Board of Directors - September 13, 2017 - Minutes

Meeting Date: 
September 13, 2017 - 1:30pm




September 13, 2017 – 1:30PM


Room 400, City Hall

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place





1.         Call to Order 1:30



V. Fei Tsen, President

Mark Dunlop, Secretary (1:57)

Linda Fadeke Richardson

Jean-Paul Samaha

Sam Moss

Paul Giusti

Sharon Lai



Hon. Jane Kim (Ex-Officio)                          


2.         General Public Comment

            There was no public comment.


3.         Report by Treasure Island Director

Robert Beck, Treasure Island Director, reported on development and operation issues on Treasure Island. The opening of MerSea has been delayed by utility work and challenges in placing/connecting containers. TIDA Staff are working with DPT to prepare for crowds during fleet week. Back to School Night event on August 10th was well attended. The Board of Supervisors approved the acceptance of the new playground equipment and installation is complete. An event for the playground is planned for October 14th. There is also new playground equipment at the Treasure Island Child Development Center thanks to First Five San Francisco. The Toddler Playground will be celebrated on September 14. DPW did a pothole repair sweep throughout the island and paved 11th Street between Avenues D and E. The 3rd Property Transfer from the Navy closed on August 11. JSCo issued notices to households required to relocate to accommodate Navy project scheduled for early next year. WWTP MOU with SFPUC has been executed.

Walt Bolifsky, Treasure Island Museum Association, spoke on the new lecture series.


Director Richardson commented on updating TIDA website with press releases.

Director Moss made comments about the difficulties of relocation.



There was no comment from Directors on Communications.

There was no public comment.



There was comment from Directors on Ongoing Business.

  1. here was no public comment.




  1. Approving the Minutes of the July 12, 2017 Meeting
  2. Resolution Approving 2017 Rent Schedule for the Sublease and Property Management Agreement for Treasure Island Market-Rate Rental Housing between the Treasure Island Development Authority and John Stewart Company, a California Corporation
  3. Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Execution of a Third Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement between the Embarcadero YMCA, a Branch of the YMCA of San Francisco, and the Treasure Island Development Authority
  4. Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Execution of Lease No. 1,183 with Life Learning Academy, Inc. for Building 229, Treasure Island


There was no public comment.


Director Richardson moved the consent agenda.

Director Dunlop seconded the motion.

This item passed unanimously.


7.         Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Execution of a First Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement between the Treasure Island Development Authority and the Treasure Island Homeless Development Initiative, to increase the annual Scope of Services and not to exceed Contract Amount for Fiscal Year 2017-2018

Richard Rovetti presented the First Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement between TIDA and TIHDI. Mr. Rovetti reviewed the proposed scope of services and additional funding.

Sherry Williams, TIHDI, made comments about removing nuisance buildings and providing job opportunities.

Alex Francois, TIHDI, made comments about TIHDI’s six week training program.

Patrick Ryan, Echo Bay Services, made comments.


Director Richardson made comments about the program and providing connections.

Director Samaha asked questions about the process and eligibility of candidates.

Director Lai asked about the program costs.

Director Moss commented on expanding the number of affordable housing developers that are recruited from.


Director Richardson moved the item.

Director Moss seconded the motion.

This item passed unanimously.


8.         Resolution Authorizing the Treasure Island Director to Execute a Professional Services Agreement between the Treasure Island Development Authority and Harris and Associates, INC., for Community Facilities and Infrastructure and Revitalization Financing District Financial Audit Services

Bob Beck reviewed the Professional Services Agreement between TIDA and Harris and Associates, Inc. for IRFD Financial Audit Services. The RFP was released in May 2017, proposals were submitted in June, and interviews took place in July. Harris and Associates, Inc. was the highest rated proposer. Agreement will be submitted for BOS consideration following TIDA Board approval. Term of Agreement will be three years and a not-to-exceed contract amount of $1,500,000.  Initial priorities include to review existing agreements to identify all project costs that Treasure Island CFD and IRFD are to reimburse, to meet with TICD, TIDA and Public Works to define acquisition facility components and coding structures, to establish guidelines and standards for reimbursement request format and completeness, to set reimbursement schedules, to establish cost allocation and reimbursement protocols, and to provide feedback to TICD and their consultants on reimbursement application preparation and supporting materials to streamline the application review.


There was no public comment.


Director Moss moved the item.

Director Dunlop seconded the motion.

This item passed unanimously.


9.         Resolution Establishing an Ad Hoc Nominating Committee, Consisting of Three Members of the Treasure Island Development Authority Board of Directors to Nominate Officers to Serve One Year Term.

            Directors Tsen, Director Dunlop, and Director Moss were nominated to serve on the Ad Hoc Nominating Committee with Director Tsen acting as Chair. The Ad Hoc Nominating Committee will take place before the October TIDA Board meeting.


There was no public comment.


Director Richardson moved the item.

Director Lai seconded the motion.

This item passed unanimously.


10.       Housing Program Update

Bob Beck, TIDA, provided an update on the Relocation Advisory Services Contract and planning for initial affordable housing sites. Initial priorities of the contractor include to collect and review existing data, create Policy and Procedures Manual, develop Community Engagement and Outreach Plan, and community engagement. The contractor’s primary responsibility is to assist in implementation of the THRRs for pre-DDA residents of The Villages at Treasure Island. Additional responsibilities are to educate and advise household members, conduct household needs assessment, and inform the planning and design of TIDA/TIHDI residential sites. Mr. Beck reviewed the Affordable Housing Parcels: C3.1 Catholic Charities and C3.2 Swords to Plowshares. 


Director Tsen made comments about affordable housing and urged TIDA and non-profit developers to look at this as an opportunity to think big and creatively.

Director Dunlop made comments on funding and asked about affordable housing on YBI.

Director Richardson asked about schedule and made comments on modular housing.

Director Samaha requested a meeting on affordability of construction and modular housing.


Sherry Williams, TIHDI, made comments on efficiencies and suggested naming rights as potential source of funds.


11.       Discussion of Future Agenda Items by Directors

Director Tsen requested further information on financing from the Mayor’s Office of Housing, and efficiencies applied to TI regarding construction and modular housing.

Director Dunlop announced an Ocean Clean-up taking place at Clipper Cove on Saturday 9/16 at 9am.


12.       Adjourn 3:03



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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