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myself. on the elections and open source software. i suggest that the city become a member of cavo and association of elect officials and do work on open source and security is correct and there is consistency across these types of softwares. i think it's important. it gives you a breath of information and substance for that. i believe it was originally contained in the original language of the legislation and then subsequently later was pulled. thank you. >> good afternoon. one more time commissioners, eric brooks local green party, our city. first i would reiterate what bruce wolf said and that should be included in the legislation and then for on future agenda items when you do have your next
joint meeting with the sf puc this is just kind of a point of information -- especially i think the supervisors might be clued in on this but the public members i want to make sure you know about it. in the scott wiener london breed legislation that cleared authorizes the puc to sell express hetch hetchy power in the city to make money and bring clean energy to the city. >> >> originally when that legislation was drafted in july it did not include making cleanpowersf a priority customer of that power, and thankfully advocates approached supervisor wiener's aid and they graciously included an amendment that makes it clear that yes cleanpowersf
is in the queue by that power and that is very important. even if cleanpowersf buys that power at full retail rate there are benefits from that because it helps -- we were discussing the wind power, solar power doesn't happen to be working and you have hydro power there as well in the mix and balances the resources out and help lower load curves on peak load and save money on the whole system as a whole so i want to tip you off that is what is in what passed on tuesday and that's important. thanks. >> thank you. any other member ever the public to comment? seeing no member come forward we will close public comment and we can go on to the next item. >> you have a motion on the floor i believe. >> i'm sorry. we have a motion on the floor. can we take that colleagues without objection? okay. very good. do you want to restate the motion so we're clear about it?
>> just that we follow the board of supervisors' urging to do the study on open and transparent voaght system in san francisco. >> great. and that was seconded by commissioner campos and take that colleagues without objection. and our next item please. >> item number 7 public. >> public is open for any item related to lafco and seeing no one come forward we will close public comment and before we adjourn i want to thank sfgtv staff for the work broadcasting. madam clerk our next item. >> item 9 adjournment. >> colleagues we are adjourned. have a great weekend. take care. bye.
good afternoon, everyone, my name is ed reiskin, the director of transportation in san francisco. happy to welcome you all to the san francisco transportation management center. i'm very glad to have the mayor and police chief and joined by jerry lee the director of sf mta and here to initiate our transportation center and what we are doing to kick it off. please join me in welcoming our mayor ed lee. mayor edwin m. lee: good morning everyone. last month i told you that the world series will end the
drought. ed, thank you very much. i want to say thank you to the entire san francisco municipal agency and staff that are getting the benefit of this brand new technology to handle traffic congestion in the city. i visualized such a center when i visited seoul, korea that they have a fantastic center like this with panels and obviously they are bigger than we are but with all this data gathering and realtime situation where traffic issues were. just last week
i sat down with chief gregsuhr and when she called me and tells me about the incredible traffic she faced on citizens who constantly knocked on my door or complaints about traffic congestion, this is a city that is a growing city, a city under a lot of construction these days. we are a city where actors and actresses in their vehicles and delivery trucks and seem to think that double parking is helpful to themselves and don't understand the impact or blocking the blocks the intersections thinking they can get across at not
thinking clearly about the congestion it causes. i want to say to everyone that i'm getting the complaints constantly about traffic congestion. i want you to know we are thinking short-term and long-term. in the short-term, the chief, the solos. the motor traffic department and the parking control officers are engaged directly with my effort in the short-term to really deal with things that are causing congestion in this city. there will be no tolerance of blocking the box. those that do are going to face the hefty fines that we already have on our books. thanks to sf mta and their staff and thanks to
chief gregsuhr is going to have those conversations already. we want that enforcement along with that education that you can't block the box. that's not acceptable. if you are not into giving gifts to the city and county of san francisco, don't block the box particularly now and through the neck -- next year. we are going to be very vigilant and unless you like to pay the city, don't be in that box. the sex -- second thing is we are going to be looking for the contractors in the city and people who are in economic cal times that people adhere in detail to those permit conditions. the parking control officers,
i would like to thank them because they are working in our behalf and i would like to protect them because they are protecting our city and they are doing their job by enforcing those permits and if you double park in the city, you are going to get another hefty gift in the city because double parking has been a huge reason by observance, by reports, by all the different people that go around the city including myself that they have been constantly complaining that people don't want to pull over to empty spaces or spaces made available to them and the yellow zones, that they are going to have to pay attention to that, and that will be the job of our pco's, these
are part of the short-term operations that we are going to see very strongly in the next coming months beginning today. this is not the total answer. what this center represents today is to really take a look at the very near future and in long-term that all of the data that we want. you know, some people drive around these days and i see it as well. they their smartphones and if they got these traffic apps, you are going to see green and you are going to see red and sometimes you will see yellow. but it's the red routes that i need to pay attention to that are really agonizing everybody to get around this city. whether you are using those apps, whether it's google or a special app or whether you are just trying to get around the city and you don't know what app to use, i'm suggesting that this traffic management center here will be using the latest data
and latest technology to really deal with those red line routes that are causing the congestion to the city and they will be able to from this center take a look at not only the timing of the lights, what maybe causing it, but i have asked in the long run that we get a technical answer that allows the pco's and others to deliver themselves to those particular sites and make sure that congestion is decongestionized to make sure congestion is less and people adhere to the rules we have. there is more people walking and more people bicycling and getting where they need to go and we are managing all of those types of transportation modes
and given the privilege of having such a technologically smart center that we can use this technological center to our advantage and be able to use realtime the ability to help people get through these major arteries of this city. i want to invite you to this. on the long-term we will not only view these corridors as a way to manage traffic a little better, we are also doing it through the lens of vision zero. we want our streets to be safer. we got that vote from the voters this past september. to the tune of $500 million to make sure our streets are safer and i mean to do that. it's a recommitment on my part to not only deal with the congestion but to do all we need to do,
to get all the projects done in vision zero. we are nine out of 14 already and we have a list of 40 that we are going to be completing in the short-term. we heard from the voters that this is the right decision to make and we are making those investments. this is the reflection of those investments to be able to manage better in a smart way. i want to say a hefty thanks to everybody working in sf mta particularly with the parking control officers working in the data tr and -- center and the traffic officers and police officers. better traffic flow, more safe streets in this city. this is what the voters wanted this is what the investment is making and this is where we have given priority and you are going to see this coming out of here very shortly. we won't
have paul out there apologizing for things. we'll have more and more about what we are doing better and better. i want to say thank you to everybody for this center and the details of what can be talked about already shared by chief egress is -- gregsuhr and chief reiskin. >> thank you very much. they will help us better actively manage congestion? >> this city. congestion maybe seen as a result of what's happening in our city, all of this construction and all these new people and jobs coming, congestion makes it more difficult to get around. we want people to be able to get through this city with reasonable ease and more
importantly getting through it together. more as the mayor said we can focus on enforcement and make sure people are adhering to the laws so help us get around. this is something we are doing with the police department. let me ask the chief of police gregsuhr as to how we are working together to start immediately on the congestion. >> thank you, two eds are better than one. sorry i couldn't resist. thank you for having me. the mayor called a meeting last week in his office. we had a horrible last september
with many fatalities in 1 month especially during the holiday season with ending with the huge tragedy of little sophie lou. we wanted to get out in front of it with this holiday season. we continue to focus on the five most common collision factors that injury pedestrians and bicyclist. enforcement this year is up 50 percent. as we discussed last week what can we do better and team better as the holidays are more apt to drive more crowds and we talked about congestion. this center is going a long way for us to be able to in realtime get notices from mta to motorcycles to see if we can find the reason for congestion and if it can be alleviated quickly we will.
and even working with crossing guards and cpo's to manage the site and blocking the box will create anxiousness and piece will do it hastily. if there is a vacancy. a pedestrian irritated that a crosswalk is blocked or just some frustrated person that actually runs the light to get around. to that end, just as the meeting that started last week, there have been 200 tickets issued for blocking the box and they are expensive. if you can not make it through the intersection, do not enter the intersection at all unless you receive one of these very very costly tickets. it's so important that we adhere to the goal, the lofty goal set by the mayor, we set last
year zero pedestrian fatalities. if we can have no pedestrian fatalities through the holiday season it would be a great start to carry into next year for our first attempt again at achieving no pedestrian fatality. the chief spoken here today. we give no pleasure at giving tickets but if that's what it takes to get people to slowdown we are going to do that. you are going to tell the story today and both technologically and how we configure our streets is important. everybody plays a role in this. as we cherish the memory of a little girl who lost her life last new year.
pedestrians, don't step in too soon and cars, leave your electronic devices at home because people are at harms way. thank you. >> [inaudible] >> so, double parking is what it is, it's not legal. and when we all take our drivers test we all take the test and it says that you are not to enter into an intersection unless you can safely make it through the intersection. >> [inaudible] >> no. >> [inaudible]
>> i'm happy to research this. >> [inaudible] again, i don't know that in every instance we will give the tag, but certainly it has to be, it's not just generally okay to for instance if there is a vehicle accident and then a commercial truck decided to block a lane and thereby close the entire street, they are going to have to figure out another time. if the presence of a vehicle is doing something, even if a car breaks down, we are going to do whatever we can to break the clog even if it's just a conversation versus a
n ticket. >> [inaudible] >> we are a smart thoughtful police department, not a vengeful police department. we are going to do the best we can. >> to follow on what the chief and mayor were saying, there is immediate enforcement and of course it's enforcing the laws including blocking the box. also mentioned what we are looking at are the commercial loading zones as they become available. it's not okay to double park if there is an available parking which we
often see or if you are not actively loading. we are going to look at the number and length and time limits of the commercial loading zones because we need to still facilitate commerce in this city and we are looking at construction regulations and making sure people are adhering to their permit regulations and doing what we can to balance the neat to enable the construction that needs to be done whether it's in a private lot and with the need to get traffic to move and we are getting more historical and realtime traffic data through gps technology, buses have it and there is a lot of realtime and historical to help us understand traffic patterns and help us understand
traffic patterns and police officers and we are looking at a constant resources and using publication whether it's navigation that people have in their cars or through the media to get better realtime information. i think we get six 6 days a week on muni issues so we can let folks know if there is a clog or one of those red arteries to give people alternate routes to take. take together with enforcement through technology in this center will enable us to make ourselves available and at
least in the near term construction is going to continue in this city and we need to ensure that people can get around this city safely. that's all we have for today. now we'll open up to questions. >> [inaudible] >> so the resources limitation that we have in terms of numbers of police officers and pco's is real and the technology and coordination between the two departments we have with limited resources we have as strategically as we can. of course with blocking the box, we are never going to be able to stainably
resource that but by using realtime information about where the problems are, sending people to the red corridors, sending people to the intersection that are blocked. the funding and we are increasing the number of pco's that we have. there will be some increases in resources but it's about using strategically the resources and changing the focus of the work and the parking control officers that we are doing because it is a real safety issue. >> [inaudible] battery ignition, where is the pco? >> the chronic intersection as a
mentioned and public works was at this meeting is by reviewing the process by which we develop the plans for construction and increasing doubling the number of folks we have enforcing permit conditions. with the two of those which is what exactly what we are going to be doing. generally the contractors, so the things that we are trying to balance here because it does take a long time to get work done particularly in the right-of-way, the city, we are trying to give the contractors the space so they can get the work done and get out. it's always a balance of how much time to give them and we are going to make sure that we don't give them more space than they need and we
hope to improve construction to repair the water lines and repair our streets so that work can continue. thank you. happy to answer questions afterwards. thank you all for coming. >> >> >> >> the annual celebration of hardly strictly bluegrass is always a hit now completing itself 12 year of music in the incredible golden gate park. >> this is just the best park to come to. it's safe. it's wonderful and such a fun time of the year. there is every kind of music you can imagine and
can wander around and go from one stage to another and just have fun. >> 81 bands and six stages and no admission. this is hardly strictly bluegrass. >> i love music and peace. >> i think it represents what is great about the bay area. >> everyone is here for the music and the experience. this is why i live here. >> the culture out here is amazing. it's san francisco. >> this is a legacy of the old warren hel ment and receive necessary funding for ten years after his death. >> there is a legacy that started and it's cool and he's done something wonderful for the city and we're all grateful. hopefully we will keep this thing going on for years and years to come.
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