Citizen's Advisory Board - December 1, 2020 - Minutes

Meeting Date: 
December 1, 2020 - 6:00pm

Treasure Island /Yerba Buena Island

Citizens Advisory Board

Meeting Minutes


Tuesday, December 1, 2020




  1. Roll Call

Natalie Bonnewit, Nathan Brennan, Heather Gallagher, Chrysanthe Gussis, Liz Hirschhorn, Tim Molinare, Atta Pilram, Jesse Tepper


  1. Public Comment

There was no public comment.


  1. Approval of the October 6, 2020 CAB Minutes

Crysanthe Gussis moved Item 3.  

Jesse Tepper seconded the motion.

                                    Item 3 passed unanimously.


  1.              TIDA Staff Updates  

There are three new members of the CAB. TI residents Barklee Sandars and Hope Williams, and Jim Hancock with the Sailing Science Center.  

                                    The Learning Hub is up and running at the YMCA.

                                    The food pantry continues to operate on a weekly basis.

Hope Williams has been helping coordinate bringing SFUSD meals program to island.

MeeSun Boice, Mersea, partnered with carpenters to have 20 desks built for island youth.

Work for the new switchyard has progressed and the developer will be turning over the switchyard location to the PUC this week. Goal to have facility operational by end of March.

Work on the ferry facilities is progressing.


Nathan Brennan provided an update on the Navy’s environmental cleanup.

Northpoint Drive: Site restoration is now complete. 

Site 32: The Navy contractor is waiting for the lab analysis results on the last soil piles so they can be disposed of properly.
Halyburton Court: The Navy contractor completed backfilling and the area was hydro-seeded in mid-September.
Westside Drive Area: The Navy has a contract for the Westside Solids Waste Disposal Area, SWDA. The Navy and Gilbane, the contractor, are developing the work plan including petroleum contaminated soil removal, clean backfill and site leveling.

Best Management Practices: The Navy contractors have BMP's for various weather conditions. They place tarps over the soil stockpiles and they use straw "wattles" to control runoff for the rain. Control and monitor dust during soil grading and loading.  Contractor also must maintain site fencing and signage.

Site YF3: At the end of July 2019 the Navy issued the DRAFT Site YF3 Corrective Alternatives Evaluation to the regulators for review. This document defines the clean-up actions alternatives that will be required to protect human health and the environment. 

Ground Water Monitoring Wells were tested in June and again at the end of September. Testing ensures cleanup is meeting required goals

Emerging Contaminants: The Navy has begun to test for PFAS.


Tim Molinare asked about when remediation work will end.

Atta Pilram asked about new structures next to Mersea.


  1. ­­­­­Treasure Island Mobility Management Agency Update on Congestion Management Recommendations

Rachel Hiatt, TIMMA, presented an update on congestion management recommendations.

The TIMMA Commission previously approved a limited toll exemption for current residents and TIMMA staff are working on structure for administering the exemption.

Current toll policy development objectives include to clarify operational details for toll system business rules, consistency with land use plan, prevent barriers to benefits for eligible residents, reduce likelihood of fraud or abuse, and manage administrative cost and predict revenue effects.

Ms. Hiatt reviewed equity program policies and the options and costs of alternative approaches.

Mobility Support for Critical Housing & Food Services are to be recommended to the TIMMA Commission for approval.

Possible considerations for future low-income travelers (residents and non-residents) is under evaluation.


Atta Pilram asked about program costs and requested breakdown of costs.

Tim Molinare asked about timing of tolling program.

Jesse Tepper asked if there will be a reduced fee for low income families visiting TI for recreational activities. SF Little League has reduced fees for children of low-income families or with disabilities. Is there any thought to how these families will access games on TI?

Heather asked about numbers of residents with cars.


  1. Wayfinding Signage and YBI Parks Names

Jing Ng, Treasure Island Development Group, presented.

Ms. Ng reviewed signage color inspiration, signage design, universal accessibility, technology uses, signage at night, sign types, motorist signs, bicyclists signs, pedestrian signs, and interpretive signs.

YBI parks names and parks rules will be adopted in spring 2021 and first signs installed at YBI in fall 2021.

Ms. Ng reviewed Treasure Island street name inspiration, parks and open space naming goals, and proposed names for TI and YBI parks and open spaces.


Atta Pilram asked about reuse plan for the Torpedo Building.

Tim Moliare asked about Port Chicago event on Yerba Buena Island and if it would be memorialized.

Heather Gallagher commented that “Rocks Dog Park” is a cumbersome name.

Heather Gallagher commented on the name Torpedo Point Trail. San Francisco is a progressive city and naming trails after weapons is not the way we want to project ourselves.


  1. Future Agenda Items Discussion

Tim Molinare asked about creating a liaison with the Job Corps.


  1. Comments from Board Members

Tim Molinare commented on having a meeting in January.

Tim Molinare asked about how legislation limiting future use of natural gas will effect development on Treasure Island.


  1. Adjourn