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>> this is the regular meeting of the council on community investment and infrastructure for tuesday, february 19, 2019. welcome to members of the public. madam secretary, please call the first item. >> clerk: thank you, madam claire. the first order is business is -- madam chair.
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the first order of business is roll call. commissioners, please respond when i call your name. [roll call] >> clerk: the next order is business is item 2, announcements. the next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on march 5, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in city hall in room 116. visement of ringing and sound producing devices. [agenda item read]. >> announcement of time allotment for public comment. please be advised a member of the public has up to three
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minutes to make pertinent public comment on each agenda item unless the commission wants a shorter period on any item. it is strongly advised that members of the public who wish to address the commission fill out a completed speaker card and submit the card to the commission secretary. the next order is item three, report taken on any commission business, if any. there is no business. the next item is item four, items of unfinished business. there are none. item five, matters consisting of consent and regular agenda. first, a consent agenda. approval of minutes from december 5, 2018 and january 5, 2019. madam chair? >> commissioner mondejar: thank you. madam secretary, do you have any speaker cards on these items? >> clerk: i have no cards.
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>> commissioner mondejar: i will now close this item, having no request for speaking cards. next item -- oh, do i have a motion? >> i move. >> i second. >> commissioner mondejar: motion by commissioner rosales, seconded by commissioner scott. madam secretary, please take the roll call. >> clerk: commission members, plea please announce your vote when i call your name. [roll call] >> clerk: madam chair, the vote is four ayes and one absent. >> commissioner mondejar: motion carries. madam secretary, please call the next item. >> clerk: the next item is 5 b, authorizing a ordinance between the city and county of
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san francisco, for design, bidding and construction management services for the building 101 improvement project, hunters point ship jarred project area, resolution 2-2019. madam director? >> commissioner mondejar: thank y you. >> through the chair, we've been working on this for several years. this is a grant we received in 2006 and 2007. we have a great representative in the audience, but for now, we'll turn it over to give a presentation and hear from members of the audience, as well. thank you. >> executive director sesay,
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thank you. president mondejar, commissioners, thank you. this would allow to design, build out, and make improvements to building 101 at hunters point shipyard, including project construction. i'll just go into the details of what that means. first, i'd like to acknowledge we've been very closely with the artist that used building 101 and the shipyard trust that represents the artist. i just want to represent the board president of the shipyard trust for the arts and the former president for the shipyard trust for the arts and all of them for being here to support this action today. >> commissioner mondejar: welcome. >> so i'll just explain briefly building 101, and i'll describe the building project funding. we've been collaborating with
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the shipyard artists, then detailed planned improvements and the role of public works and our next steps. this is where building 101 is located in shipyard phase one, the hill top neighborhood. building 101 was built in 1947 but the navy, 121,000 square feet, owned by ocii, and it contains approximately 150 artists studios. funding for this grant is provided by two grants by the building of commerce. we were here last december when you approved entering into time extension for both of the grants. i can report back to you since then the e.p.a. has approved our time extensions and that makes today's step the last step required before we can get
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started. the funds remaining as i've already stated are the project budget. we're looking to expend all the remaining funds in these grants, and they require a match of 10% by ocii, an amount of 55199. first d.p.w. will do the work, ask payment from ocii, we'll seek reimbursement and pass it onto the department of public works. some work has been done out at the shipyard, including work to building 101. as i said, we've been collaborating closely with the shipyard artists to decide what
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the best scope for these improvements would be working with the shipyard trust for the arts and we've worked together over a period of years to develop the need of the artists and scope of this project. as it's funded by the economic development advation, it's required to have an economic development for job creation objectives. so one of the core pieces of the improvements we'll be doing is to convert an existing lecture hall space to an art gallery which can be used to display and sell artwork. and of course once we're working in the building, there are other items in a building that's nearly 70 years old, and we have the opportunity to bring some things up to date and improve the building. so the first piece of that are life safety improvements. we plan to build fire exit stairs, providing emergency egress from the second floor
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where currently it's simply provided by a wooden ladder, much less safe in a fire. we're going to improve accessibility in the building. the primary says of rest rooms closest to the entrance and front gallery will be converted to be wheelchair accessible, and there will be other improvements as needed to improve access in common areas. all of this scope of work is dependant on the bid amounts we receive. depending whether those come in low or high. we might have to scale back or slightly increase the scope of work. the department of public work was selected because they have extensive experience in the design and destruction of public facilities, and specifically, the public works department will be conducting project design. they will bid out and award the
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construction contract for the project, and they will perform construction management services. so this brings me to the next steps. we plan to complete the design stage of the project in the spring and summer of this year to bid out and award the construction contract in the fall and winter, and then next year, to complete the construction phase of the project. and that's my presentation. i'll happily take any questions you may have. >> commissioner mondejar: before we take any questions, are there any speaker cards, madam secretary? >> clerk: yes, madam chair. we have two speaker cards -- oh, we have three. >> commissioner mondejar: for this item? >> clerk: for this item. we'll start with marty. >> good afternoon, commissioners, executive director sesay. of course i've been before you on this issue a number of times
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over the grant extensions and the original planning. i'm here today to hopefully urge you to vote in favor of the m.o.u. as jonathan mentioned, it will benefit the artists by offering small businesses -- there are about roughly 150 artists in the building. there are about another 140 on parcel b, and those are all small businesses, those are all people trying to sell their artworks. this change will allow more flexible use of a space. right now, it has fixed seatings and is graded. this will add the space out and make some portable walls, maybe it great for viewing art, exhibiting art. the other thing it will do is provide an opportunity hopefully for shipyard trust of the arts to continue our programming where we can actually bring, whether it's children, adults or seniors onto the facility to hope
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classrooms-workshop training. we do have a program or have had a program for three or four years that's pretty strong, but once we tried to bring kids into the current facility into the auditorium. it was just too small on the level you could set tables, so this will make it really a very useable room. the other really important thing -- or two important things to me about this is because of the code changes that the construction causes to kick in, it definitely will improve handicapped access and for people with mobility issues. right now, you can get into the building if you are in a wheelchair. if you're in a walker, it could be tough. this will completely upgrade that whole systems and give you
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a set of bathrooms that a person in a wheelchair can get in. because right now, you can get in. good luck if you have to go to the bathroom. it's not easy. and lastly, the safety to the people whether they're visiting during annually open studios or just visiting artists, the safety improvements with the fire doors and the new egress methods, should there be a fire, this is an entirely wood building. i know it would go up in a second. i know that's my cue to stop, so for those reasons, i'm asking you to support the m.o.u. thank you. >> commissioner mondejar: thank you. >> clerk: next is barbara ogle. >> good afternoon, commissioners, director sesay. thank you for letting me speak in front of you, and thank you to marty who's basically said almost everything i was going to say, so i'm not going to
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bore you with repetition. i mostly want to express the artists' appreciation for continuing to support the artists. i know these grant extensions, it is a lot of work to get them, a lot of work maintaining them. appearing at meeting after meeting with artists, it's a big commitment that we appreciate very much. so in course, i am in favor of accepting this m.o.u. and just to reiterate, the arre artists are small businesses, and the small businesses in this city are in immediate danger of displacement as other buildings get converted to condos. we at the shipyard feel like we're the last bastion where artists can go. we get requests from our websites -- we're not saying
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they're studios, apply here. just because they know we exist, we get e-mails every day, hey, i just moved from seattle, i have a kiln, and i can't get setup. it's very important to keep that alive. the building has to be upgraded to meet current standards. we certainly don't want ghost standards or anybody wishes to access the building can't access the building. the more we appreciate these promised changed in a room that marty speak about, it will be
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great to get additional business opportunities. thank you, and we hope that you -- you will all approve this. >> commissioner mondejar: thank you. >> clerk: oscar james. >> good afternoon, commissioners. oscar james, native resident bayview-hunters point. i support this project 100%, the artists out there, even though i haven't been out there in quite sometime are doing a tremendous job. we do need more art space in our community, given that we have available space in our community. we need as much artwork and artists in our community. one of the things i bring up every time that building comes up is naming that building over karl kimbrell.
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he made sure that all employees in the shipyard were den fitted with whatever opportunities he had to advance in the opportunities for whatever. but he made sure every summer in the 60's, when i was a young, young teenager back in those days, he made sure we had jobs during the summer. for at least six summers that i worked in the shipyard, every summer. we had a model back there at that time where if we didn't have the summer jobs, we were still going to go to school new clothes, so if we went downtown with no money, we were going to come back with clothes, if we went downtown with money, we were going to come back with clothes. so he made it possible for us not to be thieves or crooks or what have you.
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he made sure we had money in our pockets to take care of what we need to take care of so we all went to school sharp. so i ask this commission and i ask the hunters point shipyard to name that building after mr. carl kimbrell. the artists are doing a great job in our community, they're going to the schools and talking to the student, those who want to become artists. thank you. >> commissioner mondejar: thank you. >> clerk: no further public comment. >> commissioner mondejar: i will now close public comment and turn to my fellow commissioners for comments and questions. dr. scott?
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>> just to comment on some of the things that i've heard and am aware of, i am in favor of this project as well and appreciate hearing all of the benefits the project will bring to the city. if we ever need a chance for our children to have hope, creativity dreams, and the possibility of skrechg ourselveskrechg -- stretching ourselves, i appreciate what you're doing. the safety of that building, god knows a wooden stairwell for getting out of that building, but i appreciate hearing what you're going to approve it, those that would be challenged in the building access. it's just -- i appreciate it. thank you. >> commissioner mondejar: thank you. i just want to acknowledge that commissioner singh arrived at 1:15 p.m. welcome.
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any other comments? yes, commissioner rosales? >> i had a question on the s.b.e. program. the memo says this, and i was going to ask this question, and i'm glad to see it here, that d.p.w. has agreed to follow our s.b.e. program, but the last notice, i just want clarification, geographically based project will not be approved, are we talking labor hiring or business preference? >> ray lee, program compliance supervisor. so answer your question, that is correct. they've adopted our s.b.e. program with the exception of first consideration for project
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area and san francisco businesses. they've adopted the s.b.e. because it is not based geographically: to answer your second question about whether it's pertaining to hiring or business utilization, it's for hiring -- local hiring. >> local hiring, got it. does the grant itself prohibit geographic preferences for businesses? >> it does. >> okay. yeah, correct, because my understanding, the department of transportation had that limitation for businesses, but not necessarily all federal departments. >> in this case, it does, as well. >> okay.
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all right. and then the other question i had, i'm interested in how we obtain these grants, because that's wonderful. do we have, as part of our financial planning, do we apply for these grants? i'm interested in understanding how are we able to get this money? do they just kind of randomly give it to us or do we have to apply for it or is it competitive? are we going to get more? >> i can confirm we applied for these grants in 2006-2007. it was before i was on this project. >> commissioner mondejar: okay. >> well, with dissolution, so we don't have the ability to apply more. that's why we were able to get an extension and request an extension, and it worked, because this would complete the project. we can't do any new project which would potentially void
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these results that could be available, we can't apply for any new grants. >> so these were existing granted that were extended. >> yes. >> okay. thank you. >> did you want to add something, commissioner morales? >> yes, i believe we have something in the d.d.a. i just think we haven't tested it post dissolution in terms of what would be required -- we had to get special permission to continue these grants because they required a match from our tax increment and d.o.f. and state law requires special approval by the oversight board for any grant that required a match from tax increment. so whether we would be able to receive approval for other
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grants remains to be seen, but i don't know that it's tirely prohibited. it's just we'd have to go through sort of the labyrinth of state approval. >> thank you. so if we need more funning, we could pursue that provision that allows us to look for other funding, is that correct? >> well, we have an enforcement provision, the d.d.a. that already says that we are authorized to seek those. whether d.o.f. would approve those, that's another story. there's another opportunity, but we haven't tested it.
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>> commissioner mondejar: okay. thank you. yes, commissioner bustos? >> i'm very excited about this item. i think the sooner we get it going, the better, so i move the item. >> commissioner mondejar: did you have anything else? >> yes. mr. grant stated his request and appeal that they would name that building behind mr. carl kimbrell, was that the name, carl kimbrell, is that something you could consider or respond to? >> i think we should look at it and we should discuss it with the artists. i remember mr. grant raised this in september when we were here to discuss the e.d.a. grant extensions. i think it's mr. carl kimbragh. >> they declared that district
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community as the arts and cultural historic community, so i thought that would just really be a part of making it -- that even more. >> commissioner mondejar: i have a question. so there are two buildings, right? and i think i heard marty say -- or maybe it was barbara that there are roughly 150. how many total spaces or units are available for artists for the two buildings? >> i should clarify. these improvements are to one building, building 101 shipyard. there are artist ms. other buildings, but the project would be for that building only. >> and there are how many units? 150? [inaudible] >> there's about 150 artists and about 135 studios. >> commissioner mondejar: okay. and do you know how many units in the other building, 813?
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>> the other artists are in multiple buildings at hunters point shipyard. i do not have the list in front of me. >> and so this is full. would you like to come up, marty? yeah, just to clarify how many units we're talking about. >> parcel a, the other buildings are out on parcel b. there's five other buildings on parcel b, roughly 130 studios, roughly 140, -45 artists. >> altogether. >> yeah. if you put it all together, you've got about 280 artists and 250 studios. >> i just wanted to know if there was an opportunity to
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build more -- some more units. thank you. so having further comments from felly commissioner -- fellow commissioners -- [inaudible] >> -- both with mercy housing,
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l.l.p. a california limited partnership for the development of 152 rental unit, including one manager's unit serving low to extremely low-income families at mission block south bay west, a project within the scope of the mission buy subsequent final impact program. discussion and action, resolution 3-2018. madam director? >> commissioner mondejar: thank you, madam secretary. >> through the chair, you've seen various projects. so today before you, we're here to get to the next phase. we're excited.
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it's 152-unit building. it's sizeable and part of a continuing obligation in mission bay south. with that, we have an extensive team as well as a presentation prepared here for you, so i'm going to turn it over to annie wong, the development specialist on this project on this item. >> good afternoon, commissioners. as she mentioned, i am annie wong, i am a housing development specialist. we are seeking authorization for the ocii executive director to enter into an amended and restated loan agreement for approximately $47 million and a ground lease for an option to extend to 99 years? six west is planned 152 rental units of affordable rental
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development in mission bay that would serve extremely low-income families. the commission last saw this in 2018 when it approved the schematic drawings for the site. just to give -- orient folks a bit where we are, block six west is located in mission bay south area off of fourth street. it's adjacent -- directly adjacent to block six east, which is a recently completed 143 unit of ocii housing development? it is also available to the mission bay kids park to the north and bounded by the common parks system to its south, so that's where some of the food trucks and soccer fields are currently located. just to give a little more context, this map shows the many growing number of amenities in mission bay as well as growing number of
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transit systems? we' we're excited, a community market has opened in the neighborhood and is only two blocks in the site. it's going to provide even more grocery options, in addition to the safeway on fourth and king street. in addition, there's a nail salon at 1184 fourth street, a growing number of caves, restaurants, and services in this area. the site is also conveniently located 1.5 blocks from the t-3rd street muni line which links the development to the cal transin mission bay north. it is a block away from the 55 bus line, which provides access to the mission district and to the 16th street b.a.r.t. station. finally, the mission bay
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transportation management association provides shuttles that can connect mission bay to krisk center b.a.r.t. and to caltrans. -- civic center b.a.r.t. and to caltrans. so i will provide a brief background on the mission way project area. as folks already know in 1998, the they approved the redevelopment plans and owner participate agreements, otherwise known as o.p.a.s. in mission bay south, 493 units have been constructed to date and another 725 are planned or currently under construction. the o.p.a. areas that the developer submits matching
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plans in phases. the six west parcel was confirmed at that time as an affordable housing site. and now turning our attention back to specifically six west, i wanted to provide some background on the activities leading up to the request before you today. starting in august of 2016, ocii staff leased a request for proposal or r.f.p. seeking a team to develop, own, and operate housing on block six west. in february of 2017, the commission approved the selection of the highest scoring team, mercy housing, california and paula taggert, architects. the development team moved forward with the schematic drawings of the site, and in march of 2018, commission approved the schematic designs
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for the project. the block six west calls for 152 units of affordable housing. 50% of the units will be two-bedroom units, 20% will be larger units comprised mainly of three bedrooms, as well as one four and one five bedroom units. the six-west project will provide rental housing affordable to low and extremely low-income families. in particular to note, 38 of the units will be set aside for how's holds voluntarily relocating from the sunnydale housing site. units will be restricted at a range of 40% to 80% of area median income, and this range provides housing opportunities for a broad range of families and households within one project.
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in addition to the housing units, the project includes robust on-site services and amenities. in particular, the project includes roughly 5,000 square feet of ground floor child care space. the space should be able to accommodate roughly 40 children with subsidized spots and preference for tenants at six block west. the project will also provide 26 parking spaces, two curb side car share spaces and 130 bicycle parking spots. the request before you today is a permanent loan of up to $47.4 million to mercy housing, california, for a term of 55 years as 1% interest. this includes the ability for
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the ocii director to adjustment the interest to 0%. ocii's loan will be used to leverage a number of other projects providing approximately $48 million in limited partner equity, as well as taxing and bond financing -- in addition to a loan, the request before you today is authorize for ocii to enter into a ground lease with the developer for a term of 75 years with an option to extend by 24 fours for a total of 99 years. it requires payment of rent through a set base of $15,000 as year, wz as well as residual
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rents which will be due if if there is funding to pay it. it ensures the project is constructed in compliance with approved documents and plans. and now moving onto marketing and preferences, the marketing and preferences will vary based on the population to be served. and in this project, as i mentioned, there's essentially two pools of units? one pool is the regular lottery family units, so that's consisted of 113 of the 152 total units, and the other pool of units is set aside for project based voucher family units as i mentioned for households voluntarily relocating from hope sf sites, so that comprises been 75% of the units. the development team will prepare an early outreach plan one month after construction
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starts to ensure proper marketing to potential residents and ensure sent to c.o.p. holders. so the project based voucher units, preference will be given to households voluntarily relocating from sunnydale or potrero terrace or potrero annex hope sf communities. these will be leased through the san francisco housing authority and in conjunction with the developer for each site. any future updates to our preference policies will also apply for this project. the developer, mercy housing, has done very well in terms of meeting and competing ocii's hiring and housing goals. to date, mercy has achieved over 90% s.b.e. participation
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overall. the general contractor for this project are committed to acheefg 50% s.b.e. participation during the construction phase, as well, and they're actively pursuing opportunities to join with local s.b.e.s. should the commission approve this request, the next step is starting construction later this year. after the project is completed, the assets related to six west will be transferred to mayor's office of housing and community development in accordance with reveemt agency dissolution law: and finally, i want to take a moment to introduce members of
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the development team here today. if you would please stand. for mercy housing, we have doug, the president. from paula taggert associates, we have paula. we have from success hunter san francisco, lise. and also from timing, we have eastrick. i'm not sure if dr. steven savage is present --
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>> behind you. >> okay. great. so with that, that concludes my presentation and myself and the development team are available for any questions and comments. >> commissioner mondejar: thank you for your presentations are there any speaker cards? >> yes. we have oscar james. >> oscar james again. first of all, i'd like this project to go forward. i support it 100%, but i do have concerns. one of my first concern is apartment sizes. i know usually when developers come up, and they want to build housing, they'll usually have
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one bedroom for three -- three rooms, three bedrooms, and i'm using the example for phil street. they have a project there for one studio apartment, 52 one bedrooms, 17 two bedrooms, one three bedrooms. where i come from, most of my peoples have two, three, four, five, up to ten kids. it's really embarrassing for a family to have a two-bedroom for a family, and you have a mother and a father, and a daughter and a son. do you want those daughters and sons to be in the same room, or would you like them to have separate rooms?
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i would not like my daughter to be in with my son. we talking about family housing, we at least need four to five bedrooms, at least. i don't know who they think is going to get these units and have two kids. where i came from, i had six sisters, god bless us in that area. we have to look out for the people that have families, and more than just two kids, four kids. you have all boys, all girls, they can all stay in one room. the other problem i have, you're asking people to come and get these houses, are they training anyone to be the manager out of the communities? i know the redevelopment years
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trained five people that i know, paid and trained them. morales was the director at that particular time. he know what i'm talking about. the agency can do that, train someone to be managers of those houses. so you upgrade someone who's living in the community already to be responsible. they would have more of a heart bringing someone in, don't know anything about the community being a landlord to watch out for the benefit of the peoples in the community. that's what i'm asking for. thank you very much. >> clerk: thank you. no more speaker cards for this item. >> commissioner mondejar: thank you. i will now turn it over to my fellow commissioners for commissioner questions and comments. >> i -- >> commissioner mondejar: commissioner abu commissioner bustos? >> i like the idea of doing this in a much needed place,
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and i move the item. >> commissioner singh? >> i've known mercy housing for the last 20 years, and i think they're doing a radical job. >> commissioner mondejar: thank you. >> i just had one question. >> commissioner mondejar: commissioner rosales? >> i'm looking for the slide on the c.o.p. -- i think it's slide 12? okay. so my question -- typically, when i address the certificate of preference holders, i always address the opportunities that we have coming with the work that we have done. so we've done a survey, and i need to refresh my memory, but do you know and perhaps you need to get back to us.
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is when any one of those survey respondents that were c.o.p. holders indicated a preference or a desire for mission bay? >> i actually do not know that off the top of my head. >> no, but somebody might. >> the division of housing may. >> good afternoon, commissioners, commissioner rosales. i'm pam simms, in the housing development division. the respondents, they wanted to live in the bayview shipyard area, the bayview area, the western addition, mission bay, were their top three. >> okay. great. mission bay. >> less desirable were the shipyard and transbay. >> okay. yes. so you see where i'm headed here, right? it's that since we -- we -- i would love to be able to
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connect again the opportunity with the interest so we can make sure when we're reaching out to the c.o.p. holders to try to connect those dots because if we did the survey, you know, the thinking behind it is we understand people's preferences and making sure those opportunities are available and they're reasonably achievable when the opportunity arises. >> yeah, that was -- actually hopefully all of you received the holiday letter. the number one area where c.o.p. holders wanted to live was the western addition. we highlighted a lot of the units coming on-line in 2019. specifically i think it's going to be an excellent project is 455 fell, which is another mercy project, and there's been additional outreach to the c.o.p. holders for that project. >> great. thank you. then i had a second question on
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the next item, which are the project based voucher family units. the language that you were using suggested that we don't know whether folks are going to value want to transfer? >> oh . so what happens is there will be a list. there will be a survey -- and lydia can correct me when i'm wrong on this but there will be some team work between the respondents and housing authority to see who wants to relocate to mission bay. they can do that and voluntarily relocate to mission bay south block six west. >> maybe i can jump in.
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doug h doug shoemaker. we have folks coming in. the important thing to know is it's completely voluntary, and people have the right to return. we do anticipate we'll have more than enough applicants. we greatly support the process. many of the units at sunnydale and potrero are on their last legs, so the sooner we can get people into housing, the better, but we anticipate having enough respondents. >> okay. thank you. >> i have some questions since we're talking about the marketing preferences on page -- on slide 12. so the first group, 113, are lottery. the c.o.p., their get their units, and the rest are based on lottery, am i correct? >> well, it's all on a lottery,
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and after that, we rank on a reference. c.o.p., and then the following preference order. >> and the preference voucher, 38, are they -- eight of these have rental subsidies? >> all 38. >> so it isn't 8 -- i saw somewhere where it says eight units are rent subsidized. >> yes. all 38 units will be subsidized by section eight vouchers. >> oh, section eight. i thought only eight. and then, my question is how many exactly are the four and five bedroom units. >> so there's one four and one five bedroom units. and a part of that was for -- for the requirement of us
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adding a four and five bedroom unit here was for ocii to make you are for our bedroom size requirement under dissolution law? so with the alice griffith revitalization praj, we had to replace not only households for the units that existed, but also bedroom sizes. currently we, as ocii, have an obligation to build those larger bedroom units to replace them. so we're building those to meet that obligation. >> okay. thank you. so a motion by commissioner bustos, seconded by commissioner singh. madam secretary, would you call the roll, please. >> clerk: commissioners, please announce when i call your next.
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[roll call] >> clerk: madam chair, the vote is five ayes. thank you. thank you, everyone, for being here. >> clerk: the next order of business is agenda item 5-d, workshop on ocii small business enterprise and local hiring practices. discussion. madam director? >> thank you. it's already that time of year, do you know we meet with you every and biyearly on an overview of the s.b.e. program, the s.b. performance as well as the workforce performance. so we have the team here today. ray will not be presenting today, right? and maria will be presenting. we also have ken from city
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build -- oh, he's not. so with that, i'll turn it over to -- >> good afternoon. my name is maria paco. i'll be presenting today semiannual status report on small business enterprise and workforce programs. ocii has a long history of promoting equal history in contrasting and workforce -- equal history in contracting opportunities and contrasting opportunities in workforce. ocii has several policies that mirror city policies and these
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policies include our small business enterprise policy, our nondiscrimination and contracts and benefits policy, our health care and minimum accountability policy, our minimum compensation policy, workforce requirements, which basically means we have 50% local workforce goal in all contracts and a participation goals
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only where san francisco based firms are unavailable or their fees are definitely higher than those of non-san francisco based s.b.e.s. ocii works closely with contractors to make sure they're making good faith efforts to diligently meet hiring and labor goals. oci has established multiple processes for developers and contractors to follow and demonstration good faith efforts. these measures include a developer's willingness to
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bundle or -- unbundle or devise large scopes of work, even scopes of work that are typically self-performed by a developer-contractor. and here is the advertising protocols, including a minimum 30-day public solicitation period in order to give s.b.e.s ample time to respond to proposals, providing professional and technical assistance to s.b.s where feasible as well as providing s.b.s with access to design plans. developers can also demonstrate compliance by providing kplee solicitation meetings to answer questions from prospective bidders. these meetings provide an opportunity for small firms and large firms to meet and greet and for joint venture voerks opportunities. good faith also includes offering assistanting with bonding, including the need for performance and payment bonds through an owner-controlled
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insurance program or contractor insurance program. right lane -- and lastly, developer's willness to -- [inaudible] >> developers can also demonstrate good faith by monitoring and contracting how bids are awarded and being able to justify when s.b. -- that is rejected. and ocii staff also monitors these processes, as well, including reviewing bid -- [inaudible] >> now i'm going to go ahead and define, you know, what we consider a small business to be. per ocii's s.b.e. policy, an s.b.e. is whose business is controlled by an individual who's not with a large
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business. [inaudible] >> -- in an effort to mitigate marketplace confusion and approve program administration. so our current standards mirror -- limits of the city and county san francisco's local business enterprise program. and so the way that we, you know, look at sizes, we look at the last three years of business growth receipts, and we average those. so the different limits are for construction contractors, 40 million, 20 million for specialty construction, 2.5 million for specialty services, and 3.5 million for trucking. the focus of today's s.b.e. summary are projects awarded between the period of july 1, 2018 through december 30, 2018.
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[inaudible] >> -- and information from ocii's web-based reporting tool. [inaudible] >> -- slightly more than $109 million, and the bulk of this money representing spending on the commercial hotel. in terms of -- [inaudible] >> -- total small business participation exceeded 28 million or 26% of total contract dollars. on an accumulated running basis since 2014