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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 much well, not much earlier but
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in service by july 2017 and again, it is wonderful and i'm also wondering about details how 33 those new vehicles but the others will be spread out through entire. >> city. >> i'm monique with sfmta capital finance and, yes those are the replacement buses they will be as they come in they'll be deployed on the original lines throughout the city as they current are. >> so for example, i don't know that if so this a plan for a particular line which vehicles will be being the worst condition. >> rights i'm afraid i don't have this knowledge. >> if not we'll follow-up
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after this meeting. >> we'll get back to you on the climate as buses come in typically for the oldest buses their replaced how they are spread across the region is a discretion 0 on this from staff i'm not able to comment. >> commissioner avalos i have the same question if you can it up o follow-up on any office i wanted to get a review for the replacement program for the fleet i know we have fund and want to see how we've come along in terms of pretty much. >> absolutely we're both moving forward with the replacement of all the buses and, of course, for we're moving forward with the l l v expansion and others projects 0 i'll be happy to to get that information. >> that's our diesel and trollies. >> yes. but, yes we're going
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through a major replacement of almost all the vehicles. >> great it's been about a year and a half so want to see that the ta staff. >> great, thank you. >> look forward to follows up any other questions or comments commissioners okay. seeing none open up for public comment then all right. seeing and hearing none and colleagues, we have a motion. >> so moved. >> all right. by skwhoolz and commissioner farrell we'll take that without objection. that that item passes. >> item 7 improving the west side assess to the strategic report this is an informational item. >> thank you we have bryan from the ta. >> hi commissioners good to be here i'm ryan green a senior planner with the transportation
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authority to present what the results of improving the west side transit strategic analysis report so i'd like to give you give you a little bit of background on the report where it came from and the methodology and talk about some of the high-level finding and recommendations for those of you not familiar strategic analysis are done by the transportation authority about twice a year by the request of services so this report was initiate by supervisor tang they request if there's a big interest they want more information we have focused and high turn around to look at what might be appropriate next steps not trying to solve the problem but for this strategic 234568s again, the topic was
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improving the access to west side transit at the specifically supervisor tang indicated interest the west side transit hub daily city and west portal in particular so you know we take into account that and wanted to just frame the issue in a kind of a broader context why is access to hutchings important west portal one reason a key way for people to get adopt it is a top designation for people heading did you not you can see as you can see the south bay is - the second distinction is downtown san francisco san francisco and again what are we going to do has a key way the hubs go out to the periphery and it is a bigger picture to
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illustrate with this graphic showing the different colors how long it takes to get to downtown the blue i showed transamerica but the blue who can assess that location within 15 minutes on transit green 15 and yellow it 35 and orange an hour if you're coming from the west side it is a long trek everybody knows that it is important to call your attention that's one of the enernex of this study a tidbit of information how many people are taking transit if the west side to downtown versus if the east about a higher share that come from the east by a so 80 percent take the downtown and only 50 from the west side that is context to the issue that it
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is a long trip downtown and we could do better in getting more people on transit downtown and obviously address that by providing a one ride people - it is possible to do that and continuing of getting people to the rail hub but it is a pretty fast trip downtown from west portal if everything goes well, it could be a 20 minute drive is a key strategy to get people downtown so the remainder of the study how do we focus and have access to the hubs and trying to encourage assess by transit and bicycling and carr pooling as opposed to driving to the hub i know part of interest i've heard schaung mention people driving to west portal the city ideally
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we want people to take others modes to go downtown we looked at the assess kind of assess considerations i'm talking about the methodologies to address this question how to improve the access to the hubs a number of interviews from staff from the mta and bart and some of the private go mobility providers we see do a faculty existing conditions whoor the current modes today and the quality and a community focus group inform talk about their issues and a survey to prioritize what i'll get into the survey results and recommendations in the interest of time i want to jump into the recommendations and provide context one thing to note. >> wait i'm not clear you say the hub what is the hub where
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are they like - the stations. >> i think i glossed over this graphic here so. >> forest hill and west portal and we focused an west portal and daily city it is kind of showing 4 main hubs i mean rail hubs and again, we didn't preliminarily west portal and daily city. >> okay. >> okay going back to methodology i'm going to get into the recommendations but wanted first to state that the way we approached the recommendations the existing conditions review the inventory of every possible issue that may not be on assess bare for someone that wants to assess the hub and quite a few of the of these issues we needed
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a way to prioritize them and survey the hubs and household survey to prioritize which issues to emphasize the most and we found when we did the survey we asked those currently driving what alternates their consider and we asked this of people driving all but way to their designation or the hub we asked them what to consider amongst transit with the modes or buena vista we found that transit was strongly preferred by most current drivers so around 60 percent said they'll consider transit as an alternative our memorized o recommendations starts with transit and improvements recommendations and the second priority shared carpooling and 0 drive so the second level and
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buena vista biking was the last so i'll present that again, this emphasized the improvement of transit assess points to the hub and followed by the shared modes and bicycling so i'll start out with the transit and again, we focused primarily on what could be done the near term we have long term recommendations but we wanted to highlight sort of lutz the near term opportunities getting into the transit recommendations you you know there is a lot of approaches we can take to improve the transit and wanted to briefly share from the survey we found when you asked people what kinds of transit they'll value thai most vail the transit reliability and the travel time improvements so that's something we've heard consistently from other surveys
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throughout the city that transit reliability was very, very important so when we get do the liability and improvement of travel time i dlaert on that it is important to note on the west side we have frequent schedules transit services so a lot of the lines that run have scheduled temple minutes or less but when the route are unreliable vehicles get behind schedule and people foresee not enough transit so i know i hear from mta they hear people want for frequent service that is tied up with the reliability so getting into the transit recommendations we're suggesting first is to complement plans that are in the pipeline for travel time it is
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things to do but a robust set of projects that are already addressed and want to flag if not an inconsequential task their documents and all the areas are documented in the report you guess so look at them there and want to highlight for example, a study to improve the travel time and this is to west portal we looking at the ongoing and found a few gaps one is the 29 sunset i don't understand if you're familiar runs and connects with balboa park it is the part of sunset to balboa park there is some changes on that line but no kind of immediate plans to do significant changes and that's in part historically not a high ridership line but 40 percent in
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2007 so section of the city is utilized and connects to bart and travel time is fairly slow to take advantage to see what can be improved and look at it the context of the other work in terms of priorities that needs to be determined but currently a gap we found. >> excuse me. what the 40 percent ridership is contributed to. >> that's a good question. >> yeah. anecdotal we heard students using that route and yeah actually, we didn't investigate that not a lot of land use changes in parts of city so we didn't try to investigate that. >> the other point i wanted to mention is that that daily city itself is present a constraint
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so daily city kind of maxed out with ref receiving more frequent bus services that has a lot of connecting bus service but that is middle-income out if we want to add more frequent services in that, etc. there needs to be a plan to provide space for the bus for dropout and brought to your attention we need to start thinking about 3 is potential a major plan the low-hanging fruit is plucked and it will be coming in next month for funds to do the circulation funds and beyond that there is potentially a major capital project we can figure the station and provide for space for the bus service we wanted to know the importance of west portal through interviews
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and we found west portal is a major key for travel we know that reliability is the number one issue that can effect whether or not drivers choose transit and west portal is a key source of rieblth your paying attention to west portal and sfmta is aware and doing a study this year if you want to flag that and support that as a way to solve the problems and one example one morning the day of west portal you have you know almost like and pedestrian scramble at the intersection people going everywhere i have a video but not time to show it it needs work to try to make that more rationalized and trade operations within the station itself so this is one example of ways that muni can be detailed and trains currently the train behind has to wait for the train
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in front of the it and how the trains approach one at a source of delay and delays with you know the stairs and the mechanic stairs and the doors don't work and some of the replacement should hope but you can get the cat tropic delays i can this is on sfmta radar but bring those issues to you to be looked at and also talking about w6r789, west portal lacks bike parking and daily city has plenty but if you want to bike a west portal and leave your bike for the day you can't that's another issue for the wrments circulation and assess and i will just to wrap up sfmta is aware and be looking at this the context. >> there's an issue there. >> there is like some space.
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>> uh-huh. >> yeah. no, i know i've heard concerns about where the site is to not to increase the circulation the nexus in the intersection is part of that you have to find a place to put that one the furtherance ofes probation. >> we agree that will be challenging okay. so just moving to the next recommendation the final transit recommendation we heard during focus groups we know that reliability and travel times are really the most important and during the community focus groups people are interested in who to get more routes to connect to the transit hub and one way to approach take into account the routes that are currently you know not professionalism as well and whether they have the capacity and become better utilized to
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serve the transit hepatitis b and one example is this graphic illustrates the average utilization of the west side in the morning as you can see the 66 is the least utilized of the transit routes and kind of just a little schematic of the service of this and you know deferring a further study not going from and connecting to (laughter). >> i. >> i think this is a small route. >> a minor route and this is on the west side that are lower frequency route not utilized so we're suggesting maybe for sfmta to look at that and how the route can be deployed that connect with west portal or other changes we know that
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supervisor tang is using her fund to look at this wraps up the transit the most important i know we're getting low on time but the recommendation as i mentioned driver interest in parking and ride sharing we have documentation in the report and mention the bicycle assess the bike parking at west portal we think that daily city is deferring the access study for the freeway overpasses there are issues with steep grades to the station and kind of fraying e789d connections to so a followup studies with that recommendation the report and finally want to mention two longer than term recommendations our focus on short time but acknowledge that the gold standard for providing fast
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travel time to downtown is to extend into on the west side and that you know could - will be looked at as part of the long term transportation plan for the county wide and age opportunity to revisit it does it make sense for that the extension the long-term and, of course, see how they compete with other opportunities the city and the m line central subway and this is important as well. we think that providing hov lanes on i 280 could be looked at and for example, if you ray have a dedicated hov line where a bus can go downtown this could be a faster way today they get
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stuck in traffic not a competitive alternative but south bay is one of the key designations we didn't touch on that but worth looking at the constitutional process because that's where a lot of people are going and 90 percent of people drive so as compared to people going downtown around 65 percent of people taking transit to the majority driving a huge number of people driving so this needs to be looked at within our focus suggested for the future with that, thank you very much i'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. >> thank you so many i was interested in doing this it didn't only touch on this a basis but highlights neighborhood and actually residents have difficulty in
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assessing different hubs thank you. i look forward to working on how it is that we can repurpose underutilized lines and better serve our residents and so thank you for all your hard work any other questions or comments from the colleagues opening it up for public comment landlord/tenant seeing none, public comment is closed. >> item 8 introduction of new items this is an informational. >> no introductions seen none, public comment is closed. and item 9. >> public comment. >> general public comment there anyone else who wishes to speak on this item seeing none, public comment is closed. and item 10. >> adjournment. >> all right. thank you we're adjourned
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>> >>supervisor jane kim: good afternoon, welcome to the
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february 11, 2016, public safety and neighborhood services committee. to my right is >>supervisor david campos: and >>supervisor john avalos:. i would like to thank mr. smith and staff from sf govtv. madam clerk, do you have any announcements? >> yes, please be sure to silence all cell phones and electronic devices and speak are cards should be submitted to the clerk. items will appear on the agenda. >> item no. 1, an ordinance amending the administrative code to require event organizers seeking
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additional police department personnel. >>supervisor jane kim: i would like to welcome >>supervisor david campos: and >>supervisor john avalos: to make comments to run this hearing. >> >>supervisor david campos: thank you very much, madam chair. it's not as cold as i thought it would be. it's good to be here. i would like to thank my sponsors for this legislation. supervisors farrell and avalos. the legislation before you today is essentially legislation that i think has been in the works for many years. it's something that's been talked about for years since i was on the police commission this was something that came up. the point of this is to ensure that we are protecting the diverse culture, arts, as well as community
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festivals in san francisco. those that makes san francisco what it is and attractive to many of us to san francisco. security plays an important role in our festivals but it can also be very expensive and costly. what we are doing today is creating a clear timeline, a transparent process for how organizers apply for security. we are ensuring those organizers aren't stuck with unforeseen cost days prior to an event which can be very paralyzing and can actually keep the event from happening. after working with this for more than a year, with the los angeles p.d.. the festival community, we have legislation that we believe have struck the right balance between
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fairness and being measured. festivals are huge economic events for san francisco. in 2014 t economist for the city estimate that the total direct and indirect economic impact of spending just lgbt festivals is about $495 million. it is also estimated that 4270 san francisco jobs were created by these events in 2014. if we actually look at large outdoor festivals, these festivals had more than direct and indirect impact to the city's economy. not only that, but those festivals supported more than 9300 private sector jobs and that did not take
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into consideration the smaller festivals we take place in the city that impact more than 5,000 people. this legislation is made up of three components. a clear timeline when organizers must apply for an application with the police and the amount of time that will be required. the second thing this legislation does is it creates an appeal process to the chief of police if a request for a police personnel happens to be denied or the suggested number of police officers is actually higher than what the festival organizers had budgeted. this asks the chief to take a second look at what is being proposed and recommendeded to ensure we have the right number of people involved. the last thing is to create a
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data collection process through san francisco entertainment commission detailing how many police officers were used for an event, how much money was being spent related to 10b and the importance of this data collection is to give the police department, then at -- entertainment commission and the city how to understand how this process impacts this city as a whole. i would like to thank gregory chief suhr for supporting this legislation. one of the things we did was to meet with chief suhr to explain what we were thinking. i also want to thank lieutenant fazon and he and officer navin have been very critical to making this happen. they are
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certainly invaluable. i also want to take this opportunity to thank the festival community. we have some representatives here from that community. in particular guy carson who is the cochair of the california music association. c mac for their work throughout this whole process. he's not here but he also has a lot to do with making this happen, terry allen has also played a very important role and c mac brought this to the attention of officials for such a long time. i'm sorry it took so long to get to this point, but i'm glad that we are finally here. the fact is san francisco wouldn't be the city without the many festivals that san francisco, music,
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dance, culture, food, every single year. it's hard to imagine san francisco without those many events. i would like to thank my office for the help with this. and prior to this, nate -- who used to be working with me on this process several years ago. with that, i want to thank everyone who has made it possible for us to be here. i want to give my colleagues an opportunity to say anything and if not, i will ask sergeant to
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be here. if not, anyone else who would like to offer any information. >> i would like to report that we have no objection to the legislation in its final form. >>supervisor david campos: colleagues, if we have any comments. we have speaker cards of folks hear to speak. ( calling speaker names ) anyone who is here please c'mon up. public speaker: hi, i'm one of the cochairs of c mac and cofounder of the bar. i'm also a bar owner in san francisco and an event organizer and producer
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in the city. there is obviously no objection to this. i don't want to reiterate this. this is a really big deal for us. it maybe a small administrative fix or process, but this is a process that has been plaguing event throwers and outdoor festival goers for a long time in san francisco and one that made a lot of us pull our hair out. i want to thank supervisor campos and the police who have come to the table to make this happen. thank you. public speaker: good afternoon. i'm daun holaday. as you can imagine budgeting for close to 3 quarter of a million people and 90 bands over 3
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days, the budget is massive and taking into consideration the police department and all the different 100% recouperable areas in the city is a task. the police have always been wonderful with us, but having this clear for others is great. i fortunate enough to have the foundation behind me. it hasn't been as big of an issue, but it can be daunting not knowing what your police situation is going to be. it can be a game changer. so, this is fantastic and what you have done and the police have done for our community is solid. i want to thank you all.
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public speaker: thank you, supervisors and representatives. my name is robert cole and director for north beach jazz festival. we folded because of rising city cost along with other community festivals and various other free events have been lost due to inevitable rising city cost and this isn't necessarily anybody's fault or anybody to blame. it's just the part of the demography of the city and the growth and expense of the city. at the time i started working with c mac to find a way to give the police department the foresight and planning to properly allocate their resources and at the same time give
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festival promoters and band organizers the planning they needed. the idea is to get people at the table way way out before anybody has allocated any resources and before it gets hectic. this forces the event and responsibility for promoters. we are responsible for our own events in this legislation and what's nice about it is this is going to create better events and better organizing in the city and give the police the consideration they deserve for their own planning. thank you for your support. >>supervisor david campos: thank you. any other speaker? please come forward. public speaker: good evening, supervisors. i didn't come down to speak today but just for 2 minutes. i figure it's about the events
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and alcohol and applications and events. i'm at the fillmore corridor ambassador who request in the same edition. we have three events. june sundays and jazz festivals. all of those three major events in my corridor. i want to put them on notice with the police department because they come in to fillmore. there is a new sheriff in town. that's me. all events have to coordinate with the police department to ensure that is a fair process through fillmore corridor. we have the jazz festival to make sure it's all okay with all the support. the oldest event which


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