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>> madam clerk we are back in open session and you have a quorum. >> thank you, inspector. we are returning back to open session, please call the next line ilt em. >> line item 8, vote to elect to disclose any or all discussion on items 7 held in closed session, and san francisco administrative code section 67.12 a, action. >> madam res. >> colleagues, could i have a motion? >> madam president? >> a vote to disclose. >> i move not to disclose. >> second. >> all of those in favor. >> aye. >> those opposed in >> motion passes. >> inspector call the next line item. >> line item 9, adjournment. >> madam president. >> i want to... >> colleagues, i would like to ask for a motion to adjourn this police commission meeting in the memory of four fallen officers, i will share their
names on october 24th, we lost deputy sheriff danny oliver of the sacramento sheriff's department on that same day, in the same incident, we lost detective michael davis junior of the plaser county sheriff's department. in an incident where a suspect terrorized a community and did multiple carjackings, shot three officers, two of them were killed and ultimately apprehended. on october 28th, we lost deputy sheriff eugene costrakinko from the ventura sheriff's department, and the very next day on the 29th, we lost officer and swat operator sean diamond of the plamona police department and i think that it was a devastating week for the law enforcement community and all of these communities up and down california and it is a reminder of how dangerous this work is, and that the officers of this department also run to
danger when others are running away. so, in honor and in memory of these fallen officers, i would ask that we adjourn this meeting in their memory and send all of our thoughts and prayers to their family and to these departments and communities, do i have a motion. >> so moved. >> second. >> second. >> all of those in favor. >> aye. >> those opposed? >> thank you.
back to 1927 when the area where the present playground and center is today was purchased by the city for $27,000. in the 1950s, the sen consider was expanded by then mayor robinson and the old gym was built. thanks to the passage of the 2008 clean and safe neighborhood parks bond, the sunset playground has undergone extensive renovation to its four acres of fields, courts, play grounds, community rooms, and historic gymnasium. >> here we are. 60 years and $14 million later, and we have got this beautiful, brand-new rec center completely accessible to the entire neighborhood. >> the new rec center houses multi-purpose rooms for all kinds of activities including basketball, line dancing, playing ping-pong and arts can crafts. >> you can use it for whatever you want to do, you can do it here.
>> on friday, november 16, the dedication and ribbon cutting took place at the sunset playground and recreation center, celebrating its renovation. it was raining, but the rain clearly did not dampen the spirits of the dignitaries, community members and children in attendance. [cheering and applauding] ♪ ♪
>> director brinkman director heinecke is exterminated director lee director nolan director ramos directors please be advised many borne and director heinecke will not be here devices. item will be removed from the consent agenda and will be considered separately. approval of the minutes of october 31st. >> so moved little i's have that. >> directors please be advised
there will be no closed session today. >> thank you. >> item 6 introduction or new business. >> i ask we adjourn the meeting for a long time he member of powers joint board he was mr. daily city also there a kind and gentle man with our consent we'll have for this any another business. >> we haven't met since the horrific pedestrian fatalities in front of the city hall i was wondering are we doing any vengs vangs of the interestingly everything we can do to make sure that crossing is safe we've got wedding and people that work here that was a member of the city family that was killed
we've got people coming from all over to attend the public meetings i want to make sure we're doing what we can to make that intersection safe if we could some point get an update. >> director reiskin and the short answer yes, we are. >> the next board meeting that traffic incident will be before you. >> item 78 director's report. >> good afternoon director reiskin. >> good morning members of the public i want to start out with a special award ask tom to recognize one of his employees in that transportation management team. >> good afternoon, sir. >> good afternoon. i want to too john knox white that is on a
sfmta management team for about a year and a half the go to percent for safety education he led the street campaign with bus attorneys and enforcement starting this month he conducted the workshop for the safety advocacy and operating vehicles to improve safety on the streets and now for the vision zero program and marketing and transportation policies so as a unique prospective on issues getting our safety messages out to our constituents residents in san francisco he's wonderful and i'm pleased to present this award to john (clapping.) mr. white congratulations on behalf of the board we're
appreciated your work so well and love to hear from you okay. >> thank you. i'm really choked up i hope that someday to live up to the recognition you know pedestrian safety and street safety is the father of two high school students hiking and biking the streets of san francisco all their lives very, very close and dear to my heart the way in which we have safe streets and develop safe streets has an impact on the quality of life in the contingent we develop it is very important to me i tell my friends and family almost on a daily basis how lucky i am surrounded by the
most fun folks i've ever worked with i had other jobs you know (laughter) i don't want to say i was surprised by a enjoy to work with the team i very much appreciate this this is a collective recognition of the work that we've done partnering with the department of public health and the police department we have our consultant on the team m i g and again my colleagues from director reiskin on down to all the members of the upi thank you very much he appreciate it. >> thank you congratulations (clapping.) director reiskin. >> thank you. the only other thing i want to mention we have exciting infrastructure work coming to the muni system it's exciting at least for us who are
responsible for operating muni we've talked a lot here in different forms particle in the capitalized budget of the importance in investing in the infrastructure of the one hundred-year-old system what's coming in is the sunset improvement programming project it is a part of the two year capital budget to replace the rails in the sunset tunneled and other associated equipment is it's critically important work that proves the liability of muni making sure we don't have infrastructure problems there's construction involved with working group our infrastructure we'll have a number of weekend shutdowns as previously and carl and coal projects that is the
section of the track in the middle a few years ago we had track on both sides on november 7th through 10 we're going to shut done the tunnel and there will be about 15 weekend between now and next summer we'll be doing the weekend shutdowns to reduce the service disruption as we did before have bus substitutions available on either side of the tunnel to connect people we'll have regular service in bound from church to caltrain as normal and have lots of ambassadors that have easily identifiable colors with pickup u public outreach in presentations with neighborhood groups and lots of mails and continue the outreach during
construction as we've already down more information at sfmta damn sunset tunnel awhile willow we have the shutdowns happening another work along the will injudged right-of-way like upgrading the transit system it is the system whereby the vehicle is ku7b9d is to the traffic signal to the traffic signal can hold the green light for the train to go 0 through and conducting new wheelchair assessable mramgz an 28th and judy district attorney so we do recognize a little bit of disruption to the riding public on the we understand this is a good practice to try to mitigate that but it is important good work and that's all i have.
>> members of the board any questions or comments. >> i have one on the in judy district attorney project obviously the in judy district attorney gets a lot of attention i'm gathering if the calendar we don't anticipate any big projects that peak in judy district attorney service. >> not during baseball games. >> and on the issue of railway replacements i gotten where we were and is there 0 existing projects west portal a shuttle can turned around as opposed to going to the circle for st.
francis and 14 sorry for raising it out of the blue we've discussed this before if it is possible for an e-mail this says any of our upcoming projects if so is is this planning to be considered this is a small fix for the west portal. >> following the tunnel will be the twin peaks tunnel and that will liquor store replace all the rail and the swishes and all the associated equipment in the twin peaks tunnel that will be starting in 2015 99 percent certain that project we've added a cross over just east of west portal station to address what you're talking about.
>> any public comment. >> no one has indicated any comments. >> item 8 the advisory committee report mr. weaver is not here 9 public comment there will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the commission, the public, or staff so requests we have two speaker cards bob and another individual. >> two minutes. >> good afternoon hi bob with the yellow cab there's been talk about choosing a taxi booking for san francisco we wanted to address that idea for quite sometime we studied apps and couldn't find things to do so we created our own most the taxi companies are creating their own apps we've old the documents i'll have copies for
you we'll leave behind and our app works great being downed loaded and we've got customers using these up to 5 times a week it tell us it works at the state of the taxi sessions 80 percent app was mentioned we think the 80 percent is misleading any taxi with a smart phone so the real number is one hundred percent from our pfks somehow a discussion to get the taxis to accept orders it seems like picking a common app for san francisco we already have an app both luxury and town taxis have an app others use a dispatch system finally third party apps
offers see opportunities for others you would harm it by adding anymore regulations for our t nc no regulations a common app an additional burden on all taxi companies we ask you to let the customers decide which app to use don't take that away from them we hope to put this to bed thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> she's the last person that turned in a speaker card. >> good afternoon. >> marie at that san francisco citizen and frequent rider i want to share an observation my background is in risk management that handles risk safety issues sometime back the wheelchairs going in for safety reasons and
it didn't time a vacuum what i've noticed on crowded buses people stand in front of the floor space so they sit on the list of the chair it really bothers me to see there 90 is nothing to hold onto the and they showed you be sitting on the seat. >> noted thank you very much. >> anyone else to address the board under public comment. >> good afternoon. >> herbert weiner one note of concern i wish to express the wide share i believe it it was with lift no one is insured
germany building has put a band on those coarse on those taxi services and i'd like to challenge this board i would like a formal declaration stating that you don't believe in the use of those ryder cars and never use this service again, i challenge you to do that i mean, if your generously concerned show the concerns with our pledges and votes this can't go on those ride share cars are a menus to the public wyoming happen if you're run over by one of these taxis the drivers with are not insured they'll wash their hands i