Board of Directors - October 11, 2017 - Minutes

Meeting Date: 
October 11, 2017 - 1:30pm
Location: 

TREASURE ISLAND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

DRAFT MEETING MINUTES

 

October 11, 2017 – 1:30PM

 

Room 400, City Hall

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

 

 

ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

1.         Call to Order 1:30

 

            Present

V. Fei Tsen, President

Mark Dunlop, Secretary

Linda Fadeke Richardson

Jean-Paul Samaha

Sam Moss

Sharon Lai

Paul Giusti

 

Excused

Hon. Jane Kim (Ex-Officio)                          

 

2.         General Public Comment

            Walt Bilofsky, Treasure Island Museum, thanked TIDA for their help with the TIMA weekend event.

            Sherry Williams, TIHDI, commented on the annual TIHDI event on October 19th at 5:30pm that will be honoring TIDA.

 

3.         Report by Treasure Island Director

Robert Beck, Treasure Island Director, reported on development and operation issues on Treasure Island. Fleet weekend drew considerable although manageable crowds to TI. TIDA and SFE Stewardship Days now have a regular monthly schedule – Third Wednesday of each month from 1 to 3pm at YBI Quarters 10 and Clipper Cove Beach. Navy Master Leases were approved by BOS Budget and Finance Committee on September 28th and are expected to be at full BOS week of 10/10. The Arts Master Plan two stage RFQ/RFP process initiated for the first 3 sites – Building 1 plaza, ferry plaza, and Hilltop Park. Statements of Qualifications are due next week. TIDA executed relocation consultant contract. Consultant will inform resident of their future rights and help plan for affordable housing development. Upcoming TI events include Halloween at the YMCA on October 30th and Residential Clean-Up Day on November 4th.

 

Director Dunlop commented on improved Fleet Week event on Treasure Island this year.

 

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There was no comment from Directors on Communications.

There was no public comment.

 

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There was comment from Directors on Ongoing Business.

  1. here was no public comment.

 

6.         CONSENT AGENDA

 

  1. Approving the Minutes of the September 13, 2017 Special Meeting
  2. Resolution Retroactively Approving and Authorizing the Execution of a First Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement between the Treasure Island Development Authority and Toolworks Inc., a California nonprofit public benefit corporation, commencing on October  1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, to increase the annual Scope of Services and not to exceed Contract Amount for Fiscal Year 2017-2018
  3. Approving Amendments to the Bylaws of the Treasure Island Development Authority
    to Allow the Authority Board of Directors to Authorize Contracts with a Value of up to Ten Million Dollars ($10,000,000) Before Requiring Board of Supervisors Approval

 

There was no public comment.

 

Director Richardson moved the consent agenda.

Director Moss seconded the motion.

This item passed unanimously.

 

Items 7 and 8 were called together and presented as Informational Items with no action.

 

7.         Resolution (i) making CEQA Findings and adopting a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (MMRP) for the marina project and confirming the San Francisco Planning Department’s determination that no additional environmental impacts would occur as a result of project implementation and no additional environmental analysis other than the Case File memorandum attached as Exhibit A would be required under CEQA; and (ii) approving and authorizing the execution of a sixty six (66) year lease agreement between the Treasure Island Development Authority and Treasure Island Enterprises, LLC, a California limited liability company, for the development and management of the Treasure Island Marina. 

 

8.         Resolution (i) making CEQA Findings and adopting a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (MMRP) for Sailing Center project and confirming the San Francisco Planning Department’s determination that no additional environmental impacts would occur as a result of project implementation and no additional environmental analysis other than the Case File memorandum attached as Exhibit A would be required under CEQA; and (ii) approving and authorizing the execution of a sixty six (66) year lease agreement  between the Treasure Island Development Authority and Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation, Inc., a California nonprofit corporation, for the development and management of the Treasure Island Sailing Center

 

            Bob Beck presented a background on the Marina and reviewed plan development and changes that have been made since initial master lease in 1998.

            Rich Rovetti reviewed the lease details and proposed Marina.

Jay Wallace, TIE, reviewed the multiple discussions TIE has had with the public and TISC. Following these discussions a compromise was reached and the proposed Marina was reduced from 400 slips to 313 slips.

 

            Rich Rovetti presented the proposed TISC facility plans and details of the TISC lease. 

            Travis Lund, TISC, presented the mission of the TISC, benefits of community sailing, and reviewed programs offered by the TISC. For over 19 years TISC has provided significant benefits to underprivileged San Francisco and Bay Area youth.  

 

            Director Richardson asked to recognize Becky Evans, Travis Lund and Becky Hogue.

            Director Dunlop thanked presenters and asked Mr. Lund if the compromise left TISC with enough to continue doing a great job. Mr. Lund responded that the compromise will have enough space to run programs.

            Director Tsen asked if TISC will be able to run programs safely for children. Mr. Lund responded that he is confident TISC can run programs in current form.

Director Tsen asked if day users will be able to dock overnight. Answer: yes.

            Director Moss asked if TI youth and low-income youth will have access to TISC and encouraged TISC to reach out to developers of affordable buildings.

            Director Guisti asked about public access to cove after development.

           

Traci Traci commented that she has had everything taken away trying to get a slip at the Marina and made comments about mud and sandstone.  

Walt Bilofsky made comments on the history and purpose of Marina and the Island community.

Chad Peddy, Bay Ship & Yacht, made comments in support of Marina proposal.

Sarah Deeds commented she has been visiting Clipper Cove since 2000 and supports preserving the Marina for small boats.

Becky Evans, Sierra Club, opposes the proposed Marina and made comments on the health of the bay and eel grass beds in danger.

Timothy Reyff, SF Carpenters, supports the Marina proposal and commented that many people are ready to work.

Michael Chavez, SF Pildrivers, made comments in support of the Marina proposal.

Abdo Nasser supports the Marina proposal and commented that Marina users contribute to the local TI economy.

MeeSun Boice, MerSea Restaurant and Operator and Commodore of the TI Yacht Club, supports both leases and commented the TI Yacht Club would like to partner with TISC. There is a need for a safe Marina and ADA access improvements.

John Harrison commented that the Marina has the potential to be a great project but there must be a mix of berths.

Jose Almanza, SF Electrical Workers Local 6, made comments in support of the Marina proposal which will put many people to work.

Michael Theriault, SF Building Trades, supports the Marina proposal and noted that the project has reduced substantially in size.

Al Sargent commented on his concerns. Clipper Cove is the only place SF kids can be on water safely. The proposed Marina is for mega-yachts and would put SF kids at risk. The dredging of silt is a concern to the ecosystem.

Larry Doyle, Treasure Island Tenants, commented that there is not a single slip in new Marina for current tenants.

James Trig gave his support of the Marina proposal and is confident in the compromise.

Armie Morgan, Local 3, supports the Marina proposal and commented on the opportunity for an apprentiship program with TIHDI.

Avery Whitmarsh, Friends of the Sailing Center, commented that Clipper Cove is one of the few sheltered areas in the Bay and does not think it would be safe to run TISC programs under current proposal.

Blaine Beldow commented that slips for boats 40-80 ft. are not for average San Franciscans and the majority of Marina tenants will not live in SF. Mr. Beldow requests Directors to reconsider proposal with consideration of average SF boaters and sailors.

Sally Madsen, Friends of the Sailing Center, opposes the Marina proposal and commented that Clipper Cove is a unique space for sailing and is appropriate for kids and beginners. Proposed Marina takes up too much space.

Becky Hogue supports the Marina proposal and requests the Directors to approve the lease and move the community forward.

Sherry Williams, TIHDI, supports the Marina proposal and commented on the significant event and incredible opportunities. The Cove will accommodate everybody.

Amanda Bliss, Open Space Advocate, commented that Clipper Cove has the best anchorage in California with safe beach access and pushes for vote that preserves anchorage and safety.

Adam Katz commented on preserving the anchorage, beach, and natural beauty of Clipper Cove. The proposed Marina would destroy it.

Nick Adamson, Friends of the Sailing Center, commented that TISC supports children and would be heavily impacted by Marina development. Marina will block beach access and should be developed as a smaller footprint. Preserve access for all users.

Jim Hancock commented that there are no customers for the large slips.

Hunter Cutting, Save Clipper Cove, opposes the proposal and commented that there many omissions from TIDA. The proposed Marina will take one third of the cove, will block youth, and reduce range of classes taught in cove. There is widespread opposition is because of heavy public use of cove. The proposal is for an empty cove.

 

 

 

9.         TIDA Housing Program Update    

            Bob Beck provided an overview of the TIDA Housing Program and a review of transition housing commitments. Recent blog postings and coverage of advisory services contract had raised concerns among residents that changes might be imminent.

TIHDI Transition Housing Plan provides for future transition of TIHDI provider households.

The Transitional Housing Rules and Regulations for the Villages at Treasure Island covers market rate residents and benefits extend to Pre-DDA Households only. TIDA is responsible for constructing replacement units for Pre-DDA Households.

The role of the Relocation Consultant is to educate and advise household members and conduct needs assessment.

TIDA and TIHDI are planning for the development of replacement housing. Navy work within the residential area is expected to continue into 2022. TICD development work is not expected to enter the housing area until 2023 at the earliest and no residents will be required to move off of the island until then at the earliest and likely not for many years thereafter.  

The October ITC meeting will cover possible efficiencies in the construction of affordable housing.

 

            Director Tsen asked when actual housing will be discussed and requested for MOH to discuss subsidies.

 

            Becky Hogue thanked Mr. Beck for the letter to residents.

           

10.       Discussion of Future Agenda Items by Directors

            There was no discussion of Future Agenda Items by Directors

 

11.       Closed Session

 

  1. Public comment on all items relating to closed session

There was no public comment.

  1. Vote on whether to hold closed session to confer with legal counsel on existing litigation. (Action item)

 

Director Dunlop moved to hold closed session.

Director Richardson seconded the motion.

This item passed unanimously.

 

            c.    Reconvene in open session (Action item)

 

12.       Adjourn

 

 

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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