the Agreement


There was no public comment.


Director Richardson moved the consent agenda.

Director Giusti seconded the motion.

This item passed unanimously.


7.         Treasure Island Museum

            Walt Bilofsky, Treasure Island Museum, presented the history of Treasure Island, the content and exhibition plan of the proposed museum, the vision for visitor experience, and project timeline. The estimated exhibition design and fabrication budget is $4.2M, with a capital campaign goal of $6.2M. Museum is projected to open in 2023.


There was no comment from Directors on Item 7.

There was no public comment.

8.         Navy Environmental Remediation Program Update

            Dave Clark, Navy, presented an update on the Navy Environmental Remediation Program. The objective of the program is to ensure protection of human health and the environment for current uses, during cleanup actions, and under reuse consistent with future land use plans. Mr. Clark reviewed environmental program oversight and the review of regulatory agencies after remediation. Navy remediation work is complete on more than half of the base. Parcels 30, 30N, 30S, and 31 are scheduled to convey on 1/31/2018. Parcel 24 is scheduled to convey on 1/30/2019. Parcels 2, 6, and 32 are scheduled to convey 12/31/2020. Parcel 12 and Navy retained sites are scheduled to convey on 12/31/2021.


Director Tsen commented on the standards of safety regulatory agencies and that the goal of remediation is to make land safe.


Director Lai asked Mr. Clark to provide point of reference examples of Radium 226.


Ruthie Sakheim asked where the radioactive materials are being sent and if people are supposed to trust the EPA.

Melody Williams commented on the importance of keeping the community informed.

Traci Traci commented on the effects of contamination.


9.         TIMMA Transit Pass Study

            Priyoti Ahmed, TIMMA, presented an update on the Transit Pass Study. Ms. Ahmed reviewed transit pass overview, goals, and objectives, transit pass alternatives, transit pass value principles, program outreach, and next steps. The goals of the Transit Pass are to provide maximum transit coverage, to provide affordable transit access, to enhance customer experience, and to have implementation feasibility and financial sustainability. TIMMA will be proposing final pass design, fare, and transit pass value by Spring 2018.


            Director Lai asked about different rates for elderly, youth, and disabled riders, and asked about transfer penalties.

            Director Richardson commented on ease of use and the need for a streamlined, single pass.


10.       Discussion of Future Agenda Items by Directors

            There was no discussion of Future Agenda Items by Directors.


11.       Adjourn 8:57



Relevant documents such as resolutions, staff summaries, leases, subleases are available at the Treasure Island Development Authority Office, One Avenue of the Palms, Second Floor, Treasure Island, and the Government Information Center at the Main Library, 100 Larkin Street.  Public comment is taken on each item on the agenda.


If any materials related to an item on this agenda have been distributed to the TIDA Board of Directors after distribution of the agenda packet, those materials are available for public inspection at Treasure Island Development Authority, Building One, 2nd Floor, One  Ave. of Palms, San Francisco, CA 94130 during normal office hours.

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