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City and County of San Francisco
Planning, Marketing Committee (PMC)
Thursday, September 20, 2007 at 3:30 p.m.
1. Call to Order / Roll Call
PMC Members present at Roll Call: Jamison Wieser (Chair), Bruce Oka, and Norman Rolfe (departed at 5:40 p.m.).
PMC Members present but absent at Roll Call: Emily Drennen (arrived at 4:00 p.m.)
MTA Staff and other City Departments present: Peter Albert (MTA Deputy Director Planning), Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary), Kate McGee, AICP (City Planning Department –– Citywide Planner [Balboa Park Station]), and Charles R. Rivasplata, PhD, MCP (City Planning Department – Transportation Planner [Glenn Park Station])
Community Representatives present: None
2. Adopt Minutes of August 16, 2007:
Motion to adopt minutes: unanimously approved
3. Public Comment – Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and not noted on the agenda: None
4. Report of the Chairman:
5. Phelan Loop: (Discussion/Action) Peter Albert
Peter Albert stated that the Mayor’s Office of Housing was having a meeting on September 21, 2007 to discuss developing the Phelan Loop into a full station with a plaza, that will be fully accessible and will include affordable housing.
6. Coordination of Transit Oriented Development and City Planning with the Better Neighborhoods Plan: (Discussion/Action) Kate McGee, Charles R. Rivasplata and, Peter Albert
Better Neighborhoods Plan - Glen Park Station
Mr. Rivasplata reviewed plans for the Glenn Park Station. The project is part of the larger general area plan, which will include developing transportation links, housing development, and improving bicycle transportation.
Questions and Comments from the PMC regarding Glenn Park
Jamison Wieser requested additional information regarding transportation improvements. Mr. Rivasplata stated that a direct link would be examined in the feasibility report between BART and the SFMTA as well as other transportation improvements.
Better Neighborhoods Plan - Balboa Park Station
Ms. McGee reviewed plans for the Balboa Park Station. Areas covered by the plan include City College Campus, Balboa Park BART Station, Balboa Park, and the Ocean Avenue Neighborhood commercial district. The vision includes housing opportunities; re-engineering the public facility and city streets; constructing additional bike lanes and; making pedestrian and transit improvements.
Emily Drennen stated that there are a lot of signal lights and left turning autos along Ocean Avenue that slow the trains. Ms. McGee stated that preferential signals were included in the plan as well as a discussion regarding left turns.
Ms. Drennen suggested having the J and M lines terminate at a single point. Mr. Albert stated that the SFMTA is considering terminating the lines at San Francisco State University.
Norman Rolfe asked about the stuff from the Geneva upper yard. Mr. Rivasplata responded that the PUC, as owners of the reservoir, had been asked to store vehicles under a cap.
7. Central Subway: (Discussion/Action)
Mr. Albert explained that Fourth, Townsend and King Streets are interesting transit intersections. Given the amount of street traffic, inter-modal transfers need to be convenient and safe. An underground connection between the Central Subway, the T-Third line, the N-Judah line and CalTrain would be safe and ideal.
Mr. Albert asked that the item be continued to allow additional staff participation.
8. Committee Members’ Questions/Information Requests: (Discussion)
9. Agenda Planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled:
Next regular meeting: October 18, 2007, at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075, at 3:30 p.m.
¨ TEP – Julie Kirschbaum (What are the creative new ideas, what are some of the proposals, how could the MTA be more tourist friendly, branding).
¨ Allowing strollers in wheelchair area of Muni vehicles – Adrian Moy and Annette Williams (Feasibility and practicality of parents using wheelchair spaces). Invite representative from “Parents of Multiples” organization.
¨ Debit Card – Kate Toran
¨ Halloween planning – Pacifico Paculba and Cindy Shamban
10. Adjournment: 5:57 p.m.
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