Board of Directors - October 30, 2017 - Minutes

Meeting Date: 
October 30, 2017 - 2:00pm




October 30, 2017 – 2:00PM


Room 400, City Hall

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place





1.         Call to Order 2:00



V. Fei Tsen, President

Mark Dunlop, Secretary

Linda Fadeke Richardson

Jean-Paul Samaha

Sharon Lai

Paul Giusti



Sam Moss

Hon. Jane Kim (Ex-Officio)                          


2.         General Public Comment

            There was no public comment.


3.         Communications From and Received by TIDA

There was no comment from Directors on Communications.

There was no public comment.



  1. Approving the Minutes of the October 11, 2017 Meeting


There was no public comment.


Director Richardson moved the consent agenda.

Director Dunlop seconded the motion.

This item passed unanimously.


Items 5 and 6 were called together for presentation and will be acted upon as separate items.


5.         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


6.         Resolution (i) making CEQA findings and confirming the San Francisco Planning Department’s determination that no additional environmental impacts that were not previously identified would occur as a result of the proposed lease; 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 Treasure Island Sailing Center


            Bob Beck presented on the Marina and Sailing Center history, current conditions, environmental review, and the revised proposals. Today’s actions would approve leases with TIE and TISC but will not approve the final improvement designs of either.

Mr. Beck commented that South Beach Harbor offers slips from 26’ to 60’ and has waitlists for all slips. Pier 39 Marina offers slips from 36’ to 60’ and has waitlists for slips of 50’ and 60’. 270 of 313 slips in proposed Marina concept would be between 40’ and 60’ with 221 slips being 50’ or less.


            Jay Wallace, TIE, made comments on the size of the Marina, dredging, and protecting eelgrass. Mr. Wallace commented that TISC programs will be maintained and that current tenants will be charged on linear length of boat and not slip size.


            Carisa Harris-Adamson, TISC, commented on TISC’s mission and vision, the benefits of the sailing community, and presented the facility plans.


            Director Richardson commented on the proposed Marina size and configuration, that over 2/3 of the slips would be 50’ or less, and that the Planning Department determined that today’s actions require no further environmental review.

            Director Dunlop commented on the excitement on TI for this project and employment opportunities for TI residents. Director Dunlop commented he has reviewed all objections and concerns and feels comfortable with leases.

            Director Samaha asked TIE about availability and pricing for current Marina tenants.

            Randy Short, TIE, answered that pricing will be in line with current market and that current tenants will be charged based on boat size, not slip size. Marina must be flexible for ever-changing market.

            Director Lai asked what tradeoffs would Marina need to make for the Sailing Center to be fully satisfied, and if there is a better configuration of proposed slips and sizes that would work better for TISC?

            Carisa, TISC, answered that the Marina would need to shrink further to North, and that there is no better configuration that would maintain the proposed number of slips.

            Director Lai asked TIE if it is possible to reduce the size of slips and still be viable.

            Jay Wallace, TIE, answered that the market is in larger slips and this is the correct mix for viability. This has been determined by experience in industry and multiple market studies.

            Director Guisti asked if passed today will Marina come back to TIDA in future.

            Bob Beck said TIDA will not need to vote again on Marina.


            MeeSun Boice, TIYC, made comments in support of proposed Marina. Ms. Boice appreciates both organizations and wants to remind TIDA that there are far more than just the two organizations in the cove, including a greater boating community and public. Access needs to be for everyone.

            Karen Knowles-Pearce requested to have boating public involved in meetings and has concerns but has seen the maps and measurements and is assured there will be plenty of space for public.

            Al Sargent, Friends of Sailing Center, made comments on dynamics of wind in

Clipper Cove and safety.

            Sunny Allen, Raft-Up Community, introduced the Raft-Up Community and commented that Clipper Cove currently gives you conditions necessary to learn and practice skills. Ms. Allen opposes the proposed Marina.

            Hunter Cutting, Save Clipper Cove, commented on the 2015 Marina proposal, that current tenants will be charged double their current rent per foot, the proposed plan is not BCDC complaint, and that the staff report does not mention the feasibility study by Division and Boating and Waterways. Mr. Cutting opposes the proposed Marina.


            Director Richardson moved Item 5 with amendment that current tenants will be able to rent slips in the future Marina based on boat size not slip size.

Director Dunlop seconded the motion.

This item passed unanimously.


Director Richardson moved Item 6.

Director Dunlop seconded the motion.

This item passed unanimously.


7.         Adjourn 3:45



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.


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