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tv   Mayors Press Availability  SFGTV  February 15, 2016 10:40am-11:01am PST

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parks and places of communicated and thanks to the mayor and the department of technology and supervisor farrell and google. we had a very very unique partnership that was able to bring wifi to our most heavily used parks and squares. >> parks in particular are really important way of life and quality of life and so is connectivity. bringing those two things together in a project like this is right on target with what san francisco is and wants to be. >> it's all about breaking apart the divide. the people with expensive data plan can have access to information and economy. this is really breaking down the digital divide and giving people across the spectrum the opportunity to information and giving them mobility
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and freedom. >> particularly by investing in connectivity in park spaces we are also ensuring the connection to digital inclusion opportunities and parks are designed for all neighborhoods. >> people are on the move. they are no longer chained to their desk tops at home. people can accomplish a lot and we prefer them being here an enjoying the outdoors and nature. given all the mobile community and mobile information that's available. we thought it was important to make it for our parks acceptable for everyone and give everyone the opportunity to live and to work and be at the parks at the same time. >> our full mission in life is to give them access to the internet, give them access to information. in san francisco you don't have to be bottled up in an
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office. you can be around and enjoy your work anywhere. it's great for the local community here and it means a lot to me. >> in the park, you are people that can teach you about the trees in the park and you can go to parks and recreation .org and having wifi in our parks makes it more accessible. if you want more information about how to enjoy wifi in san francisco parks, go to
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>> all right. good morning and welcome to the san francisco transportation authority plans & programs committee of the transportation authority for thursday, february 4, 2016, i'm complaining to my right is schrnz commissioner farrell our clerk
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is steve stamos and thank you leo and the assistant bill dillion from sfgovtv with that my anonymous there are no announcements public utility please call item one schalz is commissioner cohen commissioner farrell commissioner peskin commissioner tang we have quorum we thank you item 2 please. item 2 ssi report this is an informational item. >> thank you i'd like to call up chris our cac chair and good morning, commissioners and welcome to the new commissioners this committee we didn't have too much to discuss regarding the items on the united item 6 is the one we took up regarding the new buses the cac focused on the specifics of the design of the buses and the interior hltsz that kind of
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thing and warrant issues wanted to make sure those are part of agreement from mta they have so we satisfied with that peter brought up the warranties related to the hybrid in which i those buses were used and known to have problems want to make sure those systems were taking care of and the other item we talked about the bike lanes on the golden gate and peter asked why about why was no buffered bike lanes and mta said the pavement quality was two poor and cyclists and communities concerns about people blocking bike lanes and threats of
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increased crime with cars so things to be aware of the end the cac approved no other items on the agenda so we covered. >> thank you very much any questions or comments seeing none, open up for public comment now for item 2. >> okay seeing none, public comment is closed and if we can go to the consent calendar items three to four comprise the consent calendar staff will not present but if deserved any content item is removed and considered separately. >> no questions or comments open up for public comment seeing none, public comment is closed. and take a roll call vote vote an schools commissioner cohen absent commissioner farrell schen schaung the consent calendar is approved >> all right. thank you and
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now item 5 please. item 5 for the appointment for the citizens advisory committee this is an action item. >> thank you, mike picking for the record from the tfa here the transportation authority has the advisory committee with 11 members each serving a two year terms and the boards appoints the cac neither transportation authority staff arrest the cac make recommendations on appointed to qualify for appointments the applicants must be san franciscans and appear before the committee to speak on the qualification and attachment one shows the information about the current committee members and the vacant positions and attachment 2 the details for each applicant can be found in the enclosure the vacancy with or are the results of the term intermittence the gentleman is seeking reappointment 26 applicants for you to consider
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and 25 listed the attachment you'll receive one later in the week after the materials were printed i'm available to answer any questions i know there are one or two people to speak to our interests. >> seeing no questions or comments if i can ask the applicants to come up and talk about your interests in serving on the cac. >> morning supervisors my name is roger i appeared before the this committee last time there was an opening in district 3 i recently served on julie christensen last so give you a little bit of background i've been an entrepreneur for 15 plus years and recently still an entrepreneur and consulting in technology i feel my case unique position in technology allows me
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to give the committee some siebt as to basically where the technology and transportation is going mainly the cars and its been interesting i've done research on it it and the at the time, to know plates are shifting it will be rapidly different i read reports and articles that it is so dramatic 10 million people will be out the of work a automobile insurance and parking and public transportation so everything will be changing as i'd like to see the - the other thing to note san francisco is one of the cities only a few cities that have a composed master plan to deal with basically autonomy
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news cars san francisco is not one of them i want to see san francisco on the for front address not trailing behind i'm a native by way of i'm proud of any city and want to see us this is forefront thank you very much. >> thank you for your presentation. >> any other applicants interested on serving on the cac please come up up johannesburg see anything at this time i believe that peter is not here and if under those a desire to reappoint him he showed up before so not appearing before us the other applicants had to make one appearance before this body with that, district 3 the seat that is vacant is held by district 3 person so commissioner peskin. >> thank you, madam chair and
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colleagues, i appreciated it the gentleman's presentation and like the opportunity to visit with you if you can make an appointment i'll look forward to visiting with you in the district 3 position to the next term of programs. >> so i think i hear a motion and can we get a motion on reappointing peter. >> i move we continue the district 3 to the next lovely meeting and reappointed the gentleman to the district 3. >> great we take a vote is there anyone else who wishes to speak on this item seeing none, public comment is closed so if we can do that we'll take that without objection. okay we'll take that without objection. then we'll appoint peter and continue in district 3 item 6. >> item 6 recommendations for the polarization of $49 million plus in property funds subject to the attached schedule this is
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an action item. >> thank you so today, we have 6 requests on the screen the first, the larger related to sfmta hybrid bus procurement on december 2013 to purchase hybrid buses over a 6 year terms and services the mta has offered over one hundred buses as part of the prop c and sfmta now had an opportunity to take advantage to accelerate the procurement schedule in the reduced costs by immediately pretty much the next vehicles we worked with sfmta and a mtc to get those vehicles as soon as possible there the pralth schedule because they require less fuel and better to ride
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this option maintains the bus quality the bus driver will not have to start over and we are working closely with sfmta and mtc to accelerate the loibltd of one and $47 million to purchase the last vehicles the contract including committing to prop c prukz prop k that covers the balance next is fire and life safety this request will upgrade the metro light rail facilities the decision and the kirkland and potrero division they're reaching the end of their life it insures the safety codes so the traffic signal this will urban design 7 directs with larger vehicle signals and mass arms and poles to improve the
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visibility with the count down new assessable signal button and the two intersections that at south haven is a high injury corridor those match a one $.6 million improvement program grant taylor street safety plan sfmta is requesting matching fund for the project on thwarting and it is a high injury corridor and the project we're hiring to partner with the goes to identify the safeties improvements the confronted as well as developing save toxic spaces and preferred alternate as included as a special condition $80,000 the cal grant was award the grant is not okay
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they'll have to reduce the scope of the projects next behaviorist safety last month as a reminded it features 3 tiers of outreach and evaluation components at the time the committee recommended the position only prop k to support the procurement and with the funds after sfmta had identified a proposed contractor at the request of mta we didn't forward this to allow the staff to address the prop k funds with the mta for the proposals and identifying the top ranked depth we met that schelgz that raised questions and asked the best
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practices to award the granted before the agency this provides the best opportunity for the transportation and the scheduled budget and funding plan further most agencies like the sfmta requires all fund be in place before the procurement process and modified their request for the budget as requested by the committee and at this time we're recommending approval of $475,000 as requested by the sfmta the allocation request form and finally golden gate buffered like lanes this expand the allocation for the road on golden gate avenue with a buffer between polk street and market street the project will confer the state r street under 2 to 3 lanes with the safety zones to
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insure the safety of the pedestrians with no parking lots with the proposed improvements the project emancipation proclamation we'll take any questions and mta staff here to answer question. >> thank you for your presentation i want you to talk about the procurement of the hybrid diesel buses the timeline shiftsd it a great thing but not sure the public is aware how we can do see. >> would sfmta want to comment or - >> i think some thought it is related to the fact that the capacity was opposed o opened at the manufacture that's an opportunity to not have to compete with other cities that are trying to procure the same kind of bus. >> from my understanding we were supposed to ask for allocations in 2019 but do it

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