Board of Directors - November 16, 2016 - Minutes

Meeting Date: 
November 16, 2016 - 7:00pm




November 16, 2016 – 7:00PM


Danilov, 401 California Avenue

Treasure Island, San Francisco





1.         Call to Order 7:10



V. Fei Tsen, President           

Linda Fadeke Richardson
Mark Dunlop, Secretary

Jean-Paul Samaha

Sam Moss



Larry Mazzola, Jr., VP

Hon. Jane Kim (Ex-Officio)                         


2.         General Public Comment

            Mark Connors requested an update on Board of Supervisors meeting on funding.  Mr. Connors also reported on SFMTA fare inspections on the SFMTA 25 Route.

            MeeSun Boice, TI Yacht Club, thanked the Directors for their support and commented she was elected as Commodore. As Commodore she would like the TI Yacht Club to be more involved with the community.

            Sherry Williams, TIHDI Executive Director, commented that every TIHDI tenant in good standing will be offered a replacement unit in the future development.

            Walt Bilofsky, TI Museum, voiced his support for the Lucas Museum and made comments on the TI Museum involvement in the island redevelopment.

            Carol Harvey made comments on funding for affordable housing.


            Director Richardson commented that the press does not always get the story right and made comments on affordable housing.


3.         Report by Treasure Island Director

Robert Beck, Treasure Island Director, reported on development and operation issues on Treasure Island. After 8 years, the Treasure Island Bar and Grill permanently closed on November 15. October events include the 10th and final Treasure Island Music Festival and the TI Flea. The Navy hosted an informational bus tour of the environmental program on November 5th.

TIDA introduced CFD and IRFD Resolutions of Intent. A Public Hearing is scheduled for the January 10th meeting of the BoS. TIDA is working with Mayor’s Budget Staff on strategies for closing the affordable housing funding gap. SFAC is hosting a community meeting at their offices on November 17.

SFPL Bookmobile has relocated to 11th Street and Avenue H adjacent to Island Cove Market. Their new regular weekly hours are Tuesday’s 2-5P and Thursday’s 1-5P.

Demolition of the Star Barracks is complete and abatement of the Casa de la Vista, library, market, and Building 180 are underway.

Composting Service has begun at the Administration Building as of November 1 with support from Toolworks, SF Environment and Recology. TIDA is continuing to work on Environmental Evaluation Application with Planning Department for an addendum to evaluate the potential impacts of the Lucas Museum. TIDA anticipates bringing a letter of intent in January, to conclude CEQA in February and bring plan amendments and an agreement in March – May.

Rich Rovetti and MeeSun Boice made comments on “Mersea,” the new container restaurant at 699 Avenue of Palms expected to open December 2016. Ms. Boice commented that they have reached out to TIBAG employees, Toolworks, and TIHDI.

Mr. Rovetti provided an overview on the island shuttle service.



There was no comment from Directors on Communications.

There was no public comment.


5.         Ongoing Business by Board of Directors

There was no comment from Directors on Ongoing Business.

There was no public comment.




  1. Approving the Minutes of  the October 12, 2016 Meeting
  2. Resolution Approving a Memorandum of Agreement Between the Treasure Island Development Authority and the San Francisco County Transportation Authority for Replanting of Trees Removed by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority Yerba Buena Island Ramps Improvement Project


Bob Beck requested that Item 6b be removed from the consent agenda as there are last minute revisions to be made. The resolution will come back at a later meeting.


Director Richardson moved Item 6a.

Director Dunlop seconded the motion.

This item passed unanimously.


Item 8 was requested to be heard out of order.


8.         Clipper Cove Update

Bob Beck an update on the Clipper Cove discussions. After more than 18 months of work, the Treasure Island Sailing Center and Treasure Island Enterprises reached a compromise solution for the marina development. The plan provides the minimum space TISC need to access the Clipper Cove beach and continue current programs, moves the wave attenuator to the west and shortens its total length, and decreases the slip count to 336 slips with an average length of just over 53 feet. TIDA Staff will work with TISC and TIE to finalize long-term lease agreements.

Jay Wallace, TIE, commented that he is pleased to have reached an agreement with TISC.

Carissa Harris-Adamson, TISC, commented on the compromise which addresses their minimum space needs.


Director Tsen commented that she is glad TISC and TIE have reached a compromise.

Director Dunlop thanked TISC and TIE for coming to an agreement.

Director Richardson commented on how TIDA Commissioners have facilitated negotiations for 18 months.


Hunter Cutting, Save Clipper Cove, commented that the proposal still sacrifices 1/3 of the cove and significantly reduces the programs at TISC. Mr. Cutting stated that the Sierra Club does not support the proposal.


7.LEED ND Platinum Certification Award

Aaron Welch presented on LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. Administered by U.S. Green Building Council, the TI/YBI project achieved LEED-ND Platinum for Neighborhood Development. Key components of sustainable neighborhoods include smart land use, good urban design, transportation choices, green infrastructure, and green buildings.

Mr. Welch reported that TI/YBI is tied for highest-scoring LEED-ND project in the world since the inception of the program and is the largest plan to receive Platinum certification under the current, most demanding, criteria. Of 227 registered LEED-ND projects globally, only 17 achieved Platinum status.


Director Richardson requested this certification be included on the TI website and in a press release.

Director Dunlop asked if credits will be taken away if something does not go as planned.

Director Samaha asked if there is a financial incentive to achieve LEED-ND Platinum status.

Director Moss asked about the impact of the Lucus Museum on certification.


9.         Discussion of Future Agenda Items by Directors

            Director Dunlop requested to hear about bicycle signage.


10.       Adjourn 9:00



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