Plans and Programs Committee - November 15, 2016


Meeting Notice

Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016; 10:00 a.m.

Location: Chamber Room 250, City Hall

Commissioners: Tang (Chair), Farrell (Vice Chair), Avalos, Breed, Peskin and Wiener (Ex Officio)

Clerk: Steve Stamos


1. Roll Call

2. Citizens Advisory Committee Report – INFORMATION*  minutes

3. Approve the Minutes of the October 11, 2016 Meeting – ACTION*  minutes

4. Recommend Allocation of $3,149,000 in Prop K Funds, with Conditions, for Three Requests and Appropriation of $100,000 in Prop K Funds for One Request, Subject to the Attached Fiscal Year Cash Flow Distribution Schedules, and a Commitment to Allocate $325,000 in Prop K Funds – ACTION*  memo

As summarized in Attachments 1 and 2, we have four requests totaling $3,249,000 in Prop K funds to present to the Plans and Programs Committee. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has requested $1.28 million to overhaul the propulsion gearboxes that deliver power to the City’s cable car system. The gearboxes have been in use since 1984 and have reached the end of their useful lives. The SFMTA has also requested $1.79 million for the planning, design and construction phases for traffic calming measures recommended in eleven area-wide traffic calming plans which would complete implementation of the traffic calming “backlog”. The SFMTA has requested $80,000 for the design of pedestrian improvements at the intersection of Elk and Sussex Streets, adjacent to Glen Canyon Park, with a commitment to allocate $325,000 for the construction phase of the project when design is complete in June 2017. Finally, we are requesting $100,000 for the Vision Zero Ramp Intersection Study Phase 2, which will recommend short-, medium-, and long-term safety improvements at up to ten freeway ramp intersections in the South of Market area.

5. Update on the Subway Master Plan – INFORMATION*  presentation

In fall 2015, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an ordinance drafted by Supervisor Wiener requiring the City to create a framework for subway expansion throughout San Francisco. The Subway Vision responds to this ordinance and is one of the components of Connect SF, a multi-agency collaboration process to build an effective, equitable and sustainable transportation system for our future. It will develop a long-range transportation vision, informed by land use, to guide the future of the city. The Transportation Authority has been collaborating with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and the Planning Department to develop a Subway Vision to expand the city’s subway network, and from August to September solicited the public’s ideas on where new subways should be built. We received over 2,600 submissions from the interactive online tool and 150 submissions at three pop-up events, and will present initial findings and concepts at the Committee meeting.

6. Introduction of New Items – INFORMATION

During this segment of the meeting, Committee members may make comments on items not specifically listed above, or introduce or request items for future consideration.

7. Public Comment

8. Adjournment

* Additional materials


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