Citizen's Advisory Board - January 5, 2021 - Minutes

Meeting Date: 
January 5, 2021 - 6:00pm

Treasure Island /Yerba Buena Island

Citizens Advisory Board


Tuesday, January 5, 2021

6:00-8:00 PM


This meeting is being held by Videoconference Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 and the First, Fifth, and Eighth Supplements to Mayoral Proclamations Declaring the Existence of a Local Emergency


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  1. Roll Call

Natalie Bonnewit, Nathan Brennan, Mark Connors, Heather Gallagher, Jim Hancock, Tim Molinare, Barklee Sanders, Jesse Tepper, Hope Williams, Liz Hirschhorn, Joanne Desmont, Crysanthe Gussis, Atta Pilram, Becky Hogue

Tim Molinare announced that Mike DeLane has left the CAB and welcomed the three new CAB members.


  1. Public Comment - 5 min

There was no public comment.


  1. Approval of the March 3, 2020 and December 1, 2020 Minutes

Minutes are approved by roll call vote.


  1.              TIDA Staff Updates (Informational Item) – 15 min

There is a new member of the TIDA Board, Julia Prochnik. First meeting will be in January.

Learning pods continuing at YMCA. Meals program from SFUSD coordinated by Hope Williams continues to provide meals to island residents.

Treasure Island Museum met with TIDA staff, working on preparing a virtual exhibit on Sea Level Rise and work being done on TI to address SLR.

Rubicon Landscaping performing natural areas management work on YBI.

SF Department of Environment has new intern working on project monitoring site in oak woodlands on YBI recently damaged by a fire.

TIDA will be installing no wake signage in Clipper Cove.

Treasure Island has had no power outages since October.

Planned shutdown on 1/30 so PUC can start process of bringing new electrical switchgear online.


Hope Williams commented on meals program and community updates.  


Nathan Brennan provided a report on the environmental clean up.

Site 12 - The contractor has completed cleanup, restoration and demobilization for Northpoint Drive, Halyburton Court and Site 32.

Westside Drive Area: The Navy has a contract for the Westside Solids Waste Disposal Area, SWDA (of the ~1,300 radiological objects found on TI so far, 95% were in this SWDA). Gilbane, the contractor, is making preparatory activities for its work plan including petroleum contaminated soil removal, clean backfill and site leveling.

Ground Water and Soil Gas Monitoring Wells were tested in December.

Emerging Contaminants: The Navy is testing for PFAS base wide and will produce a Preliminary PFAS Assessment.

Budget: Cleanup costs through FY20 totaled $297.4M. The FY21 budget is $5.0M with an estimated $18M needed to complete the base cleanup.


Jim Hancock asked about radiological items in solid waste disposal area and if there is any background on what the objects were.

Hope Williams asked how cleanup information is being communicated to residents and if is it provided in different languages.


Tim Molinare commented on having a central place to receive information on Treasure Island.

Tim Molinare asked about creating liaison with Job Corps. 


Bob Beck thanked Mike DeLane for his work on the CAB.


Tim Molinare thanked Bob Beck and Kate Austin for work with TIDA.


  1. Election of CAB Officers

Elections were held for CAB Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary.

Tim Molinare and Hope Williams were nominated for Chair. Tim Molinare was elected by roll call vote.

Hope Williams was nominated for Vice Chair and was elected by roll call vote.

Barklee Sanders and Becky Hogue were nominated for Secretary. Becky Hogue was elected by roll call vote.


  1. Development Activities: Looking Back at 2020 and Forward to 2021

Bob Beck gave a presentation on development activities in 2020 and what is coming in 2021. Topics included COVID & Development, key utility infrastructure, vertical development on Yerba Buena Island and Treasure Island, roadway projects, ferry improvements, and Subphase 3. TIMMA & Congestion management, Treasure Island Marina, Treasure Island Job Corps campus, parks, public financing, and FY20/21 budget process were also covered.


Heather Gallagher commented on excitement about vertical development and asked about park governance.

Atta Pilram commented on TI vertical development renderings. 

Hope Williams commented on the budget and asked if CAB will have opportunity to provide feedback. Interest in discussing how budget can support residents. Ms. Williams commented on interest in park space.

Barklee Sanders asked about the switchyard and powerlines going in. Mr. Sanders asked if the power lines being ran past current housing to new development are permanent.

Mr. Sanders asked how much does the temporary line cost TIDA/development and asked why the temporary line could not be put in for residents.

Jim Hancock asked about ferry service schedule.

Tim Molinare asked about Hilltop Park and potential site of Port Chicago Memorial.


  1. Future Agenda Items Discussion (Informational Item) – 10 min

Hope Williams requested including resident updates on agenda as an opportunity to update CAB and include voices of residents.

Ms. Williams commented looking at Budget at February CAB meeting.

Atta Pilram asked if Bob Beck could arrange discussions on parking for public and marina.

                                    Jim Hancock commented on CAB bylaws and potential conflicts.

Liz Hirschhorn commented on clarifying topics the CAB can have input for and that CAB would not be entitled to a vote on the budget.


  1. Comments from Board Members - 5 min



  1. Adjourn