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MINUTES 



JANUARY 4, 1977 



GEORGE R. MOSCONE, MAYOR 

COMMISSIONERS 

william e. McDonnell, president 

william k. coblentz 

william h. chester 

morris bernstein 

ruth s. kadish 



WILLIAM J. DWYER 
Director of Airports 



San Francisco International Airport 
San Francisco, California 94128 



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Call to Order: 2:30 PM 

Present: Commissioners William E. McDonnell, 

William H. Chester, William K. 
Coblentz, Morris Bernstein and 
Ruth S. Kadish. 

Absent: None 

The Minutes of the Airports Commission meeting of December 21, 1976, 
were approved and adopted as presented. 



The meeting commenced with the election of officers, the result of 
which is as follows: 

William E. McDonnell, President 
William H. Chester, Vice President 



On motion of Commissioner Chester, seconded by Commissioner Coblentz, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0001 Consideration of Taxicab Opera- 

tions at San Francisco International 
Airport.- Adoption of Agreement. 

Mr. William Dwyer, Director of Airports, related some of the events 
which led to the current situation. He stated the Commission had 
extended the Yellow Cab agreement until midnight of the third of 
January in order to give the company additional time to respond to 
the charge of being unable to comply with their agreement. He said 
that since that time there has been nothing new on Yellow Cab and he 
asked Mr. George Baglin to explain the legal ramifications of the 
matter. 

Mr. Baglin, Utilities General Counsel, said that although the Commission 
is subject to the determination of the Bankruptcy Court, his opinion 
is that the Commission has the power to terminate the agreement. Accord- 
ingly, he recommended that the Commission terminate the agreement subject 
to the jurisdiction of the Bankruptcy Court, and that the City Attorney 
should be directed to protect the City's rights in the matter. 

Commissioner McDonnell called for comment from the attorney for Yellow 
Cab. Mr. Ohleyer said his only comment was a question as to whether 
or not this Commission could take action to terminate without approval 
of the Bankruptcy Court. He added that the Police Commission took the 
position that there could be no proceedings until they filed the com- 
plaint with the Federal Court, and that then the action could be taken. 

There was a strong wave of disagreement from the audience, and Com- 
missioner McDonnell called for order. Commissioner McDonnell stated 
that a comparison could not be made between the action of the Airports 
Commission and the Police Commission because the Police Commission 
licenses are different items than the Airports Commission's contracts 
and that we are dealing with different factors. He added, however, 
that perhaps the issue should be presented to the Federal Court. 



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Mr. Dwyer said he had raised the question with the City Attorney 
who advised him to go ahead with the termination of the agreement. 
Commissioner Coblentz stated that anything the Airport does must 
be subject to approval by the court. 

Commissioner McDonnell stated he would like to hear from representa- 
tives of the Yellow Cab Drivers Committee. Mr. John Robb of E.S.O.P., 
stated the group is in negotiation to purchase Yellow Cab. He 
expressed his views on the formation of a new cab company. He de- 
scribed the viability of the newly formed group and stated he felt it 
would be in the best interest of the City to further extend the 
Yellow Cab contract grace period. 

Mr. Don Campbell added the group had met in Mr. Kelso's office with 
the Vice President of Finance and they are putting together a 
feasibility program that they feel will work. 

Commissioner McDonnell called for further clarification on the partici- 
pation of other cabs. 

Commissioner Chester asked if there were any officers from Local 265 
present. Mr. Mike Parrish, President of the Local, was present, and 
introduced himself. He expressed the hope the Commission would consider 
the jobs and income derived by drivers operating the San Francisco cabs 
and the loss to our citizens if outside cabs are permitted to operate 
at the Airport. 

Commissioner McDonnell inquired how many San Francisco cabs are in- 
volved and was told that there are about 850 licensed cabs in the 
City with Yellow Cab holding about 500 licenses, 200 or so with other 
companies and 140 with independent cab drivers. 

Mr. David Frankel spoke and was asked how many independents are members 
of a local union. Mr. Frankel replied about 2 or 30% and that in his 
opinion within a short period of time everyone would be in the union. 
He said there was a proposal for drivers to be able to buy into the 
Yellow Cab contract. 

Mr. Lance Hoffman stated that anyone who wanted to be a union driver 
had the opportunity to do so. There was some disagreement registered 
from the audience. 

Mr. Michael Spain commented that this is the first time the question 
of who is and who is not in the union has been discussed before the 
Commission. He agreed that all San Francisco cab drivers could have 
joined the union. 

Mr. Dwyer then made a recommendation. He said that since the 
Commission meeting two weeks ago he has spent much time on the taxi 
problem. He said an agreement has been prepared to permit the 
operation, on a temporary basis for 90 days, of an open cab stand at 
the Airport. He then read the proposal at Commissioner McDonnell's 
request. 

Mr. Mike Parrish said he felt there were several problems with the 
proposal and that the Airports Commission and the San Francisco cabs 
would have no control over the number of cab permits put out by 
other counties. 



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Commissioner Coblentz then inquired of Mr. Baglin if we could close 
the airport to all but San Francisco licensed cabs. Mr. Baglin 
replied that the Commission could allow whomever it wished to use the 
Airport and use by unauthorized cabs would be a misdemeanor offense. 
He added that individual cities within San Mateo could possibly take 
legal action against the Commission. 

One of the cab drivers stated that it is an economic necessity to 
get as many runs as possible to pay for his cab. 

Commissioner McDonnell stated the Commission understands the problem 
and is trying to take care of it. 

Mr. Mike Parrish stated no cab driver will want to sit in line for 
a long period of time to wait for trips. He said he has seen other 
drivers steal trips from the San Francisco drivers, and added that 
he is opposed to opening the Airport to other drivers. 

Commissioner Kadish asked Mr. Zbikowski how he can assure Commission 
all the long hauls will go to San Francisco cabs, and how will they know 
they are San Francisco cabs. Mr. Zbikowski stated he has been a manager 
with Yellow Cab for years and that San Francisco drivers are easily 
identifiable by their San Francisco licenses. 

Mr. Adams questioned why the selection of Mr. Zbikowski was not taken 
up in a public meeting. Commissioner McDonnell said that it had been, 
and asked Mr. Adams if he had been present in previous meetings. 
Mr. Adams said he had not. 

An attempt was made to pass a motion to execute a contract with Mr. 
Zbikowski for the operation of an open cab stand. Commissioner Kadish 
interjected the need to incorporate a phrase, "subject to the rules 
and regulations of the Airports Commission." 

Mr. Zbikowski added that all his proposed employees are drivers and 
dispatchers with 15-20 years experience. Commissioner Kadish said 
she felt there should be an immediate penalty should any of the 
drivers fail to pick up any passenger. 

Mr. Bill Lazar of Luxor Cab felt that allowing cabs from other areas 
to pick up at the airport would create problems. He felt control 
would be lost if other cabs were allowed to pick up at the airport. 

Commissioner McDonnell requested Mr. Dwyer to speak to the reasons 
for using San Mateo cabs. Mr. Dwyer stated there are two main 
reasons : 

1. The refusal to convey. Eight citations were issued 
Friday and Saturday. 

2. The fact that the airport is situated in San Mateo 
County. .. .they have some rights. 

Commissioner McDonnell said under the Yellow Cab Company contract, 
San Mateo County cabs were unable to pick up at the airport. During 
that period the airport had a short haul and a long haul line, but 
because they were company operated, we were able to overcome the 
problems involved. 

Mr. Dwyer said we had one person we could call to take care of any 
problems. If someone refused to take a call, it could be referred 
to other cabs. He was then asked if there might be a problem to open 
the airport exclusively to San Francisco cabs, whereupon he made an 
affirmative reply. 



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Mr. James Allen argued there is nothing to stop outside cabs from 
coming into the airport. To this, Mr. J. Moldonado added there is 
only one flaw in what is said. He said we are San Francisco's 
people, the airport is a San Francisco project, our taxes and bonds 
come from San Francisco people and there is no reason why we should 
bring in cabs from San Mateo or other counties. 

Commissioner Kadish stated we have an obligation to get service to 
the airport and that is our main concern. There are many conflict- 
ing points of view but they cannot be used as delaying mechanisms. 
The proposed agreement is for a period of 3 months. It seems the 
obligation of the people here today is to try to resolve any problems 
that may arise from it. It was suggested that they get together dur- 
ing a two week period and try to work out some type of proposal. 
Anything in the way of positive suggestions or ideas for a proposal 
should be brought to Mr. Zbikowski and to the staff to make this an 
efficient operation. To this was added a reminder by Commissioner 
McDonnell that it is necessary for the Airport to be assured of 
revenue. 

Mr. Barry Gordon raised the question as to whether the short haul 
stand would be exclusively for San Mateo drivers. Mr. Bob Chinowski 
asked the Commission to give the taxi drivers in San Francisco a 
break as to what they will have to pay, and he suggested an amend- 
ment to the proposal to this effect. 

Mr. Robert Abraham stated San Mateo cab fares are different from 
San Francisco cab fares, and felt that the drivers' preference for 
the long or short haul lines should be taken into consideration. 

Mr. Paul Chase's contention was that since the agreement is to be 
for a period of 90 days, he saw no reason for excluding one county 
while admitting the other. 

Commissioner Coblentz stated that this is a trial period and if it 
does not work during that time, there was nothing to prevent chang- 
ing the contract. 

At this point, Commissioner McDonnell called for a 5-minute recess. 

* * * 

Commissioner Coblentz amended his motion as follows: "Enter into 
agreement and during the initial 60 days the cabs should be limited 
only to licensed cabs of the City and County of San Francisco." 
The motion was seconded by Commissioner Kadish, who added that it 
should also be subject to terminating the agreement with Yellow Cab 
and to the decision of the Court. She also reminded the Commission 
of Mr. Parrish's comment that there are many San Francisco drivers 
who prefer to go in the short line. 

Mr. Dwyer brought up the problem of long and short hauls again and 
said, we will place drivers taking short hauls back in front of the 
long haul line. 

Mr. Zbikowski stated he would like to have the contract for 90 days. 
He was told that the contract is for 90 days but that the 60-day 
period is the trial period in which San Francisco cabs will operate 
at the airport, after which time it will be brought back to the 
Commission. Commissioner McDonnell asked that during the 60-day 
period, any ideas or suggestions be submitted to Mr. Dwyer. 



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The subject of rates to be paid to the airport was brought up. 
Mr. Dwyer responded that the agreement would provide for the payment 
of $1.50 by each driver picking up a deplaning passenger, whether it 
is a short or long haul with short haul drivers returning to the 
pick up line without another payment. 



On motion of Commissioner Chester, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0002 Resolution accepting the work 

under Airport Contract No. 904R, 
Improvements to Water Supply System, 
North Field Area, Phase I, as satis- 
factorily completed; approving and 
requesting the Controller's certi- 
fication of Debit Modification No. 2, 
in the amount of $10,887.95; and 
approving final payment in the amount 
of $39,422.40 in favor of the con- 
tractor, A. F. deBrito Construction 
Company, 3566 East Avenue, Hayward, 
California 94542. 

Commissioner McDonnell called attention to a correction that should be 
made of the amount of the modification, as shown on line 5 of the 
Calendar Item. It should read $10,887.95 instead of $39,887.95. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0003 Resolution accepting the work under 

Airport Contract No. 9 85, Signs for 
Maintenance and Engineering Build- 
ings, as satisfactorily completed; 
extending the completion date from 
December 2, 1976 to December 6, 1976; 
and approving final payment in the 
amount of $20,576.00 in favor of the 
contractor, Panad Associates, 100 
South Ellsworth Avenue, San Mateo, 
California 94401. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0004 Resolution accepting the work under 

Airport Contract No. 710, Taxiway 
Guidance Signs, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving and requesting 
the Controller's certification of 
Debit Modification No. 2 in the 
amount of $7,843.63; extending the 
completion date from November 27, 
1975 to November 10, 1976; and 
approving final payment in the 
amount of $77,606.39 in favor of 
the contractor, Coast Electric 
Company, 2490 Middlefield Road, 
Redwood City, California 94063. 



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Agenda Item No. 5, Completion of Airport Contract No. 1045, was 
taken off calendar for further study. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Chester, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0005 Resolution approving the final 

plans and specifications submitted 
by United Airlines, Inc., showing 
their proposed revisions to the 
in-flight kitchen building at 
Plot 4, in the estimated amount of 
$1,500,000. 

Mr. Dwyer stated the work is to be done by United Airlines at its own 
and sole expense, and upon inquiry affirmed that it has met with the 
approval of the Airport Architects. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Chester, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0 006 Resolution approving the final 

plans and specifications submitted 
by Standard Oil Company, showing 
their proposed installation of a 
new aviation fuel hydrant system 
at their hangar on Plot 8(S) to 
replace the existing system which 
has deteriorated. 

Mr. Dwyer stated the work will be done by Standard Oil Company at its 
own and sole expense and without rental credit. The estimated cost of 
the work is $25,000. 



On motion of Commissioner Chester, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0007 Resolution approving the plans 

and specifications authorizing 
the Director of Airports to call 
for bids for Airport Contract No, 
679, Cargo Area Access Road. 

In explanation of the swift action being taken on this item, 
Commissioner McDonnell told the assemblage this item has been 
previously presented to the Commission. 



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On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Chester, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0008 Resolution cancelling unexpended 

balance of $1,976.56 for pro- 
fessional services of Hogan and 
Hartson, Attorneys at Law. 

Mr. Dwyer explained that the professional services contract with 
Hogan & Hartson has expired and a new contract has been approved by 
the Commission. The proposed modification would cancel a balance of 
$1,9 76.56, the remaining amount of monies appropriated by Commission 
Resolution No. 75-0058. 



On motion of Commissioner Chester, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-000 9 Resolution terminating agreement 

between Yellow Cab Company and City 
and County of San Francisco. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0010 Resolution amending the Rules and 

Regulations to define that section 
relating to taxicabs and taxicab 
operators at San Francisco Inter- 
national Airport. 



Further Business Before the Commission 

When Commissioner McDonnell called for items under further business, 
Mr. Dwyer stated airport staff is meeting with the airlines on 
matters of importance, and requested that Commissioners attend if 
possible. 



The matter of the Airporter was brought up during the discussion at 
the last meeting wherein a representative of Yellow Cab raised a 
question concerning the financial status of the Airporter, since it 
was a subsidiary of Yellow Cab. Mr. Dwyer stated that Mr. Leonoudakis 
had presented the airport with a check in excess of $16,000. He added 
that there was a $6 0,000 balance owing that Mr. Leonoudakis' company 
would arrange to pay. 

Mr. Dwyer said he received a notice that Airporter comes under 
Chapter 11-2. He said this means we go to the bankruptcy court for 
approval. He said, on study of Chapter 11, he found it is necessary 
to accept an order from the court approving the sale, on notice to 
the creditors. He added, the Referee in Bankruptcy will recommend 
sale. The most important thing to do is to protect the airport for 
balances due, daily revenues and good passenger service. Further, 
that this should be a condition of the transfer and that the City be 
made whole and held harmless. 



There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:10 1 PM 




, L /6^^ 



Ann H. Racich 

Secretary 

Airports Commission 



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SAN FRANCISCO 
AIRPORTS COMMISSION 




MINUTES 



JANUARY 18, 1977 



GEORGE R. MOSCONE, MAYOR 

COMMISSIONERS 

william e. McDonnell 

President 
WILLIAM H. CHESTER 

Vice-President 

WILLIAM K. COBLENTZ 

MORRIS BERNSTEIN 

RUTH S. KADISH 



WILLIAM J. DWYER 
Director of Airports 

San Francisco International Airport 
San Francisco, California 94128 



Call to Order: 2:30 PM 

Present: Commissioners William E. McDonnell, 

William H. Chester, Morris Bernstein 
and Ruth S. Kadish. 

Absent: Commissioner William K. Coblentz 

The Minutes of the Airports Commission meeting of January 4, 1977, 
were approved and adopted as presented. 



Prior to the discussion of the agenda items, Commissioner McDonnell 
brought up the subject of the retirement of Mr. Dwyer, Director of 
Airports, on June 30, 1977. He stated that although we are reluctant 
to face it, the retirement is inevitable and the Commission must pre- 
pare itself for the task of recruiting a new director. He continued 
to state that the Commission will be contacting people in the area and 
around the country, through advertisements, and hopes to interview and 
name a director before the retirement date so there can be a smooth 
transition of the directorship. Qualified persons should address their 
applications, during the month of February only , to: 

William E. McDonnell 

President, Airports Commission 

San Francisco International Airport 

Central Terminal, Room 400 

San Francisco, CA 94128 



On motion of Commissioner Chester, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0011 Resolution approving the proposed 

Fiscal Year 1977-78 Operating Budget, 
for official filing with the City 
Controller, in accordance with 
Section 6.200 of the San Francisco 
City Charter. 

Mr. William Dwyer, Director of Airports, stated that this was a submit- 
tal of the proposed operating budget of the San Francisco International 
Airport, for the fiscal year 1977-78. He added that the only change in 
the budget is an item of $555,000.00 for improvements to the Customs 
area in the South Terminal. He explained there was an intention to 
make a temporary improvement, but it was decided late last week by the 
Federal Government that Customs did not want a temporary improvement, 
they would prefer to wait for a permanent improvement. It is for this 
reason that recommendation is made that this amount be stricken from 
the budget and the resolution adjusted to reflect this change. Mr. 
Dwyer then asked Mr. Paizis, Deputy Director, Business/Finance, to go 
through the budget items and explain and answer any questions that 
might arise. 

Mr. Paizis, in referring to the charts prepared by staff on expenditures 
and income, stated that he would be happy to stop at any time any of the 
Commissioners had a question on a particular item. 



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Commissioner Kadish stated that the figures on income which were 
presented today were greatly decreased from the figures that were 
presented in the draft budget discussed by the Commission and staff 
in December, 1976. She requested an explanation, and was told that 
one of the reasons was that the proposal for increasing rates for the 
remote parking lots was deleted from the budget. She further reminded 
the Commission and Director that their first responsibility was to 
provide convenient and available spaces for San Francisco residents, 
and that, in her opinion, an increase in daily garage rates from $4.00 
to $6.00 would not alleviate the overcrowded conditions in the garage. 
However, it is the staff's feeling that the new rate increase and re- 
sulting difference between garage and lot rates would, in fact, in- 
fluence those persons who parked in the garage by the day or week to 
use the parking lots. Figures for the Garage show that at the present 
time, 83% of the parkers use the stalls for three hours or less, 92% 
less than one day and the remaining 8% park for a day or more; thus 
indicating a great flow in and out every day making it convenient for 
those persons who visit the airport for delivery or pick-up of passengers, 
The proposed new rate should considerably increase the availability of 
short term parking. 

Mr. Paizis continued with his explanation of budget items, and during 
this discussion, Commissioner Kadish expressed concern that no specific 
item was shown for maintenance, which she said was of extreme importance. 
She was assured by Mr. Paizis that adequate funds for full maintenance, 
although not shown separately, were included in many of the line items. 

Commissioner McDonnell referred staff to page 2 of the budget summary, 
and questioned whether there was a decrease of 25 positions. Mr. Dwyer 
explained that we are restoring some positions cut from last year's 
budget, and are asking for a total of 35 positions. 

When the matter of the Fire Department budget was discussed, Commissioner 
Bernstein stated he has developed a plan which, in his opinion, would 
result in considerable savings to the airport. He stated that as soon 
as he has completed refinement of his plan, he would discuss it with 
staff. 

Commissioner McDonnell, referring to the $555,000 to be cut from the 
budget, asked whether the Policy Committee of the airlines approved the 
deletion. Mr. Al Kaiser of United Airlines, and Chairman of the Policy 
Committee, stated that if this was the decision of the Federal agency, 
he assured the Commission that the airlines would not object. 

Ms. Marguerite Warren, a private citizen, inquired as to the basis for 
an assessment on the budget regarding janitorial jobs and their re- 
vision of duties as laid down by the Board of Supervisors. Mr. Roy 
Samuels, Assistant Deputy Director, Operations and Maintenance, made a 
negative reply and stated that 10 positions were deleted last year and 
that this is just an effort to obtain those positions. Mr. Dwyer stated 
there was a problem regarding the classification of these positions, 
inasmuch as the Civil Service Commission has not complied with the 
changes made by the Board of Supervisors. Further, that until the Civil 
Service Commission formally adopts these changes, there can be no re- 
classifications. 

Mr. Jim Chamberlain of Delta Airlines spoke on the shuttle bus service, 
and asked if the Commission had given any thought to renegotiating 
this contract. Commissioner McDonnell told him that we are still under 
contract with the original contractor, that the contract is binding and 
that the costs have to increase to a full 10% before we can make any 
changes. 



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Commissioner Kadish called attention of the staff to an item on pages 
5E and 37H, for which there was no explanation of the expenditure of 
$905,000. It was explained to her that it was necessary to retain 
approximately $1,000,000 for routine items such as improvements to 
roads and cargo areas. Mr. Paizis then read a separate sheet which 
contained some detailed explanation of the item. 

A question was raised on the status of the suit by airport tenants 
in protest of increased electrical rates, and Commissioner McDonnell 
requested Mr. Baglin, Utilities General Counsel, to report on the 
matter. Mr. Baglin reported that the matter is now before Judge 
Poole, and that the City Attorney's office would make inquiry as to 
when a decision may be expected. Commissioner McDonnell reiterated 
the fact that if a determination is made that the increased rates are 
found to be illegal, the Commission would refund monies paid by the 
tenants, and that the airport would receive a similar amount from the 
Public Utilities Commission. 

Mr. Thomas Welch, an attorney for the law firm of Brobeck, Phleger & 
Harrison, representing the airlines, presented a letter to the 
Commission protesting the proposed increase of landing fees. He said 
that airport revenue funds have been improperly diverted to the City 
which depleted unappropriated cash balances, and which in turn, 
accounts for the proposed landing fee increase. A letter spelling out 
other terms of their opposition and copies were provided to the 
Commission members and staff. The letter is being turned over to the 
City Attorney's Office for examination of the allegations. 

For the benefit of the public, Commissioner McDonnell related some of 
the subsequent events to which this letter addresses itself. He 
explained that the interest on G.O. Bond Fund monies and operating fund 
monies are credited to the City. The Treasurer routinely credits the 
City's General Fund with all interest earned on airport funds other 
than Revenue Bond Funds. 

Commissioner Kadish submitted a recommendation that in the future the 
budget be presented to the Commission in draft form at a public meet- 
ing; corrections and changes be made at that time and that the budget 
be presented again in final form at a future public meeting before 
final adoption. 



On motion of Commissioner Chester, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0012 Resolution accepting the work under 

Airport Contract No. 1045, Reroofing 
Maintenance Facility Building, as 
satisfactorily completed and approving 
final payment in the amount of $18,250 
in favor of the contractor, Bender 
Roofing, Inc., 21 Bernice Street, 
San Francisco, California 94103. 



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Commissioner Kadish called attention of the staff to an item on pages 
5E and 37H, for which there was no explanation of the expenditure of 
$905,000. It was explained to her that it was necessary to retain 
approximately $1,000,000 for routine items such as improvements to 
roads and cargo areas. Mr. Paizis then read a separate sheet which 
contained some detailed explanation of the item. 

A question was raised on the status of the suit by airport tenants 
in protest of increased electrical rates, and Commissioner McDonnell 
requested Mr. Baglin, Utilities General Counsel, to report on the 
matter. Mr. Baglin reported that the matter is now before Judge 
Poole, and that the City Attorney's office would make inquiry as to 
when a decision may be expected. Commissioner McDonnell reiterated 
the fact that if a determination is made that the increased rates are 
found to be illegal, the Commission would refund monies paid by the 
tenants, and that the airport would receive a similar amount from the 
Public Utilities Commission. 

Mr. Thomas Welch, an attorney for the law firm of Brobeck, Phleger & 
Harrison, representing the airlines, presented a letter to the 
Commission protesting the proposed increase of landing fees. He said 
that airport revenue funds have been improperly diverted to the City 
which depleted unappropriated cash balances, and which in turn, 
accounts for the proposed landing fee increase. A letter spelling out 
other terms of their opposition and copies were provided to the 
Commission members and staff. The letter is being turned over to the 
City Attorney's Office for examination of the allegations. 

For the benefit of the public, Commissioner McDonnell related some of 
the subsequent events to which this letter addresses itself. He 
explained that the interest on G.O. Bond Fund monies and operating fund 
monies are credited to the City. The Treasurer routinely credits the 
City's General Fund with all interest earned on airport funds other 
than Revenue Bond Funds. 

Commissioner Kadish submitted a recommendation that in the future the 
budget be presented to the Commission in draft form at a public meet- 
ing; corrections and changes be made at that time and that the budget 
be presented again in final form at a future public meeting before 
final adoption. 



On motion of Commissioner Chester, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0012 Resolution accepting the work under 

Airport Contract No. 1045, Reroofing 
Maintenance Facility Building, as 
satisfactorily completed and approving 
final payment in the amount of $18,250 
in favor of the contractor, Bender 
Roofing, Inc., 21 Bernice Street, 
San Francisco, California 94103. 



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On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Chester, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0013 Resolution approving the final plans 

and specifications submitted by 
United Airlines showing proposed re- 
visions to the fire sprinkler systems 
in Docks 3, 4 and 5 at United' s 
Maintenance Operations Center. The 
project consists of replacing the 
existing water dispensing deluge 
sprinkler system with a foam dis- 
pensing deluge type sprinkler system. 

Mr. Dwyer stated that the work would be done by United Airlines at its 
own and sole expense, without rental credit. 



On motion of Commissioner Chester, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0014 Resolution approving and ratifying 

the action of the Director of 
Airports in approving in accordance 
with Airports Commission Resolution 
No. 70-0044, Change Orders Nos. 908-1 
and 908-2 and requesting Controller's 
certification of Debit Modification 
No. 1 in the amount of $1,391.00. 
This modification provides for the 
construction of sidewalks, the re- 
moval of a traffic island nose at 
the intersection of R-18 road and 
the R-l connector, deletion of one 

(1) merging sign (W59) and the in- 
stallation of one (1) yield sign 

(R30) . 

Commissioner Kadish said the amount of money appropriated seems a bit 
steep for the intended construction. Mr. Robert Lee, Deputy Director 
for Planning/Construction stated that only a portion of the work to be 
done under this contract has been indicated. 



On motion of Commissioner Chester, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0015 Resolution approving professional 

services agreement with Main Lafrentz 
& Company . 

Mr. Dwyer stated that each year, as directed by the City Charter, the 
Controller audits the Airport's books. Last year Main Lafrentz was 
selected by the Controller to do the job, and during the discussion after 
the audit, they made several observations which indicated a review and 
consolidation of our accounting procedures could greatly increase ef- 
ficiency. They were then asked to draw up a proposal which was expanded 
into the draft agreement before the Commission. 



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Commissioner Kadish said it has been brought to her attention that the 
City is going into a 2 - 3 year program to establish program budgeting. 
She asked if the airport is included in that program and wondered if 
this professional services agreement would be a duplication of effort. 
She was told that it was not; inasmuch as that was concerned with 
appropriations accounting and that the airport maintains its own 
proprietary books, cost system and bond funds. Mrs. Kadish also 
wondered if this could be done internally. She was then told to do 
this internally would require much additional work for an already 
understaffed department, also that a future modification may be re- 
quired for implementation. However, she was told, it will be discussed 
and when we determine where we are, additional funds may be required. 



On motion of Commissioner Chester, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0016 Resolution approving Western Airlines 

exercise of option. 

Mr. Dwyer stated that this exercise of option is included in all our 
airline leases. Also, that this resolution will formally extend the 
original term of the lease and that this will happen every ten years 
until expiration of the lease. He added that long term leases are only 
given if a substantial investment is made by the airlines. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Chester, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0017 Resolution approving the final plans 

and specifications submitted by Air 
California, showing proposed revisions 
to their ticket counter in the South 
Terminal lobby. The project consists 
of closing one of the three baggage 
wells to provide space for installa- 
tion of a new ticketing machine and 
redecorating the ticket counter back- 
wall so that the counter area will 
have the same decor which Air Cali- 
fornia is utilizing throughout the 
State at other Airports. 

lr. Dwyer said that staff had made renderings of a proposed change by Air 
-alifornia. At the first rendering there were many problems. Those now 
aave been resolved and he recommends approval of the remodeling work. 



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Further Business Before the Airports Commission 

Mr. Dwyer gave an update on the taxi operation at the airport. He 
said it is working well, that we are collecting $1.50 per trip. 
He added that although the anticipated revenue is not as much so 
far because of the loss of income occasioned by Yellow Cab Company's 
failure to provide service under their agreement, there are no major 
problems. He also stated that no problems are being experienced on 
short-haul trips. 

Commissioner Kadish wondered if there were any repercussions from 
San Mateo and other counties and was told there have not been. 

The meeting adjourned at 4:10 PM. 




Ann H. Racich 

Secretary 

Airports Commission 






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SAN FRANCISCO 
AIRPORTS COMMISSION 










MINUTES 



FEBRUARY 1, 1977 



GEORGE R. MOSCONE, MAYOR 

COMMISSIONERS 

william e. McDonnell 

President 
WILLIAM H. CHESTER 

Vice-President 

WILLIAM K. COBLENTZ 

MORRIS BERNSTEIN 

RUTH S. KADISH 



WILLIAM J. DWYER 
Director of Airports 

San Francisco International Airport 
San Francisco, California 94128 



Call to Order: 2:30 PM 

Present: Commissioners William H. Chester, 

William K. Coblentz, Morris Bernstein, 
Ruth S. Kadish. 

Absent: Commissioner William E. McDonnell. 

The Minutes of the Airports Commission meeting of January 18, 1976, 
were approved with the following corrections: 

Page 77-10, para. 5, line 1: Insert after "that" 

"there be a revision of the budget process whereby" 

Page 77-10, para. 5, line 5: Add after "final adoption" 

"and that the budget should be footnoted as to 
policies which regulate the establishment of 
particular figures. This recommendation was 
accepted by common consent of the Commission." 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0018 Resolution awarding Contract No. 

783, Replacement of Air Handling 
Units, South Terminal, to Columbia 
Mechanical Contractors, Inc., 969 
Folsom Street, San Francisco, 
California 94107 in the total amount 
of $46,716.00. This contract was 
authorized for bid call under 
Resolution No. 76-0252 of the Air- 
ports Commission on December 7, 1976, 

Mr. Bagan, Acting Director of Airports, stated the Commission previously 
authorized staff to go out to bid. Staff recommends relocation of the 
air conditioning unit for the South Terminal, as it has been in the mez- 
zanine area and presents entry difficulties for maintenance. 



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On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0019 Resolution approving and ratifying 

the action of the Director of 
Airports in approving and requesting 
the Controller's certification of 
Debit Modification No. 9 to Airport 
Contract No. 650C, in the total amount 
of $10,604.37, which incorporates 
change Orders 31 through 37 compensat- 
ing the City for additional engineer- 
ing cost due to Contractor's errors; 
provide adequate work force and tech- 
nicians to relocate and reenergize 
Substation TB; install sprinkler 
system riser with flow preventer and 
supervisory switches in Substation TB; 
install extractor fitting for fuel oil 
tank foot valve; delete storm water 
connections in settlement pits; add 
flex joints, spools and waterproof 
storm pits; delete skim coat plaster 
on roadway and bridge column and re- 
place with gypsum plaster and paint; 
and revise ground level ductwork at 
Stair No. 3 shaft. 

Mr. Bagan stated that unless we modified some small items it would be 
necessary to close down United. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0020 Resolution approving the final plans 

and specifications submitted by the 
Federal Aviation Administration show- 
ing their proposed installation of a 
second control cable for the Runway 
28L Instrument Landing System and 
Approach Light System to permit con- 
tinuous operation of these systems 
while maintenance service is being 
performed on the existing cable. 

Mr. Bagan said FAA wants an alternate cable, and that staff recommends 
approval. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0021 Resolution accepting work performed 

under Professional Services Agreement, 
approving Credit Modification No. 1 
in the amount of $150.00 and final 
payment of $5,050.00 to Touche Ross 
& Company. 



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On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0022 Resolution closing out Professional 

Services Agreement with Peat, 
Marwick, Mitchell & Company. 

Mr. Bagan stated this resolution authorizes acceptance of services per- 
formed as satisfactorily completed, extends the term of agreement to 
October 31, 1976 and authorizes final payment in the amount of $2,322.31 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Coblentz, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0023 Resolution Approving Rental Agree- 

ment with Federal Government for 
Pier G Office Space. 

Mr. Bagan said the General Services Administration will continue to 
occupy Room 6-21, Pier G and will pay at the increased rate established 
by the Real Estate Department. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Coblentz, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0024 Resolution Approving Modification of 

FAA Lease FA-75WE-3331 , to Surrender 
Room 514 for Airport Use. 

Mr. Bagan said this resolution authorizes the Director to execute 
Supplemental Agreement No. 2 with the FAA to surrender a room they no 
longer need. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0025 Resolution approving Modification 

No. 19 to Prof fessional Services 
Agreement with San Francisco Airport 
Architects, to provide additional 
services related to revision of con- 
tract plans for Airport Contract No. 
1000, Garage: Stage IV - Super- 
Structure Addition, in order to in- 
corporate changes requested by 
Robert E. McKee, Inc. 

Mr. Bagan stated that in the past United Airlines has made several changes 
and that we have required them to submit money in advance to underwrite 
the cost of such changes. The contractor, Robert E. McKee, Inc., recom- 
mends change in girders. Our Engineering Department has looked at it and 
determined that the changes are proper. The change in plans might cost 
up to $100,000.00 in architects fees, although it was the opinion of some 
that the changes could be done for approximately $50,000. The staff 
recommends approval and Robert E. McKee, Inc. has deposited a check for 
$100,000 with the Airport. 



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Commissioner Kadish cited three reasons for her negative reaction: 
(1) She questioned the urgency. She said that this item was delivered 
to her only two hours before the meeting, although she felt sure the 
matter has been discussed and thought about for some time. She further 
stated that her immediate reaction would automatically be a negative 
response to any item presented to the Commission on an emergency basis 
unless it involved health and safety. It was her feeling that the 
Commission should have more time to consider the problem. (2) She 
expressed concern about the benefit aspects:- she felt that the benefits 
must be greater than the $100,000.00 and wanted to know what the benefits 
would be to the City and County of San Francisco; how many construction 
days would be saved; and (3) what is the role of the Commission in this 
situation? She felt that this change should be evaluated by a dis- 
interested, uninvolved outside firm. She said Robert E. McKee, Inc. 
should be willing to bear the costs of the outside evaluation, and that 
it is contingent upon the Commission to hire such an outside evaluator. 

Mr. Bagan stated that all the points made by the Commissioner are well 
taken and have been raised by Mr. Dwyer and himself. He said the matter 
would not have been brought to the Commission without the financial 
guarantee, and he asked a member of the company to explain. 

Mr. I. Grindheim of Construction Management Consultants, went into some 
detail to explain the difference between reinforced concrete and post 
tensioning. He related the pros and cons of both methods and the ad- 
vantages of using the reinforcing method. He added that this method was 
suggested by a member of the company who is an expert in his field and 
feels that use of this method may save money but certainly will save time. 
He said that the airport is not gambling anything on this; and it is 
believed to be in the best interest of the City to accept this. We need 
the extra car spaces which will be available at the time of the completion 
of the North Terminal. Robert E. McKee, Inc. has been a very reliable 
contractor in the past and we feel they will do a good job in this instance. 

Mr. Bill Jakeman, Vice President and Construction Manager of Robert E. 
McKee, Inc., spoke and said he can understand the questioning of this 
project. He has been studying the requirements. He said they have run 
into some problems and explained that in order to stress the tendons, 
(which is what is done in the use of post tensioning) a jack of about 48 
inches long would be needed. We cannot come up with the answer within 
the time frame originally set for completion of the garage. Further, 
that if we do not go to this change, serious problems will develop. 

Commissioner Kadish asked if the company, in speaking of expediting, 
still felt that finishing the work at the contemplated finishing date is 
because they are a month behind. She was told that was not the reason. 
They think they can stimulate the completion of segment 3, then the whole 
project could be completed within the time frame of the second phase. 

Commissioner Bernstein added that in private industry when a change is 
made, it usually results in a saving. He then asked Mr. Baglin if the 
City Charter prevented the City from accepting a refund. 

Mr. Baglin, Utilities General Counsel, stated he has looked at the 
contract and there is nothing illegal about it. 

Commissioner Kadish voted "no." 



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On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0026 Resolution Approving Modification 

No. 1, Open Taxicab Transportation 
System Operating Agreement. 

Mr. Bagan said when we entered into an agreement for an open taxi stand 
at the airport, we agreed we would reimburse the manager on a monthly 
basis. It now develops that the manager has increased his staff and it 
is working a hardship on him to meet his obligations, and staff there- 
fore recommends paying on a bi-monthly basis. This resolution is also 
needed to clarify the language of the policy in regard to payment of 
bond and insurance. 



Further Business Before the Commission 

Mr. Bagan said since January 8 - 30th, we have been averaging about 916 
taxicab trips with each cab paying $1.50 for each fare. Revenue per day 
is about $1,049 and there are no complaints, except for one editorial 
criticism from the San Mateo Times. 

A member of the audience, Mr. Roberto Camp, Executive Vice President of 
the Mission Planning Council, expressed his desire for information regard- 
ing access to the Airport. 

Commissioner Coblentz suggested that he contact members of the Airport 
staff before bringing the matter to the Commission. Commissioner Chester 
concurred. 

Commissioner Kadish stated she had received some figures which were in- 
cluded in the matters on the parking garage. She requested that we 
calendar the matter of the parking garage for the next meeting; that 
perhaps this matter could be taken up at that time. 

Mr. Bagan stated staff has just completed a survey which would accurately 
assess the situation. He added the rates have been raised and it is 
unlikely that many airport employees would be using the garage parking 
areas, thereby leaving greater access for the public. It was agreed that 
the matter would be calendared two weeks from today. 



There being no further business, the meeting adjourne 




Ann H. Racich 

Secretary 

Airports Commission 



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SAN FRANCISCO 
AIRPORTS COMMISSION 




MINUTES 



FEBRUARY 15, 1977 









GEORGE R. MOSCONE, MAYOR 

COMMISSIONERS 

william e. McDonnell 

President 
WILLIAM H. CHESTER 

Vice-President 

WILLIAM K. COBLENTZ 

MORRIS BERNSTEIN 

RUTH S. KADISH 



WILLIAM J. DWYER 
Director of Airports 



San Francisco International Airport 
San Francisco, California 94128 



Call to Order: 2:30 PM 

Present: Commissioners William E. McDonnell, 

William K. Coblentz, Morris Bernstein, 
Ruth S. Kadish. 

Absent: Commissioner William H. Chester. 

The Minutes of the Airports Commission meeting of February 1, 1977, 
were approved and adopted as presented. 



Prior to acting on the items listed on the calendar, Mrs. Kadish re- 
quested that the matter of the garage and its operation be taken up. 

Mr. Bagan, Acting Director of Airports, stated that the reason this 
item was not on the calendar was because in their opinion the short 
surveys made did not adequately reflect conditions at the garage, and 
that additional time would be needed to obtain a more comprehensive 
picture of long-term and short-term users. He stated that it will be 
necessary to raise parking fees because of increased expenses, and 
that it was his hope that raising fees would force long-term users 
into the parking lots. 

Mr. 3agan also advised that a survey taken shows that from September 
13 to 19, 1976, 7.9% were long-term users of the garage; that although 
this does not seem high in terms of percentages, the 7.9% users occu- 
pied 74% of the space in the garage. He stated that staff would come 
back at the second meeting in March with proposed new rates. He then 
asked Mr. Sheldon Fein, the Traffic Engineer, to explain the problem. 

Mr. Fein proceeded to explain the concept used in analyzing the data, 
and showed an example of how the spaces are used. He stated that the 
garage was closed 28 9 times last year because it was completely filled. 
It was his opinion that if some of the long-term parkers could be 
forced out of the garage, more short-term parkers could be accommodated, 

Mr. Bagan added the economic incentive is the only practical way of 
doing it. 

Commissioner Kadish stated she has received several complaints and 
feels that once the policy is established, it then becomes a staff 
function as to how that policy should be implemented. She then made 
a motion that this Commission, (until the opening of the new Garage), 
adopt a policy stating that top priority be given short-term parkers; 
that the rate structure deter long-term parkers and that there be 
adequate signing so as to inform parkers as to availability of parking 
spaces. Mrs. Kadish added that she made an inspection tour of the 
Garage and found no space; she went from there to the remote lots and 
found no space; and that the whole procedure took approximately h hour. 
She felt this is too long a time for someone to spend in quest of a 
parking space. Commissioner Coblentz seconded the motion. 

Mr. Bagan said, "we will come back with recommendations on the rate 
structure. " 

Commissioner McDonnell, in summation stated, the two points we are 
concerned with are: 1) short-term parkers; 2) proper signing. 



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Mr. Fein stated the standard procedure which is used in the event of 
a full Garage. He said the entrance is physically blocked with an 
officer directing people to the remote lots. There is also an 
electric "full" sign which lights when activated. To the remark 
that some people have complained that the parking garage is not always 
full even though they have been told so, Mr. Fein replied it is 
extremely difficult to locate the last 50 spaces in a 3000-car facility, 

Commissioner McDonnell added that when staff comes in with recommen- 
dations to solve the garage problem dollar-wise, it would be well to 
have the present contractors who are operating it and the general 
manager in attendance so they can answer questions that may be brought 
up. 

Commissioner Kadish stated she had spoken to some businessmen who use 
the Garage. She said the general concensus is that if they turned in 
a parking fee stub for $4 -$7 a day, there would be no problem in 
collecting their reimbursement on expense accounts; however, if it 
went beyond that, they would be forced to go to the remote lots. 

Mr. Bagan said we have taken a survey of other airports and most rates 
are substantially higher than ours. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-002 7 Resolution approving the final plans 

and specifications and authorizing the 
Director of Airports to call for bids 
for Airport Contract No. 977, Expansion 
of Electrical Distribution System - 
Phase I. The work consists of provid- 
ing two 12KV feeders from Airport Sub- 
station (West of Bayshore Freeway) 
directly to the Main Terminal Complex 
Stations TR and TS in the Ground 
Transportation Center; providing two 
12KV feeders from the service point 
at Bay and Cedar Streets in San Bruno 
directly to Stations TR and TS; pro- 
viding two 12KV feeders from Stations 
TR and TS to existing Station TA; 
removing several old high voltage 
feeders; altering Station TA; and 
expanding Station BA. 

Mr. Bagan said this is part of our expansion program. In our bond 
issue and official statement, we have allotted money to expand our 
electrical system; two in San Bruno and two from Millbrae. There will 
be additional conduits through 1979. It is necessary as part of the 
expansion program. 

Commissioner McDonnell inquired if there is anything above ground 
that we have not seen and was told there was not. 



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Commissioner Kadish stated she has been informed there are different 
kinds of electrical systems designed for maximum energy efficiency, 
even though they are more expensive, and wondered which type we are 
using. 

Mr. David Matlock, Construction Engineer, stated that we are using 
the standard type which is used by PG&E, and which is considered to 
have a more efficient energy approach. 

Commissioner Kadish then asked if anyone knew what the cost is, but 
the figures were not available. 

Mr. Matlock said that in this case, we feel that using the higher 
voltage is our best compliance approach. 

Commissioner McDonnell, referring to the completion schedule, asked 
where are we at this time. He was told this is scheduled for com- 
pletion at the same time this service is needed for the North Terminal 
and garage. 

Commissioner McDonnell wondered if there would be a problem if this 
was not approved at this meeting. He wanted to know if there was any 
leeway in time; who did the work on this; and why they did not start 
sooner. 

Mr. Grindheim, of CMC, stated Kennedy Engineers did the work and they 
did not start sooner because there was no money to pay the architects. 

Mr. Robert Phillips of Kennedy Engineers, explained the economic 
approach that his company would use. He stated they would use the 
most economical size wires, and added that it is similar to the service 
we use in our homes. When asked if any large equipment was used, he 
stated most of the material involved would be in the form of wires. 
He said it is only a matter of transferring power. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Coblentz, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0028 Resolution approving the plans and 

specifications and authorizing bid 
call for Contract No. 1046, Reacti- 
vate Fire Pumps, Old Pan Am Base. 
This contract .provides for the re- 
activation of the existing fire pumps 
at the Old Pan Am Base. The work is 
necessary to satisfy the water supply 
demand of the sprinklers in the Fly- 
ing Tiger Hangar and Building 1000, 
to comply with Fire Code requirements. 
In addition, a surge cushion will be 
incorporated into the system to pre- 
vent pipe breaks due to water pressure 
surges during automatic pump operation, 

Mr. Bagan stated the automatic feature of the sprinkler system was 
turned off 10 years ago. They now need additional pressure to operate 
the system. This contract is to provide the necessary fire safety. 

In response to a question, Commissioner McDonnell was advised that we 
are required under lease to provide this protection. 



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On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0029 Resolution approving the final plans 

and specifications for Airport Con- 
tract No. 106 6, Signing to Garage, 
South Terminal, and authorizing the 
Director of Airports to advertise 
for bids. 

Mr. Bagan stated that at the present time we have a tunnel that goes 
from the South Terminal to the Garage. The signing has been bad and 
we have had complaints. 

Commissioner McDonnell asked who is doing the designing and felt that 
the architects should review this so that it can be within conformity 
with the signs being designed for the North Terminal. He asked if 
this proposed signing in the South Terminal was designed to match that 
of the North Terminal. 

Mr. Bagan replied there is a signing program for the North Terminal, 
and called upon Mr. Jason Yuen to explain the reasons for the signing 
at the South Terminal. Mr. Yuen, an Airport Engineer, explained that 
there are 500 signs at the South Terminal and we are changing only 17 
of them; further that we should not have mismatched signs by having these 
17 conform to the new North Terminal signs. 

Commissioner McDonnell inquired if the difference is that great and 
was told that it is. 

Commissioner Bernstein left the meeting at 2:55 p.m. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0030 Resolution approving and requesting 

the Controller's certification of 
Credit Modification No. 1 to Airport 
Contract No. 1000, in the total amount 
of $41,159.00, for the deletion of 
predrilling for piles. Eliminating 
the predrilling enables the contractor 
to accelerate the construction program 
without sacrificing the structural 
capacity and tolerance of the piles. 

Mr. Bagan stated this is a credit to the contractor, to eliminate the 
predrilling which was found to be unnecessary. He recommended approval. 



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On motion of Commissioner Coblentz , seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0031 Resolution approving and ratifying 

the action of the Director of Airports 
in approving and requesting the Con- 
troller's certification of Debit 
Modification No. 2 to Airport Contract 
1000, in the total amount of $6,325.00, 
which incorporates Change Orders 1 
through 3 compensating City for the 
deletion of the project sign; provide 
for the revision of the pump house 
ventilation pipes and storage tank 
vent supports at the fuel delivery 
area; and revising the conduit rout- 
ing of the public address cable in 
the South Terminal. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0032 Resolution approving and ratifying 

the action of the Director of Airports 
in approving in accordance with 
Airports Commission Resolution No. 
70-0044, and requesting the Control- 
ler's certification of Debit Modifi- 
cation No. 5 to Airport Contract No. 
950, in the total amount of $2,576.00, 
which incorporates Change Orders 12 
through 19. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0033 Resolution approving and ratifying 

the action of the Director of Airports 
in approving and requesting the Con- 
troller's certification of Debit Modi- 
fication No. 10 to Airport Contract 
No. 65 0C, in the total amount of 
$22,757.00, which incorporates Change 
Orders 38 through 45 for notching 
precast concrete panels at Escalators 
5 and 6 and plaster enclosure for 
escalator truss; revise duct sizes, 
duct configuration and relocate to 
fit available space; omit ceiling fire 
dampers, add wall fire dampers at 
electrical closets, relocate mixing 
boxes; provide and install fire dampers 
in hot and cold ducts, at shaft and 
stair wall penetrations between columns 
119. and 119.9 at C and D lines; and 
authorizing an extension of the contract 
completion time of five calendar days 
from May 29 to June 3, 1978. 



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On motion of Commissioner Coblentz , seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0034 Resolution approving and requesting 

Controller's certification of Credit 
Modification No. 2 in the amount of 
$36,259.95, Contract No. 774, the 
deletion of a portion of Bid Item 
No. 4, Bid Item No. 6, and Alternate 
B, and providing payment for cost 
incurred to date by the contractor 
for certain Bid Item No. 4 work. 

Mr. Bagan stated this is a credit on our landscaping contract. He said if 
we put in the landscaping now we would have to take it up to put in 
the electrical conduits. 

Commissioner McDonnell inquired what length of time will be required 
for the laying of the conduits, and was told 4 or 5 months, and that 
it is hoped to complete the landscaping by Fall. He then requested 
that all this calendar material be included when the matter of a new 
contract for this landscaping work is brought back before the Commission. 
He expressed the fear that the cost might be higher in a new contract. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0035 Resolution approving the final plans 

and specifications submitted by 
Host International showing the pro- 
posed remodeling of their main 
cocktail lounge facility in the 
Central Terminal. A temporary 
cocktail lounge facility will be 
operated in the lobby for the dura- 
tion of the project, which is 
estimated to be six months. 

Mr. Bagan stated this is the final approval and that the architects 
wanted a summation of the materials. This is for interior materials. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0036 Resolution approving the final plans 

and specifications submitted by 
United Airlines showing the proposed 
replacement of the steam line to 
Building 68, which is used for storage, 
The work will be done by United Air- 
lines at its own and sole expanse 
and without rental credit. 



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On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Coblentz, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0037 Resolution approving lease modifi- 

cation with the San Francisco Airport 
Improvement Corporation and Sublease 
Modification with Pan American World 
Airways for the Land Exchange and 
Settlement of Surrendered Parcels. 

Mr. Bagan explained the need for this resolution, stating that in order 
to construct Rotunda A the Airport had to acquire 3.85 acres from Pan Am. 
In turn, we agreed through negotiation to give them 1.59 acres. He 
then asked Mr. Emmett Smith to explain. 

Mr. Emmett Smith, Assistant Deputy Director, Business/Finance, explained 
that Pan Am accepted the exchange; he said functionally they are getting 
as much useful area as before. The term of the lease has 24 years to run. 
When asked what Pan Am is using the new area for, he stated they are using 
it for auto parking for their employees. 

Commissioner Kadish asked questions regarding the taxes. 

Mr. Matt Ashe, of the Real Estate Department, stated they are paying 
taxes in the amount of $433.00 and added that these are the ad valorem 
real estate taxes. The airport pays to the County of San Mateo, we 
bill the tenant with their pro rata share. The one year overpayment 
was a result of our billing Pan Am. We then contacted the assessor and 
alerted him to the fact that this is being used by Pan Am. 

Commissioner McDonnell inquired if the money we pay San Mateo is for 
the land alone and was told that it is. When inquiring what type of 
improvements were made on the property, Commissioner McDonnell was 
told they added a refueling system. He then asked if this was done 
at the request of the airport. He was told they put in things for 
their own use. Commissioner McDonnell asked if plans for other uses 
for that area would fit in with the master plan. 

Mr. Bagan replied that there had been a proposal for an office build- 
ing some time ago before the area was put to its present use and that 
the Commission has approval authority over any improvements that either 
Pan American or the U-Drive operators might wish to make in the future. 
All the U-Drive lots are on a 30-day permit basis. 



Subsequent to discussion by the staff, and due to some problems 
relative to the work of the soils engineer, Calendar Item No. 12 was 
put over for further study; to be presented at the next Commission 
meeting. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0038 Resolution approving the action of 

the Director of Airports in Settling 
and Compromising claims which resulted 
in payment under $2,500. 



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On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0039 Resolution approving Modification 

No. 20 to Professional Services 
Agreement with San Francisco Airport 
Architects, to provide additional 
services related to revision of 
contract plans for Airport Contract 
No. 95 0, Boarding Areas H & I and 
Connector, in order to incorporate 
changes requested by United Airlines. 

Mr. Bagan said United wants the architects to come forth with the plans 
and we have requested them to deposit the fee with the Airport, which 
they have done. 



Further Business Before the Commission 

Mr. 3agan said the taxi situation at the airport is running smoothly; 
that the revenue has reached $1,007 per day. 

Commissioner McDonnell stated that later he would like a breakdown of 
comparison rates in the future, and was assured by Mr. Bagan that 
complete details would be made available to the Commission at its next 
meeting. 

Commissioner Kadish inquired what the airport is doing to reduce the 
use of water. 

Mr. Bagan stated a bulletin was sent out asking the airlines to cut 
their useage 10%. We are having the airfield safety officers do the 
checking. Some airlines have reduced the washing of airplanes. 

Commissioner McDonnell stated he would like to see a rundown on the 
savings made from the start of the meter readings. 

Commissioner Coblentz suggested that no planes or automobiles be 
washed during the emergency, and requested that a letter be sent to 
the airlines and auto rental companies in this regard. 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 3:30 PM. 



Ann H. Racich 

Secretary 

Airports Commission 



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SAN FRANCISCO 
AIRPORTS COMMISSION 




MINUTES 









MARCH 1, 197 7 



GEORGE R. MOSCONE, MAYOR 

COMMISSIONERS 

william e. McDonnell 

President 
WILLIAM H. CHESTER 

Vice-President 

WILLIAM K. COBLENTZ 

MORRIS BERNSTEIN 

RUTH S. KADISH 



WILLIAM J. DWYER 
Director of Airports 

San Francisco International Airport 
San Francisco, California 94128 



all to Order: 2:30 PM 

resent: Commissioners William E. McDonnell, 

William H. Chester, William K. 
Coblentz, Morris Berstein and 
Ruth S. Kadish. 

bsent : None 

he Minutes of the Airports Commission meeting of February 15, 1977, 
ere approved and adopted as presented. 



n motion of Commissioner Chester, seconded by Commissioner Coblentz, 
he following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0045 Resolution approving and ratifying 

the action of the Director of 
Airports in approving in accordance 
with Airports Commission Resolution 
No. 70-0044, Change Orders No. 774-2, 
774-3 and 774-4, and requesting 
Controller's certification of Debit 
Modification No. 3 in the amount of 
$11,039.30. This modification pro- 
vides for revisions to the sidewalks, 
curbs, electrical system, landscaping 
scheme, irrigation system and project 
sign to conform to existing field 
conditions and to accommodate requests 
made by Airport Maintenance and 
Tenants. 

Dmmissioner McDonnell asked when the trees would be planted and was 
ivised that this would be done next week. 



a motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Chester, 
ne following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0046 Resolution approving and ratifying 

the action of the Director of Airports 
in approving and requesting the Con- 
troller's certification of Debit 
Modification No. 11 to Airport Contract 
No. 650C, in the total amount of 
$18,352.00, which incorporates Change 
Orders 46 through 49 for revising 60" 
x 4" duct risers to SSR's on the 
second level at F line to a 54" x 4"; 
deleting the aquastat and control on 
three domestic water return circulat- 
ing pumps and wire pumps to run con- 
tinuously; revising location of air 
box S-70 and S-71 at future stairwell; 
change chilled water supply and return 
pipe lines from 12" to 14" and provide 
roller supports for high temperature 
heating water piping in the tunnel; 
and authorizing an extension to the 
contract completion time of 5 calendar 
days from June 3 to June 8, 1978. 

[?■ Dwyer, Director of Airports, requested ratification from the Commission 
modifications which were approved by the director. 

-more- 
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Commissioner McDonnell suggested a date be set up for a walk-through 
by the Commission of the partially completed North Terminal. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Coblentz, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-00 4 7 Resolution accepting the work under 

Airport Contract No. 835, Reroofing 
Fire Station No. 1, as satisfactorily 
completed; extending the completion 
date from December 30, 1976 to 
January 26, 1977; and approving final 
payment in the amount of $3,761.74 
in favor of the contractor, Fidelity 
Roof Company, 1075 - 40th Street, 
Oakland, CA 94608. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0048 Resolution awarding Airport Contract 

No. 679, Cargo Area Access Road, to 
Gray and Lewis, Inc., 781 Old County 
Road, San Carlos, CA 94070, in the 
total amount of $259,158.00. 

Commissioner Kadish requested a clarification of the statement, in part, 
"to accommodate present and future facilities." 

Mr. Robert Lee, Deputy Director for Engineering/Planning, stated it 
meant that the area involves the present Flying Tiger Hangar. He pointed 
out the area on a map and stated the lease agreements for that area are 
being approved now, which would allow the tenants, such as Japan Airlines, 
to construct needed future facilities. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0049 Resolution approving the plans and 

specifications and authorizing bid 
call for Contract No. 991, Extension 
of Fire Main to Plot 3B. 



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On motion of Commissioner Chester, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0050 Resolution approving the professional 

services agreement with Pacific 
Environmental Laboratory, San Francisco, 
for calendar year 1977, to provide 
laboratory chemical analysis of in- 
dustrial and sanitary waste water 
samples. 

Commissioner Coblentz stated that this agreement has been in effect on a 
year-to-year basis, and wondered whether it has been put out to bid. 

Mr. Robert Lee stated that we have solicited quotations from three test- 
ing firms. Also, that this is not a professional services contract in 
the sense that the consultant furnishes design and engineering advice to 
the City. These are quotations for performing standard chemical tests. 
The amount shown in the attachment to the memorandum to the Commission 
showed the minimum number of tests required by the Regional Water Quality 
Control Board, and does not represent the actual number of tests to be 
made. Based on the unit cost of each test and the discount allowed on 
submission of additional samples, Pacific Environmental Laboratory was 
determined to be the lowest bidder. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Chester, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0051 Resolution approving the final plans 

and specifications submitted by United 
Airlines showing the proposed con- 
struction of an eight-inch pipeline 
in the existing utility tunnel be- 
tween Building 47 and Building 15 to 
increase the flow of compressed air 
to Building 15. 



On motion of Commissioner Chester, seconded by Commissioner Kadish. 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0052 Resolution accepting the work under 

Airport Contract No. 731, High Speed 
Exit Taxiway, Runway 28R and Fillets 
for Taxiway "E", as satisfactorily 
completed; extending the completion 
date from October 5, 1976 to October 
19, 1976; approving and requesting 
the Controller's certification of 
Credit Modification No. 4 in the 
amount of $43,925.95; and approving 
final payment in the amount of 
$96,925.24 in favor of the contractor, 
Fisk, Firenze & McLean, Inc., 55 
Shoreway, San Carlos, CA 94070. 



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On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Coblentz, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0053 Resolution approving and ratifying 

the action of the Director of 
Airports in approving in accordance 
with Airports Commission Resolution 
No. 70-0044, Change Order No. 1044-1 
and requesting Controller's certi- 
fication of Debit Modification No. 1 
in the amount of $6,400.00. This 
modification provides for repair work 
on Roads R-2 and R-3. 

Mr. Dwyer stated this is a modification of existing contract, which calls 
for work that could not be foreseen at the time the specifications were 
drawn up. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Coblentz, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0054 Resolution approving FAA Lease 

DOT-FA77WE-4097 and Advance Right- 
of-Entry for a VASI Installation on 
Runway 10L. 



On motion of Commissioner Chester, seconded by Commissioner Coblentz, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0055 Resolution approving the final plans 

and specifications and authorizing 
the Director of Airports to call for 
bids for Contract No. 1015, Garage: 
Stage V - Final Modifications. 

Mr. Dwyer said this is the final garage contract that will, upon completion 
and with the exception of the people mover system, be integrated with the 
new addition. He asked the Architects to give further explanation. 

Mr. Lloyd Laity of Airport Architects, pointed out the involved areas on 
the map. He related all the items included in the contract and stated 
that the bridges and the open terrace space will be included in a sub- 
sequent contract that will be brought before the Commission at a later 
date. 

Commissioner McDonnell asked if many parking spaces would be lost as a 
result of these final modifications and was told that about 250 out of 
3000 spaces would be lost but would be regained to a total of 7,000 spaces 
at the completion of the contract in December of 1978. However, in the 
meantime, additional sections would be opened as completed, starting in 
April of 1978. 

Commissioner Kadish asked what is the coordination of the closing of the 
250 spaces and the completion and opening of the new garage, if this has 
been planned for, and the schedule for the opening. She was told that 
the Garage is expected to open in late 1978 will all 7000 spaces available. 



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Commissioner McDonnell asked where the new air conditioning would be 
located. He was told it would be at the basement level. He then 
asked how many cooling towers are going in and was told that initially 
there would be three to serve the North Terminal complex. 



On motion of Commissioner Chester, seconded by Commissioner Coblentz, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0056 Resolution accepting the work under 

Airport Contract No. 900, Garage: 
Stage III - Initial Modifications, 
as satisfactorily completed; approv- 
ing Credit Modification No. 11 in 
the amount of $36,925.16 which 
incorporates Change Order 900-20, 
and adjusts the contract amount to 
the actual amount earned; extending 
the completion date from December 17, 
1976 to January 21, 1977; and approv- 
ing final payment in the amount of 
$422,506.70 in favor of the contractor, 
Homer J. Olsen, Inc., P. 0. Box 993, 
Union City, California 94587. 



Further Business Before the Commission 

Mr. Dwyer said there has been some discussion as to whether the contractor 
has lived up to the specifications concerning Core D tower. Airport 
Architects claim there is an efflorescence on the outside of the tower 
and the contractor is required to clean it up. We have directed that the 
contractor do so. 

Mr. Glick, a representative of the Homer J. Olsen Company, the contractor 
in question, stated that his objection was to any further cleaning. He 
said the cleaning has been done and Mr. Grindheim of CMC confirmed that 
it had, indeed, been done. 



At the last meeting the Commission requested a report on the taxi opera- 
tion at the airport. Mr. Dwyer stated that the operation is working 
smoothly. There are no more than the usual operation problems. Mr. Dwyer 
said we run about 900 cabs a day and have netted about $1,100 on the 
average. This would run to about $295,000 per year. He said this repre- 
sents a small loss in revenue, but that it creates a better service to 
the public, which is our main concern. 

Commissioner Chester asked if there was any litigation pending from 
San Mateo county regarding the cabs and was told there was none. 



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Regarding the proposed increase in parking rates, Mr. Dwyer said he 
has not had the opportunity to analyze the report which he received 
just prior to the meeting. He said staff has projected what would 
happen if it goes to 6 or 8 dollars, but that he would like to further 
study the report, and report back to the Commission at its next 
meeting. The target date for an increase is July 1st. 

Commissioner Coblentz requested that the reports be mailed to the 
Commission as soon as they have been reviewed by the Director. 

Commissioner McDonnell stated if the Commission had these reports 
prior to the meeting, they would be better prepared to discuss the 
items and make a recommendation. 



Mr. Dwyer reported on the conservation of water at the airport and 
stated that the auto companies felt if they got a flat "no wash" 
they would not be able to compete with other companies. He said if 
they were permitted they would use the plan of washing one car in 
four or one car in 6; that they might be able to "live with it." 
The auto companies are also considering the use of recycled water to 
alleviate their problem. The airlines are cooperating and are not 
washing any airplanes on the airport. 

Commissioner McDonnell added that the Commissioners sat in on a meeting 
at LA Airport. The Los Angeles Airport Commissioners asked what we 
were doing to conserve water and we related our plan to them. 

When Commissioner Kadish inquired if we control the amount of water the 
airlines use, she was told we do not; that we merely have a measure 
count. They send us a meter reading. 

Commissioner Coblentz stated this points out the need for regional co- 
operation. 



UUH-/- ^awa 



Ann H. Racich 

Secretary 

Airports Commission 



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SAN FRANCISCO 
AIRPORTS COMMISSION 




MINUTES 



DOG 



MARCH 15, 1977 



GEORGE R. MOSCONE, MAYOR 

COMMISSIONERS 

william e. McDonnell 

President 
WILLIAM H. CHESTER 

Vice-President 

WILLIAM K. COBLENTZ 

MORRIS BERNSTEIN 

RUTH S. KADISH 



WILLIAM J. DWYER 
Director of Airports 

San Francisco International Airport 
San Francisco, California 94128 



Call to Order: 2:30 PM 

Present: Commissioners William E. McDonnell, 

William H. Chester, William K. 
Coblentz, Morris Bernstein and 



Ruth S. Kadish. 
Absent: None 



The Minutes of the Airports Commission meeting of March 1, 1977, 
were approved and adopted as presented. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Chester, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0076 Resolution approving Airports 

Commission Conflict of Interest 
Code. 

Mr. Dwyer, Director of Airports, stated that the public hearing is 
to present the Conflict of Interest Code, to receive public comments 
thereon, and to consider said comments prior to approving Code for 
transmittal to the Board of Supervisors for final approval. He 
added this is required by law. He said the Conflict of Interest Code 
adopted by this Commission on June 15, 1976 was not approved by the 
Board of Supervisors due to many changes. The changes have now been 
incorporated in the new Conflict of Interest Code which is presented 
for adoption. 

Mr. Jim Lazrus, Deputy City Attorney, was then asked to explain the 
changes. He said all departmental codes were referred back to the 
various City Commissions because the State Legislature enacted new 
regulations which limit designations of employees who would be 
eliminated from disclosure. He said under the old law, the dis- 
closure forms were filed, the Commissions retained copies and the 
originals were sent to the Board of Supervisors. The State Legisla- 
tion changed the ruling so that now the Commissions retain the 
original disclosure statements for a period of seven years, after 
which time they are then forwarded to the Board of Supervisors. 

The other ruling was that annual disclosure forms will be due in 
April rather than February since it will contain changes in the 
investments, being close to tax time. It also redefines "consultant" 
pursuant to the State regulations; which can also be designated 
"employee" under unusual circumstances. He added this change re- 
defines the type of employees who must submit a disclosure form and 
said a list of the designated positions may be seen in Exhibit A. 

Commissioner McDonnell added that the Commissioners would like to 
have a letter from the City Attorney's office each year when the 
disclosure forms are due, explaining the requirements, so that we 
are certain to be in compliance with all segments of the State law 
and the Charter. Mr. Lazrus agreed that this would be done. 



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On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0057 Resolution approving new parking 

rates for the garage and parking 
lots at a rate schedule intended to 
make available more short-term park- 
ing in the garage and provide long- 
term parking in the lots at rates 
which would be equal to rates charged 
by off -airport parking lots. 

Mr. Dwyer said that because of the construction program at the Airport, 
several hundred of the garages 3000 parking spaces were out of service 
to permit construction and that this along with the low fees caused 
the garage to fill up and close frequently. 

An analysis of parking durations showed that a small percentage of 
parkers, the so-called "long term" parkers, take up a grossly dispro- 
portionate share of garage space. The staff has in conjunction with 
the Garage Operators tested many alternate rates to find a combination 
of rates which will both dissuade "long term" parkers from using the 
garage and sustain revenues needed for budget balancing purposes. The 
maximum rates recommended and the resulting percentage increases are: 
Garage parking raised from $4.00 to $6.00, a 50% increase; Valet 
Service Charge raised from $3.00 to $4.00, a 33-1/3% increase; and 
Remote Parking raised from $2.50 to $3.00, a 2 0% increase. 

These rates are intended for the interim period to the completion of 
the garage but their effect would be continuously monitored to be sure 
their objective of providing adequate garage space for short term 
parkers was being achieved. 

Commissioner Kadish stated that the Commission at its last meeting 
adopted a resolution to have a fee schedule that would deter long- 
term parkers and favor short term parkers, and that it should not be 
mere verbiage. She said that she failed to see that there was suf- 
ficient difference in the recommended fee as compared to the existing 
garage fee to accomplish the goal set by the Commission. It was her 
opinion that because exactly the same 50C per hour fee accrued under 
both fee structures, employees and other long term parkers could park 
up to eight hours for $4.00 under either maximum fee, there was no 
deterrant in the new maximum for this class of parker and therefore 
she was opposed to the fee schedule presented. She then asked Mr. 
Paizis to review the estimated the estimated results of alternate fee 
schedules which varied from a uniform 50* per hour fee and went to 
maximums of $6.50 and $7.00. 

Mr. Dwyer quoted test results from the $6.00 rate which estimated 
long term parking would occupy 44% of garage capacity as comparted to 
71% with the present $4.00 rate, and that this shift in occupancy was 
sufficient to accommodate the short term parking demand anticipated. 

Commissioner Kadish then requested information regarding existing and 
projected vacancy statistics under the various rates. These statis- 
tics and projections were supplied to all the Commissioners in work- 
sheet form by Mr. Paizis. 



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Mr. Paizis admonished that minimum deterrant effect had been 
estimated for each of the progressively increased rates, but that 
retrogression in the number of parkers to be accommodated was 
evidenced in rates in excess of $6.00 maximum and that the effect 
on total revenues was regressive on rates in excess of $6.50 maximum. 
If the deterrant effect of a 50% raise in fees had been underestimated, 
then regression on both numbers of parkers and revenues might well 
commence at the $6.00 rate, therefore Commission should be cautious. 

Mr. Dwyer asked for details on an accelerated $6.00 rate. Mr. Paizis 
referred to the worksheets previously supplied, which indicated that 
compared to the uniform $6.00 rate, the accelerated rate was moderately 
regressive as to numbers of parkers, that is, it would deter more 
parkers, but at the same time would produce slightly more revenue. 

Commissioner McDonnell questioned page 2 of the worksheets and back- 
ground material, and called for an explanation of the accelerated 
rates. 

Mr. Paizis stated the accelerated rates would be uniformly augmented 
at 50 C per hour up to 3, 4 or 5 hours after which they would accrue 
$1.00 per hour to the selected maximum of $6.00 or $7.00 for 8 or 
more hours, or $6.50 for 7 or more hours as desired. 

Commissioner McDonnell asked how the accelerated rates would affect 
us operationally and financially, whereupon Mr. Paizis read the 
comparative results from the worksheets and pointed out calculations 
of a reserve factor for short term parkers that was estimated to be 
adequate at any rate between $6.00 and $7.00 but excessive at rates 
over $7.00. 

Commissioner Kadish offered a motion incorporating the accelerated 
$6.50 rate, on the basis that the breaking point (acceleration) occurs 
at the end of 3 hours and is fiscally responsible. 

Commissioner Coblentz seconded the motion for purposes of discussion. 

Mr. Dwyer recommended that the Commission reconsider and substitute 
the accelerated $6.00 rate for the accelerated $6.50 rate. 

Commissioner Coblentz observed that only LaGuardia parking fees are 
higher. Commissioner Kadish recited that Atlanta had a $10.00 
maximum parking fee which was not included in our survey. 

Commissioner Kadish expressed reservations that the proposed fees were 
high enough to get the employees out of the Garage. 

Mr. Dwyer opined that employees working an 8-hour shift could not get 
out of the garage in less than 8 hours which meant under the accele- 
rated $6.00 fee schedule they would be paying the maximum $6.00 fee, 
a 50% increase they would not be able to afford. 

Commissioner Kadish offered to amend her motion to substitute the 
accelerated $6.00 fee in place of the accelerated $6.50 fee provided 
the Commission could receive a report from the staff every month, 
the first one to be accompanied by a survey which would attempt to 
identify the people who continue using the garage for long term parking. 



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There was some discussion whether this kind of inquiry was feasible 
and Mr. Paizis stated a survey of the type relying on written 
questionnaires would be fruitless for lack of sufficient return of 
completed questionnaires, but suggested that some type of tally 
might be accumulated by cashiers on oral responses if short questions 
could be devised which would require only a yes or no answer. At this 
point it was only conjecture, and it was the general concensus that 
the matter should be studied and reported back to the Commission. 

Commissioner McDonnell asked Mr. Leonoudakis whether changing the 
rate from $4.00 to $6.00 would cause Airport Parking Management any 
problems. Mr. Leonoudakis stated it would not. 

Commissioner McDonnell requested staff to confer with Airport Parking 
Management regarding a recommendation on the form of survey. 

Motion as amended by Commissioner Kadish using the accelerated $6.00 
fee was passed unanimously. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0058 Resolution approving the schematic 

Art Enrichment Program for the 
North Terminal Complex. 

Mr. Dwyer stated in compliance with the Charter requirements, staff has 
set aside funds and a committee of consultants have been selected to 
review and study locations for the works of art. They are now ready to 
make a presentation showing where they recommend these works be placed. 
He then called on Mr. Douglas Alair of Walter Landor Associates for 
the presentation. A suggestion was made that perhaps both the Airport 
and Art Commissions should get together on this; staff stated this is 
their intention. 

Commissioner McDonnell related a few of his feelings regarding the art 
works, stating he would like to see pieces that would not show the 
effects of age, and that placement should be out of reach of vandals. 

Mr. Bob Lee, Deputy Director, Planning/Construction, stated the loca- 
tions were carefully selected based on the design of the building. 
He added seventeen locations have been approved. These were shown on 
slides by representative from Walter Landor. 

Commissioner Coblentz stated he has no objection to the locations, but 
he questions the types of art work selected. He would not want to 
"rope in" the Commission at this time on the type of any particular 
piece. 

Mr. Dwyer suggested that we strike out the words, "type of art work". 

Commissioner McDonnell stated we should have some flexibility. 

Commissioner Kadish stated she is concerned with the amount of funds 
allocated and the administrative costs. She felt that some of the 
funds should be non-allocated until after the facility is completed 
because a building looks different when it is completely occupied 
than it does when it is empty. She recommended that 20% of the money 
be non-allocated. Mr. Benvenuto of the Art Commission disagreed and 
felt it should be kept to $100,000.00. 



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Commissioner McDonnell stated he would like to have a report from 
the staff as to where we are and what specific furniture has been 
set aside and what date it will come back to the Commission. He 
would like a report that shows the furniture and timetable for 
ordering it. 

Commissioner Kadish stated she feels it should be clearly stated 
that no money will be expended without first checking with the 
Commission. 

Mr. Dwyer stated he is also concerned about the furniture and re- 
lated that he did not want a repetition of what happended when Rotunda 
A was opened and the furniture was not available. 

Commissioner McDonnell asked if there had been any meetings with the 
purchaser and was told that Landor has spoken with the Purchaser on 
the telephone only. 

Commissioners McDonnell and Kadish asked that they confer with Purchaser 
personnaly and report on the furniture status at the next meeting. 

Commissioner Coblentz asked for clarification of what administrative 
costs were under consideration. He added he recommends the art be 
approved by the Art Commission, and wants to be sure there is a fair 
distribution of the actual costs. 

Commissioner Kadish stated the art selection should be made within a 
period of 4 months. Mr. Benvenuto of the Art Commission stated more 
time would be needed; about 8 months. She then questioned whether 
there have been any public hearings on this. 

Commissioner McDonnell then called for comments from the public. 
Mr. John Williams commented and said the Commission should not pass 
up a vital opportunity to allow other artists to have input in the 
program. 

Commissioner McDonnell stated he felt a public hearing would be best 
held by the Arts Commission. 

Commissioner Kadish stated she would like to see some children's art 
displayed. 

Mr. Benvenuto stated he believes they should consult with the local 
artists. When asked by Commissioner McDonnell if he felt the Art 
Commission would favor a public hearing, Mr. Benvenuto stated he 
would bring up the matter to his Commission at their next meeting. 

Ms. Ruth Asawa stated her feelings about works of art and said she 
is in favor of using some children's art in the airport. She added 
the Art Commission is considering portable screens for the use of 
displaying children's art. She recommended the use of a permanent 
wall by a practicing artist working with young people. 

Commissioner Coblentz reiterated his recommended change in the reso- 
lution to read: "that this Commission approves schematic locations 
with priorities proposed for the North Terminal Complex." 



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On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Chester, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0059 Resolution approving preliminary 

design submittal and authorizing 
Airport Architects and Walter 
Landor Associates to proceed with 
the preparation of contract docu- 
ments for Road Graphics. 

Mr. Dwyer stated this is a request for approval of the preliminary 
plan. He said staff has reviewed these. Landor Associates pointed 
out graphics showing how they are coordinated, and added that the 
only signs that would have to be illuminated would be the major over- 
head ones. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0060 Resolution approving the plans 

and specifications and authoriz- 
ing the Director of Airports to 
call for bids for Airport Contract 
No. 925, North Terminal Aprons and 
Reconstruction of Taxiways "S" and 
"SS" . 

Mr. Dwyer stated this is part of the Airport Development Aid Program 
(ADAP 8) for which the FAA will reimburse the City approximately 75% 
of the total cost of the eligible items under the grant agreement. 
The Environmental Impact Statement covering this project and the grant 
application for federal aid are now in the final stage of processing 
and approval. It is anticipated that all administrative procedures 
for obtaining reimbursable federal funds will be completed prior to the 
award of this contract to the successful low bidder. He added he has 
been in contract with Washington on this but so far there has been no 
final approval of the EIS; it is in the Secretary's office awaiting 
signature. 

Ms. Sylvia Gregory of Friends of the Earth, said she would like to 
remind the Commission of the injunction, restraining the airport from 
making certain improvements since, according to her, we are not in 
compliance with the EIS requirements. 

Commissioner McDonnell asked the City Attorney to comment. 

Mr. George Baglin, Utilities General Counsel, stated the Federal 
government certainly would not violate any injunction. He asked Mr. 
Kroopnick of the City Attorney's staff to explain further. Mr. 
Kroopnick stated the mandate of Judge Schnacke is to the effect that 
"unless such statement is accompanied by a draft EIS..." This draft 
was accomplished in September 1976 and is about to be approved shortly 
At that time the airport was considering a grant agreement that .in no 
way effects the City. The decision to go ahead was also questioned by 
Susam Smith of San Francisco Tomorrow, who said she believed the 
Airports Commission vote was illegal, and that maybe work should be 
stopped again. Kathleen Van Velsor of the Airport Impact Reduction 
Force said her group and other organizations would "study the Commission 
decision before taking any legal action. 



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Commissioner Coblentz stated we are not in contradiction of the judge's 
injunction. 

Mr. Kroopnick stated once the statement is approved, we are free to 
go ahead. 

Commissioner Coblentz added we have gone into certain aspects of the 
EIS. Mr. Dwyer stated that our staff has worked with the Airport 
Architects regarding this matter and that even if the EIS is not ap- 
proved and ADAP funding is not involved, we have the funds to proceed 
with the work. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0061 Resolution awarding Airport 

Contract No. 812, Reconstruction 
and Overlay of Runway 10R-2BL, 
to McGuire and Hester, 796 - 
66th Avenue, Oakland, CA 94621, 
in the total amount of $2,272,06 9, 



On motion of Commissioner Chester, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0062 Resolution approving and ratifying 

the action of the Director of 
Airports in approving in accordance 
with Airports Commission Resolution 
No. 70-0044, Change Order No. 774-5, 
and requesting Controller's certi- 
fication of Debit Modification No. 4 
in the amount of $1,310.20. This 
modification provides for revisions 
to sidewalks, curbs, and irrigation 
system to conform to existing field 
conditions and to improve the 
traffic flow. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0063 Resolution for the acceptance of 

Amendment No. 1 to the ADAP Project 
No. 8-06-0221-01 Grant Agreement and 
authorizing the Director of Airports 
acting on behalf of the Airports 
Commission, to accept and execute 
said amendment. 



77 - 39 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0 064 Resolution approving the final 

plans and specifications sub- 
mitted by United Airlines, showing 
proposed modifications to the 
plating shop in Building 84 at the 
Maintenance Operations Center. The 
work consists of expanding the 
plating shop in order to handle 
the increasing volume of aircraft 
parts, and modifying the existing 
shop to incorporate a more effici- 
ent waste treatment process. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Chester, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0065 Resolution approving the final 

plans and specifications submitted 
by United Airlines showing the 
fixed portions of the passenger 
loading bridges which United Air- 
lines proposes to construct at 
the various gate positions in 
the North Terminal and Boarding 
Areas H & I. 

Mr. Dwyer called attention to the model of the bridges which was set 
up on a table. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0066 Resolution approving the final 

plans and specifications submitted 
by United Airlines showing the 
installation of their proposed out- 
bound baggage handling system in 
the North Terminal. This work con- 
sists of the electrical work for 
the project, installation of all 
equipment and completion of the 
entire system. 

Mr. Dwyer said the trackwork and catwalks for the system were previously 
approved by the Airports Commission on October 5, 1976. 

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On motion of Commissioner Bernstein, seconded by Commissioner Chester, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0067 Resolution approving sublease - 

Airborne Freight Corporation, 
Sublessor, and L. B. Foster Co., 
Sublessee. 

Commissioner Kadish said she is concerned that this space might be 

needed for airport-related business. 

Mr. Dwyer stated the space reverts back to the airport in 1980. 



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On motion of Commissioner Bernstein, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0068 Resolution approving the final 

plans and specifications sub- 
mitted by Airborne Freight Corpo- 
ration, showing proposed space 
improvements at the upper level 
of their building at Plot 10A. 
The work consists of partitioning 
and finishing an area of approxi- 
mately 1,800 square feet to create 
office space for sublease to the 
L. B. Foster Company. 

Mr. Dwyer said the work will be done by Airborne Freight at its own 
and sole expense and without rental credit at an estimated cost of 
$37,000. 



On motion of Commissioner Bernstein, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0069 Resolution approving modification 

of lease with Philippine Airlines 
to substitute space on Pier G. 

Mr. Dwyer said this resolution would approve execution of a lease 
modification with Philippine Airlines in order to relocate the air- 
line's operations from its former Pier G location in Room 17-22 to 
its new location across the hall in Room 14-22. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0070 Resolution approving FAA Lease 

DOT-FA77WE-4096 and Advance 
Right-of-Entry for an REIL 
Installation on Runway 1R. 

Mr. Dwyer explained this resolution will approve terms and conditions 
of the subject lease and right of entry covering two small parcels of 
vacant land on either side of the Runway IRight threshold for instal- 
lation of flight safety equipment called Runway End Identification 
Lights (REIL Runway 1R) . 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0071 Resolution approving Modification 

No. 1, Professional Services 
Agreement, Tracor Sciences and 
Systems. 

Commissioner Kadish stated there is no provision for malpractice 
coverage in this agreement and said there should be some statements 
included which hold airport nonliable for any judgments against Tracor. 
Under the general principles of law, if Tracor violates its contract, 
it would be liable. She wanted to know if this was written in the 
agreement and was told that it is. 






77 - 41 



3n motion of Commissioner Chester, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0072 Resolution approving Professional 

Services Agreement, Touche Ross 
and Company . 

Mr. Dwyer stated it is desired to employ Touche Ross and Company, 
Certified Public Accountants, under a professional services agreement 
to audit various concessions, leases and contracts at the Airport for 
a fee not to exceed $25,000. A total of 15 firms are to be examined. 



On motion of Commissioner Chester, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-007 3 Resolution approving the final 

plans and specifications for 
Airport Contract No. 910, Emergency 
Exits for International Rotunda 
and authorizing the Director of 
Airports to advertise for bids. 



On motion of Commissioner Chester, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0074 Resolution requesting the Mayor 

to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a supplemental appro- 
priation in the total amount of 
$59,097.00 to cover the increased 
cost of property taxes for the 
fiscal year 1976-77. 



On motion of Commissioner Chester, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0075 Resolution approving a Supplemental 

Budget for the fiscal year 1977-78 
in the total amount of $43,899.00 to 
cover cost of Unemployment Insur- 
ance Coverage and equipment. 



There being no further business before the Commission, the meeting , 
adjourned at 4:25 PM. 

t %t V^^ 

Ann H. Racich 

Secretary 

Airports Commission 




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SAN FRANCISCO 
AIRPORTS COMMISSION 




MINUTES 









• 



APRIL 5, 1977 



GEORGE R. MOSCONE, MAYOR 

COMMISSIONERS 

william e. McDonnell 

President 
WILLIAM H. CHESTER 

Vice-President 

WILLIAM K. COBLENTZ 

MORRIS BERNSTEIN 

RUTH S. KADISH 



WILLIAM J. DWYER 
Director of Airports 

San Francisco International Airport 
San Francisco, California 94128 



Call to Order: 2:30 PM 

Present: Commissioners William E. McDonnell, 

William H. Chester, Morris 
Bernstein and Ruth S. Kadish. 

Absent: Commissioner William K. Coblentz. 

The Minutes of the Airports Commission meeting of March 15, 1977, were 
approved and adopted, subject to the following corrections: 

Pg. 77-36- A representative of Walter Landor Associates, Mr. 
Douglas Adair, made the presentation; not Walter Landor. 

Pg. 77-37- A correction in the spelling of a name: Mr. Benvenuto , 
not Buenaventura as shown in the Minutes. 



Relative to Agenda Item No. 1, Mr. Dwyer, Director of Airports, stated 
the 1977 Modernization and Replacement Phase of the Airport Expansion 
Program was being presented for review before transmittal to the Mayor's 
office and to the two committees which would review it; this was due by 
April 1. However, the Mayor has extended the submission date, which will 
allow the Commission to properly advertise it before a public hearing. 
It is for this reason that this item will be taken off calendar. 

Commissioner Kadish expressed her concern that in the event the next 
calendar is a large one there would be insufficient time to discuss the 
matter properly. She suggested that if this be the case, this item 
should be further delayed or that a special meeting be called to deal 
with other proposed calendar items. 

Mr. Dwyer stated, we do not know what will be on the calendar in two 
weeks, but assured her that any items that are not mandatory will be 
kept as brief as possible. 

Ms. Susan Smith, a member of San Francisco Tomorrow, wished to know when 
and where this information could be obtained. She was told that the 
notice advertising the public hearing will state the subject and that 
copies of the proposed program will be available in the Commission 
Secretary's Office. 

Mr. Bernard Titlebaum of the Mayor's office expressed his appreciation 
to the Commission for their prompt attention to the matter. 

The item was then taken off calendar and will be brought back for public 
hearing at the April 19th Airports Commission meeting. 



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On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Chester, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0077 Resolution awarding Airport 

Contract No. 991, Extension of 
Fire Main to Plot 3B, to McGuire 
and Hester, 796 - 66th Avenue, 
Oakland, CA 94621, in the total 
amount of $84,460.00. 

Mr. Dwyer stated that eight bids were received on this contract, that 
the Commission has been briefed on the work involved, and that he 
recommends award of the contract to the low bidder. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Chester, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0078 Resolution awarding Contract No. 

1046, Reactivate Fire Pumps, 
Old Pan Am Base, to McCrary 
Construction Company, P. 0. Box 
4120, Foster, City, CA 94404, 
in the total amount of $12,250. 

Mr. Dwyer said this contract was authorized for bid call under Commission 
Resolution No. 77-0028 on February 15, 1977. 



On motion of Commissioner Chester, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0079 Resolution awarding Contract No. 

1066, Signing to Garage, South 
Terminal, to PANAD Associates, 
Suite 305, Mills Square Tower, 
100 South Ellsworth Avenue, San 
Mateo, CA 94401, in the total 
amount of $5,963.00. 

Commissioner Kadish questioned the large difference in the amounts of 
the two bids and wondered if there would be a problem with the low bidder. 
She was advised that no problems were anticipated with the low bidder, as 
it is a reputable firm. 



On motion of Commissioner Chester, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0080 Resolution approving and ratifying 

the action of the Director of 
Airports in approving in accordance 
with Airports Commission Resolution 
No. 70-0044, Change Order No. 859-1 
and requesting Controller's certi- 
fication of Debit Modification No. 1 
in the amount of $1,900.78. 



77 - 44 



On motion of Commissioner Chester, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0081 Resolution approving and ratifying 

the action of the Director of 
Airports in approving in accordance 
with Airports Commission Resolution 
No. 70-0044, Change Orders Nos. 
1037-1, 1037-2 and 1037-3 and re- 
questing Controller's certification 
of Debit Modification No. 1 in the 
amount of $3,098.75. 



Since the following modifications were all related to Airport Contract 
No. 950, they were considered concurrently and adopted subsequent to a 
motion by Commissioner Chester and a second by Commissioner Kadish: 

No. 77-0082 Resolution approving and requesting 

the Controller's certification of 
Debit Modification No. 6 to Airport 
Contract 950 in the total amount of 
$10,091.00, which incorporates 
Bulletin No. 38 providing for UAL 
Revision No. 3, adding a parallel 
feeder to Panel 8 3HP-1, and revising 
the breaker and feeder size to Panel 
83HP-1. 

Mr. Dwyer said that airport policy dictates that any changes requested by 
an airline will be done at the sole expense of that airline. 

No. 77-0083 Resolution approving and ratifying 

the action of the Director of 
Airports in approving in accordance 
with Airports Commission Resolution 
70-0044, and requesting the Control- 
ler's certification of Debit Modi- 
fication No. 7 to Airport Contract 
950, in the total amount of $4,902.90, 
which incorporates Change Orders 20 
through 22, which in general involve 
compensation to the City for addi- 
tional costs incurred to redesign 
footings and/or pile caps; furnish- 
ing and installation of piping on 
double unistrut type supports at 3rd 
level, Concourse I; relocation of 
mechanical piping expansion loops in 
Connector; and adding Pemco #216AV 
door shoes to exterior in-swinging 
doors. 

Mr. Dwyer said this modification involves some work that was not provided 
for at the time the contract was let. 

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No. 77-0084 Resolution approving and requesting 

the Controller's certification of 
Debit Modification No. 8 to Airport 
Contract 950, in the total amount 
of $52,429.00, which incorporates 
Bulletin No. 30R2, which provides 
for making necessary changes to 
mechanical piping in Hub and Con- 
course I ground level. These changes 
will result in a total extension of 
contract time of 45 calendar days 
on account of delay awaiting re- 
designed mechanical piping system. 
All work in this modification was 
not provided for in the original 
contract documents and is required 
to accommodate or conform with actual 
field conditions at the job site. 

Mr. Dwyer said this modification was the result of some errors in design 
work. 



On motion of Commissioner Chester, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0085 Resolution approving and ratifying 

the action of the Director of 
Airports in approving and requesting 
the Controller's certification of 
Debit Modification No. 13 to Airport 
Contract No. 650C, in the total 
amount of $6,066.00, which incorpo- 
rates Change Orders 52 through 57, 
for revising fire protection system 
at elevator and stair shaft area; 
install collector gutter system on 
underside of upper loop road structure; 
delete SFIA water meters connecting 
directly to risers; revising location 
of fire hose risers; delete stair No. 7 
apron paving and foundation work at 
boarding gate; construction of fire 
escape exit route from existing pier B, 
and authorizing an extension to the 
contract completion time of five 
calendar days from June 8 to June 13, 
1978. 

Susan Smith asked what is meant by "risers". This was explained to her by 
Mr. Robert Lee, Deputy Director for Planning and Construction. 



77 - 46 



On motion of Commissioner Chester, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0086 Resolution approving the revision 

to Special Provision 1, DESCRIPTION 
OF WORK, paragraph 7, CONFLICT OF 
INTEREST, Contract 650C, and Special 
Provision 4c, CONFLICT OF INTEREST, 
Contract 950, to permit the general 
contractor and his subcontractors 
to accept and perform work for air- 
line tenants or concessionaires in 
the North Terminal Building and 
Boarding Areas H & I and Connector, 
subject to certain provisions. 

Mr. Dwyer explained that one contractor is doing the work under both 
contracts. It was originally directed that a contractor could not perform 
the work on two different contracts for the same construction job. United 
Airlines has requested that we consider amending this, since it would mean 
an earlier completion date. There was some feeling that the contractor 
might become confused, but staff was assured that both contracts would be 
kept separate. He added that if there was any question of priorities, the 
staff could take over. 

Commissioner Kadish wondered if this would set some kind of precedent and 
was told it would not, that staff would review each contract on its own 
merit. 

Commissioner McDonnell called for an explanation of why this was done. 

Mr. Dwyer said staff was put in an embarrassing position regarding contract 
work on Rotunda A where the same firm of architects were working for both 
the airport and tenants; we were concerned about potential law suits, etc. 
He added, this one is different in that it is on the construction end, and 
that in this case, it seems justifiable to have the contractors doing all 
work. 

Commissioner Kadish wanted the minutes to show that Commission approval 
of this item would not set a precedent for approving items of this nature 
in the future. 



On motion of Commissioner Chester, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0087 Resolution approving modification 

providing for rate increase under 
contract terms for adjustment from 
labor wage increases, approving 
prior modifications and further 
recommending accepting of Modifi- 
cation No. 4 by Purchaser of Supplies 
to Shuttle Bus Service Agreement. 

Mr. Dwyer stated this is a Purchaser's contract. Included in that contract 
agreement are escalation clauses which state that when the Union receives 
a raise in rates, the contract cost is modified. 

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77 - 47 



Commissioner Kadish asked what is the term of the agreement and was told 
it runs to 1980. When she asked what this contract was costing, she was 
informed that is was approximately $35,000. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Chester, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0088 Resolution approving Modification 

No. 2 to the Professional Services 
.s Agreement with Royston, Hanamoto, 

Beck & Abey, to provide contract 
construction services for land- 
scaping of the entrance roadways, 
and extending the time of completion 
to June 30, 1977, in order to pro- 
vide required services through the 
end of the construction and plant 
establishment periods. 

Mr. Dwyer said this is a request to extend the agreement for the landscap- 
ing since the actual bidding on this contract was delayed for a number of 
reasons. 

Commissioner McDonnell asked how we are doing on the reclamation of the 
water. Mr. Dwyer said all the necessary connections are made and we will 
soon be using reclaimed water for all the lanscaping at the airport. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Chester, 
the following resolution was adopted: 






No. 77-0089 Resolution confirming Commission's 

intent to participate jointly with 
the Cities of South San Francisco, 
San Bruno, Millbrae and Burlingame 
in the dechlorination and solids 
management projects as directed by 
the Regional Water Quality Control 
Board, subject to a revised 5-party 
Joint Powers Agreement on the Joint- 
Use Deep Water Outfall. 

Mr. Dwyer said at the present time we have a joint powers agreement with 
South San Francisco and San Bruno on the deep water outfall. They wish 
to extend the service to include the dechlorination program and to include 
the cities of Millbrae and Burlingame in the project. 

Mrs. Kadish asked if the Airport was the only contributor to the dechlori- 
nation program and was told the five users each paid their share. The 
others contributed part in accordance with their use of the water. This 
was determined by comparing what it would cost each individual user to 
build its own dechlorination plant. 

Bob Lee was asked what we could do if the Federal money is not appropriated 
in time to meet the deadline. He said we are paying the cost for mainte- 
nance and operation by pro-rating the cost among the five users, and that we 
will meet the deadline. He further added that the projects have already 
been approved by the State. 



77 - 48 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Chester, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0090 Resolution accepting the work of 

Robert Horonjeff, Airport Con- 
sultant, as satisfactorily completed, 
approving and requesting Controller's 
certification of credit modification 
in the amount of $14,120.00. 

Mr. Dwyer said this is to close out the contract of Professor Horonjeff 
who died. 



On motion of Commissioner Chester, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0091 Resolution approving a three-year 

lease of Hangar C-01 and Paved 
area Adjacent to the Flying Tiger 
Line, Inc. 

Mr. Dwyer stated at the present time they have leased the hangar on a 
month-to-month basis. Flying Tiger will need existing building for the 
transition period. Rate is set by the Director of Property. 

Commissioner Kadish asked the following questions: 

What set of plans exist on cargo facilities; how far along are the plans; 
what is to become of the old maintenance buildings; who will do the con- 
struction on the cargo facilities and what is contemplated for the air 
cargo not coordinated with plans for the above; and is this being done 
piecemeal or is there a master plan? She requested that a full report 
be forthcoming as soon as possible. 

Mr. Dwyer stated we will have it ready for the meeting after next (meaning 
the meeting of May 3rd.). 

Ms. Smith thanked Commissioner Kadish for bringing up these questions and 
asked what is included in this rental payment that is not now included. 
She said she has not seen the plans and wondered if it could be brought 
up at the next meeting. 

Mr. Dwyer said before any construction work is done the EIR must be done. 
If there are any additional funds necessary, it must be brought before 
the Commission for approval. 

Commissioner Kadish disagreed that this matter should be dealt with at 
the next meeting as she felt that the focus on the Modernization and 
Replacement phase of the expansion program should not be diluted by 
bringing up other matters. 

Ms. Smith said the EIR is intended to guide decision-makers. 

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77 - 49 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Chester, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0092 Resolution approving the final 

plans and specifications submitted 
by United Airlines, showing the 
construction of an underground air 
start system on the North Terminal 
apron, and installation of under- 
ground pipeline and electrical 
conduits for the ramp vehicle 
fueling facility. The work will 
be done by United Airlines at its 
own and sole expense and without 
rental credit. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Chester, 
the following resolutions were concurrently adopted: 

No. 77-0093 Resolution approving the replace- 

ment of the existing steam supply 
pipeline and condensate return 
line serving Building 49 at the 
Maintenance Operations Center. 
The project consists of construct- 
ing new lines from the existing 
steam main on the roof of Building 
10 to the fan room on the roof of 
Building 49. The work will be done 
by United Airlines at their own and 
sole expense and without rental 
credit. 

No. 77-0094 Resolution approving the final plans 

and specifications submitted by 
United Airlines showing proposed 
modifications and major repair and 
maintenance work to be performed on 
the turbine engine Test Cell No. 4 
at the Maintenance Operations Center. 

No. 77-0095 Resolution approving the final plans 

and specifications submitted by 
United Airlines, showing construction 
of a water re-use system at their 
turbine engine overhaul shop at the 
Maintenance Operations Center. 

Commissioner McDonnell inquired if Mr. Kaiser of United Airlines had any 
comments to make on the tenant work. Mr. Kaiser said this test cell was 
added after many years of using the first test cell. He said, we will 
modernize the old test cell, bringing it up to the standards of the new 
one so that it will have the same degree of efficiency as the new one. 

Susan Smith wanted to know what would be the noise impact of two cells in 
use at the same time. Mr. Kaiser said they do not operate at the same 
time, and that the noise generated by one operating cell could not be heard 
more than a few feet away. 

Someone else asked why this was called Test Cell No. 4 and was told that 
the others, 2 and 3, were a different type or a derivative of a test cell. 
This would actually be the second test cell. 

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77 - 50 






On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Chester, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0092 Resolution approving the final 

plans and specifications submitted 
by United Airlines, showing the 
construction of an underground air 
start system on the North Terminal 
apron, and installation of under- 
ground pipeline and electrical 
conduits for the ramp vehicle 
fueling facility. The work will 
be done by United Airlines at its 
own and sole expense and without 
rental credit. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Chester, 
the following resolutions were concurrently adopted: 

No. 77-0093 Pesolution approving the replace- 

ment of the existing steam supply 
pipeline and condensate return 
line serving Building 49 at the 
Maintenance Operations Center. 
The project consists of construct- 
ing new lines from the existing 
steam main on the roof of Building 
10 to the fan room on the roof of 
Building 49. The work will be done 
by United Airlines at their own and 
sole expense and without rental 
credit. 

No. 77-0094 Resolution approving the final plans 

and specifications submitted by 
United Airlines showing proposed 
modifications and major repair and 
maintenance work to be performed on 
the turbine engine Test Cell No. 4 
at the Maintenance Operations Center. 

No. 77-0095 Resolution approving the final plans 

and specifications submitted by 
United Airlines, showing construction 
of a water re-use system at their 
turbine engine overhaul shop at the 
Maintenance Operations Center. 

Commissioner McDonnell inquired if Mr. Kaiser of United Airlines had any 
comments to make on the tenant work. Mr. Kaiser said this test cell was 
added after many years of using the first test cell. He said, we will 
modernize the old test cell, bringing it up to the standards of the new 
one so that it will have the same degree of efficiency as the new one. 

Susan Smith wanted to know what would be the noise impact of two cells in 
use at the same time. Mr. Kaiser said they do not operate at the same 
time, and that the noise generated by one operating cell could not be heard 
more than a few feet away. 

Someone else asked why this was called Test Cell No. 4 and was told that 
the others, 2 and 3, were a different type or a derivative of a test cell. 
This would actually be the second test cell. 



77 - 50 



On motion of Commissioner Chester, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0096 Resolution approving the final 

plans and specifications submitted 
by National Car Rental, showing 
the proposed installation of a 
water reclamation system to enable 
the wash and rinse water from the 
car wash to be recycled in order 
to reduce overall consumption of 
fresh water. 

Mr. Dwyer said car rentals have been washing only very dirty cars. Since 
they are installing this system, they will be using recycled water. Other 
car rentals will be doing the same in the near future. 



On motion of Commissioner Chester, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0097 Resolution approving the final 

plans and specifications submitted 
by American Airlines, showing the 
proposed remodeling of their ticket 
counter and redecoration of the 
ticket counter backwall in the 
South Terminal lobby. The work will 
be done by American Airlines at its 
own and sole expense and without 
rental credit. 



On motion of Commissioner Chester, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0098 Resolution approving the settlement 

of the litigated claim of Albert 
Elkington against the San Francisco 
International Airport by payment of 
$6,250.00 and requesting the Con- 
troller to allot funds and draw a 
warrant against such funds as are 
or will be legally available in 
payment of said claim. 



On motion of Commissioner Chester, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0099 Resolution approving the settlement 

of the litigated claim of Minoo Javan 
against the San Francisco International 
Airport by payment of $35,000 and 
requesting Controller to allot funds 
and draw a warrant against such funds 
as are or will be legally available 
in payment of said claim. 

Mr. George Baglin, Utilities General Counsel, stated this claim involves 
aggravated assault by a janitor employed at the airport. 



77 - 51 



On motion of Commissioner Chester, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0100 Resolution requesting the Mayor to 

recommend to the Board of Supervisors 
a supplemental appropriation in the 
total amount of $35,000 to cover 
settlement cost of the litigated 
damage claim of Minoo Javan against 
the San Francisco International 
Airport. 

Mr. Dwyer stated at the time the budget was adopted we were allowed $50,000 

for payment of claims. Payment of this claim would deplete our allotment, 

: so it is necessary to have a supplemental appropriation to cover the amount. 



Further Business Before the Commission 

Mr. Dwyer reported that since the new rates went into effect, it has not 
been necessary to close the garage for even one day. However, it is too 
early to determine whether this will be a continuing trend. 

Commissioner Kadish raised the question as to what happened to the survey 
on the garage and the discussion with the garage managers. 

Mr. Paizis stated we could not get the results in the time we had hoped. 
We will survey the garage every two hours. We will await these results 
before going further with other types of surveys. 

When asked by Commissioner Kadish about the latest report on the status 
of furniture for the North Terminal, Mr. Dwyer said he was not satisfied 
with the report from his staff so he sent it back for restudy. Commissioner 
McDonnell requested that Mr. Landor of Walter Landor Associates be present 
at the next public meeting for a full and complete discussion of the furni- 
ture situation. 

Commissioner McDonnell asked that the meeting be adjourned in memory of 
Professor Horonjeff. He said that Professor Horonjeff had been of great 
help to the airport for 25 years, and was an outstanding man and fine 
gentleman. 

The meeting adjourned in memory of Professor Horonjef f at 3:10 PM.- 

Ann H. Racich 

Secretary 

Airports Commission 






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A4S 



SAN FRANCISCO 
AIRPORTS COMMISSION 




MINUTES 



swum 

9 1977 



APRIL 19, 1977 



GEORGE R. MOSCONE, MAYOR 

COMMISSIONERS 

william e. McDonnell 

President 
WILLIAM H. CHESTER 

Vice-President 

WILLIAM K. COBLENTZ 

MORRIS BERNSTEIN 

RUTH S. KADISH 



WILLIAM J. DWYER 
Director of Airports 

San Francisco International Airport 
San Francisco, California 94128 



Call to Order: 2:30 PM 

Present: Commissioners William E. McDonnell, 

William K. Coblentz, Morris Bernstein, 
Ruth S. Kadish. 

Absent: Commissioner William H. Chester. 

The Minutes of the Airports Commission meeting of April 5, 1977, were 
approved and adopted as presented. 



[i Prior to commencing the proceedings of the Airports Commission meeting 
of April 19th, Commissioner McDonnell made a statement concerning the 
Public Hearing on the Modernization and Replacement Phase of the Airport 
Expansion Program. He stated that the Commission had designated today 
as the day to hear the Modernization and Replacement Phase. It was due 
to be heard on April 5th but was put off calendar for two weeks until 
today. He added that a review has been made of the many requests for a 

I further extension of time by various groups and agencies. Specific dates 
had been set for sending the report to the Board of Supervisors and the 
Mayor's Office, but the Mayor's office has indicated that they would 
accept a further delay. It is the feeling of this Commission that ac- 
cording to the correspondence received, many people feel they have not 
had the opportunity to obtain sufficient backup material. For this 
reason the public hearing will be put off until May 3rd, the next Airports 
Commission meeting date. He added further that all the material will be 
available from Mr. Dwyer ' s Office, and that it is incumbent upon anyone 
wishing this material to obtain it from Mr. Dwyer 's office. He expressed 
regrets to people who traveled long distances to attend this meeting. 

Commissioner McDonnell stated further that this plan was brought before 
the Commission by the staff in 1972; it was reviewed and modified in 
1975 and that the modification being brought to the Commission now is 
for the purpose of cutting down the cost of the program from $245 million 
to $170 million. He reminded the audience that this is the same plan 
which was reviewed in 1975, and revised only to cut down that amount of 
expenditure; there is no expansion involved, only modernization and re- 
placement of some buildings that should be replaced due to their obsoles- 
cence and that there will be three fewer gates than are existing today. 
He called for questions. 

A member of the audience, Mr. Slick, wondered if President Carter's 
energy message had a bearing on the postponement of this hearing. 

Commissioner Coblentz said it had nothing to do with the postponement; 
that it has been put over for a few weeks; and by that time the President's 
message will have had its impact. 

Commissioner Kadish added, we should realize that the primary reason for 
a hearing is the provision of information to all interested persons and 
organizations. The information to be provided will allay the fears of 
many. We are being responsive to people who are concerned about the 
airport. 

Commissioner Coblentz suggested that the next Commission meeting commence 
at 1:30 PM, at which time the regular agenda items will be heard, and that 
the public hearing on the Modernization and Replacement Phase begin at 
2:30 PM. 

The public hearing was put over for two weeks, and Commissioner Coblentz 's 
suggestion was adopted. 



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On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Coblentz, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0101 Resolution adopting Airport 

Regulationll. 4.6 (Q) , to provide 
for identification of vehicles 
authorized to operate on the 
premises and roadways of San 
Francisco International Airport. 

Mr. William Dwyer, Director of Airports, explained that historically, 
the automobiles that operate solely on the airport are exempt from 
State legislation. The Highway patrol thought that they should be 
registered. The court rules that if the vehicles are registered, they 
could then be exempt, since airport roads are not public roads. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0102 Resolution approving and request- 

ing the Controller's certification 
of Debit Modification No. 3 to 
Airport Contract No. 1000, in the 
total debit amount of $156,137.00, 
for the modification of primary 
conduits between Main Power Station 
and Main Power Vault in accordance 
with Bulletin 16A, as amended; and 
approves and grants amended revisions 
SP3b(l) (d) and (f) extending the 
time of completion for the Central 
Plant electrical ductbank system and 
first phase construction completion 
schedule by 30 calendar days, each 
with no change in the contal contract 
completion time. 

Mr. Dwyer asked Mr. Robert Lee to explain: Mr. Lee, Deputy Director, 
Planning and Construction, said only a part of this modification is the 
result of incomplete plans. The majority is to accommodate primary con- 
duits which we are bringing in from a separate contract. We did not 
know the complete design of the cables we were bringing in from Bayshore. 

Commissioner McDonnell asked the name of the contractor and was told, 
Bounaccorsi & Associates. 

Commissioner Kadish asked if sufficient funds were being held to deal 
with these claims. 

Mr. Lee answered that in terms of payments, they are always two months 
behind; but in regard to this particular claim, he advised that sufficient 
funds are withheld. 

Mrs. Kadish then asked if Engineering kept a file of the claims made 
against these consultants and was told that they do. 



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On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0103 Resolution approving and requesting 

the Controller's certification of 
Debit Modification No. 14 to Airport 
Contract No. 650C, Completion of 
North Terminal Building, authorizing 
payment to the contractor in the 
total amount of $25,812.00, which 
incorporates Clarification 75 for 
revising ductwork sizes and location 
at certain locations on the second 
level, and authorizing an extension 
to the contract completion time of 
five calendar days from June 13 to 
June 18, 1978. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Coblentz, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0104 Resolution requesting the Mayor to 

recommend to the Board of Supervisors 
the adoption of a resolution authoriz- 
ing the Airports Commission to submit 
ADAP Project Application No. 8 to the 
Federal Aviation Administration for a 
grant of Federal funds and to accept 
such a grant offer. 

Mr. Dwyer said this has been waiting for a long time. The application was 
dependent upon approval of the EIR. He said he received a phone call 
from Washington yesterday stating they had approved the EIS, and it covers 
all bases in accordance with the law. He added that the application covers 
parking apron for North Terminal and Extension and Reconstruction of Taxi- 
ways S and SS; and extension of Taxiways A and B to Runways 10R and 10L, 
that the estimated total cost of projects is approximately $14,280,400, 
while the total portion of costs eligible for Federal funding is $10,710,300, 

When Commissioner McDonnell inquired how far along on the project we are, 
Mr. Dwyer stated the bids for the construction of the North Terminal apron 
will be opened on April 28, 1977. 



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On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Coblentz, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0105 Resolution approving Modification 

No. 5 for the furnishing and in- 
stalling of two (2) reclaimed water 
systems completely connected to the 
newly constructed irrigation system 
along the Airport entrance roads. 
The object of this work is to conserve 
the potable water supply and reduce 
consumption for the duration of the 
current drought and water shortage. 

Mr. Dwyer said we had waited a long time for the landscaping, which is 
one-half completed, but now we're confronted with a water shortage. 
Discussions were had with staff, and a system was devised whereby we can 
use reclaimed water. A modification in the contract in the amount of 
$28,000 is necessary to accomplish this. A sign will be installed noti- 
fying the public that reclaimed water is being used. 



There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 3:00 1^1. 



l'm^ 



Ann H. Racich 

Secretary 

Airports Commission 



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SAN FRANCISCO 
AIRPORTS COMMISSION 




MINUTES 






- 



MAY 3, 1977 



GEORGE R. MOSCONE, MAYOR 

COMMISSIONERS 

william e. McDonnell 

President 
WILLIAM H. CHESTER 

Vice-President 

WILLIAM K. COBLENTZ 

MORRIS BERNSTEIN 

RUTH S. KADISH 



WILLIAM J. DWYER 
Director of Airports 



San Francisco International Airport 
San Francisco, California 94128 



Call to Order: 1:30 PM 

Present: Commissioners William E. McDonnell, 

William H. Chester, Morris Bernstein, 
William K. Coblentz, Ruth S. Kadish. 

Absent : None 

The Minutes of the Airports Commission meeting of April 19, 1977, were 
approved and adopted as presented. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0106 Resolution awarding Contract No. 977, 

Expansion of Electrical Distribution 
System - Phase I, Alternate D, to 
Homer J. Olsen, Inc., P. 0. Box 993, 
Union City, CA 94587, in the total 
amount of $3,897,000.00. 

Mr. William Dwyer, Director of Airports, explained why the first low 
bidder was not accepted. He said the first low bidder was eliminated 
because of some irregularities in the bid proposal and noncompliance with 
the Human Rights Commission's Affirmative Action Program requirements. 
One of the other bidders filed a protest stating that the Homer Olsen 
Company did not comply with the human rights requirements either. Staff 
has checked with the Human Rights Commission and found that they are in 
compliance. 

Commissioner Kadish asked what were the irregularities. She was told 
that the bidders were required to write out the bid price in words as 
well as in numerals; this was not done. 

Commissioner McDonnell asked if a bidder could be disqualified due to 
noncompliance with the Human Rights clause alone. 

Utilities General Counsel George Baglin stated that they could be, be- 
cause the Human Rights clause is part of the bid papers and if any part 
of that bid statement is not adhered to, it disqualifies the bidder. 

Commissioner Coblentz stated he was not aware that Olsen did electrical 
work. He was informed that they are the main contractor, but hire a 
subcontractor for the electrical work. 

Commissioner Kadish asked what is the reaction of staff regarding the 
liability of rejection of all bids and the possibility of a re-bid. 

Mr. Dwyer stated ten bids were received; it was fairly advertised, and 
Olsen is a reputable contractor. We would need an adequate reason for 
a re-bid. 

When Commissioner Coblentz inquired about the time sequence of a re-bid, 
he was told three to four weeks. 



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pn motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0107 Resolution accepting the work per- 

formed under Controller's No. 
50268, Professional Services for 
Wastewater Analysis at San Francisco 
International Airport, as satis- 
factorily completed and approving 
final payment in the amount of 
$17/201.60 to Pacific Environmental 
Laboratory. 

"Ar. Dwyer stated this is an annual contract; the completion of last year's 
contract. 

Commissioner Kadish asked when we will have the results of the wastewater 
analysis. She was told we receive them when we send in the samples, 
which is done on a monthly basis. 



Since Items 3 through 7 are related, on motion of Commissioner Coblentz, 
seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, the following resolutions were adopted: 

No. 77-0108 Resolution accepting the work under 

Airport Contract No. 85 9, Improvements 
to Water Service, Central Terminal, 
as satisfactorily completed and ap- 
proving final payment in the amount 
of $19,276.78, in favor of the con- 
tractor, E. H. Morrill Company, 999 
Anthony Street, Berkeley, CA 94710. 

No. 77-0109 Resolution accepting the work under 

Airport Contract No. 951, Installa- 
tion of Alarm Panel, Communication 
Center, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving and requesting the Control- 
ler's certification of Debit Modifi- 
cation No. 1 in the amount of $240.00; 
extending the completion date from 
January 26, 1977 to February 7, 1977; 
and approving final payment in the 
amount of $4,669.80 in favor of the 
contractor, ARC Electric Company, 
1330 Marsten Road, Burlingame, CA 
94010. 

No. 77-0110 Resolution accepting the work under 

Airport Contract No. 792, Overlay 
Terminal Apron, Piers D and E, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving 
and requesting the Controller's 
certification of Credit Modification 
No. 1 in the amount of $8,64 4.35; 
extending the completion date from 
March 23, 1977 to March 31, 1977; 
and approving final payment in the 
amount of $14,798.77 in favor of 
the contractor, 0. C. Jones & Sons, 
1520 Fourth Street, Berkeley, 
California 94710. 



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No. 77-0111 Resolution accepting the work under 

Airport Contract No. 939, Replace- 
ment of Passenger Elevators, Central 
Terminal, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving and requesting the con- 
troller's certification of Debit 
Modification No. 1 in the amount of 
$354.30; extending the completion 
date from December 26, 1976 to 
January 6, 1977; and approving final 
payment in the amount of $15,497.31 
in favor of the contractor, Westing- 
house Elevator Company, 648 Harrison 
Street, San Francisco, CA 94107. 

No. 77-0112 Resolution accepting the work under 

Airport Contract No. 908, Installation 
of Traffic Signals, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving and requesting 
the Controller's certification of 
Debit Modification No. 2 in the amount 
of $1,177.99; extending the completion 
date from January 10, 1977 to April 18, 
1977; and approving final payment in 
the amount of $11,852.95 in favor of 
the contractor, The Lowrie Paving 
Company, Inc., 1321 Lowrie Avenue, 
So. San Francisco, California 94080. 



motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
e following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0113 Approval of Airports Commission 

Resolution accepting the work per- 
formed by the consultant for profes- 
sional engineering and architectural 
services for the initial stage of an 
expansion program at San Francisco 
International Airport and authoriz- 
ing final payment in the amount of 
$2,210.83. 

•. Dwyer stated this is a close-out of one of our old accounts. The 
:ason it was not closed out sooner is that they did work over and above 
le stipulated work and there was no means of reimbursing them. 



i motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
le following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0114 Resolution ratifying the action of 

the Director of Airports, acting in 
accordance with Airports Resolution 
No. 70-0044, to make various assign- 
ments to the San Francisco Airport 
Architects under the "Additional 
Services" section of their basic 
agreement with the City and specifi- 
cally as listed in attached Exhibit "A* 

•. Dwyer stated this item requires Commission ratification of the action 
: the Director. 



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■n motion of Commissioner Bernstein, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
•,he following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77=0115 Resolution approving and ratifying 

the action of the Director of 
Airports in approving in accordance 
with Airports Commission Resolution 
No. 70-0044, Change Orders No. 938-1, 
938-2 and 938-3 and requesting Con- 
troller's certification of Debit 
Modification No. 1 in the amount of 
$1,108.09. 

r. Dwyer said this modification provides for revisions to the suspended 
eiling, gypsum board and metal stud walls, existing ceramic tile wain- 
cots supply diffusers and plumbing system to conform to existing field 
onditions. 



n motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
he following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0116 Resolution approving and ratifying 

the action of the Director of Airports 
in approving and requesting the Con- 
troller's certification of Debit 
Modification No. 15 to Airport Con- 
tract No. 650C, in the total amount 
of $7,573.00, which incorporates 
Change Orders 59 through 62, for 
relocating 4" sprinkler riser along- 
side Stair No. 4; revising door frame 
136 and changing door 167 to hollow 
metal; revising Substations TG and TJ; 
increasing upper loop roadway sidewalk 
width by 12", and authorizing an 
extension to the contract completion 
time of five calendar days from June 
18 to June 23, 1978. 



>n motion of Commissioner Bernstein, seconded by Commissioner Coblentz, 
:he following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0117 Resolution approving and requesting 

the Controller's certification of 
Debit Modification No. 16 to Airport 
Contract No. 650C, Completion of 
North Terminal Building, authorizing 
payment to the contractor in the 
total amount of $23,286.00, which in- 
corporates Bulletin 61 for changing 
temperature controls from open wiring 
Class II to an EMT conduit Class I 
installation in compliance with code 
requirements. 

.'ommissioner Kadish inquired about the records being kept. 

Ir. Laity of Airport Architects referred to the charts which had been 

>laced on the walls for the Commission's information. The Airport engineers 

iaid there might be an omission in the initial part of the design. Mr. Laity 

stated the Architects do not agree and they want to go on record as stating 
same. 

-more- 



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:. Robert Lee, Deputy Director, Planning/Construction, stated that 
lis was deleted from the original documents, and that Airport Architects 
ire told to put it back in. Mr. Laity contested this, and said they 
id received no such notice. 

)mmissioner Kadish stated that undoubtedly this is a matter than can be 
ibstantiated by correspondence. 

r. Laity stated it was not shown in his records. 

* * * 

i motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
le following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0118 Resolution approving and requesting 

the Controller's certification of 
Debit Modification No. 10 to Airport 
Contract 950, in the total amount 
of $65,471.00, which incorporator 
Bulletin No. 48, providing for UAL 
Revision No. 5, making revision to 
ground level slabs in Concourse I 
and Connector for UAL air start 
system. 

. Dwyer explained that the reason there are so many modifications to be 
ard today is that these were held over from two weeks ago. 

en Commissioner McDonnell asked for the name of the consultants working 
th the Airport Architects he was told Bounaccorsi & Associates. 



motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
e following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0119 Resolution approving and requesting 

the Controller's certification of 
Debit Modification No. 11 to Airport 
Contract 950, authorizing payment 
to the contractor in the total amount 
of $30,368.00, which incorporates 
Bulletin No. 43 for changing tempera- 
ture controls from open wiring Class 
II to an EMT conduit Class I instal- 
lation in compliance with Code re- 
quirements. 



motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
e following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0120 Resolution approving the final plans 

and specifications submitted by 
Braniff International, yhowina the 
proposed redecoration of their ticket 
counter backwall in the South Terminal 
and the refurbishment of the departure 
lounge and the jet loader at their 
gate on Pier G. 

. Dwyer said the work will be done by Braniff at their own and sole 
pense and without rental credit. 



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On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Coblentz, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0121 Resolution approving the substitu- 

tion of A & B Painting, Inc., San 
Jose, California, a minority sub- 
contractor, as the painting subcon- 
tractor in lieu of John H. Watt 
Painting, Inc., San Jose, California, 
listed in the general contractor's 
original bid proposal for Airport 
Contract 1000, Garage: Stage IV, 
Superstructure Addition. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0122 Resolution approving and ratifying 

the action of the Director of Airports 
in approving and requesting the Con- 
troller's certification of Debit 
Modification No. 5 to Airport Contract 
1000, in the total amount of $26,649.00, 
which incorporates Change Orders 4 
through 12 to provide for the changing 
of the 3/4 inch square handrail bars 
to 1 inch diameter handrail rods; to 
change the 11' cobble paving slab 
width to 17'; to add two 2" conduits 
in the ductbank between the fuel 
storage area and the existing pullbox 
located west of the east underpass; 
to change the color and finish of the 
insulated metal panels at elevator 
lobbies; to provide space and conduit 
installation for City to locate radio 
equipment antennae; to revise the 
installation of the FAA ductbank; 
and to provide for the removal of a 
15 KV cable in the vicinity of the 
entrance roads to the Airport and to 
install a City-furnished cable with 
new splices. 



On motion of Commissioner Chester, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0123 Resolution approving Modification of 

FAA Lease FA75WE-3331, Terminating 
the Use of Several Fifth Floor Rooms 
in the Central Terminal Building. 

Commissioner Kadish inquired as to the present use of these rooms. She 
was informed that these rooms will be used for offices of the Accounting 
Division; also that there is a possibility that FAA will be coming back 
with a request for some of the space. 



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Ci motion of Commissioner Chester, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
tie following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0124 Resolution approving the action of 

the Director of Airports in settl- 
ing and compromising claims which 
resulted in payment under $2,500.00. 

I:. Dwyer said this is for payment of small claims. 

* * * 

(1 motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Coblentz, 
lie following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0125 Resolution giving consent to 

Southern Pacific Pipelines, Inc. 
to self -insure. 

t. Dwyer stated this is in accordance with the lease agreement approved 
{ Public Utilities Resolution 70-0536 dated August 25, 1970. 



ii motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Chester, 
ie following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0126 Resolution approving extension of 

lease with Butler Aviation. 

(r. Dwyer stated the lease calls for review every 10 years. He said 
here is an increase in land rental from $2,750 to $6,100 per acre per 
ear. 



n motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Coblentz, 
he following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0127 Resolution authorizing lease modi- 

fication with Western Airlines for 
surrender of 0.26 of a acre. 

r. Dwyer stated during the construction of the highway, a small parcel 
f land was taken from Western Airlines. This will result in a rental 
redit in the amount of $1,448.00 for rental overpayments. 



his portion of the meeting adjourned at 1:55 PM. The meeting will reconvene 
t 2:30 PM for the Public Hearing on the Modernization and Replacement 
hase of the Airport Expansion Program. 



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SAN FRANCISCO 
AIRPORTS COMMISSION 










MINUTES 

PUBLIC HEARING ON THE 

MODERNIZATION AND REPLACEMENT PHASE 

OF THE 

EXPANSION PROGRAM 

2:30 PM 

MAY 3, 1977 

GEORGE R. MOSCONE, MAYOR 

COMMISSIONERS 

william e. McDonnell 

President 
WILLIAM H. CHESTER 

Vice-President 

WILLIAM K. COBLENTZ 

MORRIS BERNSTEIN 

RUTH S. KADISH 



WILLIAM J. DWYER 
Director of Airports 



San Francisco International Airport 
San Francisco, California 94128 



May 3, 1977 

Minutes of 
Public Hearing on the 
Modernization and Replacement Phase of the Expansion Program 

President McDonnell called the meeting to order after a short recess. Commissioners 
McDonnell, Chester, Coblentz, Bernstein and Kadish were present. 

'President McDonnell spoke briefly on the history of the building program at the Airport, 
i saying it was well known to everyone present. The plan was designed in 1969, changed in 
1972, and the building of the North Terminal and the Garage are now in progress. The 
balance of the program, being presented at this meeting, was the Modernization and 
Replacement Phase of the Expansion Program. 

Commissioner McDonnell asked those wishing to speak to sign cards, and speakers would 
i be called in order, alternating those in favor and those opposed to the program. 

(Mr. Dwyer, Director of the Airport, introduced Mr. Bernard Teitelbaum, representative 
from the Mayor's office. 

Mr. Teitelbaum read a letter from Mayor Moscone, in which it was requested that the 
program be modified in order to allow a smaller revenue bond issued. In the letter, the 
Mayor stated his agreement that certain work unrelated to the North Terminal and Garage 
must be funded, for instance the wastewater plant and customs facility, replacement of 
terminal "b", and some piers which require extraordinary maintenance, as well as the 
apron construction. The letter from Mayor Moscone is on file with the Secretary of the 
Commission. 

Mr. Dwyer then spoke briefly, emphasizing that there are no new projects in the package 
presented, all are modernization and replacement projects, and have already been the 
subject of many public hearings, both on the state and federal levels, and were in 
accordance with the approved environmental impact reports. 

This program is a scaled-down version of the previously approved program, inasmuch as 
the total square footage is 700,000 square feet less than the program listed in the 
approved EIR, and 300,000 square feet less than in the 1973 update. The program costs 
approximately $75.6 million less than the previously approved program. 

Mr. Lloyd Laity, representing the San Francisco Airport Architects, spoke on the 
presentation. Mr. Laity indicated the elements of the program which are already under 
construction, and emphasized the projects being presented were exclusive of any expansion 
work. The work is timely due to the projected move of United Airlines from the present 
facilities to the North Terminal sometime in mid-1978. 

Mr. Laity presented some 17 slides, indicating the decay of the present structures and 
pointing out mandatory repairs. Working from charts, Mr. Laity emphasized the goal has 
been to save money and conserve energy. This program met those objectives, as well as 
assuring comfort, convenience, security, safety, and adherence to general codes. The 
necessity for the Industrial Waste Treatment Plant was pointed out, as well as the 
desperately overcrowded conditions in the federal Customs area, and other necessary 
rebuilding and repairs. Mr. Laity's written presentation is on file with the Secretary 
of the Airports Commission. 

Commissioner Coblentz spoke of the letter from Mayor Moscone, saying he was attempting to 
reconcile the Mayor's requests to the presented program, and asked if the work was 
expansion or improvement. Mr. Dwyer said Customs and the Industrial Waste Treatment Plant 
were definite improvements, and again emphasized there were no expansion projects anywhere 
in the presentation. 

Commissioner Kadish referred to a May 3, 1977 letter from the Board of Supervisors, and 
read briefly from the attached Board resolution which had been passed in May 1976. 
Mrs. Kadish asked if the program as presented fit in with that resolution, and Mr. Dwyer 
assured her the staff believed it did conform. 

Commissioner McDonnell made the statement that none of the work at the Airport 1s financed 
with tax money; all is accomplished by revenues from the airlines and tenants of the 
Airport, and has no effect on the City's tax rate. Under this proposed program, the Airport 
would still be able to return $2 million annually to the City's general fund, which is the 
agreed-upon return on the original investment of tax monies made by the City prior to 1957. 



Commissioner Kadish read from the statement regarding the findings of the original 
Airport Planning Committee on several aspects of the program. She asked the City 
Attorney if, in light of the approved EIS, the Airports Commission would be legal in 
proceeding with the projects being proposed. George Baglin, Utilities General Counsel, 
stated that the program as proposed would be legal. 

Commissioner Chester asked if this Modernization and Replacement Phase had been approved 
by the Airlines Policy Committee, and Mr. Dwyer replied it had been. 

Commissioner McDonnell called for comments from the audience. 

Carol Ruth Silver, as coordinator of the testimony of community groups opposed to the 
staff proposal, said she had an alternate plan to present. Ms. Silver coordinated the 
activities of a representative from the County of San Bruno, San Francisco Tomorrow, 
Sierra Club, Airport Impace Reduction Force, Hillsborough Home Owners Association, and 
the San Mateo County Medical Society, all of which questioned whether the "expansion" 
should continue. 

Ms. Silver stated the San Francisco Airport staff and management had achieved total 
isolation, and were talking of 31 million passengers in spite of the Board of Supervisors 
limiting passenger growth to 24 million passengers. She said the Department of Transpor- 
tation and all federal agencies had indicated there should be expansion of the Oakland 
and San Jose airports and regional coordination achieved, all of which San Francisco 
Airport had totally ignored. Ms. Silver further stated the Metropolitan Transportation 
Commission (MTC) would give approval for federal funds only if San Francisco was limited 
to 24 million passengers. Also, she stated that the Acting Assistant Director for 
Environmental, Safety and Consumer Affairs, U. S. Department of Transportation, had 
indicated that San Francisco would lose $10 million a year of federal reimbursements if 
the passenger figure exceeded 24 million. The Board of Supervisors letter and resolution 
and the memorandum from the Department of Transportation are on file with the Secretary 
of the Commission. 

Mr. Dwyer denied this statement, saying that in his many discussion with federal officials, 
this statement regarding loss of federal reimbursements had never been made. 

Ms. Silver continued that San Francisco Airport is the sixth largest in the world 
passenger volume, and even O'Hare 1s not any larger. She said San Francisco was not 
Chicago, and she hoped it would never be Chicago. 

Mr. A. J. Kaiser, of United Airlines and representing the San Francisco Airlines Policy 
Committee, spoke on behalf of the program, stating the airlines serving the City are in 
favor of the program. He explained how the airlines' committee had worked with Airport 
staff, the consultants and some commissioners personally, in the development of the plan. 
Mr. Kaiser's remarks are on file with the Secretary of the Commission. 

Mr. Gerald Levine, President of San Francisco Tomorrow, spoke against the Modernization 
and Replacement Phase of the program. Mr. Levine's statement is on file with the 
Secretary of the Commission. 

In response to Mr. Levine's remark about indebtedness, Conmissioner Coblentz assured him 
the City and County will incur none of the Indebtedness, that the Airport issues the bonds 
and is wholly responsible for them. Mr. Levine argued further on the grounds of expanded 
energy usage. He further suggested that the Airport be put on a "pay as you go" basis, 
with a permanent staff, out of revenues without a bond issue. 

Commissioner Coblentz asked Mr. Levine if he would approve of the Industrial Waste 
Treatment Plant, and Mr. Levine said few people could object to that, or to Customs. 

Commissioner McDonnell pointed out that $5 million has been spent to provide for BART, 
and there 1s nothing further the Airport can do 1n regard to mass transit at this point. 

Commissioner Bernstein said "pay as you go" was difficult, and that since the Airport is 
limited in its ability to apply charges to the airlines, bonding is the only logical 
approach to financing. Commissioner McDonnell stated that in accordance with the Charter, 
in order to begin any project, it was necessary to have the money in hand. 

Mr. Levine said that if what is being done is maintenance, which probably should have been 
done years ago, it could be done on a "pay as you go" basis. 

Commissioner Coblentz asked Mr. Levine if he could support the program suggested by 

Mayor Moscone, which adds up to $60-70 million. Mr. Levine replied 1t was better than 

$170 million, and he could only answer that question in a few days, after looking at the 
proposed program. 



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Commissioner Kadish told Mr. Levine he appeared to be working under the assumption that 
the Commissioners would automatically adopt any staff recommendation without looking at 
priorities and degrees of importance. Mr. Levine replied he believed the Commission was 
willing to listen, and would apply priorities. 

Mr. David Knetzer, speaking against the program, read into the record a letter from 

Dr. Oscar W. Hills, President of the San Mateo County Medical Society, The letter is on 

file with the Secretary of the Airports Commission. 

Commissioner Cobelntz commented on the reference to the disposal of wastes which would 
be taken care of by the Industrial Waste Treatment Plant. Commissioner McDonnell told 
Mr. Knetzer that he was speaking to the EIS which had just been approved by the federal 
government, not to the Airport. 

Mr. D. E. McMorran, of Pan American World Airways, spoke on behalf of the program, saying 
he was in full support of the statement previously made by Mr. Kaiser. He stated the 
Airport should move ahead without delay, and stressed the interest of all the international 
carriers in an improved Customs area. Mr. McMorran said they proceeded in 1969 with a 
substantial investment in the International Rotunda when a commitment was made that these 
proposed improvements would follow. The modernization, he said, was absolutely essential 
to adequatley process the international traffic, and to brighten the entire image of 
San Francisco as an international arrival point. 

Mr. Ken McEldowney, representing Community Action Project, spoke against the Modernization 
and Replacement Phase, insisting that it was expansion due to the 31 million passenger 
forecast, referring to the Supervisors' 24 million cut-off figure. He spoke at length 
on energy use, saying that if no insulation was used in the rebuilding heat would dissipate 
and no air conditioning would be necessary. Mr. McEldowney said also the use of two and 
a half times the amount of energy use was expansion. 

Commissioner Kadish commented on Mr. McEldowney's remarks about air conditioning. 
Mrs. Kadish felt that the primary purpose of the Commissioners was to serve the comfort 
of the passengers using the Airport and if the ambient temperature and purity of the air 
was a contribution to the comfort of the passengers, then it was their duty to provide 
this. Since it was unnecessary to compensate tremendously for great differences in 
temperature, with a proper air conditioning and purification system, it could be possible 
to set the thermostat at 65 degrees and leave it there all year with little use of energy. 
However, the Commissioners would ensure consultants would be available to provide the best 
technical advice to provide comfort to the passengers. 

Mr. McEldowney asked about the people mover, which would use energy, and suggested golf 
carts or wheel chairs could be used at less expense. 

Commissioner McDonnell told him this was impractical and dangerous, to have moving vehicles 
through crowds of people walking in the terminals. 

Mr. Barry Nathan, San Mateo County Planning Department and Airport Land Use Commission 
staff member, spoke against the program. Mr. Nathan's remarks are on file with the 
Secretary of the Commission, as well as a copy of the letter from Mr. Donald A. Woolfe, 
Planning Director, San Mateo County, dated April 29, 1977. 

Mr. Dwyer spoke to Mr. Nathan, telling him this was not a new program, it is a revision, 
an updating of an existing approved program. Mr. Dwyer said the San Mateo Planning 
Commission had seen it, all comments noted and included in the EIR. Mr. Dwyer further 
said the Airport Land Use Committee (ALUC) does not apply to the terminal areas, only to 
the land areas on Airport property. Mr. Dwyer said the Airport was in compliance with 
all rules and regulations. He also expressed his thouhgt that San Mateo County wanted to 
get the Airport in the position where it would be necessary to go to the County for 
approval on every item, and this should not be allowed. 

Commissioner McDonnell stated that much of what had been said was misleading and incorrect. 
The function of the ALUC was to oversee land use. There was no jurisdiction of the ALUC 
regarding modernization of the terminals or other facilities in the terminal areas. 

Mr. Nathan replied this was correct. The San Mateo County Planning Department had looked 
at many documents, but all had been environmental review documents. They had never had an 
opportunity to see the Modernization Plan. 

Commissioner McDonnell replied the Commissioners had not had this opportunity either, as 
the buildings had not been designed as yet. However, the approved Expansion Program had 
been sent to San Mateo County, where it had been reviewed several years ago. This was 
that same plan, cut down from $245 million to $170 million, with no major changes except 
to cut back square footage. 



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Mr. Nathan thought it was a state requirement that the Land Use Committee make the 
decision. The Commissioners did not agree with this statement, 

Mr. Roy Wilson, San Mateo Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, spoke favorably of the 
Modernization and Replacement Phase. Mr. Wilson's remarks are on file with the 
Secretary of the Commission. 

Mr. Marc Kasky, Director of the San Francisco Ecology Center, spoke against the program, 
quoting from the memorandum signed by Martin Convisser, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Environment, Safety, and Consumer Affairs, U. S. Department of Transportation. Mr. Kasky's 
remarks and the memorandum are on file with the Secretary of the Commission. 

Commissioner Kadish asked staff if the Airport was currently in compliance with the 25% 
mass transit usage by passengers. Mr. Dwyer said 25% were using mass transit, and the 
Airport is in compliance with State Noise requirements, and there is absolutely no danger 
of losing the federal grants. 

Mr. Kasky said there was no guarantee these conditions will be met over the 24 million 
passenger mark, and Mr. Dwyer replied this was an on-going program and concern of the 
Airport. 

Commissioner Coblentz remarked that no one had been ignored in the environmental impact 
report, and a suit was brought in which all courts had reaffired the position of the 
Airport, including the California State Supreme Court. 

Mr. Lloyd Pflueger, representing the Downtown Association of San Francisco, spoke 
I enthusiastically of the program, with full endorsement. 

Bill Huston, Assistant City Administrator, City of Millbrae, deferred to William Kelly, 
Director of Planning and Building, City of San Bruno, and Coordinator of the North 
i San Mateo County Noise Abatement Task Force. Mr. Kelly read a letter he had written 
to Commissioner McDonnell, which is on file with the Secretary of the Airports Commission. 

Commissioner McDonnell asked Mr. Kelly what he was referring to in his letter as "expansion", 
and Mr. Kelly said he was talking about the expansion of the runways and terminals. 
Commissioner McDonnell again said there was no expansion involved, only repairing and 
remodeling. 

Mr. Kelly spoke of his concern about environmental impacts. Commissioner McDonnell told 
I Mr. Kelly that San Mateo County had been urged by the Airport to start a bus system since 
over half the people come from south of the Airport. Commissioner Coblentz suggested that, 
since the Airport paid the substantial amount of $16 million in tax revenues to San Mateo 
County, a small amount of that money could be used for mass transit to and from the Airport. 
However, if the County wished the Airport to go into the transit business, return the 
money for that use, and the Airports Commission would take on the task of providing mass 
transit. 

Commissioner Kadish stated she looked forward to the cooperation of the Peninsual cities 
which received these great revenues, and to their putting their best efforts toward a 
transit system which would work for the Airport and ameliorate the problems of transpor- 
tation, instead of placing the entire burden on the Airport. 

Ms. Anita Marviglia relinguished her time to Ogden White who read a letter from the 
Hillsborough Home Owners Association, stating its opposition to the Modernization and 
Replacement Phase of the Airport Expansion Program. The letter stated the residents are 
impacted by the noise at the airport and that the residents would like to protect the 
quality of life of their community. 

Mr. Henry Bostwick of the San Mateo County Development Association, related their support 
of the implementation of the Modernization and Replacement Phase of the Airport Expansion 
Program. He said it provides for greater improvement to the communities and added that 
the two main improvements are: (1) industrial waste treatment plant and (2) Improved 
accommodations of international passengers. He said the present market demands that every 
improvement be considered, and that without the Airport there would be no industrial parks 
in San Mateo County. He added the proposed projects will bring both safety and convenience 
to the county. 

Ms. Claudia Hanson of Burlingame read a letter from Mr. William Grant, Chairman of the 
Airport Task Force of the Sierra Club. The letter expressed opposition to the bond 
measure to be placed on the ballot. It said it was a violation of the Department of Trans- 
portation bill. They felt that this could be delayed for several years with only minor 
inconvenience to the Airport. She admonished the Commission to think about the communities 
which border the airport. She added that if this expansion 1s going on before EIS is 
approved, it would jeopardize its chances for approval. 



Commissioner Kadish reminded her that the EIS approval has already been received. 

Mr. Gregg Hurst, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, spoke in support of the program. 
He said the airport is keyed to the economic activities of in and around the airport as 
a whole, and will enable those business activities to continue and grow. He said we 
should think about jobs for people in general. He had heard it said, "let the people 
go to other cities to use their airports". He said it is our responsibility to look 
out for tourists. There is some concern about the comments from the Mayor's office, 
that you have reduced the cost by compressing the timetable. The will reduce infla- 
tionary costs. If the mayor says stretch is out again, that will increase the costs. 
He stressed that this is an imprvement and not an expansion of the facility. Everyone 
has been made aware of this. 

Commissioner Kadish added she is gratified that the participatory process allows someone 
new to be heard. 

Mr. Harvey Milk stated he is concerned about the semantics of the whole situation. He 
pointed out that we had looked at a "slide show". He said that photographs can be "fixed", 
and can be misleading. He questions the inconvenience to passengers. He felt we could 
space out the landing and takeoffs to allow them to operate in the early morning hours. 
He was reminded by the Commission that operation during these hours would interfere with 
the sleeping of the residents of nearby communities, and that this would create even 
greater problems for the airport. 

In response to the attack by Mr. Milk, Commissioner Coblentz assured him that the Commissio 
did not have an edifice complex. 

Commissioner Kadish challenged Mr. Milk to go into the areas with her to see first hand 
what is actually happening and to see the conditions of some of the existing facilities. 
He said he would accept her offer provided she would take him there during office hours. 

Ms. Susan Smith asked if any more bonds are being proposed. 

Mr. Charles Gregg, retired manager of Pan Am, answered stating that would depend on whether 
the individual airlines would require a certain type of modernization and expansion of 
their facilities. She then asked when was the Airports Improvement Corporation funded 
and was told in 1963. She then asked him who is on the board of directors and who would 
use it. Mr. Gregg then gave her the names of the board members and said the corporation 
has no paid employees. When asked if there was any obligation on the part of the City 
and County of San Francisco, Mr. Gregg said there was none. He said the bonds issued by 
this corporation are used to finance certain structures by the lease airlines. 

Ms. Debra Petrie: Some questions were posed as to whether the EIS was actually approved; 
why it needs 30 days for clearance. She was told that the 30 days is a waiting period 
at which time it becomes approved. 

Ms. Anita Maraviglia of the Airport Impact Reduction Force, stated she is aware of the 
pollution at the airport. She asked if the Bay Area Pollution Board had taken samplings 
and if this problem has been studied. 

Commissioner McDonnell stated that this had been studied by our firm. Ms. Maraviglia 
stated she felt the airport is an air pollution trap. 

Ms. Kathleen Van Velsor said she wished to give the public a view of what the airport does 
to people. She wanted to know if this plan was provided to the public by the airport staff 
She was told it had. She felt the name on the front cover of the program report was mis- 
leading; she then asked 1f this facility when it is completed anticipates handling 31 
million passengers. 

Mr. Dwyer stated she had a misconception of what the plans are. Ms. Van Velsor stated she 
believes the airport is overbuilding if we cannot show the need. She felt a clarification 
should be made as to the portion of the study part of the land use program which is covered 
under this plan; whether the plans encompass the boundary land or whether they cover only 
the terminals and the underdeveloped land on the airport. She was informed by Commissioner 
McDonnell that the Land Use Committee is not involved in this program, as it affects only 
existing structures and not land use. 

Ms. Van Velsor stated that one of the obligations is to gather opinion as to the appropriate 
level of service. There 1s a problem because that is what is called "putting the cart 
before the horse". One has only to tour the neighborhoods to understand the problems of 
San Mateo County in relation to the Airport. She stated that we are asking for understands 
of our problem. She then read a letter from Congressman Ryan who expressed his opposition 
to the program and was advised that the Commission disagrees with the Congressman's letter. 



Sylvia Gregory brought up an item on page three of the report. She said there is a 
statement that might lead to a question of the 30 days review. She read, "Airport 

has developed ". She said if this is what they were led to believe, and the 

CEQ was apprised of the fact that this is not exactly true because the land use plan 
is just now being developed. She felt that this is something that should be thoroughly 
understood. She said we feel this is just another example of the long history of 
problems where the San Mateo County and San Francisco Board of Supervisors are not looking 
at things in the same light. 

Commissioner Kadish said she believes we are looking at process problems. 

Ann Racich, Commission Secretary, then read some communications from organized Labor 
in support of the Modernization and Replacement Phase program. 

There was a motion by Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Chester to approve 
in principle the Modernization and Replacement Phases of the Airport Expansion Program. 

Commissioner McDonnel interjected that we are moving only on this particular part of the 
program. 

Commissioner Kadish stated that her understanding is that the action of this Commission 
j in relation to this resolution is that it is an acceptance or denial of the airport 
^design and layout plan. One of the things she had been concerned about is what she 
jdeemed an unfair economic advantage given to one airport tenant, which she felt had been 
'favored over the others; she said this Commission should not be involved in favoritism. 
iShe added if by modernizing the facilities we equalize the economic advantages, we play 
I rather key role in promoting peace and harmony among the tenants in the airport. She 
| felt it is incumbent upon the City to have a modern, upgraded facility which reflects 
[the tastes of the City. She added that we should not, by this motion, avoid the concern 
I of the people of San Mateo County. She then asked that there be an amendment to this 
Imotion which would reflect a commitment on the part of the Commission for noise abatement, 

air quality control and transit development. She said she would like to make it explicit. 

'Commissioner Coblentz then made a motion to that effect, including the amendment and that 
the resolution should reflect the same. The resolution as amended was then adopted, with 
all Commissioners voting "aye." Commissioner Coblentz added the vote of Commissioner 
Bernstein, who before having to leave the meeting, had asked hirn to relate his affirmative 
vote. 

After a five-minutes recess, President McDonnell again called the meeting to order. 
Commissioners McDonnell, Chester, Coblentz and Kadish were present. 

Mr. Dwyer said the resolution as presented had no figures for the amount of the bond issue, 
nor interest. After the discussion proceeding this action, Mr. Dwyer's recommendation was 
that the amount of the revenue bond issue should be $90 million, and the resolution be sent 
to the Board of Supervisors to place on the November ballot. This amount would cover the 
first and second phases of the program, and for the time being only delay progress on the 
third phase. 

Mr. Dywer said bond counsel had assured him that the maximum amount of interest would be 
9%, although they did not expect it would be that high. 

Mr. Charles Gregg asked if the first phase of the program would include the connector for 
international use, and Mr. Dwyer assured him it did. 



There were four ayes in favor of the $90 million bond issue. 



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Ann H. Racich 

Secretary 

Airports Commission 




A, SAN FRANCISCO 
AIRPORTS COMMISSION 




MINUTES 



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MAY 17, 1977 



GEORGE R. MOSCONE, MAYOR 

COMMISSIONERS 

william e. McDonnell 

President 
WILLIAM H. CHESTER 

Vice-President 

WILLIAM K. COBLENTZ 

MORRIS BERNSTEIN 

RUTH S. KADISH 



WILLIAM J. DWYER 
Director of Airports 

San Francisco International Airport 
San Francisco, California 94128 






Call to Order: 2:30 PM 

Present: Commissioners William E. McDonnell, 

William H. Chester, William K. 
Coblentz, Morris Bernstein and 
Ruth S. Kadish. 

Absent: None 

The Minutes of the Airports Commission meeting of May 3, 1977, were 
approved and adopted as presented. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Chester, 
the following resolutions were adopted: 

No. 77-0130 Resolution complying with the time 

schedule set by Regional Water 
Quality Control Board Order No. 
77-34 "Order Requiring the City 
and County of San Francisco, San 
Francisco International Airport to 
Cease and Desist Discharging Wastes 
from the Industrial Waste and Storm- 
water Drainage System into San 
Francisco Bay Contrary to Require- 
ments Prescribed by the California 
Regional Water Quality Control Board." 

No. 77-0131 Resolution approving the final plans 

and specifications and authorizing 
the Director of Airports to call for 
bids for Airport Contract No. 937, 
Industrial Waste Collection System - 
Phase I. 

It was suggested by Commissioner Coblentz that the Commission hear and act 
upon the above resolutions concurrently since they both relate to the same 
topic. 

Mr. William Dwyer, Director of Airports, stated that subsequent to a recent 
meeting of the Regional Water Quality Control Board, a cease and desist 
order was issued, and a time schedule v/as set for certain action by the 
Airports Commission. The order prescribed that the following actions be 
taken in compliance with same: 

1. Approve final plans and specifications and authorize bid call 
for Contract No. 937, Industrial Waste Collection System, 
Phase I. 

2. Select the bio-filter treatment process for incorporation into 
the final design of the Industrial Waste Treatment Plant. 

3. Authorize Consoer Townsend & Associates to begin final design 
of the Industrial Waste Treatment Plant effective June 1, 1977 
pending modification of contract to their existing agreement. 

4. Confirm commitment of City to finance the construction of the 
Industrial Waste Treatment Plant by the issuance of Airport 
revenue bonds subject to the passage of such bonds at the 
November 1977 election. 



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He then asked Mr. Robert Lee, Deputy Director, Planning/Construction, 
to give a brief history of the problem and the time schedule in which 
the staff planned to meet. 

Mr. Lee pointed out, on charts, the comparative cost of handling airport 
waste under two plans recommended by airport staff and consultants, and 
Scheme A and Scheme B recommended by the airlines. He gave the reasons 
for his recommendation. 

Commissioner McDonnell inquired about relative costs and asked for the 
airlines' view. This was expressed by Mr. Al Kaiser, Chairman of the 
Airlines Policy Committee, and Property Manager of United Airlines. 

The difference between the airlines and the airport staff was the relative 
effectiveness of the two schemes and which would be better in complying 
with the Cease and Desist order. 

Mr. Lee read a passage from a 1975 report of the Airline Technical Com- 
mittee, which supports his present recommendation. Commissioner 
McDonnell was told that use of the oxidation pond was not part of 
Scheme A. 

Mr. Kaiser, United Airlines, stated we do not know why. At the present 
time the fluid goes into an open ditch. It flows into the oxidation 
pond. There is the possibility for the heavy metal to settle out during 
the process. 

Dr. Usio, representing Consoer Townsend, disagreed. He said if the 
material did settle in the ditch, later on some clean material will 
"come down the drain" and bring the heavy metal with it. He said that 
a collection system which collects all the waste and brings it to a 
treatment system for processing is the best solution. When asked if 
Consoer Townsend could guarantee the system would work, the response 
was that since the firm has no control over what is discharged into the 
plant, they could make no guarantee. 

Commissioner Kadish asked about the concern expressed by the airlines. 
She wondered if a more expensive system, including heavy metals proces- 
sing in the intial construction might be cheaper in the longterm. She 
was told it would be more expensive. 

When Mr. Lee was questioned about individual airline problems he said 
the airport is divided into four separate areas and we are usually able 
to pinpoint which airline is in violation. 

When asked about other types of wastes, Mr. Lee said there is copper 
and lead, but a very small amount. 



The estimated cost of financing of the Industrial Waste Collection 
System was set at $6 million. Mr. Dwyer said there is $3 million for 
the waste collection system which has been approved in the 1977-78 
budget, available July 1st. The second $3 million is included in the 
$90 million revenue bond issue recently requested, which will take 
care of the treatment plant. However, he cautioned, unless the bond 
issue is approved, the airport would have to resort to other sources 
for funds. 

Mr. Donald Dalke, representing the State Quality Control Board, ad- 
dressed the Commission on the Cease and Desist order. He explained the 
reasons for it and stated that failure to comply would result in the 
State Board going to the Attorney General who would take legal action. 
Possible fines have been known to go up to $10,000 a day. 

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Commissioner McDonnell then asked Mr. Lee to further clarify the capa- 
bilities of Scheme A and provisions for accidental spills. Mr. Lee 
repeated his view of Scheme A as preferable, and having certain safe- 
guards which Scheme B does not have. 

Commissioner Chester asked Counsel to review the legal aspects. 

Mr. George Baglin, Utilities General Counsel, assured him the only- 
thing that would concern the City Attorney's office was would the 
selected system produce the proper results. 

Commissioner Coblentz spoke of the necessity to have a procedure for 
taking care of accidental spills. Although an oxidation tank is adequate 
to take care of spills, what would happen if a tank is accidentally 
opened. He was told Scheme A has a provision for accidental spills that 
is not shown in the diagram. In case something toxic comes down the line, 
the system will recycle it to a valve which will transmit it to a 
separate container, which is to be added to the system. There is a 
monitor station about 1000 feet up the line that will give an alert should 
this happen. 

Commissioner Coblentz inquired if all airlines have heavy metals discharge 
and Mr. Kaiser responded that they all do. 

Mr. Lee said he could appreciate Commissioner Coblentz 's concern. He 
said that while some other airlines emit heavy metal waste, United is by 
far the greatest source. 

Commissioner Coblentz then said if this was a problem among all the air- 
lines, he could see this as our responsibility but he was not sure we 
should have the burden fall on all the other airlines who are not re- 
sponsible for this. The more the City spends in taking care of this 
problem, the fewer capital improvement dollars United has to spend on the 
problem. 

Commissioner McDonnell asked if it was a big problem to remove the sludge 
and was told it was not; that this had been overemphasized. 

Commissioner McDonnell questioned Mr. Kaiser about the effluent from 
United 1 s Maintenance Base. 

Mr. Kaiser said that United does treat its effluent but there have been 
some accidental spills. It is not all United' s problem and the other 
airline members feel as strongly about the heavy metals as United does. 
He said the airlines don't want to have to put in their own individual 
plants. Other airlines will have a problem of monitoring far more 
serious than United* s. 

Commissioner Kadish stated that she would act on the advice of the 
Airport consultants. 

Mr. Dwyer added that the resolutions being acted upon have been reviewed 
by the City Attorney to ensure that it complies with the State Board's 
cease and desist order. 



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On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Chester, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0132 Resolution approving the award of 

Airport Contract No. 910, Emergency 
Exits for International Rotunda, to 
the lowest regular and responsible 
bidder, Beiser Construction Company, 
735 Industrial Way, San Carlos, CA 
94070, in the total amount of 
$93,600.00, and rejecting all other 
bids. 

Mr. Dwyer stated three bids were received with Beiser Construction Company 
being the lowest regular and responsible bidder. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0133 Resolution awarding Airport Contract 

No. 925, North Terminal Aprons and 
Reconstruction of Taxiways "S" and 
"SS", to Piombo Corporation, 505 
Pico Boulevard, P. 0. Box 1128, 
San Carlos, CA 94070, in the total 
amount of $8,131,587.00. 

Mr. Dwyer said this is part of a FAA grant. It is anticipated that all 
administrative procedures for obtaining reimburseable Federal funds will 
be completed prior to the certification of this contract to the 
successful bidder. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Chester, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0134 Resolution awarding Contract 1015, 

Garage: Stage V - Final Modifica- 
tions, in the total amount of 
$13,925,744.00, to Titan Pacific 
Construction Corp. , 1700 South 
Amphlett Boulevard, Suite 125, 
San Mateo, CA 94402, as the lowest 
regular and responsible bidder. 

Mr. Dwyer stated this contract will complete the modification of the 
existing parking structure to its final configuration as an element of 
the Ground Transportation Center. 

Commissioner McDonnell stated the Engineer's estimate had been lower than 
the low bid and concluded that the Titan Pacific bid was the best price 
we could get for this project at this time. 

Commissioner Kadish asked if Titan Pacific was bondable, to which 
Mr. Lee made an affirmative reply. 

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Mr. Dwyer said that Titan Pacific had requested substitution of certain 
subcontractors and that the subcontractors listed on the bid as sub- 
mitted were protesting the proposed substitution. A hearing was held 
before the Commission with the parties being represented by counsel and 
witness being examined and cross-examined. Due to the length of the 
testimony the greatest portion of the hearing was deferred to the end 
of the calendar. After hearing all the testimony the Commission, with 
the concurrence of the attorneys for all parties; took the matter under 
submission with a decision to be announced later. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Chester, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0135 Resolution approving and requesting 

the Controller's certification of 
Debit Modification No. 4 to Airport 
Contract No. 1000, in the total 
amount of $20,573.00, for the dele- 
tion of carpeting, except that shown 
and scheduled on Sheet A8.2 for the 
Central Plant Mezzanine; to furnish 
and install unglazed tile and re- 
lated items necessary to complete 
tile work in Core D; and to furnish 
and install rubber flooring in core 
elevator cabs A, D, G, H-I, J, BC 
and EF; and approves and grants the 
amended revision to Special Provision 
SP 3b (1) (c) , which extends Core D 
completion date by 116 calendar days 
from March 1 to June 25, 19 77, 
caused by unavoidable delays in ob- 
taining air conditioning and fan 
approvals and revising the finished 
floors in the garage cores. 



On motion of Commissioner Bernstein, seconded by Commissioner Coblentz, 
and after discussion and consideration, it was decided to put over for 
two weeks Calendar Item No. 7, which was Modification No. 6 (Debit), 
Airport Contract No. 1000, Garage: Stage IV - Superstruction Addition, 
$45,957.00. 



On motion of Commissioner Bernstein, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0136 Resolution approving and requesting 

the Controller's certification of 
Debit Modification No. 17 to Airport 
Contract No. 650C, Completion of 
North Terminal Building, authorizing 
payment to the contractor in the 
total amount of $37,659.00, which 
incorporates Bulletin 25A for re- 
routing riser supply ducts into the 
wall space of the four curbside 
check-in units and above ceiling 
duct runs to supply registers. 

Mr. Lee explained that this is a modification that improves the original 
design to overcome complications in the piping. It corrects the problem 
and makes a better design. 



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Commissioner Kadish stated there seems to be little coordination between 
structural design and the actual drawings if changes are necessary. 

Mr. Lee stated that for a project of this magnitude, the difference is 
within normal limits, being only about 1%. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0137 Resolution approving Modification 

No. 21 to Professional Services 
Agreement with San Francisco Airport 
Architects to provide additional 
services related to revision of con- 
tract plans for Airport Contract No. 
950, Boarding Areas H & I and Con- 
nector, in order to incorporate 
changes requested by United Airlines, 

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On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0138 Resolution approving the final plans 

and specifications and authorizing 
the Director of Airports to call for 
bids for Airport Contract No. 1060, 
Pavement Releveling, Runway 1R-19L, 
South of Runway 10R-2 8L. 

Mr. Dwyer said there is a bad bump at this runway intersection. He said 
we tried to make temporary repairs, but found this was unsatisfactory. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0139 Resolution approving the final plans 

and specifications and authorizing 
bid call for Contract No. 1088, 
Differential Settlement Connection, 
Water Quality Control Plant. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Coblentz, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0140 Resolution approving the settle- 

ment of the litigated claim of 
Arntz Brothers, et al., against the 
City and Count of San Francisco, as 
recommended by City Attorney and 
Airport staff and requesting the 
Controller to allot funds and to 
draw a warrant in payment of said 
claim. 

Mr. Dwyer said at the time the contract was completed, the airport filed 
claims against the contractor and they filed counter-claims against the 
airport. The countersuit was reviewed by the City Attorney who recom- 
mended settlement. 



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Commissioner Kadish asked if based on this experience there would be 
penalty clauses in future contracts. 

Mr. Jim Woods, Deputy City Attorney, stated that in 1972 the California 
Government Code was altered, and that Section 53.0695 states in part 
that local municipalities have the authority to include liquidated 
damages in contracts. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 



No. 77-0141 



Approving Sub-sublease between 
American Airlines and PSA for 
Portion of Plot 40. 



Commissioner McDonnell inquired about the level of heavy metal wastes 
that could be expected to be generated in the hangar area. 

The Vice President of Maintenance for PSA, Mr. Dargie, stated that they 
perform a level of maintenance not involving engine overhaul or work 
that would generate undue residuals. 

Commissioner McDonnell then asked if by chosing Scheme A would this 
preclude any type of work that airlines may wish to do. He was told 
, : it would not. 



!' On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Coblentz, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0142 Resolution approving the final 

plans and specifications submitted 
by American Airlines, showing pro- 
posed space improvements within the 
Superbay Hangar at Plot 40 to create 
an aircraft maintenance facility for 
sublease to PSA. The work will con- 
sist of constructing rooms at the 
ground level floor to create office, 
shop and parts storage space, and 
constructing an employee locker room 
and restroom on the mezzanine. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Chester, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0143 Resolution approving the final plans 

and specifications submitted by the 
San Francisco Airport Hilton showing 
the proposed construction of an 
identification sign on each side of 
the entrance driveway to their leased 
premises at Plot 2 and the installa- 
tion of their logo on each end of the 
East motel unit. 

Mr. Dwyer said this work will be done by Hilton at its own and sole expense 
and without rental credit for an estimated cost of $7,500.00. 



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On motion of Commissioner Chester, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0144 Resolution approving the agreement 

between the Federal Aviation Admini- 
stration and the City and County of 
San Francisco, acting through its 
Airports Commission, for the 
construction of a new air traffic 
control tower at San Francisco 
International Airport. 

Mr. Dwyer said this has been a long time coming. This tower will be 
constructed in the middle of the garage. FAA will contribute approxi- 
mately $2,000,000.00. 

Commissioner Kadish asked if FAA pays a rental to the airport now, and 
was told not on the tower space. 



On motion of Commissioner Chester, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 



No. 77-0145 



Resolution requesting the Mayor to 
recommend to the Board of Super- 
visors a supplemental appropriation 
in the total amount of $685,000.00 
to cover increased cost of light, 
heat and power. 



The Commission then proceeded to the supplemental calendar: On motion 
of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Chester, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0146 Resolution requesting the Mayor to 

recommend to the Board of Super- 
visors the immediate filling of 
vacated positions of Director of 
Airports and Deputy Director, Business 
Administration, effective July 1, 1977, 
and a supplemental appropriation in 
the total amount of $8,870.0 to 
cover cost of facilitated replacement 
of retiring Deputy Director. 

On inquiry from Commissioner McDonnell, Mr. Dwyer said his retirement date 
is June 30th. 



There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:45 PM. 




Emmett Smith 
Acting Secretary 
Airports Commission 



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SAN FRANCISCO 
AIRPORTS COMMISSION 




MINUTES 



JUNE 7, 1977 



GEORGE R. MOSCONE, MAYOR 

COMMISSIONERS 

william e. McDonnell 

President 
WILLIAM H. CHESTER 

Vice-President 

WILLIAM K. COBLENTZ 

MORRIS BERNSTEIN 

RUTH S. KADISH 



WILLIAM J. DWYER 
Director of Airports 

San Francisco International Airport 
San Francisco, California 94128 



Call to Order: 2:30 PM 

Present: Commissioners William E. McDonnell, 

William K. Coblentz, Morris Bernstein 
and Ruth S. Kadish. 

Absent: Commissioner William H. Chester 

The Minutes of the Airports Commission meeting of May 17, 1977, were 
approved and adopted as presented: 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0147 Resolution Reaffirming Airports 

Commission Resolution No. 77-0128, 
dated May 3, 1977, Approving in 
Principle the 1977 Modernization 
and Replacement Phase of the Airport 
Expansion Program. 

Mr. M. F. Bagan, Acting Director of Airports, stated that the Charter 
requires that the Director of Airports inform the Commission of possible 
alternatives. There are no alternatives to the program and the resolution 
makes this a matter of record. 



A presentation and status report on the North Terminal Furniture was 
given by Walter Landor & Associates. 

Mr. Bagan stated this presentation was requested by the Commission; 
United hopes to move into the terminal after Labor Day next year, and we 
want to be assured the furniture is on the premises at that time. He 
then asked that a representative of Walter Landor Associates give the 
presentation. Mr. Doug Alair gave a report, using slides, on the 
selected furniture including its adaptability. 

Commissioner Kadish asked how there could be competitive bidding on 
exclusive items, and if the bids would not be equal. She was told the 
competition comes in the furniture suppliers bidding; they each have 
varying overhead costs. Commissioner Kadish was also advised that in- 
stallation was included in the bid. 

Mr. Tecco of Purchasing stated that by competitive bidding, furniture 
either as specified or of equal quality and adaptability would be selected, 

Commissioner Kadish asked what is meant by equal. Mr. Tecco stated that 
the furniture must be equal in quality and adaptability to that specified 
and that staff would have to determine that. 

Commissioner McDonnell asked if bidders are qualified before or after the 
bid process and was advised that is looked at after the bidding. 

Commissioner Kadish said a problem arose before and the "equal" was not 
accepted. She was advised that airport consultants, Airport staff and 
the Purchaser's furniture expert will participate in the decision. 

Commissioner McDonnell stated we should review the timetable because we 
had problems with new facilities being ready to open before the furniture 
is on hand. 



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Mr. Gardner of Walter Landor & Associates gave the timetable stating they 
had met with Metropolitan and Knowles and talked about the lead time re- 
quired, talked with the purchaser on processing and so forth. We have 
time to meet the North Terminal opening date. 

Commissioner McDonnell stated the Commission would like to have the time- 
table in writing and that it would be preferable to pay storage on the 
furniture rather than not have it available when the North Terminal 
opens. He asked that the timetable be presented at the next meeting. 



un motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0149 Resolution authorizing the Director 

of Airports to issue an interdepart- 
mental work order to the Art 
Commission to cover administrative 
costs for the Art Enrichment Program 
for the North Terminal complex. 

Mr. Bagan stated that the Charter requires that money be set aside for 
art enrichment in the North Terminal. The airport staff and Walter 
Landor Associates have been working with the Art Commission and Mr. Robert 
Lee, Deputy Director, Planning/Construction, gave a brief report on 
progress to date. 

Mr. Lee stated airport staff was in agreement with the Art Commission on 
sites. We requested that after they have selected a method of proceed- 
ing, they come before the Airports Commission and make a presentation. 
They have requested some funds be transferred so they may start on pre- 
liminary planning, etc. We are not transferring the total amount at 
this time, only $25,000 at a time. 

Commissioner Kadish asked how was the 2% figure arrived at. 

Mr. Lee stated that was set forth in the Charter. They have approved 
1*5% in our case because of the size of the project. 

Commissioner Kadish stated she felt we should have from the Art Commission 
an actual listing of their expected expenditures and the purposes for 
which they plan to use the money. She added that when this Commission 
met in April on the Art Enrichment program, there was discussion of the 
fact that we would look favorably upon setting 20% of the Art money aside 
for decisions to be made after the terminal was in use. We should re- 
duce the figures you have in your calculations by 20% and put that in a 
contingency fund to be used afterward. She so moved, and Commissioner 
Coblentz seconded. He added that the Art Commission is not the final 
decision maker. 

Commissioner McDonnell added that the Art Commission is in an advisory 
capacity and that we would like to see a list before they make a move. 
Mr. Lee stated that we are sending the Art Commission a letter to reflect 
the Airports Commission's position. 

The motion was amended to hold back $350,000 for application after the 
North Terminal opens. 



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On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0150 Proposed resolution approving 

Amendment No. 1 to the Professional 
Engineering Services Agreement 
authorizing Consoer Townsend and 
Associates to proceed with Phase II 
and III of the design for the 
Industrial Waste Treatment Plant. 

Mr. Bagan reminded the Commission they had approved the basic plan for 
this plant and it is mandatory to proceed immediately into the design 
stage. We think the fee is reasonable and recommend approval. Although 
we must wait for the future bond issue for part of the funds, we do have 
the money for the basic design. However, if the bond issue should fail 
the money will have to be raised from other sources. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0151 Resolution approving and ratifying 

the action of the Director of 
Airports in approving in accordance 
with Airports Commission Resolution 
No. 70-0044, Change Orders Nos. 
774-6, 774-7, 774-8, 774-9 and 
774-10 and requesting Controller's 
certification of Debit Modification 
No. 6 to Airport Contract No. 774 
in the amount of $27,488.10. 

Commissioner Kadish called attention to a phrase in the explanation 
which stated in part ,... "these changes were required to conform to the 
plumbing code.." She wondered why we would pay extra money to conform 
to the Code. 

She was told that the original specifications did not include this and 
Mr. Lee asked Mr. Matlock to explain. 

Mr. David Matlock, Assistant Deputy Director for Construction, stated 
that the San Mateo Plumbing Code was changed after the contract was let. 
We do have a provision in contracts which states all work should be in 
conformity with Codes. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0152 Resolution approving and requesting 

the Controller's certification of 
Debit Modification No. 12 to Airport 
Contract 950, in the total amount 
of $789.00, which incorporates 
Change Order 25 providing for re 
relocation of mechanical piping 
expansion loop in the connector to 
avoid conflict with the Boeing 
baggage conveyor equipment as indi- 
cated in United Airlines Revision 
No. 2. 



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On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0153 Resolution approving and ratifying 

the action of the Director of 
Airports in approving Change Orders 
23, 24, 26 and 27 in accordance 
with Airports Commission Resolution 
70-0044, and requesting the Control- 
ler's certification of Debit 
Modification No. 13 to Airport 
Contract 950, in the amount of 
$22,749.59. 

Mr. Bagan asked Mr. Grindheim of CMC to explain the change orders. He 
said there are bound to be changes on this size job. He added this is a 
$20,000,000 contract and the changes to far amount to 3/4 of 1%. 

Commissioner Kadish stated the percentage shown seems to be within 
reason but that her concern is in the way the change orders are listed 
in that the debit or credit for each item is not shown. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0154 Resolution ratifying the action of 

the Director of Airports and approv- 
ing and requesting the Controller's 
certification of Debit Modification 
18 to Airport Contract No. 650C, 
Completion of North Terminal Building, 
authorizing payment to the contractor 
in the total amount of $16,881.00, 
which incorporates Change Orders 
51 and 58. 

Mr. Bagan stated this contract calls for the approval of two change 
orders; one for interior design and another which was recommended by 
the Fire Department. 

A detailed explanation of Change Order No. 51 was given by a member of 
the Airport Engineering staff. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0155 Resolution ratifying the action of 

the Director of Airports and approv- 
ing and requesting the Controller's 
certification of Debit Modification 
No. 19 to Airport Contract No. 650C, 
Completion of North Terminal Building, 
authorizing payment of $23,360.24, 
which incorporates Change Orders 
6 3 through 68. 

Mr. Bagan stated this modification changes the telephone distribution 
system. 



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On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 



No. 77-0156 



Resolution approving and requesting 
the Controller's certification of 
Debit Modification No. 6 to Airport 
Contract No. 1000, in the total 
Debit amount of $45,957.00, for the 
modification of the piping in the 
settlement pits; and approves and 
grants amended revision to SP3b(l) 
(f) extending the first phase con- 
struction completion schedule date 
by 4 calendar days, with no change 
in the total contract completion 
time. 



Mr. Bagan stated this was taken off calendar at the last meeting. He 
said this is a new manufacturer recommended by staff. 

Commissioner Kadish wondered how much the original manufacturer wanted 
for the change. 

Mr. Lee stated what was recommended originally did not work and they 
did not have any other fittings to do the job so we went to another 
manufacturer. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0157 Approval of Airports Commission 

Resolution accepting the work per- 
formed by the Aviation Consultants, 
Landrum and Brown, Inc. , for 
professional services relating to 
the preparation of the Environ- 
mental Impact Assessment Report 
required by the Federal Aviation 
Administration in connection with 
the Airport Development Aid 
Program. 

Mr. Bagan stated this resolution includes authorization for final pay- 
ment of the contract. The report met all requirements. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 



No. 77-0158 



Resolution accepting the work per- 
formed under Controller's Contract 
No. 60234, Professional Services 
to conduct a pilot plant study for 
treatment of industrial waste, 
using the line clarification treat- 
ment process, as satisfactorily 
completed and approving final pay- 
ment in the amount of $35,000 to 
Metcalf & Eddy Engineers, Inc. 



Mr. Bagan stated this is a final payment of the contract, 

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On motion of Commissioner Coblentz , seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0159 Resolution accepting work performed 

under the professional services 
agreement for soils and foundation 
engineering between the Airports 
Commission and Dames & Moore, dated 
August 19, 1975, as authorized by 
Airports Commission Resolution No. 
74-0173, as satisfactorily completed; 
requesting Controller's certification 
of Credit Modification No. 3 in the 
amount of $91.90; and authorizing 
final payment in the amount of 
$4 01.71 in favor of Dames & Moore, 
Consulting Civil Engineers, 500 
Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 
94111. 

Commissioner McDonnell was told that the work was done on a time and 
material basis. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0160 Resolution Approving Extension of 

Lease with U.S. Postal Service. 

Mr. Bagan stated they have exercised their option to extend their lease, 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0161 Resolution ratifying the action 

of the Director of Airports acting 
in accordance with Airp-rts Resolution 
No. 70-0044, to make various assign- 
ments to the San Francisco Airport 
Architects under the "Additional 
Services" section of their basic 
agreement with the City. 

The Director of Airports has assigned additional work and this is for 
payment of that work. 



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On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0162 Resolution approving the final plans 

and specifications for Airport 
Contract No. 1079, Signing to Buses, 
Terminal Complex, and authorizing 
the Director of Airports to advertise 
for bids. 

Mr. Bagan said we have acquired the services of Sam-Trans, and we have 
different locations for the taxis. We have received complaints from the 
public that they are not directed to transportation. It is recommended 
that we proceed with this signing program as an interim measure. 

Commissioner Kadish asked if the signs will include the mini buses that 
go to Napa, etc. and she was told that such signs should be installed 
shortly. There will also be signs directing people to the lower level 
where such buses are boarded. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Bernstein, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0163 Resolution approving the schematic 

plans for a new Traffic Control 
Tower and authorizing the San 
Francisco Airport Architects to 
proceed with the preparation of 
preliminary plans. 

Mr. Bagan said this has been worked on by staff for several years. We 
have arrived at an agreement with FAA and we do have money available 
in our expansion program. FAA will contribute $2,000,000.00 to this 
tower, which will be located in the center of the garage complex. 

The airport architects were asked to give a complete review, but prior 
to that Commissioner Coblentz was advised that part of the structure, 
10 00 sq. ft. , had been set aside for the use of the airport. 

Mr. Lloyd Laity, Airport Architects, explained the design and gave a 
brief description of the tower and its relationship to the Expansion 
Program. 

Commissioner McDonnell, on inquiry, was told there was a provision for 
a tunnel to the future BART connection. The Commissioner also pointed 
out that the reason for the height of the tower, 200 feet, was so the 
controllers would have maximum visibility over all the buildings and 
the aprons. 

Commissioner Kadish inquired if the tower would be built on piles and 
whether it was seismically planned. Mr. Laity responded that the piles 
go through the fill to bedrock and that the tower is planned on a seismic 
basis. She was told that consultants will be hired for foundation study 
and that the height of the tower and the cab will be carefully considered 
in the study. 

Mr. Grindheim stated the FAA went 200 feet in a helicopter in order to take 
sightings to be sure of the visibility. 

A question arose as to whether this had been approved under the EIS. 
It was answered that this is part of the original expansion program 
and that the project has been cleared. 



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In view of staff's inability to reach an agreement with United Airlines 
regarding their use of and placement of a building formerly used as a 
wash hangar on Plot 4, it was decided that Item 17 of the Calendar be 
put over for two weeks for further study. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz , seconded by Commissi-ner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0148 Selection of a new Director of 

Airports, effective July 1, 1977. 

Commissioner Coblentz made a statement in regard to the many hours 
spent in discussion and interviews in an attempt to select a new 
Director of Airports. He then nominated Mr. Richard Heath, which was 
seconded by Commissioner Kadish. 

Commissioner McDonnell then called for comments from the audience. 
Mrs. Margurite Warren addressed the Commission on the manner in which 
a Director was selected. She admonished them to consider the future 
of the Airport as well as the fact that there are competent persons 
already on airport staff who should be given the opportunity to serve. 

The vote proceeded as follows: Commissioner Coblentz, aye 

Commissioner Bernstein, aye 
Commissioner Kadish, aye 

Commissioner McDonnell made a statement before giving his vote. He 
gave some of the background that brought the Commission to its decision. 
He told how the airport staff was upgraded in the past. He felt they 
should promote from within, using people who have actual airport experi- 
ence. He said it is for this reason that he tenders his "nay" vote, 
which has nothing to do with Mr. Heath as an individual and that 
Mr. Heath will report about ten days early to begin work officially the 
first of July. Commissioner McDonnell then resigned as President of 
the Commission and stated that the position was open for nomination. 

Commissioner Coblentz lauded the work of Commissioner McDonnell and 
stated he knew of no one who had contributed so much to a position for 
which he receives no significant remuneration. 

Mr. Ryan, Director of Public Affairs for United Airlines, said he would 
"second the motion" on everything Commissioner Coblentz said about 
Commissioner McDonnell and that it was regretful that he has decided to 
withdraw as President. 

Commissioner Kadish stated she asked Commissioner McDonnell to reconsider 
his decision and was sorry he did not see fit to change his mind. 

Commissioner Coblentz then nominated Commissioner Bernstein as President 
of the Airports Commission, Commissioner Kadish seconded and he was 
elected with 3 ayes and Commissioner Bernstein passing. 

Commissioner Bernstein then stated that he appreciates the experience 
and expertise of Commissioner McDonnell and is happy that he is remain- 
ing on the Commission and hopes that they can continue to perform the 
Commission work on the same high level. 

There being no further comments or business, the meeting adjourned at 
4:25 PM. 




Emmet i 

Acting Secretary 

Airports Commission 



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SAN FRANCISCO 



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AIRPORTS COMMISSION 




MINUTES 



JUNE 21, 1977 






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PUBLIC 



GEORGE R. MOSCONE, MAYOR 

COMMISSIONERS 

MORRIS BERNSTEIN 

President 

RUTH S. KADISH 

Vice-President 

william e. McDonnell 
william k. coblentz 

richard r. heath 
Director of Airports 



San Francisco International Airport 
San Francisco, California 94128 



Call to Orden 

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Present: Commissioners Morris Bernstein, 

William E. McDonnell, William K. 
Coblentz and Ruth S. Kadish 

Absent: Commissioner William H. Chester 

The Minutes of the Airports Commission meeting of June 7, 1977, were 
approved and adopted with the following corrections: 

Page 77-78, line 10: "..received complaints from the public that 

they are noted to transportation." 

Should read: 

"....received complaints from the public 
that they are not directed to transportation, 



Commission President Bernstein announced the resignation of Commissioner 
William H. Chester due to his appointment by Governor Brown to the State 
Narcotic Addiction Evaluation Authority. The meeting was then opened 
for the nomination and election of a Vice President of the Commission. 
Commissioner Coblentz then nominated Commissioner Kadish for the position 
of Vice President and she was elected by an unanimous vote. 



Commissioner Coblentz brought up a matter that was taken off calendar 
at the last meeting, regarding a proposed construction by United Airlines, 
The matter was seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, who stated the staff 
concurs, providing certain stipulations, as set forth in Resolution No. 
77-0186 dated June 21, 1977, are met. 

Mr. Bill Muller of United Airlines expressed his appreciation and stated 
the matter would be satisfactorily worked out. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0164 Appointment of Warren D. Hanson 

as Acting Secretary, Airports 
Commission, in the absence of 
Ann H. Racich. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0165 Declaration of Emergency, Customs 

and Immigration Area. 

Mr. Dwyer, Director of Airports, stated that this resolution declares 
the existence of an emergency and directs the Director of Airports to 
effect necessary modifications in the most expeditious manner to rectify 
the situation. 



Commissioner Coblentz was then excused and left the meeting, 



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On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell 
the following resolution was adopted: ' 

No. 77-0166 Resolution approving Professional 

Services Agreement with San 
Francisco International Airport 
Medical Clinic. 

Mr. Dwyer stated this is the third year for the Airport Medical Clinic 
and it has been an excellent operation. 

Commissioner Kadish asked if the clinic pays rent and was told that they 
pay for the footage they occupy. She then asked if they handle their 
own maintenance and was told that they do, that this is a professional 
services contract. 

Mr. Dwyer added that originally it was a negotiated agreement in which 
the clinic would stay open 16 hours per day. However, based on the 
requests from the employees and the traveling public, an agreement was 
negotiated to have 24-hour medical service. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0167 Resolution accepting the grant 

offer made by the Federal Aviation 
Administration for Project No. 
6-06-0221-08 and authorizing the 
Director of Airports to execute its 
acceptance on behalf of the Airports 
Commission in the amount of 
$5,083,044.00 for a parking apron 
for North Terminal and extension 
and reconstruction of. Taxiway S 
and SS; and Extension of Taxiways 
A and B to Runways 10R and 10L. 

Mr. Dwyer said this is the final step in acceptance of the grant. It 
was delayed pending completion and approval of the Environmental Impact 
Statement. 

Commissioner Kadish stated the offering and accepting of this grant is 
actual proof that the EIS has been accepted. 

At this point, a member of the audience, Ms. Kathleen Van Velsor, read 
a letter from the Environmental Protection Agency, which she said asks 
for an investigation. 

Mr. George Baglin, Utilities General Counsel, stated that the EIS is 
final by virtue of the fact that the FAA has accepted it; he also added 
that the EPA letter and any other matters that may come after the 30-day 
period are after the fact and have no effect on the EIS. 

Mr. Dwyer added that he spoke to FAA and they had no response within the 
30-day period. 

Commissioner Kadish asked for and received a copy of the letter read by 
Ms. Van Velsor. 



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)n motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
zhe following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0168 Resolution approving the final 

plans and specifications and 
authorizing the Director of 
Airports to call for bids for 
Airport Contract No. 941, 
Improvements to Sewage Pumping 
Station No. 1. 

Mr. Dwyer stated this contract is to increase the efficiency of sewage 
pumping station No. 1. 



On motion of Commissioner McDonnell, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0169 Resolution approving the final 

plans and specifications and 
authorizing the Director of 
Airports to call for bids for 
Airport Contract No. 10 39, 
Widening of Road R-6. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0170 Resolution approving the final 

plans and authorizing the 
Director of Airports. to call for 
bids for Airport Contract No. 
1122, Industrial Waste Collection 
System - Phase II. 

Mr. Dwyer stated this is in accordance with a directive received from 
the State Water Pollution Board. We are on schedule. 

Commissioner Kadish asked if money had been set aside for this phase. 
Mr. Dwyer stated we did not have the money for the plant yet. 



On motion of Commissioner McDonnell, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0171 Resolution awarding Airport 

Contract No. 1060, Pavement Re- 
leveling, Runway 1R-19L, South 
of Runway 10R-2 8L, to Gray and 
Lewis, Inc., 781 Old County Road, 
San Carlos, CA 94070, in the 
total amount of $87,158.00. 

Mr. Dwyer stated this had been to the Commission before. 

Commissioner Kadish noted there was a difference between the first and 
second bids of $10,000. Mr. Dwyer stated that Gray and Lewis are bond- 
able. 

Commissioner Kadish noted the construction time is within 5 days and 
asked for an explanation. 

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Mr. Robert Lee, Deputy Director for Planning/Engineering, stated the 
work is in the middle of the runway and when asked if they would be 
working on three 8-hour shifts, he responded no, that this would be 
done during the day and night. 



On motion of Commissioner McDonnell, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 



No. 77-0172 



Resolution approving and request- 
ing the Controller's certification 
of Debit Modification No. 8 to 
Airport Contract No. 1000, in the 
total debit amount of $37,800.00, 
which provides the contractor 
with a complete performance speci- 
fication which defines and resolves 
the priority and functions of all 
units controlling the garage 
ventilation fans and integrates 
the carbon monoxide analyzing 
system with the central control 
and monitoring system located in 
the Central Heating and Cooling 
Plant. 



Mr. Dwyer asked Mr. Lee to explain. Mr. Lee said work will be in seven 
cores and will increase the safety of maintenance operation. It will 
cut down on the energy consumption during periods when there is a low 
carbon monoxide content in the garage. He then asked the construction 
management staff to explain the technical details. 

Commissioner Kadish inquired about the energy aspect and was told that 
when the system was put in, the special controls were not installed at 
that time. 



On motion of Commissioner McDonnell, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0173 Resolution approving Modification 

No. 1 extending the completion 
date 60 calendar days from June 30, 
1977 to August 29, 1977, of 
Airport Contract No. 1052, Emer- 
gency Airfield pavement repairs, 
at no cost to the City. 

Mr. Dwyer stated this is an annual contract on which the time has expired. 
However, there are still funds remaining. Renewal of this contract for 
another year will be requested at the next meeting. 



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motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
following resolutions were adopted: 

No. 77-0174 



No. 77-0175 



Resolution approving and ratify- 
ing the action of the Director 
of Airports in approving Change 
Orders 69 thru 71 and requesting 
the Controller's certification 
of Debit Modification No. 20 to 
Airport Contract 650C, in the 
total amount of $13,395.00, in- 
corporating said Change Orders. 

Resolution approving and ratify- 
ing the action of the Director 
of Airports in approving Change 
Orders 72 and 7 3 and requesting 
the Controller's certification 
of Debit Modification No. 21 to 
Airport Contract 650C, in the 
total amount of $17,433.00, in- 
corporating said Change Orders. 

Mr. Dwyer stated there is an existing directive which gives the 
Director of Airports the authority to approve change orders not to 
exceed $25,000. These change orders total in excess of that amount 
and it is necessary to come to the Commission for approval and rati- 
fication. 

Commissioner Kadish reminded staff that the Commissioner requested a 
complete breakdown of the debits and credits of the change orders, 
rather than just a list of sums of the same. 



On motion of Commissioner McDonnell, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 



No. 77-0176 



Resolution accepting the work 
under Airport Contract No. 938, 
Remodeling Security Facilities, 
Lower and Second Levels, Central 
Terminal, as satisfactorily com- 
pleted; approving and requesting 
the Controller's certification 
of Credit Modification No. 2 in 
the amount of $92.12; extending 
the completion date from March 29, 
1977 to April 28, 1977, and ap- 
proving final payment in the 
amount of $17,275.97 in favor of 
the contractor, Moore Construction 
Company, 300 Vicksburg Street, 
Suite #1, San Francisco, CA 94114. 



On motion of Commissioner McDonnell, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 



No. 77-0177 



Resolution approving the action 
of the Director of Airports in 
settling and compromising claims 
which resulted in payment under 
$2,500.00. 



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On motion of Commissioner McDonnell, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0178 Resolution authorizing consent 

to assignment and assumption of 
the Airporter Agreement in ac- 
cordance with the Order of the 
Federal District Court, Southern 
Division of California, confirm- 
ing the sale of assets and oper- 
ating agreement from Airpor- 
transit of California to the new 
operator, SFO Airporter Inc. 

Mr. Dwyer explained that when Yellow Cab started through bankruptcy, 
there were two contracts. The Airporter Agreement was picked up by 
the firm that operates the garage and had a pending agreement with 
the bankruptcy firm. It is now recommended that the Airporter Agree- 
ment be assigned to the new owners. 

Commissioner Kadish stated the money is in escrow. Commissioner 
McDonnell asked how long Airporter was out of business and was told 
that there was no interim period, that the business continued without 
interruption. He then congratulated the new owner represented by 
Mr. Steve Leonoudakis. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0179 Resolution approving the final 

plans and specifications sub- 
mitted by TransWorld Airlines 
showing proposed space improve- 
ments within the portion of the 
air cargo building at Plot 3 
being subleased to Japan Airlines, 

Mr. Dwyer stated this is work to be performed by TWA at no cost to the 
City. 

A question was raised as to whether the improved area would be used 
for handling cargo, and whether EIR specifications for California law 
had been met. 

Mr. Bob Lee stated the present TWA Hangar was converted to cargo 
operation some time ago; TWA will be leasing it to Japan Airlines; 
and that this is an improvement of an existing facility, not an en- 
largement. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0180 Resolution approving the final 

plans and specifications sub- 
mitted by the Federal Aviation 
Administration showing the pro- 
posed installation of 4-box Visual 
Approach Slope Indicator (VASI) 
for Runway 10L and a Runway End 
Identifier Light System (REIL) at 
the Runway 1R threshold. 

Mr. Dwyer stated this is an authorization for FAA to go ahead with im- 
provements at no cost to the City. 



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On motion of Commissioner McDonnell, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0181 Resolution approving Sublease, 

Airborne Freight Corporation, 
Sublessor, and Aeronautics Inc., 
Sublessee. 

Commissioner Kadish asked what Airborne' s activities are. 

Emmett Smith, Acting Deputy Director, Business/Finance, explained 
that Airborne Freight is a freight forwarder and at one time their 
entire offices were on the airport, which included a sales division. 

Commissioner Kadish asked if it was common practice to have sales 
offices on the airport. She was told that it was not, that the build- 
ing reverts back to the ownership of the airport in 1980, at which 
time a no-sales offices clause will be inserted in the lease. The 
present lease started in 1950 under different conditions from those 
now existing. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 



No. 77-0182 



Resolution approving the final 
plans and specifications sub- 
mitted by United Airlines show- 
ing their proposed construction 
of an exit driveway from the 
south end of the Maintenance 
Operations Center, employee 
parking lot to feed into the 
west bound lane of San Bruno 
Avenue . 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0183 Resolution approving sublease, 

Pan American World Airways, Inc., 
Sublessor, and National Car 
Rental System, Inc., Sublessee. 

Mr. Dwyer stated Pan Am desires to sublease 25,903 sq. feet of parking 
lot space to National Car Rental System on a short-term, month-to- 
month basis. 



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On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0184 Resolution approving Modification 

No. 22 to Professional Services 
Agreement with San Francisco 
Airport Architects to provide 
architectural and engineering 
services for the preparation of 
schematic plans for Boarding 
Area G and Connector, and related 
work. 

Mr. Dwyer stated this project is a critical part of the North Terminal 
Complex and is included in Stage I Phase of the Modernization and 
Replacement Program adopted by Commission on May 3, 1977. 

Commissioner Kadish inquired what fund will finance this program. She 
was told the funds will come from the 1976 Airport Revenue Bonds. 



Further Business 

Mr. Dwyer stated staff has received a check from a bonding company to 
pay off the balance due on the Yellow Cab Agreement in the amount of 
$100,000.00. This requires a resolution (No. 77-0185) which he asked 
the Secretary to read. The matter was then approved following a motion 
by Commissioner McDonnell and a second by Commissioner Kadish. 



Mr. Dwyer also officially notified Commission that Mr. William Paizis, 
Deputy Director for Business/Finance is on leave pending retirement, 
for health reasons. Commissioner McDonnell inquired if funds were 
available to cover his leave and was told that it has been requested 
and comes before the Board of Supervisors for approval. 

Commissioner Kadish stated there were two items she would like to be 
scheduled for the next meeting: 

1) Report on cargo situation 

2) Report on garage parking fees 

Mr. Dwyer reminded the Commission that this was his last meeting prior 
to his retirement and expressed his thanks and appreciation for the 
support and assistance given him by the Commission. 

There were then comments from the various Commissioners regarding their 
association with Mr. Dwyer and congratulations on his retirement. 

Commissioner McDonnell lauded the work of Mr. Dwyer and his achievements 
while with the City and County of San Francisco, and suggested that the 
meeting adjourn in honor of Commissioner William H. Chester and Mr. 
William J. Dwyer, to which the Commissioners unanimously agreed. 

He then congratulated Commissioner Kadish as the new Vice President of 
the Commission. 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 3:15 PM. 



Cc/auju< L^&2u4&+<^' 



Warren D. Hanson 
Acting Secretary 
Airports Commission 



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SAN FRANCISCO 
AIRPORTS COMMISSION 




MINUTES 



JULY 19, 1977 



GEORGE R. MOSCONE, MAYOR 

COMMISSIONERS 

MORRIS BERNSTEIN 

President 

RUTH S. KADISH 

Vice-President 

william e. McDonnell 
william k. coblentz 



' . , v 



RICHARD R. HEATH 

Director of Airports 

San Francisco International Airport 
San Francisco, California 94128 



:all to Order: 2:30 PM 

Present: Commissioners Morris Bernstein, 

Ruth S. Kadish and William K. 
Coblentz. 

Absent: Commissioner William E. McDonnell. 

The Minutes of the Airports Commission meeting of June 21, 1977, 
were approved and adopted with corrections to read as follows: 

Page 77-81, p. 5, "Commissioner Kadish asked if..." "Mr. Dwyer 

said that was the accurateTnterpretation, for 
if the EIS had not been accepted these funds 
would not be forthcoming ..." 

Page 77-81, p. 10, " Commissioner Kadish asked that she be given a 

copy of the letter read by Ms. Van Velsor and 
for copies of any responses made to and 
thenceforth received in relation to thTs matter , 

Page 77-85, p. 2, "Commissioner Kadish asked if the money is in...' 

Page 77-86, p. 3, "Commissioner Kadish. . .airport . She was told 

that it was not, that this was the sole excep - 
tion, and that inserted in the lease." 



President Bernstein then called for management reports. Management 
Report "A" on procedures and philosophy governing selection of artists 
for the Airport Art Enrichment Program for the North Terminal Complex, 
was presented by Mr. Alfred Frankenstein, Vice President of the San 
Francisco Art Commission, a copy of which is attached hereto and in- 
corporated in these minutes by reference. 

Commissioner Coblentz expressed the hope that this Commission and the 
members of the Art Commission would be able to coordinate their efforts 
toward satisfactory selection of appropriate art. 

Vice President Kadish expressed her gratitude to the Art Commission 
Selection Committee for realizing the need for closer communication be- 
tween the two Commissions in relation to this project and responding by 
being present at the meeting. She felt that as long as the two com- 
mittees worked coordinately , "there need be no hangups." She does not 
expect any future misunderstandings. 



Management Report "B" was presented by Director of Aiports Richard R. 
Heath, who reported statistics concerning the operation of the garage. 

Commissioner Kadish noted that when the matter of the parking garage 
came up earlier, the reports were "couched" under a different format 
and terminology. She said that the Commission had resolved that the 
garage serve short term parkers in preference to long term parkers. 
The report was made to the Commission to determine the effect of that 
policy. She asked for the percentage of short term versus long term 
parkers in the garage which had been omitted from this report. She 
added that the Commission had asked for monthly reports on the progress 
of the garage. She said we don't think it is important to know how 
many empty stalls there are at 6:00 AM. Mr. Heath stated that the 
reports on the information requested would be sent to the Commissioner. 

* * * 

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Management Report "C" concerning planning for air cargo facilities 
was presented by Mr. Dale Fearn, Assistant Deputy Director for 
Planning, who related some of the history of the master plan, point- 
ing out areas involved and items of concern in the process. 

The Commission then proceeded with the calendared items: 

* * * 

On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Coblentz, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0188 Resolution ratifying award of 

Airport Contract No. 1088, 
Differential Settlement Connection, 
Water Quality Control Plant, to 
Dalzell Corporation, P. 0. Box 8284, 
Emeryville, CA 94 662, in the total 
amount of $7,929.00, by telephone 
poll of Commission on June 29, 1977. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0189 Resolution awarding Airport Contract 

No. 10 39, Widening of Road R-6, to 
B. Fontana and Sons, Inc., 338 North 
Canal Street, South San Francisco, 
CA 94080, in the total amount of 
$18,081.00. 

Mr. Heath, Director of Airports, stated this is slightly over the 
engineer's estimate of $17,500. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Coblentz, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0190 Resolution awarding Contract No. 

1079, Signing to Buses, Terminal 
Complex, to Panad Associates, 100 
South Ellsworth Avenue, San Mateo, 
CA 94401, in the total amount of 
$16,210.00. 

Mr. Heath recommended the award of contract to Panad Associates. 

Commissioner Kadish asked if this included signing for the minibuses 
to Napa, Santa Rosa and other areas. 

Mr. Sheldon Fein, Traffic Engineer, stated these signs are for shuttle 
buses between the terminal buildings only. He added we have already 
included signing at the curbsides and we are meeting next week with 
appropriate companies to take care of signing in the building covering 
general signing to Sam Trans public service buses. 

Commissioner Kadish stated she hopes that the signs being planned 
would be of the same calibre as the others. There are a number of 
people going to the peninsula and San Francisco who would use mini- 
buses if they are properly signed. 



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Mr. M. F. Bagan, Deputy Director, Operations/Maintenance, added we 
have been working closely with the companies; they seem to be 
cooperating very well. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0191 Resolution approving the final 

plans and specifications and autho- 
rizing the Director of Airports to 
call for bids for Airport Contract 
No. 960, Roadway Graphics. 

Mr. Heath stated we are now ready to go out on bid for the final plans 
and specifications on the roadway graphics. He called for a member of 
the Airport Architects to make a presentation. 

Mr. Lloyd Laity, Airport Architects, said the plans provide a compre- 
hensive roadway graphics system required for the orderly movement of 
vehicular and pedestrian traffic throughout the entrance roadways 
and both levels of the terminal roadways. He said that the plan will 
be a vast improvement over the present system. He went on to relate 
the type of equipment to be used and other technical details involved 
in the installation of such signs. 

Mr. Heath stated that since there is such a short road distance be- 
tween terminals and the freeway, traffic is slowed when motorists 
unfamiliar with the airport attempt to determine which lane they 
should be in to leave the airport in the proper direction. As a 
temporary measure, a sign will be erected directing motorists to the 
proper lane to go to San Francisco, or to San Jose and points south. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0192 Resolution approving the final plans 

and specifications for Airport 
Contract No. 1049, Improvements to 
Restrooms, Upper Level, Piers "F" 
and "FF", and authorizing the 
Director of Airports to advertise 
for bids. 

Mr. Heath said this contract is for the refurbishment of restrooms on 
the two piers in the South Terminal. 

Commissioner Kadish asked if there would be some measure of control 
of the use of water should there be a continuation of the drought. 
Mr. Heath replied there is no reason why they could not be installed. 



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On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Coblentz, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0193 Resolution approving the final plans 

and specifications and authorizing 
the Director of Airports to call for 
bids for Airport Contract No. 1098, 
Emergency Airfield Pavement Repairs, 
Fiscal Year 1977-78. 

Mr. Heath stated this is our annual emergency repair contract. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolutions were concurrently adopted: 

No. 77-0194 Resolution approving and ratifying 

the action of the Director of 
Airports in approving Change Order 
No. 1 and requesting the Controller's 
certification of Debit Modification 
No. 1 to Airport Contract 977, 
Expansion of Electrical Distribution 
System, Phase I, incorporating said 
Change Order. 

No. 77-0195 Resolution approving and requesting 

the Controller's certification of 
Debit Modification No. 2 to Airport 
Contract No. 977, Expansion of 
Electrical Distribution System - 
Phase I, authorizing payment to the 
contractor in the amount of $22,615. 

No. 77-0196 Resolution approving and ratifying 

the action of the Director of 
Airports in approving Change Orders 
13 through 17, and requesting the 
Controller's certification of Debit 
Modification No. 7 to Airport Con- 
tract 1000, in the total amount of 
$19,221.00, incorporating said 
Change Orders. 

No. 77-0197 Resolution approving and ratifying 

the action of the Director of 
Airports in approving Change Orders 
18 through 20, and requesting the 
Controller's certification of Debit 
Modification No. 9 to Airport Con- 
tract 1000, in the total amount of 
$14,480.00, incorporating said 
Change Orders. 



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On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0198 Resolution accepting the work under 

Airport Contract No. 1024, Remodel- 
ing Administrative Offices, Business 
and Finance Division, Central Terminal, 
as satisfactorily completed; approv- 
ing and requesting the Controller's 
certification of Debit Modification 
No. 1 in the amount of $1,955.57; 
extending the completion date from 
January 14, 1977 to June 17, 1977; 
and approving final payment in the 
amount of $15,780.01 in favor of the 
contractor, Martinelli Construction 
Company, Inc., 1580 Folsom Street, 
San Francisco, CA 94103. 

Mr. Heath said several minor modifications were incorporated in this 
adjustment to this contract, necessitating the extension of the 
completion date. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 



No. 77-0199 



Resolution accepting the work under 
Airport Contract No. 1066, Signing 
to Garage, South Terminal, as satis- 
factorily completed and approving 
final payment in the amount of 
$5,963.00 in favor of the contractor, 
Panad Associates, 100 South Ellsworth 
Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0200 Resolution approving the maximum 

gross landing weights for each type 
of aircraft operated by the scheduled 
airlines operating at San Francisco 
International Airport for the period 
July 1, 1977 through June 30, 1978. 

Mr. Heath said this is an annual matter that the Airports Commission 
must approve to update the landing weights used to determine landing 
fees each fiscal year. 

Ms. Anita Maraviglia asked if gross landing weights are up from last 
year and who determined the weights. 

Mr. Bagan stated the airlines send in the figures, we check them with 
FAA, and from this the weights are established. Landing fees are 
computed from th-.-se established weights. 

Mr. Heath added some models of the DC-9 and 727 have increased in 
weight somewhat from last year and that she would be supplied a copy 
of last year's resolution for comparison. 



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On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolutions were concurrently adopted: 

No. 77-0201 Resolution approving surrender of 

Flying Tiger Lease of Plot 20. 

No. 77-0202 Resolution approving 40 year lease 

of Plot 20 to San Francisco 
Community College District. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Coblentz, 
the following resolutions were concurrently adopted: 

No. 77-0203 Resolution approving the final plans 

and specifications submitted by 
United Airlines showing the opera- 
tional support facilities which 
United Airlines proposed to con- 
struct in the North Terminal and 
Boarding Areas H & I. 

No. 77-0204 Resolution approving final plans 

and specifications submitted by 
United Airlines, showing the ex- 
pansion of the compressed air 
supply system in the Turbine 
Engine Overhaul Shop at the Main- 
tenance Operations Center. 

No. 77-0205 Resolution approving the final 

plans and specifications submitted 
by United Airlines, showing the 
proposed construction of a new 
employee cafeteria on the second 
floor of Building 15 West, at its 
Maintenance Operations Center, to 
replace some of the existing 
facilities which are being closed 
out. 

Mr. Heath requested approval of plans United Airlines has submitted 
for their airport operations. He added that UAL plans to spend ap- 
proximately $44 million in the North Terminal Complex, and that this 
will be done at their own and sole expense and without rental credit. 

Commissioner Coblentz stated the only question in his mind is the 
problem of the vibrations of the baggage handling system. He was 
informed that this is now under control. 



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)n motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Coblentz, 
:he following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0206 Resolution approving the final 

plans and specifications submitted 
by American Airlines, showing pro- 
posed space improvements within a 
portion of Cargo Building No. 5 
to create a cargo facility for 
use by Philippine Airlines under 
an agreement between the two air- 
lines. 

Commissioner Kadish commented that this project will eliminate the 
need for Philippine Airlines to expand its facilities and, in turn, 
reduce further expansion of the airport facilities. 

Ms. Sylvia Gregory asked if this was going within the scope of the 
EIS. She expressed concern that there might be an increase in the use 
of airport space. 

Mr. Fearn stated this project involves PAL moving their facility to 
an existing adjacent site. When no additional building is involved, 
there is no need for an additional environmental impact statement. 

Ms. Gregory expressed concern for adding more functions in the same 
building. 



Further Business 

Mr. Heath stated he wished to bring up a number of things of concern 
to him as new Director of Airports. 

He asked the Commission for general directives in terms of policy that 
could be put in resolution form and be used as guidelines. This could 
be the policy statement, or goals of the staff as directed by the 
Commission, which staff could review and reports made on progress, 
hopefully within the target dates set for such action. 

Commissioner Kadish stated she and Commissioner Bernstein had that in 
mind and had come up with some policy statements. She asked if those 
should be aired now or wait until all the Commissioners had had an 
opportunity for input in this respect. 

It was agreed that at the next meeting the Commissioners would come 
forth with their suggestions, which would be adopted as resolutions. 

Commissioner Kadish did bring up one policy statement, which it was 
felt important to discuss, i.e. the policy statement on the Concorde, 
which was adopted during September 1970 under Resolution No. 70-0068. 
This was discussed and Commissioner Kadish made a motion which was 
seconded and passed, that this Commission reaffirm its action under 
Resolution 70-0068. 

Mr. Heath added FAA made a study concerning the possible impact of the 
Concorde on several airports, including San Francisco, but that it was 
not given to top airport management when it was first published. He 
said we talked to the FAA Director, who said the study indicated what 
would happen under the worst possible conditions. 



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Mr. Heath said the Anderson Bill currently before Congress diluted 
certain stringent requirements on the airlines concerning aircraft 
noise control, but that AOCI is taking a strong stand against the 
amendments. He asked the Commission permission to write to the 
California Delegation, expressing our opposition to such amendments, 

A motion by Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Coblentz 
was passed to give permission and approval of Mr. Heath's request. 

Mr. Heath said he is pleased to have been appointed Director of 
Airports, that he has an excellent staff which has been working 
with him on a number of questions, and he hopes they will make much 
progress over the years. 



Susan Smith of San Francisco Tomorrow, stated her displeasure at 
receiving no response from several communications to Airport staff, 
regarding action by the Commission. She said this goes back to 1976 
and that her letters were omitted from staff consideration. She 
referred to the history of the EIS. 

Mr. Heath rebutted her allegations stating her communications were 
not in his file, but that appropriate material was forwarded to the 
Commission. 

Ms. Smith then brought up other questions regarding the passenger 
handling capacity of the Airport. She was told that the plans for 
expansion were approved by the Board of Supervisors in 1976; that the 
plans called for fewer gates and that it was less expensive than 
previously presented; that the most important way to measure an air- 
port would be the number of flights, the noise level, etc. 

She then asked if the passenger handling capacity would double when 
the North Terminal opens. 

Mr. Robert G. Lee answered it would double the areas of our present 
terminal facilities. He pointed out that the existing Central 
Terminal and South Terminals were designed to accommodate some 
12 million passengers, but last year they handled over 19 million 
passengers. 

Commissioner Kadish said she can appreciate that what is past is also 
present, but that we should deal with what is the direction of the 
airport now under its present leadership. She said both Commission 
and staff agree that will save lots of time and headaches. The pro- 
cedures are changing as can be seen from the changed agenda format. 
There has not previously been an agendized section of management 
reports. If there is a matter that needs to be discussed and that 
Ms. Smith feels should be agendized, that desire should be transmitted 
to Mr. Heath so that it can be set for the next meeting. 

Ms. Smith went on to bring up other matters such as the Garage, EPA 
and FAA. 



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Mr. Heath said there were many distortions and half-truths in her 
address, which were very unsettling to him. He refuted many of 
the statements made. He added, he thinks Commissioner Radish's 
suggestion will eliminate a lot of the allegations. He said that 
any matters of concern must be submitted in writing to Airport 
staff before it can be put on the agenda. 

Commissioner Bernstein, addressing Ms. Smith, suggested that she 
write a letter and we will be glad to put it on the agenda. 



The meeting was adjourned at 3:45 PM. 



Warren D. Hanson 
Acting Secretary 
Airports Commission 



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COMMISSION CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



When Commissioner Montgomery asked me to make this presentation 
before the Airport Commission this afternoon, I foresaw a long and 
possibly complex session ahead for all of us, since the Art Commission's 
file on the enrichment of the North Terminal is fairly voluminous. But 
now, having been over all the correspondence, minutes of committee 
meetings, and committee reports on this matter that have accumulated 
since it was first brought to our attention, I am happy to say that 
for the time being, it boils down to a fairly small number of prac- 
ticalities and one difference of emphasis between the two commissions 
which is clearly far less severe than some of our recent exchanges 
might indicate. 

Let us begin with the practicalities. 

At the very start of our collaboration, the two commissions 
agreed upon 17 locations in the North Terminal to be enriched with 
art of different types, media, and styles. The Art Commission has 
undertaken the preliminary steps toward the inauguration of the work 
in five of these locations, leaving twelve of them completely open 
for consideration later. 

So far, one direct commission has been given to Freda Koblick 
of San Francisco for a piece of sculpture in Location # 12, the 
hub area of the central lobby. Miss Koblick is a specialist in the 
use of transparent and translucent sculptural materials, and in our 
Judgement, her work is especially well suited to that space. 

Competitions have been planned for four other areas. 

Two competitions will take place in connection with Location # 3, 
the south wall of the northwest and northeast concourse. The original 
recommendation for this was "a series of paintings, double the re- 
quired number to provide a rotating exhibition; actual number to be 
decided later." We are proposing to go a little slow on this, to 
select not more than 20 works at the outset, but to fulfill the am- 
bitious idea of the rotating exhibition when, as, and if it seems 
feasible. Meanwhile our two competitions for Location # 3 are as 
follows : 

1. A limited, invitational competition restricted to 30 painters 
of California. We should like here to emphasize that among the 30 
painters selected by the Art Commission to receive this invitation, 
the names of 12 appear on a list of desirable artists submitted to us 
by the Airport Commission. 

2. An unlimited competition open to all artists living within 



166 GROVE STREET SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA 64102 (416) 668 6468 



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a 100-mile radius of San Francisco to take place during the San Fran- 
cisco Art Festival in September. 

Both competitions are limited to paintings or works in poly- 
chrome relief with maximum dimensions of four by eight feet and mini- 
mum dimensions of four by four. Both competitions will be juried by 
the Visual Arts Committee of the Art Commission, the Director of the 
Airport, and designated members of the Airport Commission. 

For Location Number 6, described as "security area to connector," 
with two walls each 10 feet high and 64 feet wide, the Art Commission 
proposes a competition limited to 18 artists of California for a 
mural compostion or sculpture relief. Suggested materials are ceramic 
tile, Byzantine mosaic, metal polychrome, or other substances not 
easily vandalized. Paintings, photographs, or collages are not con- 
sidered suitable for this area. 

A competition for Location 11, described as "Lounge (Hub), South- 
west and Northwest walls, 46 feet wide and 10 feet high'.', has been 
approved by the Visual Arts Committee of the Art Commission, but 
details concerning it remain to be worked out. 

All designs, models, maquettes, and so on resulting from these 
competitions will be submitted to the Airport Commission, so that it 
will be doubly involved in them, since members thereof will also serve 
on the preliminary juries. 

The Airport Commission has approved the selection of Miss Koblick 
and has sanctioned the open competition for Location // 3. We solicit 
your approval for the other competitions mentioned here and for another 
proposal passed by our Visual Arts Committee — that the Art Commission 
design and provide a series of portable panels for the North Terminal, 
these to be used for temporary displays of children's art, for future 
plans for the airport, or anything else the Airport Commission may 
desire. 

So much for the practicalities. 

The Art Commission is by no means opposed to the use of works by 
artists of national and international reputation at the North Terminal, 
but tends to stress the artists of the Bay Region and of California 
for several reasons. 

The first and most important reason is that the Bay Region is 
one of the major cultural centers of the world, but it has the un- 
fortunate, provincial habit of valuing what it can buy over what it 
can do. We feel it is high time that the artists of the Bay Region 
were given priority in a major effort like this one, as the artists 
of Paris, London, or New York would be given priority in similar 
ventures in those cities. We know that giving priority to a well- 
selected group of Bay Region artists will in no way diminish the 
quality of the result we all desire. We wish to stress the fact that 
many Bay Region artists are national and international celebrities; 
this includes artists who no longer reside here but who got their 
start here and are generally regarded as members of the Bay Region 
art community. However, in the event that our efforts do not produce 
art of the proper quality among the Bay Region community, we shall 



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then move elsewhere. 

We are convinced that people come to the Bay Region to see what 
the Bay Region is like, not primarily to experience here what can be 
experienced in other places. We agree, however, that some examples 
of the work of will-known names from elsewhere can serve as contrast 
and measuring stick for the local work, provided we can afford it. 
International artists come high. The talk about their employment at 
the North Terminal goes on without any knowledge of their prices. 

In the discussion of the North Terminal project early on, the 
observation was made that an airport is not a hotel lobby. True, but 
neither is it an art museum. But art should be used in airports to 
provide an atmosphere for all and a sense of the local tempo and 
temperature for those knowing enough to discern their expression in 
art. 

The term "airport art" was coined to describe commercialized 
forms of native crafts; it may also come to mean a standardized 
international modernism taking its cue from the big dealers in big 
names. We must not let that happen here. San Francisco is fond of 
congratulating itself on its cultural status, but often fails to 
follow through. We propose to avoid that failing. 



Alfred Frankenstein 

Vice-President, San Francisco Art Commission 

July 9, 1977 



June 6, 1977 



Mr. Robert G. Lee, 

Deputy Director & Chief Engineer 

Airports Commission 

San Francisco International Airport 

San Francisco 

California 94128 



Dear Mr. Lee, 



"The Art Commission is keenly aware of its responsibility to the 
community and to the city, and consistent with its charge, will bend 
every effort to acquire the best possible art work for this major 
facility. 

"You will agree that a work of art stands by itself, and is not 
sanctified by a name. Under these conditions we will seek the best, 
first from the artists active in the Bay Area, and if the require- 
ments for quality are not met on this level - we will then range 
beyond to the State of California or to the national and international 
scene if need be; but in all cases - our criteria shall be the same - 
namely the best and proper art work for a given site. 

* * * 
"The airport has made a particular point of the time factor, and we 
would like to point out that proposed competitions - national or 
international - are out of the question, if we are to meet your 
schedule. 

"Finally, the Art Commission is concerned with the living artists. 
It is to him and his future that we will address ourselves - comfort- 
ing outselves with the fact that artists who have passed on have had 
their opportunity to add to our tradition and artistic heritage, and 
that we now offer living artists the same opportunity." 

Sincerely, 



E. J. Montgomery, 

Chairperson 

Visual Arts Committee 






SAN FRANCISCO 
AIRPORTS COMMISSION 




MINUTES 



AUGUST 2, 1977 






GEORGE R. MOSCONE, MAYOR 

COMMISSIONERS 

MORRIS BERNSTEIN 

President 

RUTH S. KADISH 

Vice-President 

william e. McDonnell 
william k. coblentz 



RICHARD R. HEATH 

Director of Airports 

San Francisco International Airport 
San Francisco, California 94128 



Call to Order: 2:30 PM 



Present: Commissioners Morris Bernstein, 

Ruth S. Kadish, William K. Coblentz 

Absent: Commissioner William E. McDonnell 

The Minutes of the Airports Commission meeting of July 19, 1977, 
were approved and adopted as presented. 



Commission President Bernstein called for presentation of Management 
Reports : 

Mr. Richard Heath, Director of Airports, spoke on developing policy 
statements, so that the airport staff can respond and develop a 
program of action plans to carry out policies. He requested sug- 
gestions from the Commission now, then staff would put them in reso- 
lution form, get back to the Commission with suggestions, and submit 
them formally at the next meeting. 

Commissioner Kadish said she had three, which she read: 

"It shall be the policy of the San Francisco Airports Commission 
that: 

(1) The construction of the San Francisco International 
Airport be completed as rapidly as possible, to end 
this source of inconvenience to the public and pro- 
vide complete and comfortable facilities to the 
traveling public. 

(2) San Francisco International Airport should become the 
leading airport in the world in searching for, finding 
and implementing means to reduce noise and air pollution 

(3) San Francisco International Airport should become the 
world's leading airport in researching and finding 
effective methods of energy conservation including: 

a. Better use of existing mass transit 

b. Increase mass transportation capabilities 

c. Energy efficient buildings 

d. Developing alternative sources of energy." 

To this, Commissioner Bernstein added two policies he suggested be 
adopted: 

"1. Passengers at the Airport should be treated as customers 
of the Airport - All Airport personnel, all airline 
employees, and all employees of concessions, should treat 
Airport users with kindness, courtesy, dignity and respect. 

2. All public portions of the Airport should be kept clean 
and free of litter at all times and the Airport should be 
a facility of which all San Franciscans can be proud." 



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Commissioner Kadish said there should be a policy manual in which 
there is a codification of all the policies of this Commission, 
which would be easily and readily accessible to everyone. 

Mr. Heath added that was his intention. He said we should also have 
procedural policies; it can be in manual form and available to any 
member of the public, staff, and tenants of the airport. He said he 
felt it would be appropriate if Commissioners would review this state- 
ment periodically, at least yearly, and determine if there are new 
ones which should be added, any changes or priorities that need to 
be redefined. 

On the subject of SamTrans Mr. Heath had hoped to have a detailed 
report but found in going over the data, we could not verify the 
information. Therefore he asked to put it over until a later meeting. 
SamTrans is running many buses in and out of the airport. He said 
we intend to find out what their capacity is and at what percentage of 
that capacity they are operating; he would like to transmit those 
findings, along with hard data from other carriers, and try to give a 
complete picture of the whole access transit situation. We would like 
to do more research in that area before reporting to the Commission. 

Commissioner Kadish added we would like to know the schedule from San 
Francisco to the Peninsula - the interim stops between San Francisco 
and the Airport. 

Mr. Heath said one of the main purposes of this study is to adjust the 
services to meet the needs for transit. 

Mr. Heath had discussed the PSA move with Mr. Ed Garrity, Maintenance 
Manager for PSA. PSA has increased maintenance personnel in San 
Francisco from about 50 to about 100. Most of the additional 50 were 
transferred from the San Diego facility. They are not closing or 
phasing down the San Diego facility, they ran out of room. The San 
Diego curfew had nothing to do with this move. The move has been 
planned for over a year. The basic plan is to equalize the aircraft 
maintenance and repair work that is done between the San Francisco 
facility and the San Diego facility. The San Francisco facility will 
be doing routine maintenance and phased overhaul; instead of doing a 
complete overhaul at once, they will do it in phases over a period of 
time. There will be no change in aircraft movements and no increase 
in runups. PSA does very little engine work here and will not increase 
engine work as a result of this. In the future they will start some 
wide body refurbishing here. At that time they expect to hire 75 to 
100 additional local people for maintenance. 

Ms. Anita Maraviglia asked if they plan to have a car pool or bus 
system for those workers, to which Mr. Heath replied he did not know. 
He added we sent out questionnaires and said one of the things we hope 
to work on is specific plans to get employees to and from the Airport 
by use of some means other than private automobile. 

Mr. Heath then asked Mr. Arnold Feener, Noise Abatement Officer, to 
present a report on the noise abatement program. Mr. Heath wished to 
put the matter on calendar for the September 6 meeting, when everyone 
has had an opportunity to read the report. Mr . Feener will present 
the matter, including any comments and suggestions from the public 
at that time. Copies of the preliminary report were distributed to 
the Commission and public. 



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On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Coblentz, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0207 Resolution approving the final plans 

and specifications and authorizing 
the Director of Airports to call for 
bids on Airport Contract No. 10 40, 
Furnish and Install Chlorinator, 
Water Quality Control Plant. 

Mr. Heath stated this resolution calls for a bid on the installation 
of a chlorinator, to be completed in 30 days, at a cost of $8,000. 



Due to a protest by another bidder, Agenda Item No. 2, Contract No. 
9 37, regarding the Industrial Wastewater Collection System, Phase I, 
was taken off calendar until the affirmative action requirements can 
be met. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Coblentz, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0209 Resolution awarding Airport Contract 

No. 941, Improvements to Sewage 
Pumping Station No. 1, to W. R. 
Thomason, Inc., P. O. Box 2249, 
Martinez, CA 94553, in the total 
amount of $47,900.00. 

Mr. Heath said this contract was previously approved, received nine 
bids and was awarded to the Thomason Company. It will eliminate hazar- 
dous working conditions and is recommended for approval. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0210 Resolution approving and ratifying 

the action of the Director of 
Airports in approving Change Orders 
75 through 82, and requesting the 
Controller's certification of 
Modification No. 22 to Airport 
Contract No. 650C, in the total 
amount of $20,679.00. 

Mr. Heath said this is a series of small change orders previously 
approved; that United Airlines has requested these changes and has 
deposited funds in a trust to cover the cost of these changes. 



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On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0211 Resolution approving professional 

services contract with Dames & 
Moore, Civil Engineers. 

Mr. Heath said this contract is to provide professional soil and foun- 
dation engineering services as required in connection with the dynamic 
seismic analysis of the proposed Air Traffic Control Tower to be con- 
structed within the central open space of the Ground Transportation 
Center, in order to make sure the tower is as earthquake proof as 
possible. On advice of a large number of sources, it is requested that 
Dames & Moore receive the contract for the work. 

Ms. Susan Smith, San Francisco Tomorrow, read a statement (copies were 
distributed to the Commission) which is attached and incorporated in 
these minutes by reference. Her statement questioned the environmental 
impact of the tower. 

Mr. Heath stated the environmental impact statement (EIS) prepared by 
FAA with the cooperation of airport staff, included a complete environ- 
mental impact analysis of the structure. The location of the tower has 
been approved by FAA and the Airline Pilot's Association. 

Ms. Smith believed this matter should go through the City Planning 
Commission, and requested that this be done and reported to her at the 
next meeting. 

Commissioner Coblentz reminded her the airport was not located in the 
City and County of San Francisco, and questioned whether it was neces- 
sary to go through the City Planning Commission. 

Mr. Heath advised that we were required to go through the Planning 
Commission for the environmental impact report and that the original 
EIR included a general description of the FAA tower. However, since 
the tower is going to be funded by FAA and the Federal law requires 
the EIS, it is not the responsibility of the Airports Commission but 
that of the FAA. The FAA does not have a requirement to go through the 
City Planning Commission. 

Mr. George Baglin, Utilities General Counsel, concurred with Mr. Heath's 
statement, that every requirement has been met. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Coblentz, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0 212 Resolution approving FAA Water/ 

Sewer Contract. 

Mr. Heath stated this is routine and provides documentation stating 
that the Airports Commission has adopted the water/sewer rates fixed by 
a governmental regulatory body, thereby enabling the Federal government 
to pay its water/sewer bill. 



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On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0213 Resolution approving the final plans 

and specifications submitted by 
United Airlines showing proposed im- 
provements to the electrical system 
in the B-2 9 Hangars at the Mainte- 
nance Operations Center. 

Mr. Heath stated the engineering staff has reviewed the plans, concurs 
and recommends approval, and that the work will be done by United at 
its own and sole expense without rental credit at an estimated cost 
of $90,000. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0214 Resolution approving the final plans 

and specifications submitted by United 
Airlines showing the removal of their 
Wash Hangar from the northeasterly 
corner of Plot 4 and the construction 
of a ground equipment maintenance shop 
on Plot 4 nearby the Western Division 
headquarters building. 

Mr. Heath stated the wash hangar must be removed to permit the construc- 
tion of the north terminal apron and taxiways in that area. The 
Commission visited the site of the location and approved it after United 
agreed to set the building line 100 feet back from the existing fence 
along Road R-18. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0215 Resolution authorizing the settlement 

of claim of Hudy Dossman, against the 
City and County of San Francisco, in 
the amount of $3,500.00, for alleged 
injuries sustained at San Francisco 
International Airport. 

Mr. Heath stated this is a negligence claim brought against the Airport. 
The City Attorney recommended settlement. 



Commission President Bernstein called for the next calendared item, 
which was a presentation by San Francisco Tomorrow. 

Mr. Heath stated he received a request from Susan Smith to calendar 
certain items, but that it was not clear what was wished to be discussed, 
whereupon Commissioner Bernstein called on Ms. Susan Smith. 

Ms. Smith read from a prepared statement (copies were distributed to the 
Commission) which is attached and incorporated in these minutes by 
reference. 



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As a result of Ms. Smith's reading of the attached statement with 
additional interposed remarks, Commissioner Kadish commented that 
there is an assumption on the part of what was presented that one or 
all of the Commissioners have not read the reports and materials re- 
ferred to, have not read the EIR, and have not done their homework. 
She said that assumption and statement of said assumption is as 
presumptious as anything she has encountered. She attested that the 
statement was unwarranted and requested an apology from Ms. Smith. 
Ms. Smith then stated she was sorry that such impression was given, 
that it had not been her intent. 

Mr. Heath stated that in view of Ms. Smith's repeated allegations 
that Commission is not in compliance with State and Federal environ- 
mental requirements, he felt it well to present what is going on so far 
as the Airport expansion, modernization and replacement is concerned. 
The facts are important to keep in perspective. He read a prepared 
statement (copies distributed to the Commission and public) a copy of 
which is attached and incorporated into these minutes by reference. 
He pointed out the Board of Supervisors had approved the State EIR. 

Commissioner Kadish then read a statement which is attached and incor- 
porated in the minutes by reference, relative to air pollution and the 
role of the airport in mitigating the effects of such pollution. 

Mr. Heath felt he should not let the meeting close without further 
refuting statements of Ms. Smith, saying that she will take one state- 
ment, put it out of context and quote it as if it is an actual fact 
and law. He said he did not believe it was necessary to file an entirely 
new EIR and he requested the Utilities Gen. Counsel to respond. 

Mr. Baglin stated the law does not require each individual item to go 
through an EIR process; the process followed here has been approved by 
the Planning Commission, the Board of Supervisors, Courts of California, 
and that is all that is necessary to comply with the Environmental 
Quality Act. 

Ms. Rose Urbach said she lives in San Bruno, which is one of the air 
basins, and that there is a tremendous amount of air pollution. 

Commissioner Bernstein said there is no one who would pretend that the 
air around an airport is clean air, but that we are making every effort 
to reduce the pollution. 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 3:45 PM. 



Warren D. Hanson 
Acting Secretary 
Airports Commission 



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■••jQuat '< , i.77 

Attn: 5.F. .iirport Copt issian. 

Re: Item ; /5, seismic analysis CDNTR 'L T ; ;tlf<. 

As a city-wide public intarsst group, San Francisco 
Tomorrow requests that this seismic analysis be expanded 
to Include the one or tao best alternative sites as part 
of an environmental assessment required by the California 
Environmental Uuality Act and the National environmental 
Policy Act. 

It taas stated in mid— Tflay when this matter was first 
brought up th n t the Elf* of 1973 included analysis of the 
Control Tower impacts. However, it does not. 

As the decision-makers referred to in this process, 
the Airports Commission is asked to judge this matter itself. 
If the following data ia in the 1973 EIR, then the assessment 
exists and can be immediately circulated for comment: 

1. ALTERNATIVES - what alternative aites are studied 
which would lessen all of the following impacts. 

2. ENERGY. 

What will be the annual power and other energy demands 
of the structure as planned? 

What amount of. «oeroy was consumed in the manufacture 
of the materials and/construction process? 

3. SEISIUC. 

Of the two or three best sites, which has the best soil 
foundation for seismic purposes? what effnet, if any, has 
height on stability under earthquake stress? 

4. WIND. 

What will be the vuind force produced by the structure 

and what wicl be the impact on people or aircraft, if any? 

What alternative locations or heights lessen these effects? 

5. VISUAL. 

Why are most other control towers including the present 
control tower much less tall? What is the visual in.pact on 
San Mateo County. 

What are the alternatives - what are the comments of 
the FAA and the Airlines Pilot Assn. on these choices? 

The environmental assessment that is due tha public could 
ba near completion by now if begun in Way. %-^u ^WjCTv 



Ms. Susan Smith .luflust 2, x n't 

For: S.F . Airport Commission, 

Re: August 2 'genda, lUw T ?IQ 9 San Francisco Tomorrow. 

San Francisco Tomorrow hfta tne utwoyt rsspwct and 
admiration for nayor Uaorge ffoscone - this commission 
will soon represent hia administration. 

This country*s future la vary different from what It 
appeared to be seven years ago whan the expansion program began. 
Tha goal of the National environmental Policy Wet and tue 
California Lnvironmental duality Act is to conserve* scarce 
resources, wid to ensure that ther» la undiminished quality 
of life for those who come after us. 

The Airport Commission agendas rarely include a full 
discussion of the great policy Issues facing it, nor is 
background information provided which would serve to 
protect the public interest - the long term bast intereet 
of the city. EI vary commission, you hardly need be reminded, 
ouesl its first loyalty to tha city. Your usual/ audience 
may not be sympathetic to where your first loyalty lies; 
one nould guess that few live in San Francisco, who attend 
these meetings, other than the commissioners themselves. 

It would be much healthier to acknowledge end then deal 
with the strong conflict that will always exist between what 
the airport will demand from the city and its resourcee 
end what is in the best interest of the city to give end permit. 

He would like to initiate only one area of discussion today, 
the failure of the airport's forecasts. There aro really only 
two other areas of discussion, which we esked to be calendered, 

(1) The responsibility of •decision-mekere' to Implement 
the National environmental Policy Act. 

A discussion nf this issue include* the Final 
environmental Impact Statement circulated at the end of April, 
the actions and intent of the Hepartnont of Transportation (U.S.) 
Memorandum and the £P< finding that the document was 'unresponsive* 
and the project 'environmentally unsatisfactory'. 

'■)« view the actions recommended to the commissioners 
as in total conflict with these report*. - the expansion itself 
and the *id-foay garagn contract. 

(2) The alternative of keeping the eirport capacity to 
94 million for the forseeeble future and putting the airport 
modernlzf tlon program on a 'pay as ypu go basis'. 



These issues have not bean calendared for di&cusaiun 
at «ny tine during the past three months. If the Airport 
Commission ia not conversant with the issues, then it can 
hardly deal with the problems. 

In terms of the failure of the Airport's forecasts, 
we request that pages 1-1 through 1-6 in the August 10, 1973 
Draft £IR be attached to the minut«s of this meeting. 

Page 1-7 shows that the design level of the airport 
now is 17.4 million annual passengers} the completion of 
the North Terminal will accommodate 24.4 million passengers. 

Page 1-6 of the L1H states: 

* Should passenger growth not increaae as rapidly na 
predicted, the Airporta Commission would eveluate the 
requirements for the subsequent stages.' 

Page 1-1 states, 

'The Airport plans are directed toward providing 
facilities which will serve a predicted 31 million passengers 
per year by approximately 1985...' 

Page 1-5 shows thifc S.F. Airport had approximately 
14 million paasengars fiscal year eMlng 1970 (see also 
Page A-17 of the 'Official Statement for the Sale of Airport 
Revenue Bonds 1976' 

As of fiacol year ending June 30, 1977, S.F. Airport 
had 17.9 million paaeengers. (Neither of the aforementioned 
documents Includes 'through* passengers} to keep the year 
to yenr figures consistent, wa request that 'through' 
passengers be omitted in future diaouasions of passenger 
and terminal capacity.) 

The forecasts of need for the proposed additional to- 1985 or 1990 
expansion to 30 or 31 million have virtually failed. The 
growth trends are unfavorable. As the Pent, Warwick, Mitchell 
1976 Rate Study says on Page 5, 

'Thus it is imperative that no Irrevocable commitment be 
made to proceed with any long-term development program baaed 
on any given, fixed schedule.' 

The preeent expanaion of S.F. Airport waa baaed upon a 
praaumed KM need to handle 31 million passengere by 198S. 
That naad no longer exlete} the envlronemantal consequences 



WILLIAM E. MCDONNELL 
PRESIDENT 

WILLIAM H. CHESTER 
VICE-PRESIDENT 

WILLIAM K. COBLENTZ 
MORRIS BERNSTEIN 
RUTH S. KADISH 



AIRPORTS COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

GEORGE R. MOSCONE. MAYOR 

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA 94128 

(415. 7610800 



MEMORANDUM 




WILLIAM J. DWYER 
DIRECTOR OF AIRPORTS 



August 2, 1977 



TO: MEMBERS, AIRPORTS COMMISSION 

Hon. Morris Bernstein, President 
Hon. Ruth S. Kadish, Vice President 
Hon. William E. McDonnell 
Hon. William K. Coblentz 

FROM: Director of Airports 

SUBJECT: Historical Summary of the San Francisco 
International Airport Expansion, Modern- 
ization and Replacement Program 



This memorandum is designed to provide a concise summary of 
the steps that have been taken to date in the Airport Expansion, 
Modernization and Replacement Program. 

1. Work began on the Master Plan in 1969. 

2. The formal Master Plan was proposed and adopted by 
the Airports Commission in 1972. 

3. Under State law, the Airports Commission was required 
to prepare an Environmental Impact Report. 

(a) The report was prepared by the Airport 
staff and the City Planning Commission 
and published on August 10, 1973. 

(b) Public hearings were held in San Francisco 
on September 27, 1973 and October 11, 1973. 

(c) Public hearings were conducted by the San 
Mateo County Planning Commission in San 
Mateo County on September 26, 1973. 

(d) Revisions were made in the EIR in response 
to the public hearings. 

(e) The document was approved as final by the 
San Francisco Planning Commission on 
October 18, 1973. 



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(to Members, Airports Comm. , cont.) 



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(f) The EIR was approved by the Airports Com- 
mission on November 7, 1973. 

(g) The San Francisco Board of Supervisors, in 
a Committee of the Whole, held a public 
hearing on the EIR and approved it on 
December 26, 197 3. (A copy of the Board 
of Supervisors Resolution 856-73 is at- 
tached and attention is called to the final 
three paragraphs.) 

4. The Environmental Impact Report was tested in the State 
Court and Federal Court. 

(a) An action was filed in the Superior Court of 
San Francisco by San Francisco Ecology 
Center alleging that the Environmental 
Impact Report was not adequate. The case 
was appealed to the Court of Appeal of 

the State of California, First Appellate 
District, Division Four. In Case 1/Civil 
36278, the Court of Appeal found that the 
EIR was adequate and that "the findings of 
the Airports Commission and Board of Super- 
visors are supported by substantial evi- 
dence . " 

(b) Friends of the Earth, Inc., filed an action 
in the United States District Court for the 
Northern District of California, alleging 
that the Airport was required under Federal 
law to file an Environmental Impact State- 
ment covering the entire program. This 
contention was rejected by the District 
Court. The case was appealed to the United 
States Court of Appeal for the Ninth 
Circuit. In case 74/3490, the Ninth 
Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Dis- 
trict Court and found that an Environmental 
Impact Statement covering the entire Pro- 
gram was not required since 90% of the 
Program was to be funded solely from Airport 
revenues. The Court found that an Environ- 
mental Impact Statement was necessary only 
for that 10% of the program which would be 
partially funded by Federal tax dollars. 

5. As required by Federal law, the Federal Aviation Admin- 
istration with the cooperation of San Francisco Airport 
staff, prepared an Environmental Impact Statement. 
Despite the Federal Court ruling that the Statement 
was required to cover only 10% of the program, the 



(to Members, Airports Comm. , cont.) 



5. Environmental Impact Statement did, in fact, cover 
the entire Expansion and Modernization Program. 

(a) Public hearings on the Environmental Impact 
Statement were held on September 24, 1975, 
October 7, 1975, and October 9, 1975. 

(b) After revision, the Environmental Impact 
Statement was submitted for public comment 
on June 2, 1976. 

(c) Public comments were received from a wide 
variety of persons and organizations. 

(d) The final Environmental Impact Statement 
was released on March 9, 1977, and was 
approved by the Department of Transpor- 
tation on April 15, 1977. 

(e) The Department of Transportation approved 
the EIS, subject to two qualifications. 
(Copy of the memorandum dated April 15, 
1977 from Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Environment, Safety and Consumer Affairs 
containing the two conditions is attached.) 

(f) It should be noted that the second condition 
imposed by the Department of Transportation 
requires the Airport to remain in compliance 
with the California Airport Noise Law through 
1980. The San Francisco International 
Airport is presently in compliance with the 
California Airport Noise Law. It is the 
only major airport in the State which is 

in compliance, all others have had to ask 
for variances. 

(g) The Federal Environmental Impact Statement 
became final on June 15, 1977. 

(h) Despite the fact that a letter from the 

Environmental Protection Agency raised ob- 
jections to the EIS almost a month after 
the EIS became final, and despite the fact 
that this letter has no legal effect, the 
FAA and the Airport staff are continuing to 
work with the Environmental Protection 
Agency to determine their specific objections 
to the Airport program and to meet those 
objections to the extent possible. 

6. The Expansion phase of the 1973 program has already 
been funded, is under contract, and should be com- 



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6. pleted in the calendar year 1978. 

7. The Modernization phase remains to be accomplished. 

8. The Program as presently planned, contemplates 
an addition of 1.2 million square feet to the 
Airport Terminal facilities. The 1973 Program which 
was approved by the Board of Supervisors and which 
was described in the Environmental Impact Report, 
proposed additional square footage of 1.5 million. 

9. The 1973 Program proposed that the Airport have 80 
arrival and departure gates. The present program has 
reduced that to 77 gates. Thus, the 1973 Program has 
been substantially reduced in size. It has not been 
expanded. The Program as approved by the Board of 
Supervisors in 1975 was projected to cost $469 
million. Present projected cost is $411 million. 

10. In summary, the Airport Expansion, Modernization and 
Replacement Program has complied with all Federal, 
State and local laws; it has undergone extensive review 
through the State Environmental Laws and the Federal 
Environmental Laws . An Environmental Impact Report 
was prepared, tested and found adequate by the State 
Court; an Environmental Impact Statement describing 
the entire project has been prepared, reviewed and 
has become final; the Airport has been and remains 
in compliance with the California Airport Noise Law; 
the Airports Commission has acted totally and com- 
pletely in compliance with all applicable Federal 
and State laws and regulations. 



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UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT •• DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 

OfUCf OF TMf SECtfUrr 



Memorandum 



oati: April 15, 1977 



l« rtpty 

suuta: Proposed Final EIS, San Francisco "'•''• 
International Airport Development Program 

fiom i Acting Assistant Secretary for Environment, 
Safety, and Consumer Affairs 

to Assistant Administrator for Airports Programs, FAA/AAP-1 

We have reviewed the proposed final EIS for this program, 
and have discussed the proposal with members of your staff 
and with a representative of the San Francisco Airport 
Authority. Based upon these reviews and discussions, I 
have concurred in the EIS, subject to two conditions. I 
understand that these conditions are acceptable to FAA and 
the Airport Authority. The conditions are as follows: 

1. That FAA place a condition on the grant for this 
program which would require the San Francisco Airport 
Authority to take the lead to develop a program, in 
conjunction with other local agencies, to achieve 
a level of transit service that will accommodate 25 percent 
of trips to the airport as part of any anticipated develop- 
ment beyond the 24 million annual passengers (MAP) level. 

The importance of achieving a relatively high level 
of transit service to the airport is the result of 
various concerns, including air quality objectives 
noted by the California Air Resources Board (EIS, 
Volume 3, Part 2, Page iii-65) . The EIS notes the 
condition established by the Metropolitan Transportation 
Commission (MTC) that 25 percent of ground access 
should be via transit before any project providing 
for greater than 24 MAP is undertaken. The ground 
access mitigation measures covered in the EIS (Volume 1, 
Chapter X) present several approaches to this concern, 
and a commitment by the Authority to this objective 
appears to be appropriate. 

2. That FAA obtain a commitment from the Authority to 
expand its noise abatement program to consider the full 
range of alternative measures outlined in the FAA Noise 
Policy Statement of November 18, 1976, and to implement 
all feasible measures, with the objective of jja^ta^j^ft^ 
compliance with the California airport noise lawthrougnl 980. 



The EIS notes a number of operational steps which 
have been taken at the airport to reduce noise impacts. 
It also indicates that the FAA noise policy promulgated 
in November 1976 will further reduce noise impacts in 
coming years. However, it does not reflect a commitment 
to serious study and implementation, where appropriate, 
of actions such as acquiring heavily impacted residential 
properties, installing sound insulation, or implementing 
a full or partial curfew to reduce noise impacts. 

Attached is a copy of the proposed FAA decision memorandum on 
this program with my concurrence. 



Marf in Pnnvi ss(>r 



Martin Convisser 
Attachment 



Statement by Commission Vice President Kadish 
Regarding Carbon Monoxide (CO) Levels at the 
Airport and Adjacent Areas, August 2, 1977. 



All airports with parking facilities; all freeways; all stop and 
go traffic (the single worst offender) ; all parking lots (at 
periods of concentrated entrance and exit at peak hours) ; all 
football, baseball, basketball stadium parking lots; all parking 
lots catering to opera, ballet, symphony, theater, rock concert 
patrons tend to exceed the ambient air quality standard for carbon 
monoxide (CO) at time of concentrated activity. 

Fewer cars would contribute to diminished CO in the air - so bus 
transport would be an alleviating factor at the airport and this 
Commission has just gone on record adopting a policy on the matter 
of mass transit. There is overall inadequate regional mass trans- 
portation in the Bay Area - door to door transportation is not 
possible for many people. 

If the Airport had not built a garage to handle cars coming to it, 
then private development outside the Airport would have provided 
the needed parking, which would be even closer to residential areas 
with even the possibility of encroachment of the resultant raised 
CO levels on the produce market, possibly causing damage to the 
fruits and vegetables sold and consumed in this area! 



-2- 

Having the garage at the Airport serves to minimize the impact of 
CO over a wider area. By not contributing to building in the 
outlying areas, this Airports Commission is aiding in, rather than 
hindering, the "non-degradation" of the environment. 
Facts re ambient air quality for CO ; 

1. Not exceeded because of aircraft but because of 
auto traffic, which is source of CO. 

2. Effect of CO is transient. 

3. CO is the least toxic of materials the Bay Area 
Air Pollution Control District is concerned with. 

4. CO has negligible effect on humans under airport 
garage conditions. 

5. CO is controlled by good ventilation. 

a. Good ventilation in garages is promoted 
by open sides. SFIA garage has that 
plus an open central core. 

b. SFIA is in an area of good ventilation, 
i.e. an area of winds to dissipate CO. 

# # # 



SAN FRANCISCO 
AIRPORTS COMMISSION 




MINUTES 



August 16, 1977 



GEORGE R. MOSCONE, MAYOR 

COMMISSIONERS 

MORRIS BERNSTEIN 

President 

RUTH S. KADISH 

Vice-President 

william e. McDonnell 
william k. coblentz 



RICHARD R. HEATH 

Director of Airports 

San Francisco International Airport 
San Francisco, California 94128 






Call to Order: 2:30 PM 

Present: Commissioners Morris Bernstein, 

Ruth S. Kadish, William E. 
McDonnell. 

Absent; Commissioner William K. Coblentz 

The Minutes of the Airports Commission meeting of August 5, 1977, 
were approved and adopted as presented: 



Commission President Bernstein called for Management Report: 
At the request of Richard R. Heath, Director of Airports, Management 
Report A on the Parking Study, was given by Sheldon Fein, Traffic 
Engineer. A copy of his report is attached to these minutes and 
incorporated by reference. 

Commissioner McDonnell asked how this has affected revenue and was 
told that it's about 30% up. When asked how they arrived at their 
figures, the Commissioner was told through the parking tickets issued. 
We have the total numbers of tickets for selected days and compare 
them to the same days last year. 

Commissioner McDonnell then asked if they have found new ways of 
getting the most accurate figures and was told they now have new- 
type cash register. 

Commissioner Kadish called attention to another chart. Mr. Fein 
explained the charts and stated we have some figures in September 
1976 which indicated 927« stay for less than one day. This figure 
was brought to close to 90%. It indicated that 3/4 of the space 
was taken by long-term parkers. 

Commissioner Kadish stated it is her impression that based on the 
figures in the chart, we are not fulfilling the obligation of 
the policy of the Commission to deter long-term parkers in favor 
of short-term parkers. They have gone elsewhere, possible to the 
rate change. We are losing 1/3 of the parkers, the amount of space 
is down 107o and the long-term parkers are paying the larger amount 
but not freeing the space. Even though we have 1/3 fewer parkers, 
the remaining 2/3 are using essentially the same space. She asked 
if Mr. Fein agreed, and he said we have not eliminated the problem 
of the long term parker in the garage. 

Com. Kadish then asked if he had any suggestions as to what can be 
done to make more space available for the short-term parker until 
next year when the expanded garage is opened. 

Mr. Fein stated we are now getting over the summer season, so begin- 
ning with the middle of September running through next May, we can 
get by without closing the Garage except during holiday periods. 
Hopefully by next May of June we may have additional space in the 
garage to handle the problem. The other approach is to increase 
the rate for those who remain in the garage for more than three days. 
This would affect a small percentage of garage users, but would free 
a great deal of space for the short term parkers. 

Comm. Kadish stated she does not feel it is the role of the Commission 
to work out the method by which this is done, but rather to get 
assistance from people who have expertise in this areas and act on 
that. She requested there be a report at the next meeting, if 
feasible, to show how we can fulfill the policy adopted some months 
ago and to deter those long-term parkers who use over 1/3 of the 
garage space. 

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Com. McDonnell asked if Mr. Fein would be keeping those figures 
continually up to date each month so that you will know what the 
flow of traffic has been, to which he replied affirmatively. Com. 
Kadish added she thinks it is more than the closures, it is the 
access of the person who wants to come in and pick up somebody and 
who uses up his patience, pollutes the air and becomes antagonistic 
to the services available to him. It is important how we provide 
those services rather than provide garage facilities at very low rates 

Management Report B on British Airways services to San Francisco was 
presented by Mr. Heath, who stated as a result of the Bermuda Treaty 
between the U.S. and Great Britain, the new arrangement for flights 
between San Francisco and London will take place next year. Both 
PanAm and TWA now offer non-stop fights. BA will be flying 
non-stop to London. All seem to agree that it will be TWA to lose 
the non-stop priviledge out of San Francisco. He said his understand- 
ing is there will be no additional flights but that we will have 
service from British Airways as well as Pan American. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0216 Statement of Policy, Airports 

Commission. 

Mr. Heath stated that five policy statements suggested by members 
of the Commission were put into final resolution form to be approved 
by the Commission. He said we have made it clear from the final 
portion of the statement that these policies are not limiting, that 
additional policies will be added. He then read the policy state- 
ments, and said it is his intention to develop specific action plans 
to accomplish these policies. 

Commissioner Kadish stated she felt it would be helpful if any future 
policies be tied in with the policies that have been adopted. 

Commissioner McDonnell felt the policies should be reviewed every year 
as we add continually to something like this we sould also make sure 
we delete obsolete items. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0217 Resolution requesting the Mayor to 

recommend to the Board of Super- 
visors a supplemental appropriation 
in the total amount of $1,532,631 
to provide funds for equipment for 
the North Terminal and Garage, and 
Airport Engineering and Inspection 
Services. 

Mr. Heath explained that this is a supplemental appropriation from 
the 1967 Bond Fund. When a FAA project is funded we have to come up 
with total money in the front and then it is reimbursed. The reim- 
bursed money goes back in the same fund and is reappropriated. 
The various items requested include furniture and equipment for the 
North Terminal. 



77-104 



Com. Kadish said she is concerned about figures in the estimate. 
She questioned the cost of step ladders and said there seems to be 
some discrepancy in the prices. She said the equipment should be 
reviewed in order to be satisfied that there is no basis for 
criticism. The pricing has to be justified. She said also that 
some of the plants recommended for decoration should be investigated; 
that she had spoken with some authorities in the area and has been 
told that the recommended plants are not suitable for indoors, that 
they are outdoor variety and would soon die, thereby leaving us with 
the expense of replacing them. Commissioner Coblentz agreed that this 
should be reviewed. She recommended that the matter be put over 
until the review has taken place, although she could not make the 
decision as to whether some of the items must be passed as of today. 

Mr. Heath explained that delaying action on this matter would create 
a problem of getting the basic furniture for the North Terminal on 
hand. He related some of the items which he felt should be approved 
today. He said the plants and nursery items could be held over, as 
well as the conference room items. 

Com. Kadish asked if 20 days delay would make that much difference; 
whether waiting until the September 6 meeting would be a hindrance. 

Com. McDonnell asked Mr. Heath if he had had an opportunity to review 

the furniture, to which he replied he had not. Com. McDonnell said 

he would approve a vote on everything with the stipulation that 

Mr. Heath review the matters at his discrection. He asked whether 

we were talking about the conference room in the Central Terminal, 

and was told it is the conference room in the North Terminal. All 

the conference equipment is there for a specific purpose, Com. McDonnell 

stated if staff and the director are convinced there is a need for 

the equipment he would feel confident about it. 

Mr. Heath stated the problem of putting it over is that it must go 
to the Board and the Mayor's office by a certain date. 

Com. McDonnell said we could vote on it. 

Mr. M.F. Bagan, Deputy Director, Operations/Maintenance, said he, too, 
was skeptical and went over each and every item and when he was through, 
he was convinced that the equipment was needed for the North Terminal. 
He said all his staff members involved in the use of the equipment 
were present at the meeting and that they could answer any questions. 

Gerald Raye, Head Airport Electrician, explained that the building 

is designed in such a manner as to require the listed special equipment. 

Com. McDonnell asked for reasons why certain ladders were needed. 
Mr. Raye explained the differing requirements between wooden ladders 
and fiberglass ladders. 

Com. Kadish then directed her query to some stationary engineer items 
such as ladders at $252.00 each. She questioned the necessity for 
such expensive ladders. 

Mr. John Stainton, Senior Stationary Engineer, stated these are 10' 
ladders, which are extra heavy and have steps on both sides. He said 
the aircraft maintenance crews use them. When Commissioner Kadish 
asked why we need a two-sided ladder, whe was told that our maintenance 
crews work in pairs and this is needed to balance the materials carried 
up the ladder. 

Com. Bernstein stated he finds it difficult to reconcile an appro- 
priation for $1.5 million, that it seems like an outrageous amount 
of money. The airport needs additional engineering personnel 
during the construction period and they are funded from the bond fund. 
The resolution is asking for a continuation of the personnel now on 
board for an additional 1% years . 



77-105 






Com. Kadish stated that since you are now aware of our concerns 
and there are many question, we could pass this item. You (staff) 
could look over the details within it (we would trust your judge- 
ment) , then report back to us. 

Commissioner McDonnell said I hope you do buy the best since it last 
longer. 

Mr. Heath said one of the problems is we really don't have the kind 
of expertise we need in matters of this nature and in the future 
will ask the Commission for approval of a property manager. 

Com. Kadish said on May 17 when this was discussed, one of the 
questions asked was how to receive competitive bids. The City 
Purchaser said they did accept equals and monitor progress. It is 
important that we get the quality but that we not so limit ourselves 
that we do not get competitive bids. There is no set of specifics 
in order to have competitive bidding and list of specifications. You 
use specifications from an equal plant. If a competitor says thiB 
is the same thing, we usually concur. 

Com. McDonnell stated he hoped Mr. Heath would have time to look 
into the physical samples of heavy chairs, the colors chosen, the 
colors of walls, carpets, etc., and be sure that what is chosen is 
satisfactory. 

Com. Pres. Bernstein requested the Acting Commission Secretary to 
change the resolution to coincide with the changes requested. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0218 Resolution rejecting the sole bid 

in thee amount of $91,225 submitted 
by B. Fontana and Sons. Inc., and 
authorizing the Director of Airports 
to readvertise for new bids. 

Mr. Heath said only one bid was received by staff and they feel it is 
too high. He was asked if the contract was rebid, whether the bidder 
would bid again. He said he did not feel they would come back and that 
there were other contractors who expressed an interest in the event 
of a rebid. 



77-106 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolutions were concurrently adopted: 

No. 77-0219 Resolution approving and ratifying 

the action of the Director of 
Airports in approving Change Orders 
Nos. 83 through 85, and requesting 
the Controller's certification of 
Modification No. 23 to Airport 
Contract No. 650C, in the total 
Amount of $16,332.00 

No. 77-0220 Resolution approving and request- 

ing the Controller's certification 
of Debit Modification No. 24, to 
Airport Contract No. 650C, Completion 
of North Terminal Building, in the 
total amount of $23,191.00 

No. 77-0222 Resolution approving and ratifying 

the action of the Director of 
Airports in approving Change Orders 
Nos. 86 thru 89, and requesting 
the Controller's certification of 
Modification No. 25 to Airport 
Contract 560C, in the total amount 
of $15,449.00 

Mr. Heath said these modifications are for changes in light fixtures, 
change in type of sliding doors, changes in public health code of 
California, and getting account straight with the controller on 
previous modifications. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0221 Resolution approving and requesting 

the Controller's certification of 
Debit Modification No. 14 to Airport 
Contract No. 950, Boarding Areas 
H & I and Connector, in the total 
amount of $30,467.00. 

Mr. Heath stated this is essentially the same as item 5 except that 
it had to do with the boarding areas. He said it is also a code 
change item. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0223 Resolution approving and ratifying 

the action of the Director of 
Airports in approving in accordance 
with Airports Commission Resolution 
No. 70-0044, Change Order No. 812-1 
and requesting Controller's certi- 
fication of Debit Modification No. 1 
in the amount of $1,966.00. 

Mr. Heath said the runway lighting fixtures protrude and must be 
removed in order to revise the lights. 



77-107 



Commissioner Kadish asked what was meant by the statement: "this was 
not known at the time of the bid." 

Mr. Robert Lee, Deputy Director and Chief Engineer, stated at that time 
the proper lighting fixtures were not available and we had to cut out 
edges of the runway so protrusions could fit. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0224 Resolution accepting the work under 

Airport Contract No. 679, Cargo 
Area Access Road, as satisfactorily 
completed, approving and requesting 
the Controller's certification of 
Debit Modification No. 1 in the 
amount of $3,379.31; and approving 
final payment in the amount of 
$29,691.43 in favor of the contrac- 
tor, Gray and Lewis, Inc., 781 Old 
County Road, San Carlos, CA 94070. 

* * * 

On motion of Commissioner McDonnell, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0225 Resolution accepting the work under 

Airport Contract No. 1037, Improve- 
ments to Restrooms, Upper Level, 
Piers "D" and "E", as satisfactorily 
completed; approving and requesting 
Controller's certification of Debit 
Modification No. 2 in the amount of 
$160.64; extending the completion 
date from March 19, 1977 to March 
30, 1977; and approving final pay- 
ment in the amount of $10,407.89 
in favor of the contractor, Leon 
Carlen, General Contractor, 3232 
Mission Street, San Francisco, 
CA 94110. 

Mr. Heath said this item came in under the engineers estimate. We 
had to extend the contract because of conditions beyond the control 
of the contractor. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0226 Resolution approving the professional 

services agreement with Hales Test- 
ing Laboratories, Oakland, CA 94621, 
for the period ending December 31, 
1978 to provide specialized concrete 
testing services. 

Mr. Heath said FAA requires us to do some special testing, some of 
which is beyond our capability. Staff investigated various facilities 
and found that Hale could do the best job at the lowest price. The 
contract would be limited to $25,000. 



77-108 



On motion of Commissioner McDonnell, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0227 Resolution approving an increase 

of $100,000 in the Construction 
Management Consultants (CMC) 
Budget for 19 77, to provide for 
additional testing, surveying and 
inspection services. 

Mr. Heath said this is a modification of a basic agreement. He 
asked Mr. Robert G. Lee to give a further explanation. 

Mr. Lee stated due to the volume of City's own work changes in the 
amount of $10,000,000 on the North Terminal apron, our staff is so 
occupied that they cannot furnish these services. In the contract 
there is a provision that they can hire assistance. He said he thinks 
this is the most expeditious way of getting it done. He said the 
cost would be the same because there is no mark-up in the consul- 
tants' contract. 

Commissioner McDonnell asked if CMC would use their own staff. Mr. 
Lee answered they would not, that they would go out and hire another 
consultant. 

Commissioner Kadish called attention of the group to page two and 
asked if the City would bill the Airport. She was told that is our 
own staff. 

Commissioner McDonnell said in order to do this they would have to 
hire a crew. He was told the consultants will hire and bill the City. 
He then asked if that was a set cost. 

Mr. Grindheim, CMC consultant, stated that last year they returned 
money. It does not mean it is all going to be spent. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0228 Resolution approving the action of 

the Director of Airports in settl- 
ing and compromising claims which 
resulted in payment under $2,500. 

Mr. Heath stated this involves a series of small claims, the largest 
of which is $2,000. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0229 Resolution approving the final 

plans and specifications submitted 
by American Airlines showing 
alterations to be made within 
their portion of the Superbay 
Hangar at Plot 40 to accommodate 
relocations of activities result- 
ing from the subleasing of a por- 
tion of the hangar to PSA. 

Mr. Heath said American Airlines is subleasing part of their hangar 
to PSA. In order to do this the hangar must be redesigned. American 
will do the work at its own and sole expense and without rental credit, 



77-109 



The next item was placed on the calendar at the request of the 

Airport Impact Reduction Force. Mr. Heath stated Ms. Anita 
Maraviglia asked a number of questions on air cargo. He said 

basically Japan Airlines and Flying Tiger Airlines are working on 

an EIR through which all these questions will be answered. He said 

whereas we, at this time cannot answer specific questions, the EIR 
will. 

Commissioner Bernstein said Ms. Maraviglia would like to make some 
comments on this. Ms. Maraviglia asked Ms. Sylvia Gregory to high- 
light certain items. 

Ms. Gregory read from a prepared statement and a chronology of the 
actions taken by San Mateo County. 

To a statement that the Airport caused a delay in the land use plan, 
Commissioner McDonnell stated he did not believe the airport caused 
the delay. If the SFIA or City had not been interested in these 
items, construction of the North Terminal and Garage would have been 
complete in 19 70. Construction was delayed to accommodate mass 
transit facilities. 

Ms. Gregory said she thinks they wanted to show that the Federal monies 
are not supposed to be involved until there is a definite interaction 
land use plan. The land use plan is now started and it is after-the- 
fact. 

Commissioner McDonnell said the land use plan will not affect what is 
done to the terminal. He said she is talking about land use of San 
Mateo County. 

Ms. Gregory said she is talking about interaction with the lands 
around the airport. 

Commissioner McDonnell asked about the Airport Impact Reduction Force 
stationery and asked about the group, whether it was chartered. 

Ms. Gregory said it is a group of about 100 people; they have a 
membership that began as Friend of the Earth. 



On motion of Commissioner McDonnell, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was discussed: 

Resolution rejecting the low bid of 
M. G. M. Construction Company as 
irregular and non-responsible to 
City's Affirmative Action Require- 
ments as determined by the Human 
Rights Commission and awarding the 
contract to the second lowest 
regular and responsible bidder, 
the Homer J. Olsen, Inc., Company, 
in the total amount of $699,304.00. 

Mr. Heath stated this was the contractor we had at the last meeting 
when we pulled the item off calendar because they had not met the 
human rights requirements. He said it is his feeling that MGM made 
a mistake in their bidding and he recommended approval of the Olsen 
company. 



77-110 



Commissioner Kadish asked what Mr. Lee's response would be to a 
request to reject all bids and resubmit for new bidders. 

Mr. Lee stated that in analysing the bids already received, he 
doubts whether we would do any better; we may not even receive 
six bids; and that the engineer's estimate was $700,000. 

Commissioner McDonnell asked if there was a representative of the 
Human Rights Commission present. The Director of the Human Rights 
Commission, Mr. Grant S. Mickins, stated there are two basic areas 
that employees must comply with: 

1. On any job of this nature the work force must be 
composed of a certain percentage of minorities 
and apprentices. 

2. The minority representation schedule starts at 
25% and de-escalates. 

He said he met with the contractor and indicated there was a de- 
ficiency, told him we would assist him in meeting that requirement. 
The contractor indicated, after discussion, that he was unable or 
unwilling to meet any criteria. When Commissioner McDonnell asked 
if they had in the past bid for a City job, he was told that they did, 

Commissioner Kadish then asked if they had complied in that instance, 
and the reply was that was several years ago prior to the adoption of 
the human rights guidelines. 

Commissioner McDonnell then suggested that it be put out to bid again. 

Mr. Allison, Attorney for Olsen, stated his point of view as to why 
they should be awarded the contract. He asked Mr. Glick to address 
the Commission on the delay of three weeks, (which is what it would 
take for the whole rebidding process) . Mr. Glick cited certain 
controlling factors such as the weather, increase in price due to 
raises for employees, etc. 

Mr. Lee talked with the top staff of Regional Water Quality Control 
Board and the only way the time schedule can be changed is through 
Board decision. They don't recommend any enforcement against the 
City if we think we can get a better bid. 

Commissioner Kadish stated her reaction is that the reason M.G.M. 
is not complying is because they did not figure their job correctly, 
they had an out and they utilized it. 

Mr. Lee stated we gave M.G.M. a list of subcontractors. He said 
it is his impression that they were reluctant to do anything. 

Commissioner Kadish then asked if it would be the same bids. 

Mr. Lee stated we would get only three bids; Olsen has performed 
work on the airport; they are reliable. 

Commissioner Kadish stated when you figured your bid you knew you 
would be going into January first and would not be an overall effect 
on that labor cost. The diversion is approximately a two-month job. 
In either case, it would be an expensive job. She added, you had a 
representative bid for the work as originally outlined. When you 
bid work this late I think it is going to be more expensive. 

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Commissioner Bernstein asked if they were a reliable company; they 
may have been too low; and that we could call a special meeting and 
get all the bidders together. 

Mr. Heath said he thinks it is basically a policy decision. 

Commissioner Bernstein said as a citizen he would be critical of any 
Commission that did not make some effort. He said he thinks they 
should get a look at it. 

Mr. Glick said what if the contractor had bid $200,000? Commissioner 
Bernstein then said he would be very critical of our staff. Mr. 
Glick said you are not complying with your own procedures; you want 
them to rebid with our prices exposed. In the government code 
there is a series of sections that relate to mistakes in bids. In 
the statutes there is a provision for relief for bidders. Commissioner 
Bernstein answered, but you are not allowed to bid that job again. 
That bidder would not get a second "bite of the apple". 

Commissioner Bernstein asked if there was some evidence of a mistake 
being made. He was told, only the 50$ bid against a $10.00 bid. 

Commissioner McDonnell asked staff if they publish their estimates, 
to which he received a negative reply. Mr. Lee then asked whether 
MGM made a mistake and was told they have not filed a claim that they 
made an error. The vote of the Commission follows: 

Bernstein, no Kadish, aye McDonnell, no. 

Commissioner McDonnell then made a motion to reject all bids and 
authorize a rebid, which was adopted; 

No. 77-02 30 Resolution rejecting all bids 

and authorizing the Director of 
Airports to call for rebids. 



Further Business 

Mr. Heath stated that an artist has offered to the airport a wall mural 
which she did for a steamship line. He said a group toured the South 
Terminal and found a large blank wall on which this mural might be used 
if the Commission approves. 

Commissioner Kadish stated she is concerned with the quality of it. 

Commissioner McDonnell suggested that the same group which will be 
judging the art of the North Terminal be asked to look at the mural. 



77-112 



Commissioner Kadish asked when there will be a report on the solar 
energy study. 

Mr. Lee stated he is meeting with the consultant Thursday on the 
final report. 

Commissioner McDonnell asked if they are within the time limits set. 

Mr. Lee answered the next application for Federal funds is an 
indication that it is on time. 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:30 PM. 

Warren D. Hanson 
Acting Secretary 
Airports Commission' 



77-113 






August 1, 1977 
PARKING STUDY - SFIA GARAGE 

As a result of 289 garage closures in 1976 and large scale traffic 
diversions to the Economy Parking Lots, the Airports Commission at 
the February 15, 1977 meeting established a policy that "top priority 
be given short-term parkers; that the rate structure deter long-term 
parkers (from utilizing the garage)." 

The following garage parking rate increase was put into effect on 
April 1, 1977 in order to accomplish the Commission's policy: 

Hours Rate Hours Rate Hours Rate 

6-7 $4.00 
7-8 5.00 
8-24 6.00 

The following comparisons of parking characteristics are made for the 

purpose of evaluating the garage parking rate increase in terms of 

accomplishing the Airport Commission's policy. 

1976 1977 
[ Garage April-July April-July Change 

Number Closures 106 Times 16 Times - 90 Times 

Total Hours Closed 154 Hours 13 1/2 Hrs. - 140 1/2 Hri 

Garage Parkers (0-3 Hrs) 826,000 905,000 + 79,000 

" " (4-7 Hrs) 25,000 28,000 + 3,000 

(7-24 Hrs) 57,000 35,000 - 22,000 

" " • (1-3 Days) 56,000 38,000 - 18,000 

(Over 3 Days) 23,000 15,000 - 8,000 

TOTAL GARAGE PARKERS 987,000 1,021,000 ♦ 34,000 



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$ .50 


3-4 


$2.00 


1-2 


1.00 


4-5 


$2.50 


2-3 


1.50 


5-6 


$3.00 



On August 1, 1977 the capacity of the garage will be reduced by 
250 additional parking spaces as a result of the commencement of 
Contract 1015. THE AIRPORT GARAGE WILL BE CLOSING AGAIN ON A 
REGULAR BASIS WITH LARGE SCALE DIVERSIONS TO THE ECONOMY PARKING 
LOTS UNLESS VEHICLES PARKING IN THE GARAGE FOR MORE THAN 48 HOURS 
ARE ELIMINATED. 



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July 15, 1977 


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No. Cars 
Exiting 


% Cars Assumed Average % Space Hour 
Exiting Duration Used 


Cumulative % 
Space Hour Used 











Hour 



5,531 


48.3% 


0.75 


3,800 


33.2% 


1.5 


825 


7.2% 


2.5 


189 


1.7% 


3.5 


50 


0.4% 


4.5 


36 


0.3% 


5.5 


33 


0.3% 


6.5 


383 


3.4% 


12.0 



7.6% 


7.6% 


10.5% 


18.1% 


3.8% 


21.9% 


1.3% 


23.2% 


0.4% 


23.6% 


0.3% 


23.9% 


0.4% 


24.3% 


8.6% 


32.9% 



10,847 



94.8% 



32.9% 



244 


2.1% 


36 


187 


1.6% 


60 


81 


0.7% 


84 


61 


0.5% 


108 


25 


0.2% 


132 









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0.1% 


204 









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48.8% 


20.2% 


69.0% 


12.3% 


81.3% 


11.4% 


92.7% 


5.5% 


98.2% 



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100.0% 



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AIRPORTS COMMISSION 




MINUTES 



SEPTEMBER 6, 1977 



DOCUMENTS 

OCT ? q 1985 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 



GEORGE R. MOSCONE, MAYOR 

COMMISSIONERS 

MORRIS BERNSTEIN 

President 

RUTH S. KADISH 

Vice-President 

william e. McDonnell 
william k. coblentz 



RICHARD R. HEATH 

Director of Airports 



San Francisco International Airport 
San Francisco, California 94128 






Call to Order: 2:45 PM 

Present: Commissioners Morris Bernstein, 

William E. McDonnell and 
William K. Coblentz. 

Absent: Commissioner Ruth S. Kadish 

The Minutes of the Airports Commission meeting of August 16, 1977 
were approved and adopted as presented. 



Mr. Richard Heath, Director of Airports, requested permission to 
depart from the regular order of business so that Mr. John Blackman 
of United Airlines, might give a special presentation commemorating 
the 50th anniversary of United Airlines. Mr. Blackman presented 
Commission President Bernstein with a plaque which was accepted on 
behalf of the Commission and San Francisco International Airport. 
A copy of Mr. Blackman 's remarks are attached and incorporated into 
these minutes by reference. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-02 31 Resolution declaring the existence 

of an emergency due to the failure 
of two air conditioning refriger- 
ation compressors at Rotunda "A" , 
and directing the Director of 
Airports to effect necessary repairs, 

Mr. Heath stated this item requires Commission approval ratifying 
emergency action taken to repair the air conditioning units at 
Rotunda A. 

Commissioner McDonnell asked if the air conditioning is presently 
operating and if service requires the use of both air conditioners. 

Mr. Robert Lee, Deputy Director, Engineering/Planning, said this is 
a maintenance operations problem, that one air conditioner was not 
working for a month and that they were in the process of repairing it 
when the other air conditioner failed. 

Commissioner McDonnell suggested that the Commission adopt a set rule 
to declare the emergency at the time it occurs rather than operate 
for several months without the stand-by service. When asked if the 
conditioners are air cooled or water cooled, he was told they were 
air cooled. 

Mr. Lee said these are temporary units, and when asked how long they 
had been in operation, he said three years; these were meant to tide 
us over for two years and were put in until the central heating and 
cooling system was completed in the garage. 

Commissioner McDonnell then asked the expiration date of our warranty 
and requested staff to furnish him with that information. 



77 - 114 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0232 Resolution approving acceptance of 

a Federal Planning grant offer for 
an Airport Land Use Study in the 
amount of $457,500. 

Mr. Heath stated the grant is for 75% of the estimated cost of carry- 
ing out a co-sponsored Airport land use study with San Mateo County. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0233 Resolution for the acceptance of 

amendment No. 1 to the ADAP Project 
No. 8-06-0221-06 Grant Agreement 
and authorizing the Director of 
Airports, acting on behalf of the 
Airports Commission to accept and 
execute said amendment. 

Mr. Heath said this project consists of the site preparation for the 
ILS localizer for Runway 10L/28R including drainage facilities, blast 
pad, and turfing, and provides for the relocation of the North Field 
Service road, increasing the obligation of the Federal government 
some $32,000 in addition to the original amount of $316,000. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0234 Resolution awarding Contract No. 

1040, Furnish and Install Chlori- 
nator, Water Quality Control Plant, 
to McCrary Construction Company, 
P. 0. Box 4120, Foster City, CA 
94404, in the total amount of 
$8,195.00. 

Mr. Heath said two bids were received and that the contract should be 
awarded to McCrary Construction Company, the lowest responsible bidder. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0235 Resolution awarding Contract No. 

1049, Improvements to Restrooms, 
Upper Level, Piers F and FF, to 
Hodgson Construction, Inc., 
2815 Fair Oaks Avenue, Redwood 
City, CA 94063, in the total 
amount of $94,866. 

Mr. Heath stated the Airports Commission saved money on this item as 
it came in substantially below the engineer's estimate. 

Commissioner McDonnell then asked if these restrooms would remain in 
the same area upon completion of all construction and was told that 
the restrooms on these two piers are permanent. 



77 - 115 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0236 Resolution approving and ratify- 

ing the action of the Director of 
Airports in approving in accord- 
ance with Airports Commission 
Resolution No. 70-0044, Change 
Order No. 812-2, and requesting 
Controller's certification of 
Debit Modification No. 2 in the 
amount of $2,139.40. 

Mr. Heath said this modification provides for an increase in the size 
of the holes for centerline lights, amounting to 180 lights. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0237 Resolution accepting the work under 

Airport Contract No. 774, Land- 
scaping Entrance Roads, as satis- 
factorily completed except for the 
maintenance periods; approving and 
requesting the Controller's certi- 
fication of Credit Modification No. 
7 in the amount of $93,795.17; 
approving payment of monies under 
the Acceptance Agreement; authoriz- 
ing the Director of Airports to 
execute said agreement for the 
Airports Commission; and approving 
a payment in the amount of $71,479.61 
in favor of the contractor, Watkin & 
Bortolussi, Inc., 77 Larkspur Street, 
San Rafael, CA 94901. 

Mr. Heath said the original contract included some maintenance work 
which was taken out of the contract that resulted in the diminution of 
the amount of the contract; however, that ig not pure savings to the 
Airport since the maintenance is handled under a separate contract. 
The contract has been completed within the original time schedule. 

Commissioner McDonnell requested a review of the maintenance and was 
told it is for the general landscaping and gardening for two years. 
When he asked what they will do he was told irrigate, mow the lawn, 
fertilize and general maintenance. Commissioner McDonnell then asked 
if we would extend that contract and was told that we would unless 
Maintenance branch receives additional gardeners. 

Sylvia Gregory asked if the cable car sign is going to be relocated. 
Mr. Heath replied he would like to do something about it. 

Ms. Gregory said the last time she was at the airport it was impossible 
to read the moving letters since the trees block some of the informa- 
tion and that something should be done. 

Commissioner Coblentz stated he has received complaints from people 
that the directional signs are not high enough for motorists to see. 

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77 - 116 



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Mr. Heath stated the signing plan was approved two weeks ago and 
added sometimes the sun is shining in such a way that one cannot 
read the signs. 

Commissioner McDonnell asked if the signing leading the the freeway 
is going to be included in the overhead signs, and was told it would. 

Mr. Heath said some people will still take the wrong turn because 
of the short distance involved. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0238 Resolution accepting the work under 

Airport Contract No. 1060, Pavement 
Releveling, Runway 1R-19L, South of 
Runway 10R-28L, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving and requesting 
Controller's certification of 
Credit Modification No. 1 in the 
amount of $2,273.34; and approving 
final payment in the amount of 
$8,388.17 in favor of the contrac- 
tor, Gray and Lewis, Inc., 781 Old 
County Road, San Carlos, CA 94070. 

Mr. Heath said this contract was completed within the time frame of 
five calendar days. 

* * * 

It was unanimously decided by the Commission that Agenda Item 9, 
regarding a professional services agreement with Special Architectural 
Consultant Howard A. Friedman & Associates, required further discussion 
and was put over. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-02 39 Resolution accepting the work per- 

formed by Traffic Engineering 
Consultants, D. Jackson Faustman, 
for Professional Services relating 
to Traffic Analyses and Preparation 
of contract plans and specifications, 

Mr. Heath recommended approval of the final billing and that the con- 
tract be terminated. 



77 - 117 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0240 Resolution accepting work performed 

under professional services agree- 
ment and approving final payment of 
$6,500 to Touche Ross & Company. 

Mr. Heath said this company was hired to perform internal audits 
which we do not have the staff to do and recommended approval. 

Commissioner McDonnell requested that the Commission be informed of 
any unusual findings of internal audits. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0241 Resolution approving funds for pay- 

ment of Revenue bond trustee 
expenses, in the amount of $60,000. 

Commissioner McDonnell inquired if it were required that this item 
be approved at this meeting and was told by Emmett Smith, Acting 
Deputy Director, Business/Finance, that we are already into the 
second period of this agreement. 

Commissioner McDonnell then asked for a breakdown of the $60,000 to 
be forwarded to each Commissioner. 

A question was then raised regarding the appointment of new trustees 
and Mr. Smith stated that it could be taken care of at the time of 
the expiration of this agreement in 1978. 

Commissioner McDonnell asked if there was any way we could pay for 
part of the services and the rest later, whereupon Mr. Smith stated 
we are not establishing a new agreement. 

Commissioner Bernstein asked why this was coming up now and was told 
there was an administrative delay. 



Further Business 



Commission President Bernstein called for management reports. 
Mr. Arnold Feener, Noise Abatement Officer, gave a presentation on 
the noise abatement program, a copy of which is attached and incorpo- 
rated into these minutes by reference. This was followed by a question 
and answer session in which some doubts were expressed by members of 
the public as to the authenticity of the findings of the Noise Monitor- 
ing System. Members of the audience expressed their disapproval and 
their disturbance over the noises made by planes using flight patterns 
over their residential areas. 

The Honorable Arthur Lepore, Mayor of Millbrae, addressed the Commission. 
His comments are attached and incorporated into these minutes by re- 
ference. 



77 - 118 



Mr. Feener stated validation is in its beginning stages and that 
the low frequency noise emanating from the jet engines is just 
now being studied by NASA. 

Replacement of the blast fence and the effect it might have on the 
neighboring residential areas was discussed. There was some mis- 
understanding as to the intent of the blast fence and it was explained 
that its purpose is to protect automobiles on the freeway. 

When it was suggested by a member of the audience that the runway be 
extended into the Bay, Commissioner McDonnell said he felt we should 
intall the blast fence and see what effect it has. 

When Mr. Heath stated we do not have a way of positive identification 
of an offending airline, Anita Maraviglia asked how Mr. Feener would 
identify the offending plane. She was told by Mr. Feener that his 
figures were based on the flight schedules of the airlines and the 
timing of the noise offense. When asked of the likelihood of develop- 
ing a radar control system, Mr. Feener stated this study is now under- 
way in other airports, and that although we do not have a contract to 
do this at the present time, it is incorporated in our future plans. 

Mrs. Jessie Brocker of Millbrae read a prepared statement of her point 
of view regarding airport noise and stated ways she felt the problem 
could be alleviated. 

Ms. Maraviglia stated she felt there has been noise escalation rather 
than noise abatement and that there should be more concrete proof of 
definite efforts toward abatement of noise. She said Mr. Feener* s 
report did not mention any grant to study noise problems, and asked 
when the monies from those grants would be spent. She was told that 
the only money available is the money for the land use study. She 
said she was led to believe there was money other than that. 

A member of the audience suggested that this airport could enlist 
the aid of other airports and the Civil Aeronautics Board; and that 
landing fees should be higher- for those airlines using the airport 
during noise-sensitive hours. 

Delores La Hardo of Burlingame stated the noise of planes reverbe- 
rates and that each community has different problems as a result of 
noise pollution. She felt the answer is to use the services of the 
San Mateo County Noise Abatement Task Force; that the airport staff 
should work with the people of authority in the community and co- 
ordinate their findings, working with high level authorities in the 
airport, rather than have the Commission take a "listening" role. 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:30 PM. 



(^MuiM-rls, f^igu<4^^ 



Warren D. Hanson 
Acting Secretary 
Airports Commission 



77 - 119 



REMARKS I "OH |IDIN « Hl_Al K.N1AN 

PRESENTATION OF PLAQUE COMMEMORATING 50 YEARS 

OF TRANSCONTINENTAL AfR SERVICE ***** SAN FRANCISCO 

SEPTEMBER 6, 1977 



PRESIDENT BERNSTEIN, COMMISSIONER McDONNELL, COMMISSIONER 
COBLENTZ, DIRECTOR HEATH, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. 

LAST THURSDAY MARKED A MOST SIGNIFICANT ANNIVERSARY IN THE 
HISTORY OF COMMERCIAL AVIATION. IT WAS ON THAT DATE, 
SEPTEMBER 1 IN 1927 THAT THE FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL AIR 
PASSENGERS EMBARKED ON A HISTORIC JOURNEY. IN A VERY REAL 
SENSE/TT WAS NOT ONLY THE PILOTS WHO BRAVED THE UNKNOWN 
OF FLYING DURING ITS INFANCY, BUT THOSE HEARTY PIONEERS WHO 
WERE THE FIRST PASSENGERS TO HOP AND SKIP THEIR WAY ACROSS 
THIS VAST LAND OF OURS. 

IT WAS SOME EXPERIENCE ! THE NATION'S FIRST COAST TO COAST 

OR AS WE CALL IT TODAY, "OCEAN TO OCEAN", SERVICE WAS A 
15-STOP, 32-1/2 HOUR ADVENTURE THAT TESTED THE METTLE OF 
THE MOST ADVENTUROUS TRAVELER OF THE DAY. 



THE FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL AIR SERVICE WAS MADE POSSIBLE 
BY A LINK UP OF BOEING AIR TRANSPORT AND NATIONAL AIR 
TRANSPORT — TWO PREDECESSOR COMPANIES OF UNITED AIRLINES. 
EARLY IN 1927 BOEING AIR TRANSPORT HAD WON THE RIGHTS TO 
SERVE SAN FRANCISCO/CHICAGO^ND NATIONAL WON SIMILAR 
APPROVAL TO SERVE NEW YORK/CHICAGO. SAN FRANCISCO'S 
CRIS^EY FIELD WAS THE WESTERN TERMINUS. 



SO WE'RE HERE TODAY TO COMMEMORATE THAT OCCASION 50 YEARS 
AGO. EVEN WITH THE VISION OF THOSE FAR THINKING AVIATION 
PIONEERS OF A HALF CENTURY AGOTlT'S SAFE TO SAY COMMERCIAL 
AIR SERVICE HAS PROGRESSED BEYOND THE WILDEST DREAMS OF 
OUR FOREFATHERS. AND NOT TO MENTION OUR PASSENGERS ! 



JUST THINK ABOUT IT THERE THE PASSENGERS SAT, 8, 000 FEET 

IN THE AIR/CLUTCHING A MAIL BAG IN ONE HAND/AND A SACK LUNCH 
IN THE OTHERWITH THE WIND TUGGING AT THEIR PARACHUTE STRAPS. 
IN ALL HONESTY MAIL WAS REALLY MORE IMPORTANT THAN PASSENGERS 

IN THOSE DAYS IN FACT MANY TIMES PASSENGERS WERE REMOVED 

IN ORDER TO CARRY MORE MAIL ! 



AND THE AIRCRAFT WHAT A DIFFERENCE FROM TODAY'S 

SUPDROOUIC JUMBO JETS! BOEING AIR TRANSPORt/whICH HAD 
THE SAN FRANCISCO/CHICAGO RUN WAS THE MORE PASSENGER- 
ORIENTED OF THE TWO CARRIERS AND THEY CARRIED 445 

TRAVELERS IN THE TWO-PASSENGER BOEING 40A BI-PLANE DURING 

THAT FIRST YEAR OF OPERATION. NATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT 

FLEW THE ONE-PASSENGER DOUGLAS M-4 BETWEEN CHICAGO AND 

NEW YORK AND CARRIED 168 PASSENGERS IN 1927. TOTAL COST 

FOR THE TRANSCONTINENTAL FLIGHT 50 YEARS AGO WAS $404, 

AND IT TOOK 32-1/2 HOURS. TODAY YOU CAN MAKE THE FLIGHT 

IN WIDE BODY COMFORT IN FIVE 1)111 i I In I I HOURS WITH A ONE -WAY 

TRIP FARE AS LOW AS $16S 9 \l{AJiB ^&B£Bil. ^*»>± Vo ^- VO*\ ^*«v^ 



SO YOU CAN SEE THAT SAN FRANCISCO HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN 
IMPORTANT CITY TO UNITED'S OPERATION, EVEN THROUGH OUR 
PREDEC ESSOR COMPANIES 50 YEARS AGO._AND IT'S, EVEN MpRE SO 
TODAY.N UNITED CURRENTLY EMPLOYS SOME 12, 000 RESIDENTS OF 
THE BAY AREA A GREATER CONCENTRATION OF UNITED EMPLOYEES 



THAN ANYWHERE ELSE ALONG OUR 110 CITY SYSTEM.A WE 
CONSERVATIVELY FIGURE OUR ANNUAL PAYROLL AT $230 MILLION 
ANNUALLY. AND WE PAY CLOSE TO $ FIVE MILLION IN LANDING 
FEES AND FACILITY RENTALS AT SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL 
AIRPORT. WE ARE YOUR BIGGEST TENANT. 



AND I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT IN "THE FRIENDLY SKIES" 
SAN FRANCISCO IS, IN MANY WAYS, "OUR FAVORITE CITY. " 



WE APPRECIATE YOUR KIND COOPERATION IN THE PAST AND 

WE LOOK FORWARD TO MANY MORE YEARS OF MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL 

ASSOCIATION. 



WE APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT THIS COMMEMORATIVE 
PLAQUE TO YOU, PRESIDENT BERNSTEIN. — Vso V\0. _X_ VO oo\CJs 
WXjU Vq NtvQ. **<^ 



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COMMISSIONER BERNSTEIN, COMMISSIONERS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. 



THIS IS A MANAGEMENT REPORT ON THE AIRPORT NOISE ABATEMENT PROGRAM 



AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH EXISTING STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS AND 



POLICIES. 



THE MAP DISPLAYED ON THE WALL SHOWS THE CURRENT NOISE 



IMPACT BOUNDARY FOR THE SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. 



THE IMPACT BOUNDARY, OUTLINES AN AREA WHERE THE NOISE LEVEL, 



SPECIFICALLY THE COMMUNITY NOISE EQUIVALENT LEVEL, IS 75 Decibles 



OR GREATER. BASED UPON THIS MEASURED BOUNDARY, SAN FRANCISCO 



HAS A ZERO IMPACT AREA ACCORDING TO STATE LAW AND IS IN COMPLIANCE 



WITH THAT LAW. 



NOW I'M SURE, TO SOME OF YOU HERE, THE STATEMENTS I 



JUST MADE RAISE MANY QUESTIONS. JUST WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN? 



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WHAT EXACTLY IS AN IMPACT AREA? HOW CAN WE SAY IT IS ZERO WHEN 
IT OBVIOUSLY HAS SHAPE AND DIMENSIONS? WHAT IS A COMMUNITY NOISE 

EQUIVALENT LEVEL? DOES BEING IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE STATE LAW 

i 

MEAN THAT SFIA DOES NOT HAVE A NOISE PROBLEM? THE ANSWERS TO 

THESE AND MANY OTHER QUESTIONS ARE NEEDED IF WE ARE TO UNDERSTAND 

THE AIRPORT NOISE ABATEMENT PROGRAM. 

NEEDLESS TO SAY SOME OF THE TERMS I'VE MENTIONED DID NOT 

EXIST UNTIL CALIFORNIA PROMULGATED THEIR AIRPORT NOISE STANDARDS, 

IN NOVEMBER 1970. THE PURPOSE OF THE REGULATION WAS "TO PROTECT 

THE PUBLIC FROM NOISE AND TO RESOLVE INCOMPATIBILITIES BETWEEN 

AIRPORTS AND THEIR SURROUNDING NEIGHBORS." 

IN ORDER TO ACCOMPLISH THIS THE REGULATIONS ESTABLISHED 
A MANDATORY PROCEDURE WHICH IS APPLICABLE TO, AND AT, ALL EXISTING 

AND FUTURE POTENTIAL AIRPORTS IN CALIFORNIA WHICH ARE REQUIRED 



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TO OPERATE UNDER A VALID PERMIT ISSUED BY THE DIVISION OF 
AERONAUTICS. (SLIDE 1) 

THE PROCEDURES BASICALLY FALL INTO TWO MAIN AREAS OF 

EMPHASIS: 

1) QUANTIFYING THE NOISE IMPACT AROUND AN AIRPORT 
AND SETTING CERTAIN CRITERION NOISE LEVELS TO 
BE MET INCREMENTALLY TO 1986. 

2) LIMITING THE NOISE IMPACT FROM INDIVIDUAL 
AIRCRAFT SINGLE EVENTS TO MAXIMUM APPROVED 
NOISE LEVELS - NOT TO BE EXCEEDED. 

THE SECOND AREA OF EMPHASIS THAT BEING THE ATTEMPT BY 

CALIFORNIA TO LIMIT THE LEVEL OF INDIVIDUAL AIRCRAFT SINGLE EVENTS, 

RAN INTO TROUBLE IN THE COURTS. THE AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION 

(ATA) TOOK THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO THE FEDERAL COURTS IN A CASE 

CALLED ATA vrs CROTTI. THE CASE IS STILL BEING TRIED, HOWEVER 

THE COURT HAS RULED THAT THE PORTIONS OF THE REGULATION PERTAINING 



TO SINGLE EVENTS WAS AN EFFORT BY THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO PUT 
CONTROLS UPON AN AIRCRAFT IN FLIGHT. SINCE AN AIRCRAFT IN FLIGHT 

IS PROPERLY THE JURISDICTION OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, THE COURTS 

i 

FOUND THAT PART OF THE REGULATION TO BE UNLAWFUL, AND THEREFORE 
THAT PART OF THE REGULATION IS NO LONGER VALID. 

HOW THEN, DO WE QUANTIFY NOISE SO THAT WE MIGHT MEASURE 
IT AND USE THOSE MEASUREMENTS TO ESTABLISH NOISE IMPACT STANDARDS? 

THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA USES THE DECIBLE AS THE UNIT OF 
MEASURE. BASICALLY THE DECIBLE IS A VALUE OF NOISE ENERGY EXPRESSED 
A LOGARITHUM. (SLIDE 2) . THIS SLIDE SHOWS THE RELATIONSHIP 
BETWEEN SOUND PRESSURE, ON THE LEFT, SOUND PRESSURE SQUARED WHICH 
IS AN EXPRESSION OF ENERGY, IN THE CENTER, AND THE RESULTING DECIBLE 
SCALE ON THE RIGHT. YOU WILL NOTE THAT THE ENERGY, AGAIN ON 
THE CENTER SCALE INCREASES 100 TIMES BETWEEN EACH 20 DECIBLES ON 



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THE DECIBLE SCALE. THEREFORE THE 1,000,000 UNITS OF ENERGY 
AT 60 DECIBLES INCREASE TO 100,000,000 at 80 DECIBLES. 

TO BETTER RELATE THE DECIBLE TO SOUNDS THAT WE ARE MORE 

i 
FAMILIAR WITH THIS NEXT SLIDE DEPICTS THE DECIBLE LEVEL OF CERTAIN 

COMMON SOUNDS: (SLIDE 3) CONVERSATIONAL SPEECH IS 60 DECIBLES, 

A BUSY STREET CORNER 90 DECIBLES, A 727 DEPARTURE 100 DECIBLES 

AND ROCK-MUCIC, 110 DECIBLES. GENERALLY SPEAKING AN INGREASE 

OF 10 DECIBLES IN SOUND LEVEL IS PERCEIVED BY THE LISTENER TO 

BE TWICE AS LOUD AS THE LOWER SOUND. 

THEREFORE, IF WE WERE TO CONSIDER 70 DECIBLES AS A 
MODERATELY LOUD SOUND AND USE' THAT AS A BASE, 80 DECIBLES WOULD BE 
PERCEIVED AS TWICE AS LOUD, 90 DECIBLES FOUR TIMES AS LOUD AND 
110 DECIBLES AS 16 TIMES AS LOUD. 

IN ORDER TO ASSIST YOU IN UNDERSTANDING THE CALIFORNIA 



LAW, I HAVE REPRODUCED DEFINITIONS OF SOME OF THE TERMS USED BY 



THE STATE AND THEY ARE ON THE CHART ENTITLED DEFINITIONS. 



I'LL DISCUSS THEM BRIEFLY: 



WITH RESPECT TO NOISE LEVEL, THE A-WEIGHTING CHARACTERISTICS 



MODIFIES THE FREQUENCY RESPONSE OF THE MEASURING INSTRUMENT TO 



ACCOUNT FOR THE FREQUENCY CHARACTERISTICS OF THE HUMAN EAR. 



THE SINGLE EVENT NOISE EXPOSURE LEVEL (SENEL) - IS 



IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND BECAUSE IT IS THE BASIS OF THE COMMUNITY 



NOISE LEVELS THAT WE REPORT. IN FACT AS THE AVERAGE SENEL IS 



RAISED OR LOWERED, SO THE CNEL OR COMMUNITY NOISE EQUIVALENT LEVEL 



IS RAISED OR LOWERED. (SLIDE 4) 



THIS SLIDE GRAPHICLY DEPICTS THE SENEL CONCEPT. IF I 



SHOULD MEASURE THIS NOISE ENERGY PATTERN AT DIFFERENT THRESHOLDS, 



SUCH AS AT THE A-A OR B-B LEVEL THRESHOLD THE SENEL EQUIVALENT 



- / - — 

WOULD BE THE SAME. ALL AIRCRAFT SINGLE EVENTS ARE MEASURED BY OUR 
NOISE MONITORING SYSTEM. BY GIVING EACH EVENT A COMMON REFERENCE, 
IN THIS CASE THE DURATION OF 1 SEC. WE ARE ABLE TO AVERAGE THEM 
AND CONVERT THEM TO AN HOURLY NOISE LEVEL AND A COMMUNITY NOISE 
EQUIVALENT LEVEL. IT SIMPLY GIVES EACH EVENT A COMMON BASIS BY 
WHICH TO RELATE IT TO ANOTHER EVENT. 

THE HOURLY NOISE LEVEL (HNLI : IS SIMPLY THE AVERAGE OF 
ALL THE NOISE RECORDED DURING THE HOUR . 

THE COMMUNITY NOISE EQUIVALENT LEVEL (CNEL) : IS A 

WEIGHTED AVERAGE OF THE HOURLY NOISE LEVELS RECORDED DURING A 

TWENTY-FOUR-HOUR DAY. (SLIDE 51 IT TAKES INTO CONSIDERATION THOSE 

TIMES OF THE DAY WHEN MOST PERSONS WOULD BE DISTURBED BY AIRCRAFT 

NOISE AND THEREFORE GIVES MORE WEIGHT TO EVENTS THAT HAPPEN DURING 

THOSE TIME FRAMES. THIS MEANS THAT IF WE WERE TO HAVE 40 TO 50 

AIRCRAFT SINGLE EVENTS BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 10 P.M. TO 7 A.M., THEY 



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WILL BE AVERAGED INTO THE CNEL AS 400 TO 500 EVENTS . 

THE NOISE IMPACT BOUNDARY : AND THE NOISE IMPACT AREA 
ARE SHOWN BY THIS NEXT SLIDE (SLIDE 6) . ANY AREA INSIDE THE 
NOISE IMPACT BOUNDARY THAT DOES NOT HAVE A COMPATIBLE LAND USE 
WITH AIRPORTS IS CONSIDERED. IMPACTED AREA. 

GENERALLY AREA USED FOR RESIDENTIAL PURPOSES IS CONSIDERED 
AN INCOMPATIBLE LAND USE AND IF INSIDE THE CRITERION IMPACT 
BOUNDARY MUST BE REPORTED AS IMPACTED AREA. 

(SLIDE 7*) EXAMPLES OF COMPATIBLE LAND USE ARE: 

A) AGRICULTURE 

B) AIRPORT PROPERTY 

C) INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY 

D) COMMERCIAL PROPERTY 

E) PROPERTY SUBJECT TO AVIGATION EASEMENT FOR NOISE 

F) ZONED OPEN SPACE 

G) HIGH-RISE APARTMENTS W7ACC0USTICAL TREATMENT 
AND AIR CONDITIONING. 



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REFERING TO E ON THE SLIDE, AN AVIGATION EASEMENT IS A 
RIGHT OBTAINED BY THE AIRPORT PROPRIETOR FROM THE LAND OWNER TO 
OPERATE AIRCRAFT OVER LAND WHICH IS IN AN IMPACTED AREA. 

(SLIDE OFF) 

NOW, THE LAW HAS SET LIMITATIONS ON AIRPORT NOISE IN 

RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES. 

IT SPECIFIES THAT THE IMPACT AREA SHALL BE BASED UPON 
A NOISE IMPACT BOUNDARY CRITERION (SLIP*; g) A AS SHOWN: 



DATE 



CNEL (dBA) 



TO 12/31/75 80 

1/1/76 TO 12/31/80 75 

1/1/81 TO 12/31/85 70 

1/1/86 AND THEREAFTER 65 

THE CHART ON THE WALL ENTITLED "ANNUAL CNEL (dBA) SFIA" 
SHOWS OUR PRESENT STATUS WITH RESPECT TO THE PRESENT CRITERION 
LEVEL OF 75 DECIBLES CNEL. BY JANUARY 1. 1981, WE MUST REDUCE 



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THE LEVEL OF IMPACT TO THE 70 CNEL CRITERION. IF NOT WE WOULD 
REQUEST A VARIANCE FROM THE STATE WHICH IF GRANTED WOULD PUT 

US IN COMPLIANCE FOR UP TO ONE YEAR. THE VARIANCE WOULD HAVE 

< 
TO BE RENEWED ANNUALLY AS LONG AS OUR IMPACT AREA WAS GREATER 

THAN ZERO. 

DE 9) = THIS NEXT SLIDE IS PRODUCED BY THE CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF 

AERONAUTICS AND SHOWS THE AIRPORT NOISE SITUATION IN CALIFORNIA 

WITH RESPECT TO IMPACT AREA AND COMPLIANCE WITH THE REGULATIONS. 

THE TOP BAR FOR EACH AIRPORT INDICATES A ZERO IMPACT AREA BY THE 

DIAGONAL HASHURES OR IMPACT AREA GREATER THAN ZERO BY THE SOLID 

DARK LINE. ON THE LOWER BAR .DIAGONAL HASHURES INDICATE COMPLIANCE 

WITH THE STANDARDS EITHER BECAUSE OF ZERO IMPACT AREA OR GRANTING 

OF A VARIANCE FROM THE STATE. THE CROSSED HASHURES INDICATE THAT A 

VARIANCE IS ON REQUEST , AND THE SOLID BAR INDICATES NON-COMPLIANCE. 



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OF THE AIRPORTS IN CALIFORNIA ONLY FOUR HAVE ZERO IMPACT 



AREAS AS DEPICTED BY THE TOP BAR. THESE AIRPORTS, SAN FRANCISCO 



OAKLAND, VAN NUYS AND SANTA MONICA DO NOT, BY LAW: 



1. REQUIRE A VARIANCE FOR OPERATION 



2. REQUIRE MONITORING 



3. HAVE A NOISE PROBLEM UNDER PRESENT CRITERION 



EVEN THOUGH SAN FRANCISCO FALLS INTO THIS CATEGORY, WE 



OF COURSE, HAVE ACKNOWLEDGED AN AIRCRAFT NOISE PROBLEM, CREATED 



A NOISE ABATEMENT CENTER, UNDERTAKEN TO INSTALL AND OPERATE A 



SOPHISTICATED NOISE MONITORING SYSTEM AND DEVELOPED PROCEDURES TO 



CONTROL AND REDUCE THE NOISE IMPACT TO THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES 



COPIES OF OUR NOISE ABATEMENT PROGRAM WERE DISTRIBUTED 



AT THE AUGUST 2, COMMISSION MEETING. MOST OF YOU IN ATTENDANCE 



TODAY HAVE, I HOPE, HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO READ IT. FOR THOSE 



OF YOU WHO NEED A COPY I HAVE SUFFICIENT COPIES HERE. 

PRIOR TO COMMENTING ON THE NOISE ABATEMENT PROGRAM I 
THINK IT IS APPROPRIATE AT THIS TIME TO BRIEFLY LOOK AT THE LEGAL 
FRAMEWORK WITH RESPECT TO AIRPORT NOISE AS SUMMARIZED BY THE 
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION IN THE FEDERAL AVIATION NOISE ABATEMENT 
POLICY OF NOVEMBER 18, 1976. (SLIDE 10) 

1. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS PREEMPTED THE AREAS OF 
AIRSPACE USE AND MANAGEMENT, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL, 
SAFETY, THE REGULATION OF AIRCRAFT NOISE AT ITS SOURCE, 
AND HAS SUBSTANTIAL POWER TO INFLUENCE AIRPORT DEVELOP- 
MENT THROUGH ITS ADMINISTRATION OF THE AIRPORT AND 
AIRWAY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. 

2. ATRPORT PROPRTFTDR - MAY EXERCISE OTHER POWERS AND 
AUTHORITIES TO CONTROL AIRPORT NOISE INCLUDING THE 
POWER TO SELECT AN AIRPORT SITE, ACQUIRE LAND, ASSURE 
COMPATIBLE LAND USE, AND CONTROL AIRPORT DESIGN, 
SCHEDULING AND OPERATIONS - SUBJECT ONLY TO CONSTITUTIONAL 
PROHIBITIONS AGAINST CREATION OF AN UNDUE BURDEN ON 
INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE, UNJUST DISCRIMINATION 
AND INTERFERENCE WITH EXCLUSIVE FEDERAL REGULATORY 
RESPONSIBILITIES OVER SAFETY AND AIRSPACE MANAGEMENT. 



3. STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS MAY PROTECT THEIR 

CITIZENS THROUGH LAND USE CONTROLS AND OTHER POLICE 
POWER MEASURES NOT AFFECTING AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS. 

THIS LEGAL FRAMEWORK AS DESCRIBED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF 
TRANSPORTATION LENDS SUPPORT TO THE FAA WESTERN REGION POLICY 
TOWARD NOISE ABATEMENT ACTIONS ANNOUNCED ON MARCH 10, 1976 WHICH 
STATES : (SLIDE 11) 

"THE FAA WILL NOT SUPPORT OR ENFORCE AIRPORT MANAGEMENT 
NOISE ABATEMENT ACTIONS, CITY ORDINANCES, RESOLUTIONS OR PRO- 
HIBITIONS THAT: 



1. COMPROMISE SAFETY 

2. ADVERSELY DISCRIMINATE AGAINST ANY USER 
3 . UNDULY, RESTRICT OPERATIONS 

4. ARE CONTRARY TO PROVISIONS OF ANY GRANT 
AGREEMENT FOR THE AIRPORT 

5. CAUSE AN UNREASONABLE ECONOMIC BURDEN ON 
AIR COMMERCE. 

6. RESULT IN AN UNFAIR SHIFTING OF NOISE FROM 
ONE AREA TO ANOTHER/' 



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IT IS WITHIN THIS LEGAL FRAMEWORK THAT THE AIRPORT STAFF. 
THE FAA AND THE AIRLINES HAVE WORKED COOPERATIVELY TO DEVELOP A 
NOISE ABATEMENT PROGRAM FOR THE AIRPORT. 

THE MAIN REASONING BEHIND OUR OPERATIONAL NOISE ABATEMENT 
PROCEDURES IS TO MAXIMIZE THE USE OF THE BAY FOR LANDINGS AND 
DEPARTURES (SLIDE 12) 

1. THE PREFERENTIAL RUNWAY USE PROGRAM PROVIDES FOR 
APPROXIMATELY 707. OF OUR DEPARTURES ON RUNWAYS 1 

AND APPROXIMATELY 957. LANDINGS ON RUNWAYS 28. ADHERENCE 
TO THE PREFERENTIAL RUNWAY USE PROGRAM IS ESSENTIAL 
IF WE ARE TO REDUCE THE NOISE LEVELS IN THE SAN BRUNO 
AND SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO AREAS. 

2. THE VISUAL FLIGHT PROCEDURES SHOWN, THAT OF THE SHORELINE 
DEPARTURE AND BRIDGE APPROACH FURTHER EMPHASIZE OVERWATER 



FLIGHT AND WHEN USED BRING RELIEF TO THE SAN BRUNO. 

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO AND FOSTER CITY AREAS. 

A PROPOSAL SUBMITTED TO THE FAA IN JANUARY OF THIS YEAR, 
ASKED THE FAA TO EXAMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF NIGHT-TIME DEPARTURES 
FROM RUNWAYS 10, TO THE EAST, AND NIGHT-TIME LANDINGS ON RUNWAYS 
19 TO THE SOUTH. WE BELIEVED THAT IF FEASIBILE, THIS WOULD BRING 
CONSIDERABLE RELIEF TO SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES DURING NIGHT-TIME 
HOURS. AFTER AN EXTENSIVE STUDY THE FAA CONCLUDED THAT THE PROPOSED 
PROCEDURE WOULD NOT BE SATISFACTORY BECAUSE IT WOULD INVOLVE: 

**** COMPLICATED APPROACH PROCEDURES 

***• LONGER AND MORE. COMPLICATED ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE 
PROCEDURES AND 

**** THE WEATHER CONDITIONS IN THE AREA WOULD ALLOW 
ONLY LIMITED USE OF THESE PROCEDURES. 

THE RECOMMENDATION BY THE FAA IS TO CONTINUE USING THE 



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PRESENT PREFERENTIAL RUNWAY USE PROCEDURES. BUT CONSIDER LIMITED 
DIVERSION OF DEPARTURES FROM RUNWAYS 10 WHEN CONDITIONS PERMIT. 

FUTURE ACTIONS TO REDUCE AIRCRAFT NOISE AND CONTINUE 
OUR COMPLIANCE WITH THE STATE LAW WHEN THE CRITERION LEVEL DROPS 
TO 70 DECIBLES CNEL ARE IN PROGRESS. 

THE FEDERAL NOISE POLICY WHICH DIRECTS THAT ALL AIRCRAFT 

ENGINES MUST COMPLY WITH THE QUIETER- NOISE EMISSION STANDARDS 

BY 1985 WILL BE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT FACTOR. THESE QUIETER NOISE 

STANDARDS MUST BE ACCOMPLISHED INCREMENTALLY TO 1985. PRESENTLY 

OVER 75% OF THE AIRCRAFT OPERATING TO AND FROM SAN FRANCISCO DO NOT 
COMPLY WITH THESE STANDARDS. BY JANUARY 1981, IF THE FEDERAL 

SCHEDULE FOR INCREMENTAL COMPLIANCE IS MET OVER 507. OF THE AIRCRAFT 

OPERATING TO AND FROM THE AIPORT WILL BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH QUIETER 

STANDARDS 



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WE ARE CONTINUING DISCUSSIONS WITH THE FAA AND THE 
AIRLINES TOWARD ADJUSTING FLIGHT PATTERNS DURING NIGHT-TIME 

HOURS TO MINIMIZE IMPACT TO THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES. 

WE ARE CONDUCTING AND PARTICIPATING IN STUDIES TO 

UNDERSTAND MORE FULLY THE LOW FREQUENCY VIBRATORY NOISE THAT IS 

A SOURCE OF ANNOYANCE TO THE RESIDENTS OF MILLBRAE , BURLINGAME 

AND HILLSBOROUGH. STUDIES ARE UNDERWAY AT NASA LANGLEY RESEARCH 

CENTER TO QUANTITATIVELY DEFINE THE ANNOYANCE DUE TO VIBRATION 

AND RATTLE FROM THESE LOW-FREQUENCY SOUNDS. WE ARE COMMUNICATING 

TO NASA OUR INTEREST AND DESIRE TO BE A PART OF SUCH STUDES. 

THIS CONCLUDES MY REPORT - ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS? 




1) QUANTIFYING THE NOISE IMPACT 
AROUND AN AIRPORT AND SETTING 
CRITERION NOISE LEVELS TO BE 
MET INCREMENTALLY TO 1986. 



2) LIMITING THE NOISE IMPACT FROM 

INDIVIDUAL AIRCRAFT SINGLE EVENTS TO 
MAXIMUM APPROVED NOISE LEVELS - 
NOT TO BE EXCEEDED 



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INTO CONSIDERATION 3 PERIODS OF THE 24-HOUR DAY: 

DAYTIME 7AM - 7PM 

EVENING 7^M - 10PM 

NIGHT-TIME 10PM - 7AM 
1 DAYTIME EVENT = 1 EVENT 
1 EVENING EVENT - 3 EVENT 
1 NIGHT-TIME EVENT = 10 EVENTS 



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EXAMPLES OF COMPATIBLE LAND USE ARE : 

A) AGRICULTURE 

B) AIRPORT PROPERTY 

C) INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY 

D) COMMERCIAL PROPERTY 

E) PROPERTY SUBJECT TO AVIGATION 
EASEMENT FOR NOISE 

F) ZONED OPEN SPACE 

G) HIGH-RISE APARTMENTS W/ACCOUSTICAL 
TREATMENT AND AIR-CONDITIONING 



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LEGAL FRAMEWORK ON NOISE ABATEMENT 

1. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS PREEMPTED THE AREAS OF AIRSPACE 

USE AND MANAGEMENT, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL, SAFETY, THE REGULATION 
OF AIRCRAFT NOISE AT ITS SOURCE, AND HAS SUBSTANTIAL POWER 
TO INFLUENCE AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT THROUGH ITS ADMINISTRATION OF 
THE AIRPORT AND AIRWAY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. 

2. AIRPORT PROPRIETOR - OTHER POWERS AND AUTHORITIES TO CONTROL 
AIRPORT NOISE - INCLUDING THE POWER TO SELECT AN AIRPORT SITE, 
ACQUIRE LAND, ASSURE COMPATIBLE LAND USE, AND CONTROL AIRPORT 
DESIGN, SCHEDULING AND OPERATIONS - SUBJECT ONLY TO CONSTITU- 
TIONAL PROHIBITIONS AGAINST CREATION OF AN UNDUE BURDEN ON 
INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE, UNJUST DISCRIMINATION, AND 
INTERFERENCE WITH EXCLUSIVE FEDERAL REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES 
OVER SAFETY AND AIRSPACE MANAGEMENT. 

3. STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS MAY PROTECT THEIR CITIZENS THROUGH 
LAND USE CONTROLS AND OTHER POLICE POWER MEASURES NOT AFFECTING 
AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS. 



16 



"THE FAA WILL NOT SUPPORT OR ENFORCE AIRPORT 
MANAGEMENT NOISE ABATEMENT ACTIONS, CITY ORDINANCES, 
RESOLUTIONS OR PROHIBITIONS THAT: 

(1) COMPROMISE SAFETY 

(2) ADVERSELY DISCRIMINATE AGAINST ANY USER 

(3) UNDULY RESTRICT OPERATIONS 

(4) ARE CONTRARY TO PROVISIONS OF ANY GRANT 
AGREEMENT FOR THE AIRPORT 

(5) CAUSE AN UNREASONABLE ECONOMIC BURDEN 
ON AIR COMMERCE 

(6) RESULT IN AN UNFAIR SHIFTING OF NOISE FROM 
ONE AREA TO ANOTHER." 



// 




S.F.I. A. Engineering Br«nch 



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September 6, 1977 



San Francisco Airports Commission 
San Francisco International Airport 
San Francisco, California 9412$ 

Honorable Commissioners: 

The City of Millbrae is pleased that the Airports Commission 
has recently adopted a policy that "San Francisco International 
Airport should become the leading airport in the world, in 
searching for, finding, and implementing means to reduce noise 
and air pollution". We are also pleased that the Commission is 
considering a Noise Abatement Program. 

If the Commission's policy of reducing noise is to be enacted 
with measurable results, then specific measures must be identified, 
The City of Millbrae is concerned that the Noise Abatement Program 
is not as comprehensive and aggressive as it should be, and that 
it fails to translate the Commission's noise policy into action. 
The purpose of my statement is to point out our specific concerns. 
We do not intend to debate today the merits of our concerns, but 
rather make the Commission fully aware of our apprehensions. 
Hopefully, in due course, the Commission will cause a response to 
our concerns to be prepared. The City of Millbrae does have tech- 
nical counsel which is in a position to substantiate, at the 
appropriate time, our concerns which include: 

1. Validation of the Airport's noise monitoring system has 
not been performed as required by the State's Noise 
Standards. While the State Division of Aeronautics has 
accepted the quarterly CNEL reports, the reports have 
not been validated. 

2. Although 75 CNEL is currently the criterion to maintain 
a zero impact upon surrounding communities, it is impor- 
tant to keep in mind that it is a minimum standard. The 
State's Airport Noise Standards do not legalize noise, 
they require that communities should be protected against 
Airport noise. Because the Airport is able to meet the 
State's minimum standard is not grounds to abdicate its 
responsibility to aggressively abate noise to the maximum 
possible extent. 



621 Magnolia Avenue, Millbrae, California 94030 (415) 692-3500 



Sun Francisco Airport 



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3. 



Page Two of the Noise Abatement Program states that all 
procedures intended to abate noise are optional. Steps 
should be taken to standardize and make mandatory those 
options wherever possible. 

4. The Noise Abatement Program stresses overwater flights 
as the solution to noise abatement. Flights departing 
from Runway I have the greatest noise impact upon the 
cities of Millbrae, Burlingame and Hillsborough. Flights 
departing from this runway sometimes raise noise levels 
more than 30 decibels (db) above ambient noise levels. 
There should be a comprehensive study undertaken which 
identifies and evaluates all conceivable noise mitigation 
measures. The opportunities and constraints should be 
fully explored before operational decisions are made. 

If Runway I is to be the preferential runway, what will be 
the impact upon surrounding communities? 

5. The Federal Aviation Act of 1969 grants airport operators - 
the authority to control many aspects of airport operations. 
The Noise Abatement Program does not address the issue of 
what can be done to abate noise by promulgating operational 
requirements consistent with the authority granted under the 
Federal Aviation Act. In conjunction with exploring ways to 
comply with the Federal Aviation Act, the question of re- 
straining interstate commerce should be addressed. Can the 
airport impose legally defensible restrictions upon users of 
the airport which do not comply with FAR Part 36 requirements? 

6. Page 9 of the Noise Abatement Program indicates the airport 
maintains a record of single events which exceed certain de- 
signated levels. Can this data be made public? 

7. The Noise Abatement Program recommends that the effective 
length of Runway IR be increased to serve additional long 
range aircraft and late night departures. 

Installation of a 14-foot blast fence and a change in the 
take-off threshold which enables more aircraft to depart 
from Runway IR will surely increase sound levels throughout 
Millbrae, Burlingame and Hillsborough. The fence itself 
will be insignificant in blocking any noise for near or dis- 
tant residences. It is primarily for protection of Highway 
101 and only secondarily for noise attenuation. 

Consideration of this recommendation should be delayed un- 
til its impact is evaluated through a study consistent with 
the requirements of the California Environmental Quality 
Act. The environmental effects of the fence and attendant 
changes in operational procedures can be simulated. 



Page Three (3) 

San Francisco Airports Commission 



September 6, 1977 



We are also concerned about the timing of this recomm- 
endation. The scope of work for the Airport Land Use 
Study includes an analysis of airport operational al- 
ternatives that would mitigate environmental hazards 
and exposures. To proceed with replacement of the blast 
fence and changes in runway usage before the study is 
completed would not be in keeping with the stated purpose 
of the study. 

I cannot emphasize enough our concern about this matter. 

I want to thank the Airports Commission for giving me the 
opportunity to express our concerns. The City of Millbrae, 
as other communities near the airport, realize the beneficial 
effects of the airport. They are significant. However, for 
some communities there are detrimental effects that must and 
can be dealt with in a timely and aggressive fashion. 



Sincerely 




irthur Lepore 
Mayor 



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AIRPORTS COMMISSION 




MINUTES 



SEPTEMBER 15, 1977 



OCT 9,0 1985 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



GEORGE R. MOSCONE, MAYOR 

COMMISSIONERS 

MORRIS BERNSTEIN 

President 

RUTH S. KADISH 

Vice-President 

william e. McDonnell 
william k. coblentz 

RICHARD R. HEATH 

Director of Airports 



San Francisco International Airport 
San Francisco, California 94128 



Zall to Order: 2:10 PM N 

Present: Commissioners Morris Bernstein, 

Ruth S. Radish, William E. McDonnell 

absent: Commissioner William K. Coblentz 

The first item of business was the approval of a resolution desig- 
nating Room 300, 101 Grove Street, as an appropriate place for the 
special meeting due to an emergency. 

On motion of Commissioner McDonnell, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0242 Resolution designating Room 300, 

101 Grove Street, San Francisco, 
California, adjacent to City Hall, 
to be an appropriate place as its 
temporary meeting place for its 
special meeting called for Thursday, 
September 15, 1977, at 2:00 o'clock 
PM, due to the existence of an 
emergency. 



On motion of Commissioner McDonnell, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0243 Resolution approving a Joint Powers 

Agreement to effect additional work 
to construct, operate, and maintain 
dechlorination and sludge handling 
facilities in order to comply with 
State Regional Water Quality Control 
Board Order No. 74-205 and No. 77-35, 

Mr. Richard Heath, Director of Airports, stated this is a joint project 
with the cities of South San Francisco, Burlingarae, Millbrae and San 
Bruno, to build and operate a dechlorination facility which will be 
75% Federally funded, the balance of the cost to be shared with the 
aforementioned municipalities. Due to the timing and the States appli- 
cation deadline of September 15, it is necessary to have action by this 
Commission by close of business today. 

Commissioner Kadish asked how the percentages that each municipality 
would pay were determined. Mr. Robert Lee, Deputy Director, Planning 
and Development, said that it resulted from a special study made by 
consultants to South San Francisco. It was based on a percentage of 
what it would cost if each agency had to construct its own individual 
plant. The Airport share same to 28%. It has been deemed to be to 
the advantage of the airport to enter into a joint agreement with 
these municipalities; and that the operating costs would be based on 
the proportion of flow from each agencing, amounting to 6% for the 
airport. 

When Commissioner Kadish asked how that would be measures, Mr. Lee 
said the airport will know what it puts into the system. 



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rommissioner Kadish asked why this meeting was held at 101 Grove 
Jtreet and was told that the Rules stipulate that meetings of the 
;ommission must be held in City Hall, except in an emergency. Room 
182, City Hall not being available constituted an emergency. 

There being no further calendared business, the Commission went 
Lnto executive session at 2:20 PM. 



Warren D. Hanson 
Acting Secretary 
Airports Commission 



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AIRPORTS COMMISSION 




MINUTES 



SEPTEMBER 27, 1977 



■ 

OCT 2 9 1965 

PUBLIC LiBFL 



GEORGE R. MOSCONE, MAYOR 

COMMISSIONERS 

MORRIS BERNSTEIN 

President 

RUTH S. KADISH 

Vice-President 

william e. McDonnell 
william k. coblentz 

RICHARD R. HEATH 

Director of Airports 



San Francisco International Airport 
San Francisco, California 94128 



Call to Order: 9:00 AM 

Present: Commissioners Morris Bernstein, 

Ruth S. Kadish, William E. 
McDonnell, William K. Coblentz 

Absent : None 

The Minutes of the Airports Commission meeting of September 6, 1977 
and the Minutes of the Airports Commission Special meeting of 
September 15, 1977, were approved and adopted as presented. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
and unanimously agreed upon by all Commissioners, the following 
officers were elected: 

President: Commissioner Morris Bernstein 
Vice President: Commissioner Ruth S. Kadish 



Agenda item No. 2 was taken off calendar, 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0244 Resolution awarding Contract No. 

1122, Industrial Wastewater 
Collection System - Phase II, to 
Piombo Corporation, P. 0. Box 
1128, San Carlos, CA 94070, in 
the total amount of $890,919.00. 

Mr. Richard Heath, Director of Airports, stated in this case we had 
eight bidders, Piombo being the lowest bidder. He added the purpose 
of this contract is to construct the second section of the collection 
system for conveying the industrial waste generated at various loca- 
tions on the northern half of the airport to the future plant for 
treatment, and recommended the contract be awarded to Piombo Corporation. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0245 Resolution awarding Airport 

Contract No. 109 8R, Emergency 
Airfield Pavement Repairs, FY 
1977-78 to Piombo Corporation, 
P.O. Box 1128, San Carlos, CA 
94070, in the total amount of 
$79,650.00. 

Mr. Heath stated this is an earlier emergency airfield pavement contract. 
When this originally went out only one bidder responded. We rebid the 
contract and received four bids, Piombo Corporation being the lowest 
responsible bidder. 

Commissioner Kadish noted that Piombo was the successful bidder on the 
previous agenda item and assumed they would be capable of accomplishing 
both jobs simultaneously. She was assured that they would. 



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On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0246 Resolution accepting the work 

under Airport Contract No. 1052, 
Emergency Airfield Pavement 
Repairs, Fiscal Year 1976-77, as 
satisfactorily completed; extend- 
ing the completion date from 
August 29, 1977 to September 1, 
1977; approving and requesting 
Controller's certification of 
Debit Modification No. 2 in the 
amount of $1,989.28; and approv- 
ing final payment in the amount 
of $7,786.4 3 in favor of the 
contractor, The Lowrie Paving 
Company, Inc., P. 0. Box 2466, 
South San Francisco, CA 94080. 

Mr. Heath stated this is for the completion of last year's emergency 
pavement contract, as well as approval of the final payment. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0247 Resolution approving and ratify- 

ing the action of the Director 
of Airports in approving in 
accordance with Airports Commis- 
sion Resolution No. 70-0044, 
Change Order No. 812-3 and re- 
questing Controller's certifi- 
cation of Debit Modification No. 
3, in the amount of $13,636.00 
and approving an extension of 
time from September 14, 1977 to 
October 4, 1977. 

Mr. Heath stated the purpose of this modification is to pave a soft 
shoulder on a taxiway. At the time the contract was let, this was 
not originally contemplated. 



At the request of Commissioner Kadish, agenda items 7 and 8 were 
taken off calendar. Commissioner Kadish further requested that in 
the future a detailed explanation or breakdown be provided for each 
item in a change order covered by a contract modification. 



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On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0248 Resolution approving the agree- 

ment with Hogan and Hartson and 
for approval for a one-year term 
with a limitation on payments 
thereunder of $9,110.06 and in- 
creasing the hourly rate for 
services of counsel from $50.00 
to the new amount of $60.00 per 
hour. 

Mr. Heath stated this is a request for an extension of our contract 
with Hogan and Hartson, Special Counsel, Washington, D.C. He added 
we are asking for a limitation of payment and an increase in the 
hourly rate for services. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolutions were concurrently adopted: 

No. 77-0249 Resolution approving revision of 

Airborne Freight Corporation's 
annual sublease report. 

No. 77-0250 Resolution approving sublease of 

1.17 Acres of Plot 7S by Qantas 
Airways to American, together 
with a Hangar Maintenance Agree- 
ment. 

Mr. Emmett Smith, Acting Deputy Director, Business/Finance, stated that 
in 1971 the Commission approved Airborne' s subleasing the vacant space 
existing in the two buildings provided any profit would be divided 
between Airborne and the City. As there has been no profit, City is 
allowing Airborne to simplify its annual reporting schedule of income 
by sending an annual income-only statement which will cover up to the 
break-even amount. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolutions were concurrently adopted: 

No. 77-0251 Resolution approving the final 

plans and specifications sub- 
mitted by United Airlines, 
showing the construction of 
additional fire exits and modi- 
fications to existing fire exits 
in various buildings at the 
Maintenance Operations Center 
to bring the fire exits into 
compliance with the current 
Fire Code and to improve circu- 
lation within the buildings. 



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No « 77-0252 Resolution approving the final 

plans and specifications sub- 
mitted by United Airlines, 
showing work to be done to 
overhaul Turbine Engine Test 
Cells Nos. 1 and 2 at its 
Maintenance Operations Center. 
The two test cells have been 
in continuous use since 1959, 
and have deteriorated due to 
use and corrosion. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0253 Resolution approving expenditure 

of $493,259.70 by Western Air- 
lines, Waiving Performance Time 
and Authorizing $17,000 in rental 
credit. 

Mr. Emmett Smith explained that this dates back a few years to when 
Western and Qantas leased land adjoining Blot 12A; said leases pro- 
vided that each could assign the lease to the other. The lease had « 
capital investment requirement of $400,000.00 and provided for a 
rental credit for fill. At one point the airport had fill on hand 
and put it in on Plot 12A; Western put additional earth in to bring 
it up to grade at a cost of $17,000. They are now in occupancy, 
improvements have been made on the property and they are paying land 
rent. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0254 Resolution requesting the Mayor 

to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a supplemental appro- 
priation in the total amount of 
$350,000 to cover the cost of a 
3,000 gallon Crash-Fire-Rescue 
Vehicle. 

Mr. Heath stated he considered this an important matter and he re- 
quested Airport Fire Chief Robert Barry to give further details on it. 
Chief Barry explained the extreme need for this piece of fire apparatus 
to maintain the Airport crash/fire response capability, and discussed 
the age of equipment on hand. He pointed out that it is necessary to 
issue notices to airmen (NOTAM) when older equipment is taken from 
service due to maintenance requirements. This crash/fire/rescue 
equipment is eligible for Federal funding. 

Commissioner McDonnell inquired how many times this was turned down 
by the Mayor's office and was told twice. 

Commissioner Coblentz asked if it was Federally funded when it was 
turned down and was told that it was. 

Commissioner Kadish recommended that with items of safety there be 
very convincing arguments presented to the Mayor's office in order 
to avoid such supplementary budget requests. 



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Further Business (Communications ) 

Mr. Heath stated there was a communication from the Clerk of the Board 
of Supervisors and President, Quentin Kopp, requesting a briefing by 
the Airport staff for the candidates of the coming election. 

Commissioner Kadish stated it is her impression that this Commission 
empowered the Director to take the necessary steps to inform the 
general and specific public about the airport and provide full infor- 
mation/ and that in that light there would be no need for anything 
further except perhaps an affirmation. Mr. Heath stated he would 
attend to it. 



Commissioner McDonnell requested to be informed by the City Attorney 
of the action being taken regarding the possible landing of the 
Concorde in San Francisco, and asked if there are any planes landing 
here that are not within the Federal sound requirement. 

Mr. Heath stated his staff would investigate and have some answers 
at the next meeting. 

Deputy City Attorney James Woods stated there are DC-7's and 8's landing; 
that Federal regulations require that SFIA cannot discriminate against 
one aircraft while permitting another to land. He said at a meeting 
in New York there were directives that an airport proprietor does have 
the right to come up with a noise abatement program. The point is we 
do have a noise program and we are in compliance with the State of 
California laws. 

Commissioner McDonnell then asked if he thought our case could be con- 
tingent on the New York case. Mr. Woods said it is a question of fact; 
their program might not be as good as ours. If we discriminate against 
all aircraft in the same way then it would be upheld. 

Commissioner McDonnell then asked if the Commission had the power to 
set a sound limit that is somewhere between the DC-8 and the Concorde 
and was told that the Commission cannot dictate; the State has this 
prerogative to set the limits. 

Commissioner Kadish asked if the Commission could set a tougher limit 
and was told that the Commission cannot change the limit in any way. 
She then said she would like to have a total presentation and material 
in writing at the next meeting so that the Commission may make some 
determination as to how they shall proceed. 

Mr. Woods added if there is litigation, it may be necessary to take up 
the matter in executive session; otherwise, he would be happy to furnish 
the requested materials. 

There being no further calendared business, the meeting adjourned with 
the Commissioners going into executive session at 9:45 AM. 



0). 




Warren D. Hanson 
Acting Secretary 
Airports Commission 



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SAN FRANCISCO 

AIRPORTS COMMISSION 




MINUTES 



OCTOBER 4, 1977 



DOCL. 

OCT 



fuauc LIB 



GEORGE R. MOSCONE, MAYOR 

COMMISSIONERS 

MORRIS BERNSTEIN 

President 

RUTH S. KAOISH 

Vice-President 

william e. McDonnell 
william k. coblentz 

RICHARD R. HEATH 

Director of Airports 



San Francisco International Airport 
San Francisco, California 94128 



Call to Order: 2:30 PM 

Present: Commissioners Morris Bernstein, 

Ruth S. Kadish, William E. 
McDonnell 

Absent: Commissioner William K. Coblentz 

The Minutes of the Airports Commission meeting of September 27, 1977, 
were approved with indicated corrections. 



On motion of Commissioner McDonnell, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0255 Resolution declaring the existence 

of an emergency due to the imminent 
failure of the temporary bulkhead 
at the face of Tunnel #4 and 
directing the Director of Airports 
to effect necessary repairs. 

Mr. Richard R. Heath, Director of Airports, stated that when this tunnel 
was first constructed, it was designed for interim use. The wooden 
bulkhead has rotted and the roadway has begun to cave in. The work is 
being done on an emergency basis. 

Commissioner Kadish asked how long the repairs would take and was told 
about two weeks. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0256 Resolution approving the final 

plans and specifications for 
Airport Contract No. 1094, Water- 
proofing Observation Decks, Central 
Terminal, and authorizing the 
Director of Airports to advertise 
for bids. 

Mr. Heath stated this is a preparatory contract in that it is planned 
to move the observation deck from the present level to the second floor. 
This will relieve some of the congestion that occurs, cut down some of 
the spillage of food and provide a more attractive observation deck on 
the second floor; also the waterproofing will solve some of the leak 
problems in the Host facilities. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0257 Resolution approving the final 

plans and specifications and 
authorizing bid call for Contract 
No. 1127, Differential Settlement 
Connection, Sewage Lift Station 
No. 5. 



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Mr. Heath stated this is part of our continuing problem because all 
of our construction is on fill and mud. This will authorize a bid for 
a contract to take care of settlement problems. As time goes on the 
pipe connections into the pile-supported sewage lift station begin to 
sag and must be supported. This work will provide the necessary 
flexibility and is expected to take about 90 days. 

Commissioner Kadish asked why this work was necessary when the construction 
was done in 1973. 

Mr. Robert G. Lee, Deputy Director, Planning/Construction, stated that 
the construction is designed with the idea to expect some settlement 
within 10 to 12 years. This is an ongoing maintenance expense. When 
asked if there is another way of doing it, he informed the Commissioner 
that we could put all the pipe lines on piles. He added the first five 
years is the critical period, after that time the settlement tapers off. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0258 Resolution accepting the work 

under Airports Contract No. 40184, 
Professional Service Contract, San 
Francisco Chapter of the National 
Safety Council, as satisfactorily 
completed for the term ending 
August 27, 1977, and authorizing 
final payment in the amount of 
$6,000 in favor of the National 
Safety Council. 

Mr. Heath stated this is the professional services contract we have had 
with the NSC for several years. They provide counseling services to 
the airport on industrial injuries at the airport. This provides for 
the final payment of $6,000 and completes the contract at the rate of 
$12,000 per year. Staff has found that this contract has been well 
worth the money. 

Commissioner Kadish asked if there has been any follow-up study on the 
results of this service and asked if industrial injuries have diminished. 

M. F. Bagan, Deputy Director, Operations/Maintenance, stated there has 
been a decrease in injuries. There was a review meeting last week, the 
consultant was there and staff went over everything. We make reports 
on each accident and have found a substantial decrease; we also have 
taken steps in instructing employees on proper safety procedures. 

Commissioner Kadish asked for a full written report prior to any future 
contractual arrangement with NSC. 

It was noted that Commissioners Coblentz and McDonnell were instrumental 
in pointing out the need for this type of service. 



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On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0259 Resolution approving change in 

maximum gross landing weight of 
one B727-100 aircraft operated by 
Pacific Southwest Airlines from 
141,000 pounds to 137,500 pounds 
and approving any other additions 
or changes to various airlines* 
maximum gross landing weights if 
such weights are approved by the 
Airport's Operations Department 
for the period ending June 30, 1978 

Mr. Heath stated this is to correct an error on our previously approved 
list of gross landing weights. 



On motion of Commissioner McDonnell, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0264 Resolution approving $5,000 refund 

of Insurance Company of North 
America for bond claim paid in 
error. 

Mr. Heath stated a claim payment will have to be refunded to Insurance 
Company of North America in the amount of $5,000. 



On motion of Commissioner McDonnell, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0261 Resolution authorizing inter- 

vention in the California-Toronto/ 
Montreal Route Proceeding, Docket 
No. 30782, as indicated by CAB 
Order No. 77-4-115, or subsequent 
orders pertaining thereto. 

Mr. Heath stated this is pending before the CAB proceedings on routes 
involving California-Toronto/Montreal service. Our Washington counsel 
has requested that the Commission have a formal resolution to intervene 
in this proceeding; he has been in touch with them and concurs in this 
request for a resolution. 

Mr. Al Kaiser, United Airlines, asked if the resolution would indicate 
a need for the service without naming an airline and was told it would. 

Commissioner McDonnell then read the last sentence of the resolution - 
which states the Commission supports non-stop competitive service with- 
out carrier preference. 

Commissioner Kadish asked how the determination for the need was made. 



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Mr. Bagan gave a short history on how Canada and the U.S. siqned a 
bilateral agreement on this route about three years ago; that under 
this agreement the U.S. could be the first to have a carrier- and 
that a year later the Canadians could select a carrier for the same 
service. 

Anita Maraviglia, Hillsborough homeowner, asked if it is presently 
known how many new operations and air flights there will be and was 
told by Mr. Bagan that there would be no more than one flight a day; 
at the present time it might be replacing Air Canada flights. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0262 Resolution approving Western 

Airlines' exercise of first 
ten-year option for Plot 12A. 

Mr. Heath stated Western has decided to exercise its option for its 
first 10-year continuation of its lease; however, there will be an 
increase in its land rental rate per acre per year from $2,750 to 
$6,100. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0263 Resolution modifying TWA's Plot 3 

lease to redefine responsibility 
for sewer line. 

Mr. Heath stated this will authorize the Director to execute a lease 
with TWA which will point out the areas of responsibility for the sewer 
line. He said due to the construction of the International Rotunda it 
became necessary to abandon a segment of the TWA-constructed line and 
build a new one traversing an alternate route to a new point of con- 
nection. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0260 Resolution approving United Airlines' 

surrender of 6,418 acres of Plot 4 
for Airport use. 

Mr. Heath said this Commission action approves surrender of two pieces 
of Plot 4 back to the airport for use in widening Taxiways S and SS. 

Commissioner Kadish noted Piombo has been instructed to reinsert Item 
50 in the contract to demolish the buildings. She said she assumes 
when they bid Item 50 originally it had a specific price. She was told 
that price was $10,000 and now the contract will go up by $10,000. 



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On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0265 Resolution approving the employment 

of Howard A. Friedman & Associates 
as Special Architectural Consultant 
to the Commission to determine the 
desirability and/or selection of 
design architects for the 
$90,000,000 Revenue Bond Issue 
projects; and to assist Commission 
and staff on various assignments 
as may be required where independent 
consultation is desirable. 

Mr. Heath stated this is a submission of a modified contract; basic 
changes from last time are on page 2, Section A. He explained the 
service to be performed by consultant. 

Commissioner McDonnell asked about the first duty of Friedman and was 
told that the consultant would assist the Commission in determining 
whether additional architects should be hired for the modernization 
program. In addition, the consultant will consult with the Airport 
Architects for basic background information. 

When Commissioner McDonnell inquired about deadlines, he was told 
this contract v/ill help things move quickly. 



Further Business (Management Report - Concorde) 

Mr. Jim Woods, Deputy City Attorney, gave his report, pointing out the 
legal ramifications of permitting the Concorde to land as well as not 
permitting it to land. He related a history of the New York case, 
which had been set up as a study on which San Francisco's case might be 
contingent. He discussed the meaning of noise levels as it relates to 
different types of noise measurements; he said the noise level for San 
Francisco has been set at 75 dBA CNEL whereas that for New York had 
been set at 112 perceived noise in decibels. 

He said there are six basic holdings of the New York court which apply 
to our situation. 

#1 There is an extremely limited role that Congress has reserved for 
airport proprietors in the United States, in the system of aviation 
management. 

#2 The exclusive control of air space allocation is concentrated at the 
national level and local communities and airports are preempted from 
attempting to regulate aircraft in flight. 

#3 The task of protecting the local population from airport noise belongs 
to the agency of local government that owns and operates the airport, 
namely the City and County of San Francisco through the Airports Commission 

#4 The maintenance of a fair and efficient system of air commerce 
mandates that each airport operator be circumscribed to the issuance of 
reasonable, non-arbitrary and non discriminatory rules defining the 
permissable level of noise which can be created by aircraft using the 
airport. 



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#5 Impermissable, parochial considerations may not unconstitutionally 
burden interstate commerce or inhibit the accomplishment of legitimate 
national goals. The proprietor has the obligation to make his facility 
available for public use on fair and reasonable terms without unjust 
discrimination. 

#6 If each city and proprietor summarily prohibited the entry of foreign 
made or owned aircraft without promulgating uniform rules it v/ould 
make a sham of our country's binding treaty committments to subject 
the air carriers of France and Britain only to evenly applied laws and 
regulations. i 

Woods said that San Francisco International Airport is required by 
state law to monitor the noise impact from aircraft operations on the 
surrounding communities. The airport may enact reasonable non- 
discriminatory noise regulations governing the emissions of noise 
from aircraft using the airport and is not pre-empted from doing so 
by federal legislation. 

He concluded that basically, the Airports Commission may not discriminate 
against the SST, but the Commission may discriminate against its noise. 

Commissioner McDonnell than asked how 75 CNEL compares with 112 
perceived noise decibels. 

Mr. Arnold Feener, Sound Abatement Officer, stated there is no compari- 
son, that the two noise levels are not measured in the same way, on 
the same scale, or from the same source. 

Commissioner Kadish stated that we must proceed with a plan as quickly 
as possible and as thoroughly as possible to resolve this matter. Mr. 
Woods said we are looking at 1,000 hours of study with costs of 
$500,000 to $1 million. 

Commissioner McDonnell than asked if the New York case was going to be 
appealed again to which Mr. Woods stated he did not know, there had 
been no decision when he talked to New York that morning, but that he 
felt the position of the court had been sound. 

Commissioner McDonnell stated that with the exception of Mr. Woods' 
report, it seems no one knows how to study the situation, and that 
there aren't too many people who feel there is feasibility of flying 
the Concorde out to San Francisco for any reason. 

Commissioner Kadish requested that the necessary legal and pertinent 
research be summarized for the Commission in written form to provide 
ready reference. 

Mr. Woods stated he felt staff should go through the records available 
to come up with some concrete factual situation indicating the 
alternatives the Commission has, explaining the technical problems 
and legal restrictions in lay terms. 

Mr. Heath stated he feels the problem is more political than legal. 
If the federal government - the President and Congress - decide they 
want the SST to come to San Francisco, he doubted there would be much 
we could do. The federal government has made airport responsible 
for noise, but with little authority, so that the federal government 
may shift legal responsibility for noise to local jurisdictions. 



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He said that in addition to the legal research to be done, the issue 
will be won or lost in the political arena. He has met with the 
San Mateo County Board of Supervisors to obtain a joint resolution 
with San Francisco in support of the Airport's position. He also 
pointed to the need for setting Airport standards which can withstand 
legal challenge. 

Commissioner McDonnell than attempted to establish the difference or 
relationship between CNEL and perceived decibels whereupon Mr. Heath 
added all the measurements taken in New York are under different 
circumstances. * 

Commissioner Kadish pointed to the need for extreme care in establishing 
the standards and restructuring the regulations for the Airport so that 
once established they can withstand any legal questioning. 



Management Report (Failure of Air Conditioning International Rotunda) 

Mr. Heath called on Mr. Lee who in turn called on Mr. Lloyd Laity, 
Airport Architects, who outlined the history of the policy of the 
requirements for air conditioning in the building and development of 
design specifications for the air conditioning units, which were 
interim air conditioning until the central plant came on line, which 
at the time the documents went to bid was scheduled to be about two 
years away. He stated that he was told the units provide about 60 
percent of what could have been established as a heat load thrown on 
the building given as to circumstances. Therefore, it was expected 
that there were two commercial air conditioning units that might 
run for about two years until the central plant came on line. 

Commissioner McDonnell questioned the design life of the units and the 
60 percent load factor. He was told the 60 percent referred to the 
ultimate heat load expected in the building after years of use. That 
the units provided were adequate to handle the heat loads anticipated 
during the first several years of the building. 

Mr. Lee stated that his understanding of the International Rotunda 
requirements was for full air conditioning of the building, although 
on a temporary basis. 

Commissioner Kadish asked if there was air conditioning equipment that 
will last one, two or three years, and was told by Mr. Lee that this 
was not the case. She continued that the interim equipment selected 
ought to last longer than three years, and was told by Mr. Lee that 
such equipment should last at least five years if not longer. 

Mr. Hal Hager, Vice President, Buonacorrsi Associates went into a 
detailed explanation of the air conditioning system for the International 
Rotunda. 

Commissioner McDonnell asked that Mr. Lee and the consultants resolve 
the areas or basic points of misunderstanding and return to the 
Commission with recommendation. 

Mr. John Stainton, Senior Stationery Engineer, related some of the 
maintenance problems he has had with the air conditioning units since 
their installation. 



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Corral aaloner KaJlsh ijuottionoJ tho procedure being used. She asked 
that negotiations which should be a staff function bo started at 
that level and that the results of the negotiations be brought to the 
Commission . 

Commissioner Bernstein summarized and noted that any changes made were 
not by mutual consent. He called upon his own experience with large 
air conditioning units and asked for explanation of the breakdown of 
the International Rotunda units. 

Commissioner Kadish called for a determination of responsibility 
relative to design, installation and maintenance and a thorough study 
into the inadequate performance of the units. 



There being no further business the meeting v/as adjourned at 4:21 pm. 



ULsQAM^^^rfe«4*>*^ 



Warren D. Hanson 
Acting Secretary, 
Airports Commission 



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AIRPORTS COMMISSION 




MINUTES 



OCTOBER 18, 1977 



-ZPT. 

OCT 

PUL ay 



GEORGE R. MOSCONE, MAYOR 

COMMISSIONERS 

MORRIS BERNSTEIN 

President 

RUTH S. KADISH 

Vice-President 

william e. McDonnell 
william k. coblentz 

RICHARD R. HEATH 

Director of Airports 



San Francisco International Airport 
San Francisco, California 94128 



■w-- 



; a tl to Order: 2:30 P.M. 

'resent: Commissioners Morris Bernstein, Ruth S. 

Kadish, William K. Coblentz 

lbsent: Commissioner William E. McDonnell 

Commissioner McDonnell joined the meeting 
at 2:40 P. M. 

."he Minutes of the Airports Commission meeting of October 4, 1977 were approved 
8 read. 

* * * 

)n motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, the following 
esolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0266 Resolution declaring the existence of an 

emergency at San Francisco International 
Airport and directing the Director of Air- 
ports to effect necessary repairs on one 
of the Airport's main power switches and 
related cable on an emergency basis, so 
that an alternate power source can be 
maintained. 

Ar. Richard R. Heath, Director of Airports, stated this resolution was ratifying 
he past action of the Director in authorizing necessary repairs which were neces- 
atated by a power shortage. 



Agenda Item No. 2 was taken off calendar. 



"ommissioner Coblentz requested that Item 3 on the calendar be placed at the end 
)f the agenda, as it contained personnel matters which could require an executive 
ess ion. 



)n motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, the fol- 
owing resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0267 Resolution awarding Contract 960, Roadway 

Graphics, in the total amount of $883,600.00, 
to Rosendin Electric, Inc. , 880 Mabury, 
P.O. Box 5061. San Jose, California 95150, 
as the lowest regular and responsible bidder. 

<Ar. Heath explained the low bid was submitted by Rosendin Electric, Inc., and the 
econd lowest bidder was DeNarde Construction. DeNarde Construction had 



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sbjccted to the award of the contract to Koaendin. dug to the fact that Huiendin 
lad not listed the price of its subcontractors. However, the City Attorney had 
nformed him that this was a technicality and there -was no merit to their case, 
t was then decided to accept Rosendin Electric as the contractor. 

Commissioner Kadish asked if Rosendin Flectric had a general contractor's license 
.9 well as the listed electrical contractor's license, as she had noted the other 
iix bidders were listed as general contractors. Mr. Robert Lee, Deputy Director, 
>riefly explained the work requirements, stating there was no requirement in this 
ob for a general contractor's license. 

Commissioner Kadish stated her view that, in a bid contract, there is a law which 
itates that subcontractors should be listed and the only reason for non-compliance 
s the bidders know they can get away without listing the "subs". Mr. Heath 

•eplied that all subcontractors were listed; the prices were not listed, and there 
8 nothing in the law which requires listing of prices. 

Commissioner Kadish said she thought bidders were supposed to meet certain 
•equirements of bid listing and they should be advised, just as is done with the 
-Juman Rights Commission's contractual requirements. Whenever something of this 
lature comes up, the Commission must consult with the City Attorney and pay for 
lis services, although this is often a mere technicality. These matters are auto- 
natically taken up with the City Attorney, and she felt she didn't want this Com- 
nission to have to stand up and apologize for such situations. Commissioner 
Radish stressed again it is Commission policy that all bid requirements be met or 
he bid is rejected. 

vlr. Heath replied that in about 50% of the bids, there will always be protests from 
insuccessful bidders in one way or another, whether the protests have any merit 
s the question. 

Commissioner Kadish said the requirements of the Commission are stated; if not 
idhered to, the bid is automatically rejected. Mr. Heath replied there was no 
v&y to deal with the imagination of bidders; no matter what is in the contract, 
here will be protests from those not getting the job. 

vlr. Lee stated that, according to the State Contract Code which supersedes the 
City contract requirements, the listing of subcontractor prices are not required, 
:ven though City bid forms state if they should be listed. The contractors can or 
:annot list them, and while most do, occasionally, the contractors do not. 

Commissioner McDonnell asked why the contract would take 340 calendar days, and 
Ar. Lee responded that the work will be spread out until the remodeling of the 
>ther terminals begins. 



)n motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Coblentz, the 
ollowing resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0268 Resolution authorizing the Director of 

Airports to enter into a professional ser 
vices agreement with the San Francisco 
Chapter, National Safety Council of San 
Francisco, California, to provide safety 
consultant service for the staff at San 
Francisco International Airport. 

A.r, Heath said this was a request for Commission approval of continuance of a 
ontract in force for several years. The National Safety Council had sent a 



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■eport. already forwarded to the Commie a ione r a . covering only Workman's Com- 
iensation which the City Attorney had said was the most important factor in 
voiding OSHA complaints. The Airport is vulnerable to OSHA violations, bat had 
een fortunate. There have been no violations, a credit to the National Safety 
;ouncil. Most other organizations employ several people to perform the service 
'hich the National Safety Council performs for this Airport for $10,000 a year, 

bargain. Mr. Heath said Mr. Ivor Larson, representing the Council, was present 
3 answer any questions. 

iommissioner Kadish asked Mr. Larson about the Defensive Driver's Class, and 
lr. Larson said it was given on demand, for 15-25 people. An eight-hour course, 
le class was usually conducted for four hours on two successive Wednesdays. 



in motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, the 
jllowing resolution was adopted: 






No. 77-0269 Resolution authorizing Modification No. 1 

to Professional Service Agreement with 
Main Lafrentz & Co. , Certified Public 
Accountants. 



Ir. Heath explained this contract is not the regular service contracted for by the 
Controller with a firm to audit the Airport's books for a three-year period. This 
ontract with Main Lafrentz &r Co. is to develop a new accounting system. This 
esolution was to request an extension of time, necessitated by many factors, 
lduding a new Deputy Director for Business and Finance. Mr. Heath said the 
uditors were in the process of reviewing the system, but had not as yet made 
e commendations. 

liss Mary Callanan, Chief Accountant, said the contract was for $25, 000, of which 
12, 000 had been paid. It had been necessary to stop the work temporarily, due 
) the year-end closing and illness on the part of the auditors. 

Commissioner Kadish asked if there would be a breakdown on the high personnel 
irnover, and Miss Callanan responded the auditors were simplifying the Accounting 
ystem, so the 50% turnover would not have such an adverse effect. Miss 
allanan cited the low salaries of accountants, plus frequent promotional Civil 
ervice examinations as the major causes of high turnover. Mr. Heath said he 
xpected the new Deputy to make a personnel analysis throughout the Airport. 



n motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, the 
blowing resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0270 Resolution approving adjustment in hourly 

rates paid for operation of Shuttle Bus 
Service at San Francisco International 
Airport, due to increase in cost of re- 
quired Workmen's Compensation insurance. 

(r. Heath explained this resolution was to request approval of the rates paid for 
ie Shuttle Bus Service due to the increase in Workmen's Compensation benefits. 

ornmissioner McDonnell suggested that, in future, an item should include total 
nyments, such as yearly costs, as it was difficult to arrive at an amount from 
i hourly figure 

'iss Callanan said the estimated total cost for this service is $830,000. The 
icrease is for approximately 245 hours of service per day, but Is included in 



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he $830,000 and are not additional funds. The compilations will be extended, if 
uture requests are made for funds. 

Commissioner Radish said she understood these funds 'were required by a change 
n the State law, and Mr. Heath verified this. 



)n motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, the 
ollowing resolution was adopted: 



No. 77-0271 



Resolution approving City's accepting 
ownership of an FAA Installed Air 
Conditioning System. 



^ir. Heath said this resolution was approving the acceptance of a gift from the 
■"ederal Aviation Administration which was vacating its quarters from a portion 
if the fifth floor, Central Terminal. FAA has a large air conditioning unit, which 
hey found cheaper to give to the Airports Commission than to move to the new 
[uarters. 

Commissioner McDonnell asked the reason for FAA vacating, and Mr. M. F. 
3agan, Deputy Director, Operations and Maintenance, said FAA offices had been 
.onsolidated into the main office, with some personnel being transferred to 
7RACON in Oakland. Mr. Bagan said the Airport Accounting Department could 
nake good use of the vacated space after some necessary remodeling and painting. 

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)n motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, the 
ollowing resolution was adopted: 






No. 77-0272 



Resolution approving an Agreement for 
Pipeline Right of Way between United 
Airlines and Chevron U.S.A. whereby 
United will allow an underground pipe- 
line to traverse the easterly edge of 
its Maintenance Base leasehold. 



At. Heath explained this resolution was asking approval of an agreement between 
Jnited Airlines and Chevron U.S.A., giving Chevon the right-of-way for an 
inderground pipeline across United property. 



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)n motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, the 
ollowing resolutions were adopted: 



No. 77-0273 



Resolution accepting the work under Airport 
Contract No. 991, Extension of Fire Main 
to Plot 3B, as satisfactorily completed; 
extending the completion date from August 20, 
1977 to September 26, 1977; approving and 
requesting the Controller's certification of 
Credit Modification No. 1 in the amount of 
$2, 859. 20; and approving final payment 
in the amount of $19, 546. 88 in favor of 
the Contractor, McGuire and Hester, 
796 - 66th Avenue, Oakland. CA 94621. 






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No. 77-0274 Resolution accepting the work under Airport 

Contract No. 1044, Road R-3 Channelization 
at Plot 4, as satisfactorily completed; ap- 
proving and requesting the Controller's certi- 
fication of Debit Modification No. 2 for the 
amount of $2, 990. 39; extending the com- 
pletion date from March 21, 1977 to 
August 25, 1977; and approving final pay- 
ment in the amount of $17,118.67 in favor 
of the Contractor. The Lowrie Paving 
Company, Inc., 1321 Lowrie Avenue, South 
San Francisco, California 94080. 

No. 77-0275 Resolution approving and ratifying the 

action of the Director of Airports in ap- 
proving in accordance with Airports Com- 
mission Resolution No. 70-0044, Change 
Orders No. 812-4 and 812-5 and requesting 
Controller's certification of Debit Modi- 
fication No. 4 in the amount of $1,700.00. 

No. 77-0276 Resolution approving and ratifying the action 

of the Director of Airports in approving in 
accordance with Airports Commission Reso- 
lution No. 70-0044 Change Orders No. 910-1, 
910-2, and 910-3 and requesting Controller's 
certification of Debit Modification No. 1 in 
the amount of $1,288.00. 

No. 77-0277 Resolution approving and ratifying the action 

of the Director of Airports in approving in 
accordance with Airports Commission Reso- 
lution No. 70-0044, Change Orders No. 925-1 
and No. 925-2 and requesting the Con- 
troller's certification of Debit Modification 
No. 1 in the amount of $5,463.00. 

No. 77-0278 Resolution approving and ratifying the action 

of the Director of Airports in approving 
Change Orders 28 and 29 and requesting the 
Controller's certification of Modification 
No. 15 to Airport Contract 950, in the 
total amount of $16,502.29. 

No. 77-0279 Resolution approving and ratifying the action 

of the Director of Airports in approving Change 
Order 30 and requesting the Controller's 
certification of Modification No. 16 to 
Airport Contract 950, in the total amount 
of $8,824.00. 

No. 77-0280 Resolution approving and ratifying the action 

of the Director of Airports in approving 
Change Orders No. 91 thru 96, and requesting 
the Controller's certification of Modification. 
No. 27 to Airport Contract 650C, in the 
total amount of $22,278.00. 



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ommiasioner Kadish commended staff for the new format, saying it was clear 
I easily understood. She commented that Item 10 contained a modification that 
-a a credit, and then referred to Item 15, description of work completed for City, 
3 additional design service, and a credit of $14,71, assuming that structural 
i ineering is charged by the hour. Mr. Lee responded that an hourly charge was 
erect, this item probably amounted to 15 minutes of work. 

i. I. Grindheim, of Construction Management Consultants, explained there is a 
ichase order agreement with the City and the item was charged to that. If there 
;a problem from the contractor's point of view, the City pays them. The credit 
hws up in the report on the contract and when there is later staff evaluation, those 
ms which were not properly coordinated will appear. It was asked if the plusses 
it minuses were sifted out at the end of the job, and Mr. Lee responded that 
on completion, the errors and omissions were worked out. 

Immissioner McDonnell asked if responsibility had been fixed, and Mr. Lee said 
appeared the fault of the San Francisco Airport Architects through one of their 
^contractors. 

mmissioner Bernstein asked if this meant the figures given were meaningless, and 
•. Lee said not, because at the end of the job, the errors and omissions were 
ured out. 

mmissioner Bernstein asked Utilities General Counsel George Baglin when the 
-port last had a favorable decision. Mr. Baglin replied it was not considered 
:essary to keep prodding the architects; work is on a fiduciary trust: "we do 
ht by them, they do right by us" basis. 

•. Heath said there were a number of ways this can be handled at the termination 
a contract period, and if there are any items the Airport feels it has a right 
be compensated for, they can either be litigated or agreed upon, but it was 
possible to tell as the contract is moving along. An architect is not held to a 
mdard of perfection, only to a standard of "reasonable care". The question is, 
I they come up to that standard, which can be determined later. 

mmissioner McDonnell asked if, on the format which he considered very good, 
would be possible to put in the name of the contractor in the condensed item. 

other comment on Item 17 called attention to a typographical error: the item 
Duld read Modification 26. 



motion of Commissioner McDonnell, seconded by Commissioner Coblentz, the 
lowing resolution was considered: 

Resolution rejecting the low bid of M. G. M. 
Construction Company as irregular and non- 
responsive to City's Affirmative Action 
requirements as determined by the Human 
Rights Commission and awarding the contract 
to the second lowest regular and responsible 
bidder, McGuire St Hester, 796 - 66th 
Avenue, Oakland, California, in the total 
amount of $708, 133, 50. 



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. Heath explained that in the rebidding procen, the low bidder mmm M G M Con- 
duction. The Airport was notified by the San Franc.aco Human Rights Commission 
ht this company was not in compliance with the law, as far as their subcontractors 
v re concerned. Their recommendation was that the bid be awarded to the second 
' bidder, McGuire & Hester. Mr. Heath said the many advantages might be 
^rth the very small difference in money. 

A. Bruce WhLtson, representing M. G. M. Construction Company, said a letter and 

,i affidavit had been submitted by M. G. M. , delineating their efforts to comply with 

b Human Rights Commission requirements. M. G. M. was the low bidder; in 

hs State, municipal contracts are awarded on the basis of the low bid; if the low 

I complies with the bid terms, it must be awarded; they had achieved these goals. 

p standard under the Human Rights Commission is not absolute quotas, but 

'hst efforts" and M. G. M. had secured subcontractors from minority firms in every 

Ossification, except boring, and there are no known firms in boring. The Human 

l;hts Commission's goal is 5-6% minority, and M. G. M. had over 10%. RGS, 

rich they listed as a minority firm, may not meet requirements but even if this 

im is eliminated, M. G. M. still shows a 5.5% minority. 

r. Stanley Lim, Contract Compliance Representative for the Human Rights Com- 
r ss ion, explained he had made an initial review of the project in September and 
1 notified M. G. M. they were not in compliance with the minority goal by listing 
y two minority subcontractors, a total of 3.2%. Mr. Lim said he had a conver- 
ion with Mr. Lowe, owner of M. G. M. , and notified him he needed to make 
iitional efforts to achieve the required percentage. Mr. Lowe added another 
m, RGS Concrete, from Fremont. After submission of this firm, Mr. Lim 
;ided it was not a qualified COPE minority firm. Mr. Lim said he then 
:ified the second lowest bidder to submit the necessary information. McGuire h. 
ster had a 6.5% compliance. Shortly after a recommendation was made for 
! Airport, M. G. M. made additional efforts to include a Japanese piping firm 
>m San Jose. 

mmissioner McDonnell said that the Airports Commission makes the decision, 
; Human Rights Commission can only recommend. He also said that the Human 
ghts Commission was to put its recommendation in writing to the Airports 
mmission. 

'mmissioner Coblentz, speaking hypothetically, asked if, at the time of the bid, 
j number of minority firms was 6.5%, then raised to 25%, would Human Rights 

willing to change its recommendation. Mr. Lim replied the recommendation is 
sed on the requirements. Commissioner Coblentz asked again if Human Rights 
.s flexible enough so that if someone came in with 6. 5% and changed it to a 
jher figure, would the recommendation be changed. Mr. Lim replied the require- 
jnt is such, and bidder missed the minimum requirements. Commissioner Coblentz 
id the minimum requirement is 6. 5%, which doesn't meet the requirements. If it 
is met, would Human Rights change their recommendation? Mr. Lim said there 
is a deadline, which had been indicated to M. G. M. , giving them a time limit 

meeting the minority quota. As they hadn't met the requirements by a certain 
ne, Human Rights could not recommend M. G. M. Commissioner Coblentz asked 
a firm had been here for a hundred years, would it still be considered a minority, 
d Mr. Lim replied it would, citing the races which are considered minority. He 
rther stated he was not in a position to accept RGS Cement at this point. 

ie representative from McGuire &c Hester spoke, saying if the crux was quality. 
s firm had been in communication with the cities of Alameda, San Jose and the 



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to of California, all of which stated RCJS Concrete did not meet the minority 
(uirement. The City and County had set a particular set of guidelines into the 
itract, and his firm felt these were as much a part of the contract as the prices 
re. 

m M. G. M. representative spoke with respect to the setting of deadlines, in 
iiing compliance, stating he felt that in the beginning "best efforts" were not 
ie. However, when M. G. M. received a telegram allowing 24 hours to supply 
litional minor ity- owned firms, he felt it was an arbitrary time period. He also 
:ed that he did not feel that the requirement was an imposition of absolute 
idards. The EDA quota system is now held in suspect because of two current 
iporary restraining orders. The issue is if "best efforts" were used by M. G.M. , 
he felt there was no indication of lack of "best efforts". 

nmissioner McDonnell asked about the difference between the Human Rights claim 
3.2% and M. G.M. 's claim of 5.5%, commenting that the difference appeared to 
the San Jose Concrete Pipe Company. Mr. Lim said he had been unable to find 
: firm on any list of minorities, so had been unable to verify the claim; also 
firm was submitted to Human Rights after the decision had been made. Com- 
isioner McDonnell asked Mr. Lim if the contract would be automatically rejected 
t did not meet the 5. 5%, and Mr. Lim replied it would not, due process would 
allowed, giving the low bidder opportunity to prove his best efforts. Commissioner 
Donnell then asked how much time was given, and Mr. Lim replied three or 
r days. Mr. Grant Mickens, Director of Human Rights, and Mr. Lim had dis- 
sed this at length. Commissioner McDonnell asked when it was decided the bid 
aft meet the specifications, and Mr. Lim said the bids were opened on Sep- 
iber 2 and received by Human Rights on September 4 or 5th. After two days to 
<e an analysis, a phone call was made to Mr. Lowe at M.G.M., informing him 
: the bid was not in compliance. Commissioner McDonns 11 asked if it was 
sible to get the contract if a firm was under 5%, and Mr Lim said the Human 
hts goes through due process of finding out why requirements were not met. 
:y would not automatically rule out or recommend without knowing the reason 
non-compliance. Commissioner McDonnell asked where the line was that called 
rejection, and Mr. Lim replied that a firm was required to have a percentage 
se to 5%. 

nmissioner Kadish asked Mr. Mickens, even though San Jose Concrete Pipe is 
on the list of accredited minority firms, if he thought Ernest M. Nakaji was 
linority. Mr. Mickens said the San Jose firm was submitted after the decision 
i made. Commissioner Kadish asked again if Mr. Mickens did not think Mr. 
:aji was a minority. Mr. Mickens said he would certainly want to do a colla- 
al investigation to see if the firm could be considered minority. Commissioner 
lish asked if they would make such an investigation, if requested to do so, and 
. Mickens replied they would. 

nmissioner McDonnell asked if, after investigation, the firm was found to be 
lority, would that put M. G. M. in compliance. Mr. Mickens replied that the 
ision the Airports Commission made at the meeting would be the decision they 
ild work with. 

nmissioner Kadish expressed her feeling there was a degree of punitive feeling 
inst M. G. M. , considering the first go-around on this matter. Mr. Mickens 
lied this would have had no influence if M.G.M. had met the goals. If a firm 
found to be in non-compliance, the contractor was asked to come in to Human 
hts and have the procedures explained; a list of minority firms was provided, 

technical assistance offered. A firm would be qualified if assurance wa« given 
■ every effort would be made to comply. Firms have been exempted when it 
i found there were no minority firms in a particular field. 

nmissioner McDonnell said he thought this would be the first time a contract 
i rejected on this particular basis and recalled that sometime ago when a 
lilar situation arose, "best efforts" were felt to be sufficient. He asked if 
st efforts" was the fine line of distinction, and Mr. Mickens replied that they 
sd to work as much administrative due process as possible into the decision. 



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)mmi«sioner McDonnell asked Mr. Lowe why the matter was contested the firet 
ne at the Human Rights Commission, and Mr. Lowe replied that when he met 
th Mr. MLckens, he felt they failed through "good faith", feeling they hadn't 
ide the effort to the extent considered as adequate to satisfy "good faith". This 
ne, M. G. M. had done everything they were asked to do in the beginning. Mr. 
we further commented that rebids are always unsatisfactory, costing more 
mey, many changes, etc. 

immissioner McDonnell asked Mr. Mickens if action was delayed and the firms 
ted as minority proved to be, would Human Rights come back with a recommen- 
tion. Mr. Mickens replied they would, saying at the time of the rebids, none 
the firms met the required goal, but M. G. M. was the highest on the list. 

e McGuire & Hester representative spoke, saying they did have minority firms 
ted. M. G. M. was higher, but still didn't meet the required goal, although since 
jn M. G.M. has sought to hire more minority participation, he still did not see 
iv they could be awarded the contract. At the time of the original bidding, 
:Guire & Hester had only one firm, FM Steel at over $10, 000. It was true that 
ne of the bids met the requirements, but everyone had a second chance and the 
adline was extended to September 22 to meet the required percentage. 

:. Heath said he would like to ask Mr. Mickens the one question of what evi- 
nce was used to determine that M. G. M. did not make "best efforts". Mr. 
ckens replied that Mr. Lowe had been asked to submit evidence of the firms 
ly had hired to meet the required goals. A telegram was sent, but no additional 
ms were submitted, or that the list had been exhausted. Another conference was 
Id, but Mr. Lowe still made no submittal in the given time. 

r. Lowe said there was never a question of strengthening their affirmative effort. 
ey were told to make a better effort. The consideration given was "come up 
:h it", and .they were never asked to submit a report. 

mmission Coblentz said since this was a matter which could go into litigation, 
executive session was indicated under the terms of the Brown Act. 

e meetirg recessed at 3:35 for executive session. 

e meeting was reconvened at 4:00 P. M. 

mmissioner Bernstein said the item before the meeting was a resolution awarding 
I contract to the second lowest bidder. The item did not carry. 

mmissioner McDonnell asked to recall his motion for approval,-, with the con- 
rrence of Commissioner Coblentz. On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, 
:onded by Commissioner McDonnell, the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0281 Resolution awarding Contract No. 937R, 

Industrial Wastewater Collection System, 
Phase I, to M. G. M. Construction, in 
the amount of $704,724.00, subject to 
M. G. M. complying with the minimum 
requirements of the Human Rights Com- 
mission within a period of five days. 

mmissioner McDonnell asked for comment from the Human Rights Commission, 
1 Mr. Mickens agreed this was a satisfactory solution. 

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tnding Fees of Aircraft Under 10,000 Pounds 

,r. Heath said public hearings -will be held in regard to restructuring of landing 

i»s, including aircraft under 10, 000 pounds. The trend throughout the country is 

i charge small planes, and staff will recommend a fee at the same time as 
igular landing fees will be discussed. 

;>mmissioner Kadish said she understood 7,000 small planes land a month at the 
Irport. She assumed FAA would have a report of pertinent information, such as 
y problems and infractions. Commissionr Kadish said the fee should be high 
ough to deter the landing of small planes at the Airport, and Mr. Heath said 
lit was the purpose, since small planes, inexperienced pilots were a hazard, 
! well as taking up the whole runways while commercial flights wait. 

bport on the Concorde 

I Heath said everyone should understand that the Supreme Court did not deny 
; SST issue, merely did not sustain the Stay of Thurgood Marshall. Mr. Heath 
id he planned, after public hearings, to adopt additional rules which will concern 
t only the Concorde but will provide that any type of aircraft operating out of 
n Francisco will be allowed to continue until 1985, provided the owners agree to 
tisfy the requirements of FAR 36 by that date. Any new type of aircraft operating 
t of San Francisco must initially meet those requirements. The only airline con- 
rned at this time is British Airways which will be coming in in April. It is 
:ely they would not adopt the supersonic flights unless forced to by the British 
•vernment. 

.rking Rates 

r. Heath asked Mr. Sheldon Fein, Airport Traffic Engineer, to make a report on 
; parking situation. Mr. Fein explained the percentage reduction of long-term 
rkers in the garage over the past few months, as a result of raising the all-day 
te from $ to $6 a day. Garage closures dropped from 153 times to 27 times 
Dm the comparable six months of he previous year, while the number of vehicles 
:reased. Mr. Fein explained two options of proposed rate increases, saying the 
jher rates tended to discourage people from parking for more than one day. 
iwever, in May of 1978, the first cwo segments of the new garage will open, 
oviding an additional thousand spaces. At the same time, during the paving of 
i North Terminal apron area, 900 parking spaces for terminal employees will be 
st. The employees will be moved to the economy lot. Since the economy lots 
me within 400 spaces of being full on a daily basis, the public will be forced to 
rk in the garage 

r. Heath said that although the percentage of parkers in the garage for long-term 
higher than for short-term, the previous rate hike lowered the long-term per- 
ntage from about 75% to 67%. However, the most significant factor is the 
mber of times the garage was forced to close. Since there have been only 27 
nes when the garage was closed and for an average of less than an hour, indication 
that the fee structure is very close to taking care of the flow of traffic. Mr. 
ath stated his recommendation that there be no increase, and after the additional 
aces become available in May, the situation can be reevaluated. 

•mmtssioner Kadish agreed, stating there should be no indecisiveness, and questioned 
-. Heath about the valet parking service. Mr. Heath said a report previously 



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■ent to the Commissioners had shown the valet operation had lost $122,000 in 
976-77, and the estimate for the current year was a loss of $80,000. Valet 
arking occupies about 30% of the curb area, plus garage space. It would be 
ossible to raise the valet rates so the service would pay for itself, plus part 
f the curb space. The last time fees were raised, the number of valet parkers 
ropped, but about 100, 000 are still accommodated annually. In order to make 
p this projected loss, Lt would be necessary to increase the rate from $4 to 
5.50 or $6 daily. Commissioner Kadish said she felt valet-parking is a luxury 
ervice, thus should not break-even, but make a profit for the Airport. She 

equested a recommendation be made for fees which would make a profit for 
ae Airport. 

lommissioner McDonnell also asked for further figures, but suggested no action 
e taken now because of the additional curb space available after the opening of 
le North Terminal. He felt that, while it might be necessary to charge a higher 
ate, the luxury service should be provided. Total income from the garage is 
9 million and will increase to $15 million after May, so even if there is some 
338 on valet service, parking at the Airport is still profitable. 

lommissioner Kadish agreed the valet service should not be discontinued, but that 
: should command luxury prices. Commissioner McDonnell stated the last time 
le rates were raised, the usage dropped off, and the 1,000 new additional garage 
paces will also eliminate some valet service users. 

'here being no further business before the Commission, the meeting was adjourned 
t 4:10 P.M. 



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Warren D. Hanson 
Acting Secretary 
Airports Commission 



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AAIM 



AIRPORTS COMMISSION 




MINUTES 



DOCUMENTS 

OCT 9o 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 



NOVEMBER 1, 1977 



GEORGE R. MOSCONE, MAYOR 

COMMISSIONERS 

MORRIS BERNSTEIN 

President 

RUTH S. KADISH 

Vice-President 

william e. McDonnell 
william k. coblentz 

richard r. heath 
Director of Airports 



San Francisco International Airport 
San Francisco, California 94128 



Call to Order: 2:30 PM 

Present: Commissioners Morris Bernstein, 

Ruth S. Kadish, William E. 
McDonnell . 

Absent: Commissioner William K. Coblentz 

Commissioner Coblentz joined the 
meeting at 2:55 PM and left at 
3:25 PM. 

The Minutes of the Airports Commission meeting of October 18, 19 77 
were approved . 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0282 Resolution approving the prelimi- 

nary plans and specifications for 
Contract No. 1001, Air Traffic 
Control Tower, and Authorizing 
San Francisco Airport Architects 
to proceed with the working draw- 
ing phase of the project. 

Richard R. Heath, Director of Airports, stated this resolution called 
for the commencement of work on the new Control ( Tower, pointing out the 
location on drawings. Mr. Heath then called on Mr. Lloyd Laity, San 
Francisco Airport Architects, who said the schematic drawings had been 
approved by the Commission in June and these were preliminary drawings. 
Mr. Laity went into a brief history of the new Tower. A study was done 
by the Airport and assessed by FAA for height and orientation. The 
Airport then entered into an agreement with FAA and meeting with repre- 
sentatives frequently, developed plans according to FAA needs. The 
approved schematics have been turned into an actual plan. Budget re- 
quirements remain unchanged, at just over $5 million, including com- 
pletion of the central open space left from the Garage contract. Due 
to timing needs, this area was included in the Control Tower contract, 
rather than the Garage contract, at a cost of $915,000, making a total 
of $5,950,000. Mr. Laity explained the drawings in some detail, stating 
if they were approved at this meeting, work could begin immediately on 
the working drawing phase, with the start of construction planned for 
July, 1978, and completion in 16 - 18 months. 

Commissioner McDonnell asked when bids would be called for, if the final 
plans were started immediately, and Mr. Laity said in six months. 

Commissioner Kadish asked if the Art in Public Places Program entered 
into this project, since it was a public building. Mr. Laity said the 
cost was included. Commissioner Kadish asked if there was consideration 
for bas relief in the concrete, in view of the Art Enrichment Program, 
and Mr. Laity replied no. Commissioner Kadish said she would like this 
to be considered. 



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On motion of Commissioner Radish, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0283 Resolution approving the final 

plans and specifications and 
authorizing the Director of 
Airports to call for bids for 
Airport Contract No. 1006, North 
Terminal Complex - Graphics. 

Mr. Heath said approval was requested for the final plans and specifi- 
cations and authorization for bids for the signs which will go into the 
North Terminal. Mr. Glen Gardner, representing Walter Landor, the 
Airport's design consultants, made a slide presentation for the North 
Terminal Complex Graphics. The roadway and garage signing contract was 
previously awarded, but has been coordinated so there will be a uniform 
program of signing. The consultants also have been working with United 
Airlines, who are providing the signing over the baggage carousels. 

Commissioner Kadish asked if signing for the North Terminal was co- 
ordinated with the other terminals, and Mr. Gardner said no, but it 
was coordinated with the roadway and garage signs. 

Mr. I. Grindheim, of Construction Management Consultants, said they 
had been working with Walter Landor, and in the next few weeks would 
be requesting approval of a modification of contract in connection 
with planned changes. Commissioner Bernstein asked if the same con- 
tractor would do both the inside and outside signing, and Mr. Gardner 
replied that bids would be received from a variety of firms, due to the 
difference in the work. 



At the direction of President Bernstein, consideration of the numbered 
calendared items was suspended and Reports of the Director of Airports 
were undertaken. 

Report - Proposed Noise Abatement Regulations 

Mr. Heath presented a proposed resolution on noise abatement regulations, 
stating one purpose - but not the only purpose - was to prohibit very 
noisy aircraft such as the SST Concorde from this aiport. Planned are 
public hearings in the very near future, to allow industry, interested 
private citizens, and others to comment. Mr. Heath will then ask the 
Commission for approval of the rules, with any modifications resulting 
from the public hearing. Basically, the rules provide any aircraft 
operating today at San Francisco must either meet FAR 36 noise standards, 
or the owner of the aircraft must schedule that aircraft for retrofit, 
in order to comply with FAR 36 by January 1, 19 85. The rules are con- 
sistent with Federal policy, will not leave an opening for legal attack, 
or create a burden on interstate commerce. Any new aircraft type operat- 
ing out of San Francisco after adoption of these regulations would have 
to be certified under FAR 36 at the start of that operation. A justi- 
fication is the Airport is bound to remain in compliance with the State 
Noise Law as it is now. The Airport must insist that all airlines 
retrofit so all aircraft will be newer and quieter, such as the 747 and 
DC 10. Basically, it is a simple resolution providing that the airlines 
must file with the Director of Airports periodically concerning their 
complete fleet and any plans for retrofitting, so we will know which 
specific aircraft are operating out of San Francisco, what the fleet 
mix is, what the plans of every airline are for retrofitting, to be in 
compliance by 1985. If the Commission will concur with the intent of 
the resolution, Mr. Heath will hold the public hearings and report back 
as to the results, with any changes or modifications. 



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CommissioJier Kadish stated that at the August 16, 1977 meeting, this 
Commission adopted a policy saying San Francisco International Airport 
should become the leading airport in the world in searching for, find- 
ing and implementing means to reduce noise and air pollution. She 
said, in passing this resolution today, the Commission will be accomplish- 
ing that intent. 

Mr. Heath concurred, stating the noise is not created by the passenger, 
but by the aircraft, and the only way reductions in noise can be made 
is by reducing the noise the aircraft itself makes. While the Federal 
government is moving in this direction, they are not entirely consistent. 
The Anderson Bill is having a difficult time in Congress. If the pro- 
posed resolution is approved, the plan is to get the other major air- 
ports to adopt the same resolution so that aircraft manufacturers and 
airlines will be put on notice that the major airports intend to take 
some very definite action. 

Commissioner McDonnell said he thought the resolution fits with what 
has been done, and asked the mix of the flights currently coming into 
San Francisco and if they would pass FAR 36 standards. Mr. Heath said 
many of them, the majority, probably would not, and asked staff for 
specific information. Mr. Dale Fearn, Assistant Deputy Director of 
Planning, responded that approximately 40% comply and 60% do not comply 
with the Federal noise regulation. Mr. Heath said the older planes do 
not comply, but the airlines are planning to gradually replace older, 
noisier aircraft. 

Commissioner McDonnell asked Mr. A. J. Kaiser, United Airlines, as 
representative of the airlines, if he felt all the airlines have 
programs to ensure their aircraft meet the regulation by 1985. Mr. 
Kaiser stated he did not know about all airlines, but the major airlines 
did have such programs. Mr. Heath said that most planes would comply 
by 1985, either replaced or retrofitted. Mr. Kaiser said United would 
not retrofit, but would replace the older planes. 

Kathleen Van Velsor, representing the Airport Impact Reduction Force, 
said she considered this action commendable, and asked about Mr. Heath's 
remarks concerning court tests and interstate commerce. She asked if 
the Airports Commission was interested in possible litigation. 

Mr. Heath said the judges and Congress seem to indicate that airport 
operators "have a responsibility" of protecting residents surrounding 
airports from the noise of the airport, but they also say an aircraft 
in flight is beyond the control of a local operator and under the 
jurisdiction of Congress due to the interstate Commerce clause a court 
test could' arise, so in drafting the resolution, this distinct possi- 
bility was considered. The FAA has indicated that local airport authori- 
ties have the authority to ban the Concorde or any other aircraft which 
exceeds noise regulations, on the basis of regulations which are non- 
discriminatory. A major test of any court action would be what is 
"discriminatory". Any new type of aircraft, not currently operating 
out of San Francisco, would need to meet FAA standards which are 
stricter than any the Concorde has been asked to meet in New York, so 
the SST would not be singled out. A more important factor is that 
should any attack be made on these regulations, any attempt to bring 
in noisier aircraft, the Commission would go to court to take whatever 
legal action is necessary. If attacked, the Commission will take any 
action to the Supreme Court, if necessary. 

Commissioner McDonnell said, by this resolution, the Commission would 
adopt proposed rules and direct the Director of Airports to hold public 
hearings. He suggested deletion of the words "adopts the following 
proposed regulations". Mr. Heath said that legally these regulations 
could be adopted at this meeting, but that public hearings should be 
held since there is no threat of the Concorde landing here. 



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Commissioner Kadish asked that under proposed Rule 1, the wording should 
be "...must be replaced or scheduled to receive retrofit.." 

Mr. George Baglin, Utilities General Counsel, concurred with the two 
proposed changes. 

Ms. Van Velsor said she understood British Airways planned to intro- 
duce some sort of supersonic plane in April 1978. Mr. Heath replied 
that BA would introduce San Francisco - London service in April, but 
would not use the Concorde, since the flight is mostly over land, but 
would use 747' s or DC 10' s. 

Mrs. Anita Maraviglia said San Francisco was a step behind as New York 
City had started hearings on FAR 36 in October, and asked if contact 
had been made. Mr. Heath said he had been in communication with New 
York City. 

On motion of Commissioner McDonnell, seconded by Commissioner Coblentz, 
the following resolution was adopted as amended: 

No. 77-0290 Resolution directing the Director 

of Airports to hold public hearings 
on the proposed noise abatement 
regulations which are consistent 
with the intent of this Commission. 



The meeting was recessed at 3:15 PM. 
The meeting was reconvened at 3:35 PM. 

*** 

Report - Solar Energy 

Mr. Heath said the energy conservation study was completed and asked 
the consultants to give the same presentation as was given to staff 
last week, and introduced Mr. Dale Sartor of Interactive Resources, 
who narrated a slide presentation on solar energy, and made other 
pertinent comments. 

Commissioner McDonnell asked the total cost of the study, and Mr. 
Robert Lee, Deputy Director for Engineering, said $28,700 was the top 
figure. 

Commissioner Kadish questioned the contents of the written report, which 
stated the project was expensive and somewhat experimental, asking how 
that fitted in with a recommendation. Mr. Sartor explained there were 
many unusual problems in working with an airport, such as glare not 
only to the oncoming aircraft but in the eyes of the air controllers. 
Commissioner Kadish mentioned cost and asked if the system would pay 
for itself in 22 years, and asked the life of the equipment and mainte- 
nance costs. Mr. Sartor answered that maintenance was one or two per- 
cent. Money would be saved in the 23rd year, as it took 22 years to 
pay for itself. Equipment must last a minimum of 25 years to be cost 
effective, so high quality was important. 



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Commissioner Kadish remarked that the FAA will have to act on what 
effect solar energy will have on aircraft. Mr. Sartor replied that 
FAA had not given a definite answer at this point, saying it would be 
necessary to apply formally. This is a basis for Interactive Resources' 
recommendation that one area be used in the project, Rotunda A, where 
there are fewer potential problems of reflection, glare, etc., and 
recommended application to ERDA for funding. 

Commissioner McDonnell asked for a recommendation. Mr. Sartor sug- 
gested applying for Federal funding for Rotunda A, at an estimated 
cost of $600,000. Commissioner McDonnell then asked what firm is 
capable of setting a plan to accomplish this, and Mr. Sartor replied 
very few firms are capable but a design team, mechanical engineers 
and solar scientists, could be hired for the project. Commissioner 
McDonnell then asked Mr. Sartor, since his firm had done the study, 
was it sufficiently proven so that it could be turned over to a group 
of designers to put together the project, or would it have to go into 
the experimental stage. Mr. Sartor replied the study was out of 
experimental - only experimental in relation to the Airport due to 
unusual factors such as radar and solar glare. 

Commissioner Kadish asked if any airports had solar energy, and Mr. 
Sartor told her Aspen, Colorado had a type of solar heating. 

Mr. Tom Butt of Interactive Resources spoke of federal financing and 
how he had obtained grants for their projects. Mrs. Kadish questioned 
him about the percentage of successful grants, and Mr. Butt explained 
in detail. 

Commissioner McDonnell asked Mr. Heath for his recommendation, and 
Mr. Heath said staff recommendations had been sent to the Commissioners 
by memo. Mr. Sartor recommended computer modeling for the North 
Terminal, Gar age, and retrofitting equipment installed in other areas. 
Any other projects in the Modernization and Replacement Phase should 
be computer modeled at the outset. Benefits should be studied in view 
of the entire terminal area, in regard to other means of energy con- 
servation, such as lights turned on and off automatically. Mr. Heath 
said his staff will present their specific recommendations on proceed- 
ing with the ERDA grant request at the November 15 meeting. 

Mr. Heath explained Rotunda A was chosen for this project, instead of 
Boarding Areas H & I, because of the construction of the mechanical 
system, which makes it easy to tie in with the existing system. It is 
remote from the ILS System and should cause no interference with land- 
ing operations. 

Commissioner Kadish said she chose at this point not to take any action, 
delaying until the November 15 meeting, at which time she would like 
information spelled out as to costs and other factors. She noted from 
the draft and summary reports that many energy saving techniques were 
recommended where costs would be minimal and results maximal, and asked 
for a report on what steps had been taken, how operating, as she was 
particularly impressed with some of the energy conservation measures. 



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Commissioner McDonnell asked what the Federal government would con- 
tribute, and Mr. Sartor said he didn't know; in the past up to 100%, 
but there was now mandatory cost-sharing. Mr. Fearn said energy 
conservation and solar energy go hand-in-hand. Grant applications 
were due the first of the year and, as well as writing the proposal, 
it will be necessary to pay 20% to match 80% the government will pay. 

Mr. Heath said a report would be made by Maintenance and Operations 
at the November 15 meeting on energy conservation measures recommended 
in the study. 

Ms. Sylvia Gregory spoke of how happy she was that this report had 
been presented, as this subject was first mentioned when the Sierra 
Club made its initial report on the EIR in 1972 and said she thought 
it should have been looked at in the construction of the North Terminal, 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was approved: 



No. 77-0284 



Resolution rejecting the sole bid 
submitted by Malott & Peterson- 
Grundy, 2412 Harrison Street, San 
Francisco, California 94110, for 
Contract No. 1094, Waterproofing 
Observation Decks - Central Termina] 
and authorizing the Director to re- 
advertise for new bids. 



Mr. Heath explained that only one bid, 30% higher than the engineer's 
estimate, had been received on this contract; it was necessary to reject 
it and review the bid contract. 

Commissioner McDonnell asked if there was rebidding now, and Mr. Heath 
said they were exploring the reasons for such a high bid. Commissioner 
Kadish wondered if the specifications had been changed as yet, and if 
the material specified in the bid could have only been obtained by the 
bidding company. Mr. Lee denied this, stating all other prospective 
bidders were busy on other projects. 



On motion of Commissioner McDonnell, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolutions were approved: 



No. 77-0285 



No. 77-0286 



Resolution approving and ratify- 
ing the action of the Director 
of Airports in approving Change 
Orders 9 7 thru 100, and requesting 
the Controller's certification of 
Modification No. 27 to Airport 
Contract 650C, in the total amount 
of $15,906.00. 

Resolution approving and ratify- 
ing the action of the Director of 
Airports in approving Change Order 
103, and requesting the Controller's 
certification of Modification No. 
28 to Airport Contract No. 650C, 
in the total amount of $24,920.00. 



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No. 77-0287 



No. 77-0288 



Resolution approving and ratify- 
ing the action of the Director 
of Airports in approving in ac- 
cordance with Airports Commission 
Resolution No. 70-0044, Change 
Order No. 812-6 and requesting 
the Controller's certification of 
Debit Modification No. 5 in the 
amount of $12,000.00. 

Resolution accepting the work 
under Airport Contract No. 10 39, 
Widening of Road R-6, as satis- 
factorily completed; approving 
and requesting the Controller's 
certification of Credit Modifi- 
cation No. 1 in the amount of 
$1,087.15; and approving final 
payment in the amount of $9,058.06 
in favor of the Contractor, B. 
Fontana and Sons, Inc., 338 North 
Canal Street, South San Francisco, 
CA 94080. 

Referring to Item No. 6, Commissioner McDonnell asked if the FAA paid 
75%, and Mr. Heath replied yes. 



Agenda Item No. 8 was taken off calendar. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was approved: 

No. 77-0289 Resolution accepting Amendment 

No. 1 to the ADAP Project No. 
6-06-0221-08 Grant Agreement and 
authorizing the Director of Air- 
ports, acting on behalf of the 
Airports Commission, to accept 
and execute said amendment. 

Mr. Heath said this resolution was acceptance of the first amendment 
to ADAP 8 Grant Agreement, authorizing the Airport to proceed, and 
increasing the Federal reimbursement from $5 million to $9 million for 
various construction projects. 

Commissioner McDonnell asked if the work had been done or would it last 
through the rest of this year. Mr. Heath replied the funds, increased 
to about $10 million, were for Fiscal Year 1977-78. 

Ms. Kathleen Van Velsor asked if formal application had already been 
made to the FAA, and Mr. Fearn replied that ADAP 8 had been approved 
on the basis FAA would fund the second part of this two-year contract. 



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On motion of Commissioner McDonnell, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was approved; 

No. 77-0291 Resolution approving the appoint- 

ment of J. Peter Singer as Deputy 
Director of Airports, Business 
Administration, effective Monday, 
November 14, 1977, vice William V, 
Paizis, retired. 



Commissioner McDonnell said that among the staff attending the meeting 
was Mr. Emmett Smith, Acting Deputy Director, Business and Finance, 
who had just arrived back from Greece, where he had participated in 
the 26-mile Olympic Marathon. Over 1,500 people from throughout the 
world had entered this competition, to run the original course. 
Eight hundred runners completed the race, with Mr. Smith finishing 
444th. Commissioner McDonnell congratulated Mr. Smith. 



Commissioner Kadish stated, at Commissioner Coblentz' request, that 
on June 19, 1977, the Commission had authorized Freda Koblick to do 
some art work for the North Terminal. Commissioner Coblentz would like 
some communication from the artist and a report on her progress. 



There being no further business before the Commission, the meeting 
was adjourned at 4:10 P.M. 



Warren D. Hanson 
Acting Secretary 
Airports Commission 



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AIRPORTS COMMISSION 




MINUTES 



NOVEMBER 15, 1977 



DOCUMENTS 

OCT 29 1985 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 



GEORGE R. MOSCONE, MAYOR 

COMMISSIONERS 

MORRIS BERNSTEIN 

President 

RUTH S. KADISH 

Vice-President 

william e. McDonnell 
william k. coblentz 

RICHARD R. HEATH 

Director of Airports 



San Francisco International Airport 
San Francisco, California 94128 



Call to Order: 2:30 PM 

Present: Commissioners Morris Bernstein, 

Ruth S. Kadish, William E. 
McDonnell, William K. Coblentz. 

Absent: None 

The Minutes of the November 1, 1977 Airports Commission meeting were 
approved. 



Airports Commission President Bernstein read the Commission statement 
concerning the successful passage of Proposition C, the $90 million 
Airport Revenue Bond Issue. The text of the statement is attached to 
these minutes and incorporated by reference. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0292 Resolution approving the Solar 

Energy Feasibility Study Report 
submitted by Interactive Re- 
sources, Inc. and authorizing 
Director of Airports to proceed 
with implementation of certain 
phases contained therein as 
recommended by Airport staff. 

Mr. Richard Heath, Director of Airports, stated that the staff recommen- 
dation is threefold: 1) to proceed with the solar energy project to 
provide hot water and space heating for Rotunda A; 2) that a computer 
modeling be used in all present and future facilities to meet the highest 
energy conservation standards; and 3) that staff undertake specific 
actions to reduce energy currently being used in all facilities. He 
asked that the Commission accept staff recommendations as follows : that 
South Terminal lighting be adapted to automatic system to reduce light- 
ing during daylight hours; turn off escalators in the South Terminal 
during midnight to 6 AM; shut down Central Terminal escalators during 
the same time; shut down walkways during same hours under same proced- 
ures; reduce concourse lighting to half current use during daylight 
hours. He said they have already taken some action in turning thermo- 
stats down to reduce air conditioning load and reducing hot water 
temperature from 140° to 105°. He added that airlines and other tenants 
will be instructed to cooperate; that these things will be done on a 
trial basis and if they prove effective will be continued on a perma- 
nent basis. 

Commissioner McDonnell asked what amount of money has been set aside 
for the solar energy program. Mr. Heath stated this will give authority 
to move ahead and prepare a grant application. We will then install 
a solar heating unit on the top of Rotunda A. Commissioner McDonnell 
again asked what the building would cost and was told by Mr. Robert Lee, 
Deputy Director, Planning and Engineering, that we don't know; it would 
have to be in place for about 20 years to be cost effective. 



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Commissioner Kadish said it is her understanding that it would cost 
$7,000 and that no such sum is included in the resolution for the 
grant application. 

Mr. Lee stated he would have the figures at the next meeting on a 
modification of the contract. A figure was quoted to him and he 
has requested a detailed breakdown on the scope of their work. 

Commissioner Kadish said the amount went up $600 since the last 
meeting. 

Mr. Heath said the specific contract would come before the Commission 
for approval. 



Agenda Item No. 2 was taken off calendar at the request of Commissioner 
Coblentz, for further study. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Coblentz, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0293 Resolution approving the employ- 

ment of Williams & Williams, 
Industrial Carpets, as carpet 
consultant to the City, and to 
provide testing services for 
Contract 980, North Terminal 
Complex Carpeting, in the total 
amount of $15,000. 

Mr. Heath stated this involves a professional services agreement with 
Williams & Williams, Carpet Consultants, who will provide the airport 
with service which will include recommending and preparing performance 
specifications and warranty requirements for a carpet best suited for 
airport use; testing carpet samples submitted by manufacturers and the 
certifying of contractor's installation. Heath said in checking with 
consultants, he found that there is great diversity of opinion as to 
which is the best type of carpet for airports. It was, therefore, 
decided to utilize the services of Williams & Williams, whose specifi- 
cations will be put out to the carpet manufacturers. The manufacturers 
will submit samples that will be tested by the consultant. 

Commissioner McDonnell inquired about the timetable for the opening of 
the North Terminal and how long it would take to do this. 

Mr. Jason Yuen of the Engineering staff stated they expect to put the 
job out to bid by the end of December. 

Commissioner McDonnell then asked Mr. Williams, of Williams & Williams, 
how long it would take them to decide which company offered the best 
carpet and he said two weeks. Commissioner McDonnell then asked if he 
would be putting out more than one spec and Mr. Williams related the 
types of specs he would put out. 

Commissioner McDonnell then asked about the pad for the carpet and was 
told that was not in the specs, whereupon he asked if it wasn't unusual 
to have a carpet without a pad. Mr. Lee said they had used carpets of 
that type which didn't hold up. 



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Commissioner McDonnell asked many questions of the consultant in order 
to determine the type of work he would be doing. He then asked Mr. 
Heath if he felt carpet without padding is better and he said that con- 
sideration should be given to: replacement, cost and wearability. 
These problems would be taken care of. 

Mr. Walford, a carpet consultant for many years, disagreed with the 
Williams Company as to the best type of carpet to use at the Airport. 
He related the difference between tufted and woven carpet, stating 
what he believed to be suitable for the airport, as well as citing 
his many years of experience in the business as justification of his 
opposition to carpets without padding. 

Commissioner Coblentz stated he felt he must rely on the competence 
of the staff and the recommendation of the Director. 

Mr. Heath added that all the carpet manufacturers would be allowed to 
present their solutions to the problems; that he feels comfortable in 
having Williams & Williams' consultant services set up specifications. 

Commissioner Kadish asked Mr. Williams certain questions as to what 
their specifications will contain, i.e. alternatives for weight, 
backing, etc. and if there would be limitations. 

Mr. Williams stated there will be some limitations. However, he added, 
if a mill believes they have a better product he will test it to see 
how it holds out. 

Commissioner Kadish felt there should be alternatives. She felt the 
specifications should be so broad that even the smaller manufacturers 
would have an opportunity to submit samples. 

Commissioner McDonnell asked what type of material would be recommended. 
Mr. Williams stated they would recommend 100% nylon. Commissioner Kadish 
asked about static electricity shocks and the effect of cigarettes. 
Mr. Williams stated the material would be specially woven so as to 
prevent most of the shock, and that the melt factor from cigarettes 
would be greatly reduced. 

Commissioner McDonnell expressed concern that specifications for the 
carpet were already set and that they were too narrow. 

Mr. McCready of Mohawk Carpets gave his view on the durability of certain 
types of carpet. 

Commissioner Bernstein asked about the difference between 100% nylon and 
nylon with 70% acrylic. He was informed by Mr. McCready the difference 
is in the carpet's resistence to burns. When asked whether all synthetics 
weren't subject to problems of cigarettes and heat, Mr. McCready answered 
the woven carpet works out better for this type of installation and that 
the airlines have specified their preference for woven carpets. 

Commissioner Kadish stated that considering the amount of time invested 
in this research by the Director, the least we can do is place confidence 
in him and his desire to do the best he can for the airport. She called 
for the question. Inquiries continued and Mr. Heath stated that he would 
tell the manufacturers who feel that a woven carpet will meet the speci- 
fications, to submit it for testing. 






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Commissioner Kadish said she felt the discussion was getting too far 
away from the original purpose of hiring a carpet consultant in the 
first place. She asked Williams if their duty was to come forth with 
a specific recommendation, not for a type or weave of carpet, but 
merely performance specifications. Mr. Williams assured her this was 
the case. 

■hen Commissioner Bernstein asked if that was right, Mr. Williams said 
he would have to qualify that and said they will allow all kinds of 
samples to be sent in to them; the reason for this is that you are hir- 
ing us as an expert. We know the probabilities; we will accept samples 
from any recognized company. Further questioning ensued as to what 
criteria Williams & Williams would use. Mr. Williams cited a few: 
approach, appearance, toughness, yarns, cleanability and flamability. 
The Commission approved hiring the Williams Company with the proviso 
that all specifications be reviewed by the Commission before being put 
out to the carpet mills. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0294 Resolution approving Modifica- 

tion No. 23 to the professional 
services agreement with the San 
Francisco Airport Architects 
and requesting the Controller's 
certification of said Modifica- 
tion in the total amount of 
$198,416.00. 

Mr. Heath said this is a modification of a professional services agree- 
ment in which all the items are payment for work that has already been 
performed, with the exception of the wind study for the FAA Tower. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0295 Resolution approving the action 

of the Director of Airports in 
settling and compromising claims 
which resulted in payment under 
$2,500. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0296 Resolution approving the final 

plans and specifications sub- 
mitted by Host International, 
showing a loading dock which they 
propose to construct at the rear 
of the Central Terminal to permit 
delivery trucks making deliveries 
of hot food from the Commissary 
to avoid the terminal roadways 
and subsequent delays resulting 
from traffic congestion. 






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On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0297 Traverse Corporation, DBA Budge 

Rent-A-Car, is engaged in the 
operation of Automobile Rental 
Service under Permit Agreement 
entered into August 7, 1973, 
and approved by Airports Com- 
mission Resolution 73-0159 
dated August 7, 1973. 

Mr. Heath stated this will change the insurance requirement permitting 
Budget to self-insure in the amount of $1 million. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0298 Resolution awarding Contract 

No. 1127, Differential Settle- 
ment Connection - Sewage Lift 
Station No. 5, to Monterey 
Mechanical Company, 8275 San 
Leandro Street, Oakland, CA 
94621, in the total amount 
of $15,804.00, on the Base 
Bid only. 

Mr. Heath stated the award of this contract is on the base bid only. 

Commissioner Kadish asked what the alternate on that contract involved. 
Mr. Lee stated that Alternate "A" was for ventilating a shaft. He said 
we are operating it like this for the time being, but if Maintenance 
says the work is necessary, we can put out a formal contract later. 

Commissioner Kadish pointed out that if there is a later informal con- 
tract it will cost more than this lower bid. Mr. Lee said it would 
be desirable to award now, but we do not have the money. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was approved: 



No. 77-0299 



Resolution approving Modifi- 
cation No. 2 to the Profes- 
sional Services Agreement with 
Tracor Sciences and Systems, 
extending the time of completio: 
of collection, analysis and 
review of noise source data and 
better coverage of typical year 
round wind conditions. 



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On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was approved: 

No. 77-0300 Custodial study covering exist- 

ing housekeeping operations at 
the South and Central Terminals 
and future operation of the new 
North Terminal. The study to 
include: Preparation of an 
Operations Housekeeping Manual , 
an in-house departmental budget 
and a custodial bid package. 

Mr. Heath stated this is a professional services agreement which is in 
furtherance of Commission policy to keep the airport clean. This firm 
will evaluate what we are doing, indicate where we can become more 
efficient. We did considerable research and received excellent reports 
on this firm. Recommended. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolutions were concurrently heard and approved: 

No. 77-0301 Resolution approving the final 

plans and specifications and 
authorizing the Director of 
Airports to call for bids for 
Airport Contract No. 1123, 
Improvements to Apron Lighting, 
Pier F. 

No. 77-0302 Resolution approving and rati- 

fying action of the Director 
of Airports in approving Change 
Orders 2 and 3, and requesting 
the Controller's certification 
of Modification No. 3 to Airport 
Contract No. 977, in the total 
amount of $4,905.04. 

Mr. Heath stated this is a modification of change orders that were 
previously approved on this electrical distribution contract. 



On motion of Commissioner McDonnell, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was approved: 

No. 77-0304 Resolution approving supple- 

mental appropriation in the 
amount of $90,000,000. 

Mr. Heath said the airport requires these funds to issue the $90 million 
revenue bonds. There had been a request in our budget this year for 
$330,000, which was cut. Until we have the money restored, we cannot 
hire a bond counselor. Any further delay will result in inflationary 
prices on our contracts. He gave the breakdown on the appropriation 
as to what projects the money would be used for. 



77 - 157 




Commissioner McDonnell commented that it is a yood thing for the 
Airport and San Francisco to have the bonds passed. He felt that 
Mr. Heath did an exemplary job and commended him. 

Commissioner Kadish stated her policy had been never to vote on a 
"last minute" appropriation, but felt this one warranted a softening 
of said policy. 

*** 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 3:57 PM. 



&J<uA*^L>.m~*~*' 



Warren D. Hanson 
Acting Secretary 
Airports Commission 



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, 



SAN FRANCISCO 
AIRPORTS COMMISSION 




PUBLIC LlJSARr 



MINUTES 



xr DECEMBER 6, 1977 



GEORGE R. MOSCONE, MAYOR 

COMMISSIONERS 

MORRIS BERNSTEIN 

President 

RUTH S. KADISH 

Vice-President 

william e. McDonnell 
william k. coblentz 

RICHARD R. HEATH 

Director of Airports 



San Francisco International Airport 
San Francisco, California 94128 



Call to Order; 



2:30 PM 



Present: 



Absent: 



Commissioners Morris Bernstein, 
Ruth S. Kadish, William E. 
McDonnell . 

Commissioner William K. Coblentz 



The Minutes of the Airports Commission meeting of November 15, 19 77, 
were approved. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0305 Resolution awarding Contract No. 

1094R, Waterproofing Observation 
Decks - Central Terminal, to 
Malott and Peterson-Grundy , 
2412 Harrison Street, San 
Francisco, CA 94110, in the 
total amount of $61,700. 

Mr. Heath, Director of Airports, pointed out this is a rebid on a 
previously bid contract. The engineer's estimate was $61,000. He recom- 
mended award of the contract to Peterson-Grundy. 

Commissioner Kadish inquired if Host contributes to the deterioration 
of the observation decks. She was informed that was not the case, that 
Host would welcome the observation deck being moved to the second floor 
because the traffic to the third floor observation deck makes it diffi- 
cult for them to keep the carpets clean. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolutions were adopted: 



No. 77-0306 






Resolution approving and request- 
ing the Controller's certifica- 
tion of Debit Modification No. 29, 
to Airport Contract 650C, in the 
total amount of $7,230.00, autho- 
rizing payment to the contractor 
to perform tenant work for United 
Airlines at the sole expense of 
United Airlines. 



No. 77-0307 



Resolution approving and request- 
ing the Controller's certifica- 
tion of Debit Modification No. 17 
to Airport Contract No. 950, in 
the total amount of $89,531.00, 
which incorporates Bulletin 71, 
providing for necessary modifica- 
tions to accommodate UAL tenant 
requirements under UAL Revision 
No. 6; and Bulletin 73, revising 
walk truss enclosure at Connector 
where it interferes with the Boeing 
Baggage conveyor. 



Mr 



"ir. Heath said this is a modification requested by United Airlines. 
They have already given the airport a deposit. He added that Agenda 
Item No. 3 should be considered along with this item as it is the 
same type of transaction. 






On motion of Commissioner McDonnell, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0308 Resolution approving and rati- 

fying the action of the Director 
of Airports in approving Change 
Orders No. 925-3 and 925-4 in 
accordance with Airports Com- 
mission Resolution No. 70-0044 
and requesting Controller's 
certification of Debit Modifi- 
cation No. 2 in the amount of 
$9,333.61. 

Mr. Heath said these are two modifications on our North Terminal Apron 
taxiway reconstruction. This is part of the settling problems which 
could not have been anticipated at the time of the contract. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0309 Resolution approving and rati- 

fying the action of the Director 
of Airports in approving Change 
Orders 1 thru 3, and requesting 
the Controller's certification of 
Modification No. 1 to Airport 
Contract No. 1015, in the total 
amount of $7,815.96. 

^lr. Heath said this was an unanticipated problem that occurred due to 
ground settlement. The second is requested by the Airport Architects 
providing for change in certain pipes and will be evaluated at the end 
Df the project. The third change was requested by our Maintenance 
division. 



3n motion of Commissioner McDonnell, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0310 Resolution accepting the work 

under Airport Contract No. 1046, 
Reactivate Fire Pumps - Old Pan 
Am Base, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving and request- 
ing the Controller's certifica- 
tion of Debit Modification No. 1 
in the amount of $750.00; extend- 
ing the completion date from 
October 4, 1977 to November 17, 
1977; and approving final payment 
in the amount of $2,857.00 in 
favor of the contractor, McCrary 
Construction Company, P.O. Box 
4120, Foster City, CA 94404. 

Ir. Heath said this change came about as a result of a change in the Fire 
md Safety Code. This is the final modification and approval and com- 
petes the contract. 

ommissioner Kadish expressed concern that 5*5 ft. of pipe should cost 
625 and was told that most of the cost was for labor. 



77 - 160 



On motion of Commissioner McDonnell, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0311 Resolution approving and ratify- 

ing the action of the Director 
of Airports in approving change 
order No. 1079-1 in accordance 
with Airports Commission Reso- 
lution No. 70-0044 and request- 
ing Controller's certification 
of Debit Modification No. 1 in 
the amount of $1,260.00. 

Mr. Heath said this is a modification of Contract No. 1079 which provides 
signing to buses and non-illuminated signs directing the public to the 
restrooms on Pier D, as well as modifies an existing illuminated sign in 
the South Rotunda of the Central Terminal. He said he was very much 
concerned about the cost of these signs but was assured by Mr. Lee, who 
provided him with a memo from the original contract, that this was neces- 
sary and that these were not normal signs. 

Commissioner Kadish said she was quite concerned when she saw this item. 
At that time she did not know that these signs normally run about $300 
and questioned what is involved in the installation of a non-electrical 
sign that would make it cost an additional $400. She is concerned that 
lots of signs on Pier D will be changed in the next couple of years and 
the money we spend now would be "down the drain". She wanted to know 
if alternatives had been considered. She said she feels there is an 
assumption that the Commission will automatically pass something of this 
sort, and felt it warranted some discussion. 

Mr. Lee then explained in detail the work and costs for the signs. He 
said the cost has been thoroughly checked out, especially with the 
Maintenance people who have a standing contract with the company. Also, 
he said, it was necessary to set up a procedure to expedite approval of 
change orders up to $25,000. Delays are critical and we cannot afford 
to let the contractor sit around for even a day. Under Resolution No. 
70-0044, change orders under S25,000 can be approved by the Director. 

Lee said other signs might not blend in with the decor. The temporary 
signs being installed have been planned to blend in, and they are 
plastic signs. 

Commissioner Bernstein asked if the signs can be used again and what is 
done with them later. Mr. Lee answered the lettering for the North 
Terminal signs will be different and that all the existing signs will 
eventually be replaced. 

Commissioner Kadish said that it must be recognized that the Commission 
attitude is that money is not to be spent as if there were an endless 
supply. She recognized the need for Resolution 70-0044, but there still 
has to be very carefully weighed judgment on spending. No Director should 
be embarrassed by questions at an open meeting. If there are alternatives 
they must be very carefully considered. Cosmetics are important but so 
are permanence and costs. 

Commissioner McDonnell stated that he feels any item that has been brought 
to the Commission has already been given double scrutiny by the Airport 
staff. 



77 •• 161 



On motion of Commissioner Radish, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0312 Resolution approving Modification 

No. 1 to the Professional Services 
Agreement with Interactive Re- 
sources, Inc., to provide complete 
services in the preparation of a 
proposal to the Federal Energy 
Research & Development Admini- 
stration (ERDA) for a project 
demonstration grant in the 
International Rotunda "A" for 
solar heating of domestic hot 
water and speace heating. 

Mr. Heath said this resolution would authorize modification of the pro- 
fessional services agreement on the solar energy study. He said they 
asked for a breakdown on the time and cost and were given an estimate 
of 260 man hours of professional time at approximately $25.00 per hour, 
which is not an unreasonable cost. 

Commissioner McDonnell stated at the last meeting we asked staff to 
include the costs and he is assuming that this is one-third of the hot 
water and space heating. He was told it was space heating through the 
use of hot water. He wanted to know the exact volume involved and said 
they need a measure for comparison. He was told the written report will 
include an analysis of what we will be spending on future installations. 
This will pay for itself only if it is used for at least 20 years. This 
type of system is simple and it is relatively easy to transfer its 
location. 

Commissioner Kadish said this is an exciting thing and if we are success- 
ful we will become a model for other airports around the country, and by 
doing so we are serving the public interest. 

Commissioner McDonnell stated if this works out he feels eventually all 
our public buildings and hospitals will use it. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0313 Resolution authorizing the 

Director of Airports to re- 
quest the City Attorney to in- 
tervene and fully participate 
in the St. Louis-San Francisco/ 
Oakland/San Jose Nonstop Route 
Proceeding, Docket No. 31491, 
as indicated by CAB Order No. 
77-10-26, or subsequent orders 
pertaining thereto; and declar- 
ing that this Commission supports 
nonstop competitive service, 
without carrier preference, in 
the St. Louis-San Francisco Bay 
Area market. 

Mr. Heath stated this authorizes him to request the City Attorney to 
intervene in the Toronto-San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose route proceed- 
ings, without preference as to carrier. 



77 - 162 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0314 Resolution stating the Airport's 

compliance with Title VI of the 
1964 Civil Rights Act, as ef- 
fectuated by the U.S. Department 
of Transportation Regulations, 4 9 
Code of Federal Regulations, Part 
21, by including in all existing 
and future agreements an appro- 
priate nondiscrimination clause. 

Mr. Heath said we have been asked by FAA to place in all our contracts 
and agreements a nondiscriminatory clause which is a little different 
from that used in City law. 



On motion of Commissioner McDonnell, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0315 Resolution amending Section 

1.3.7 (D) of the Airport Rules 
and Regulations (Commercial 
Activities) to conform to 
California Penal Code Section 
602.4 and amending Airport Rules 
and Regulations Section 1.3.7 (N) 
to provide more specific stan- 
dards and procedures regarding 
the exercise of First Amendment 
rights at San Francisco Inter- 
national Airport. 

Mr. Heath said there has been a great deal of controversy in this and 
other airports regarding religious groups, in addition, we have been 
receiving substantial requests from other political and religious organi- 
zations to accomplish the same activities, i.e. solicit funds. We have 
asked City Attorney to draft a new set of regulations which would allow 
us better to control this activity. Since it has been sent to you (the 
Commission) there are some changes which I believe should be placed in 
the package. He added, basically this regulation will cover not only 
proselyting by religious organizations, but also provide some control 
over distributing pamphlets and other materials. The suggested changes 
are to delete some requirements that are more appropriate for other 
activities. He suggested specific amendments which have been incorpo- 
rated into the adopted resolution. 

Commissioner Kadish said she appreciated staff's responsiveness to her 
request in this matter and she feels this clears the problem. 



77 - 163 



3n motion of Coiimissioner Kadi sh , seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolutions were adopted: 

No. 77-0316 Resolution requesting the Control- 

ler to allot funds and to draw a 
warrant against such funds as are 
or will be legally available in 
payment of said claim against the 
San Francisco International Air- 
port by Katherine Oppenheimer, in 
the amount of $9,000. 

No. 77-0317 Resolution requesting the Control- 

ler to allot funds and to draw a 
warrant against such funds as are 
or will be legally available in 
payment of said claim against the 
San Francisco International Air- 
port by Ena Penate, in the amount 
of $5,000. 

Ir. Heath said these two items should be voted upon together since they 
Doth relate to claims against the Airport. They both have been reviewed 
jy the City Attorney's office and he concurs in the recommendation that 
;hese claims be settled. 



)irector's Report : Noise Abatement Public Hearing 

Ir. Heath reported on the hearing, stating he was pleased with the num- 
ber of people who attended and their patience at being limited to five 
ainutes speaking time. He felt their comments were helpful and said we 
ire in the process of making modifications based on some of their sug- 
jestions. The tone of the citizen testimony Wc.s reasonable and he felt 
:t was an excellent meeting. Another public meeting is planned after 
revisions have been made. The third meeting is; planned in the Millbrae 
-ity Council Chambers. He expressed appreciation to the Board of Super- 
visors of San Mateo County. He added he had received a letter from Tracor 
Systems, the people who installed our noise monitoring system. It mentions 
i question being raised about the calibration being off. It has been 
:hecked and found to be within the standards allowed by State law. He 
;aid he would send a copy to the San Mateo Eoard of Supervisors. 

Commissioner Kadish felt that some of the suggestions made are very well 
>laced. She said she noted the problems that exist with different airports 
laving different regulations, and that there is a probability that we can 
ret all airports to have similar regulations so there is unanimity. 

Ir. Heath said he has sent copies of our regulations to other airports. 
iOs Angeles is doing essentially the same thing that we are. He has sent 
:opies to Seattle, New York and AOCI asking for information on other 
lirports. 

lommissioner Kadish then asked what the plans were for future hearings. 

<he was told based on the first and second public hearings the staff would 

edraft the regulations, bring them back to the Commission for review, 

hen go to the third public hearing before the Commission takes final action 



here being no further calendared business, the meeting adjourned at 
:20 PM. 



L1114 aujuui.in.-u a i_ . . 

Warren D. Hanson 
Acting Secretary 
Airports Commission 



77 - 164 



SAN FRANCISCO 

AIRPORTS COMMISSION 




MINUTES 




OCT 

pUtoLaC LlLii 



DECEMBER 20, 1977 



GEORGE R. MOSCONE, MAYOR 

COMMISSIONERS 

MORRIS BERNSTEIN 

President 

RUTH S. KADISH 

Vice-President 

william e. McDonnell 
william k. coblentz 



RICHARD R. HEATH 

Director of Airports 



San Francisco International Airport 
San Francisco, California 94128 



Call to Order: 
Present : 

Absent: 



2:30 P*" 



Commissioners Morris Bernstein, 
Ruth S. Kadish, William P. 
McDonnell, William K. Coblontz. 

None 



The Minutes of the Airports Commission meeting of npcomher 6, 1977, 
were approved and adopted . 



On motion of Comni ssionnr Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Cohl^nt-7, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0318 Resolution requesting the Mayor 

to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors the adoption of a 
resolution authorizing the Air- 
ports Oom r, i ssi rin to submit *nAP 
Project Application No. 9 to 
the Federal Aviation Administra- 
tion for a grant of Federal funds 
and to accept the resulting 
grant offer. 

Mr. Richard R. Heath, Director of Airports, stated this will provide 
approximately 10,800 ft. of reconstructed runway; <-hat the total epri- 
mated cost of the project is S3, 750, 000 and that $2, 812, 500 is eligible 
for Federal funding. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner Coblentz, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

Mo. 77-0319 Resolution authorising the 

Director of Airports to i s«u° 
an interdepartmental worV ordei 
in the amount of $127,300 and 
to make transfers of funds as 
required to the .Art Commission 
to cover expenses for the 
purchase of art work under the 
Art Enrichment Program for t Ko 
North Terminal Complex. 

Mr. Heath stressed that this resolution authorises the worfc order and 
the transfer of funds, but that payments cannot be made without the 
approval of the director; adding that this is the first phas^» of said 
approval. 



77 - 165 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

Ho. 77-0320 Resolution approving the final 

carpet specifications and 
authorizing the Director of 
Airports to proceed with the 
pre-bid qualification of 
carpet manufacturers. 

Mr. Heath stated this resolution authorized the director to go ahead 
with the pre-bid qua] if ications of carpet manufacturers now that the 
formal and general specifications for the bid have been established. 
These qualifications are broad so as to permiL. a wide range of carpet 
samples to be submitted. He called attention to the guarantee clause, 
which states that the manufacturer must be responsible for inspecting 
the carpet installation. The manufacturer shall also guarantee 
performance of carpeting with a $1 million bond. He said this will 
be included in the contract as part of the bid. 

Mr. Heath said that in a magazine called Modern Floor Coverings, he 
found that in most articles nylon was the most widely selected fabric 
for carpets. One thing not specified was whether the carpet should 
be woven or tufted. He asked Mr. Jason Yuen, of airport Engineering, 
about this and was told that the response was in favor of tufted 
carpet. He added the specs do provide for either tufted or woven, 
there is a clause which allows the manufacturer this leeway. 

Commissioner McDonnell said he is concerned that the difference in 
the cost between the tufted and the woven will cause the airlines to 
be in favor of the tufted. At this point, Mr. Heath % reminded him 
of the specifications, that the carpet must ne^t certain performance 
standards. McDonnell then pointed out the nature of the tufted oarpe-t-, 
how it is made and its vulnerability. He then asked if we have any 
survey from other airports as to what they are installing. Mr. Heath 
then said the woven will ravel; that it will do the sane thing as 
the tufted given the right conditions. Commissioner Hcftonnell asked 
if there are many manufacturers who manufacture both and was told 
there are a few. 

Commissioner Kadish brought up the problem of testing for removal of 
stains from coffee and wine, and noted that nothing had been said 
about cigarette burns and chewing gum and wondered what would be 
done about that, also about cleaning stains from passengers who get 
sick after a flight. 

Mr. Williams, the consultant from Williams & Williams, explained how 
some of the carpet cleaning problems would be handled and how gum 
would be removed. He added that three types of cleaners (depending 
on the soil); water, cleaning solvent and/or other chemicals would 
be used. He said in other cases patching would be done. 

When Commissioner Kadish asked if patching would be dono i n alternate 
colors, she was told when a large area is involved it will be broken 
up by alternate color strips. 

Mr*. Robert G. Lee, Deputy Director, Planning & Development, stated 
there is a tentative color scheme selected by Landor Associates. 
They will try to get as close as possible to the originally selected 
color. Mr. Yuen showed color samples to the Commission. 

Mr. Heath said we want the manufacturers to come up with a design that 
will be effective for maintenance and durability. 

Commissioner McDonnell said he felt the manufacturer should ho ™ a rJo 
responsible for the maintenance of the carpet as well as the installa- 
tion. 



77 - 166 



Mr. Williams reiterated the three major methods of cleaning. Ho said 
they will screen out carpets that are not easily maintained; that 
thf>y will set no actual maintenance procedures , frequencies, equipment 
and cleaning personnel and thoy will be trained i" proper procedures. 

Commissioner McDonnell stated he feels we should stay out of the 
maintenance business as far as carpet is concerned. The installer 
should be responsibla for the maintenance of the carpet. 

Mr. Lee stated we have a landscaping contract where the landscaper 
is under a two-year contract to maintain the landscaping and. he does 
not think it would be a problem to put that provision in the contr?ct. 

Commissioner Kadish said we are injecting an additional element that 
may not relate to the testing but to the bid call in March. 

Mr. Heath said we would have to consider the usual practices in 
business. If we do it that way, we may be constructing a bid that 
would cause problems. 

Commissioner Mc n onnell said that is why h« brought this up now; to 
allow someone to find out what the practice is. 



On motion of Commissioner Kadish, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

No. 77-0321 Resolution approving the final 

plans and specifications and 
authorising the Hirer-tor of 
Airports to call for bids for 
Airport Contract Mo. 112G, 
Industrial Faste Collection 
System, ^hase TTT. 

Mr. Heath said this resolution authorises the nirectcr to call for 
bids for constructing the pumping system for conveying industrial waste 
water generated at various locations on the airport to the future 
industrial waste water treatment plant. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Radish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 



No. 77-0322 



Resolution awarding Cont-rar-t 
Mo. 112 3, Improvements to 
Apron Lighting, Pier P, to 
Delta Star Electric Company, 
Inc., 26<S3 ^air Oaks Avenue, 
Redwood City, CA O40P3, in 
the total amount of ^6, 444. on 



Mr. Heath said this is for airport lighting around Pier F and that. the 
contractor selected for the work was Delta Star riectrie Company, Inc. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded hy Commissioner radish, 
the following resolution was adopted: 



No. 77-0323 



Resolution accepting the work, 
under Airport Contract Mo. 1079, 
Signing to Bu^es - TetT»inal 
Complex, as sarlsf acfrortly 

completed and approving final 
payment in the amount of 
$17,470.00 in favor of the 
contractor, Panad Assor-ia*-os , 
100 South Fllnworth Avenue, 
San Mateo, CA 04401 . 



77 - 167 



Mr. Heath said this is acceptance of wor*" as satisfactorily completed 
and termination of Contract 1079. 



On motion of Commissioner McDonnell, seconded by Commissioner Coblontz, 
the following resolution was adopted: , 

No. 77-0324 Resolution approving and ratify- 

ing the action of the Director 
of Airports in approving r*hanTr> 
Orders" 90, 101, 102, and 104 
thru 10<^, and authorizing an 
extension of contract completion 
time of 65 calendar days from 
June 23 to August 27, 197R, and 
requesting the Controller's 
certification of Modification 
Mo. 30 to Airport Contract *50C, 
in the total amount of $20,553.00, 

Mr. Heath said this is a series of change orders regarding the North 
Terminal Complex. He said the first request for change was by United 
Airlines, the second by other airlines, and the 3rd, 4th and 5th were 
by Construction Management. 

Commissioner Kadish requested information regarding the 65-^ay extension. 
Mr. I. Orindheim of Construction Management explained *-he reasons for 
the extension. He stated there was no precedent being set and that 
the contractor is entitled to this extension, especially since the delay 
in contract was not caused by the contractor. He felt there, is a good 
chance this contract will be finished ahead of schedule. 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by Commissioner Kadish, 
the following resolutions were concurrently adopted : 



No. 77-0325 



No. 77-0326 



lo. 77-0327 



Resolution approving and re- 
questing the Controller's 
certification of Debit Modi fixa- 
tion Mo. 31, to Mrport ^o^tr^ct 
650C, Completion of Ucrth 
Terminal Building, in the total 
amount of $134,528.00. 

Resolution approving and 
ratifying the action of the 
director of Airports in 
approving Change Orders * T o. °25-5 
and 025-6 in accordance with 
Airports Commission n "? solution 
"o. 77-0044, and requesting 
Controller's certification of 
Debit .".o^if ication Mo. 3 in the 
amount of $7,054.50 

Resolution approving the request 
of the General Contractor, 
"obert T7 . M cKce , Inc., to sub- 
contract a portion of *he cont-r.Tt- 
specificd concrete fcrmworV ^nH 
shoeing, to PccV £ Hi 11 or 
Company of f.ilo Mto, California. 



77 - 1*8 



!Jo. 77-Q3?B ^esolut-ion approving anf' 

requesting the Controller's 
certification of ^ebit 
Modification Ho. 1.1, to airport 
Contract no. lonp, in the total 
amount of $78 # ?7R.no. 

•;r. Heath pointed out that under Contract No. 650c, it is merely a 
matter of taking work that was intended to he bid on fron one contract 
and adding it to 650C because of tine saving, a^ well as a monetary 
savings of $75,000. 

Mr. Lee added that of the 51,000,000 in modifications, approximately 
?500,000 was paid for by United Airlines. 



On motion of Commissioner Cob-lent*, seconded by Commissioner McDonnell , 
the following resolution was adopted: 



Ho. 77-0329 



Resolution authorizing the 
Director cf Airportc to request 
the City Attorney to intervene 
and fully participate in the 
Transcontinental Lov-^are 
Route Proceeding, C. 5 R. Docket 
No. 30356 as indicated by CAD 
order. 



Mr. Heath said this permits w* to request the City Attorney to intervene 
in this transcontinental low-fare route proceeding- without carrier 
preference . 



On motion of Commissioner Coblentz, seconded by commissi o^er "'cDonnoll, 
the following resolutions were adopted: 



No. 77-0330 



Resolution accepting work 
performed nnH^r the Professional 
Services Agreement for land- 
scape design services, as 
authorised by Airports Commission 
Resolution no. 74-nrpP, r?ated 
February 19, 1.974, *nd requee;hiiv 
Controller's certification of 
credit modification NO. 3 in the 
amount of $533.28 in favor of 
Roys ton, Hanamoto, Reck c ^bey, 
consulting Landscape Architects, 
225 Miller Avenue, Mill Galley, 
CA 94911. 



MO. 77-0331 



Resolution approving the iir;*» of 
a minority subcontractor, Dnrrel 
Engineering Contractors, Inc., 
to nerfor^ basin execration 
work previously established to 
be done by the Ceneral Contractor, 
M.G.M. Comoanv. 



Mr. Heath said item 13 completes the professional services agrer»r-,=> n f 
for landscape design services. Item 14 will allow the engineering 
comnanv to substitute contractors, using a minority contractor. 



77 - 169 



On motion of rcmissinnor radish, wcon£< 
the following resolution was ador»t#»d: 

No. 77-033? 



"OSOl'.'t-inn innroviirt the *-,r-o — 

linina^y plans submitted by 
Host International, showing 
their proposed public facilities 
in the North Terminal Complex . 
Thes«=> facilities include the 
main dining mom, the cocktail 
lounge, a^d a snack bar and 
fast Kir at the -Mr-Vet lobby 
level of the TJorth Terminal , 
an employee cafeteria at the 

lower level of the "nrt* 1 

Terminal and a f^s+- food and 
cocktail har at the hub of 
Board i^rr Are?? H r< I. 



Mr. Heath said this is a re^i Q w of the preliminary 
facilities in the ?V>rth Terminal. 



nl ans for Host 



Commissioner Coblont^ asked if staff and Landor Associate*: bad approved 
the plans and was told by Mr. Lee that they had. 

Host architects presented renderings showing the rier-ign a r,d layout of 
the new facilities. 

A Commissioner asked if Host facilities in Los Angeles were the same 
as those being presented today, and was told that they are basically 
the same. 

Commissioner Kadish asked if there "nrp facilities p] ^nnod for the 
person who cannot afford the expensive restaurant, '"'he architect- 
said he believes the coffee shop would accomodate that type of 
individual . 



On motion of Commissioner Kadi&h, seconded 
the following resolution was adopted : 

??o. 77-03 33 



rt» ^omicqinnor Poh1e*>+-<y / 



n <?=;olut i o" annroving thra budget 

for the Con ftrUCt iO n 'larflfimnn^ 

Consultants, a joint wnbin 1 o e 
Pverdrun r T>ircel ^na Associ atoji, 
Inc. and S'rono, "<ar^-accini »n.d 
nnttersor-, to pro"i-'e c»' , s'"r'. , .'' , :'C! 
ni?.na' T emont and design re"io»- 
ser^'io^s for the T-x^riod .7^»»ucjcy 
1, to nereribor 11, 1^7", i" *n« 
••"mount of **>, 177,000. 

''r. Heath said this is the budget for CMC for "c::t y rt ar; **e »*i 11 be 

working with them during the course of the year ,-*rj this Kni-jot is br*srv> 
on the entire "ear. ^lso it is hor-od t^at a minhor of their- f-inrf-ini.; 
can be turned over to staff. 



Or> motion Of Commissioner- ftad i sb , Seconded by Ory-->m.i SSI Onr>r "P'loniflll ( 

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Mo. 77-0114 



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nlan« arts* er>«ci ?i" ! ^*"''OTlR and 

Airports to rail for bids for 
Mrnort Cnnrract ? T o. 11 ot ^, 
Sludgo TV"»ds ah *7at«?r Quality 
Control Plant. 



* T r. Heath stated the olaim against th* 1 Airport v.*?.s ■> ^ntHrrmnt- for 
Sfi,PO0 that th*» City attorney rocommpriHp^ '.»e r>a« ^s it is in the 'w 
interest of the Cit.v and County of ^n Pranei^oo. 



nj rector of airports n^pp^t ; Communications 

'1r. Heath gave a report on various communications which he had 
received during the last few weeks. H<= furniiho'l * oop ,r of t-h<=se> 
communications to fh<-> Commission and one to the Secretary, which i <5 
attached to these minutes an<-i incorporated heroin hy reference. He 
said this would v>c a continuing effort to Veep the Commission, apprised 
of what is going on at the Airport. He then summarized th** communica- 
tions. 

Commissioner Kadish congratulated Mr, n>ath for ad^in^ ^his «-;orrr»spondonr'<=» 
to the agenda and saiH this is a goorl '-ray to Vo«=»p +-v>^ -piqit ^f infor- 
mation, circulating. 



There being no further business, th« meeting adjourned at 3:^S p*i 



Uarr^n 0. Hanson 
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M. P. Bagan 



December 9, 1977 



Chief Paul A. Lawler 



Crime Prevention and Public Relations 



Just an informational bulletin to advise you that our 
recently adapted midnight shuttle bus ride-along pro- 
gram, under the direction of Lt. Ray Westbrook, is 
developing into a highly successfuly and appreciated 
program. . 

Attached is a copy of the original suggestion. 



Paul Aj/£awler 

Chief # Bureau of Security 



PAL/cm 

cc: Lt. Westbrook 

RSSamuels 

File 



Lt. Raymond Westbrook 



December 9, 1977 



Chief Paul A. Lawler 



Department Commendation 



I am very pleased to inform you that the shuttle bus 
ride-along program that you recently initiated is 
turning into a great success. I have received several 
calls from airline representatives complimenting us on 
this crime prevention concept. Their employees are 
feeling a great deal more secure and so are the bus 
drivers. 



If manpower permits, I strongly recommend that you 
continue with the program. Not only is it a good crime 
prevention technique, but in the long run it will have 
strong impact on our public image building program. 

Keep up the good work and please pass my compliments 
along to all the officers on your shift who are making 
this program such an instant success. 

A copy of this commendation is to be placed in your 
personnel file. 





Paul A^liawler 
Chief, Bureau of 



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BWease 

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Lt. R. Westbrook, Midnight Shift 



November 17, 1977 



Chief Paul A. Lawler 



ADVISORY - Anti Rape/Mugging Suggestions 



As you are aware, there is a great deal of current 
publicity in the Bay Area regarding rapes and anti- 
rape programs. (eg. San Jose Police Decoys and S.F 
State group patrols) 

To Implement our own anti-rape/mugglng program and 
to build our public Image, I would like to suggest 
the following procedures when manpower permits; 

1. Have a uniformed officer take periodic rides 
on the buses to the employee parking lots. 
Everyone who rides these buses will appreciate 
lt. This also provides a good opportunity for 
anonymous observation of parking lots and road- 
aide areas. 



2. Step up the number of passing calls in the 
employee parking lota. 

3. Suggest to the private security guard at Lot 2 
that he move around more and not remain stati- 
onary. /""""N. 



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WDHaneon 
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Paul A.( Lawler 

Chief, Bureau of Security 



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MARK SAVAGE 



400 SOUTH EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 400, SAN MATEO, CALIFORNIA 94402 
(415) 573-2252 



December 1, 1977 



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Mr. Richard R. Heath 

Director of Airports 

Airports Commission 

City and County of San Francisco 

San Francisco International Airport 

San Francisco, CA 94128 

Dear Mr. Heath: 

■ 
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the expeditious action 
which your agency has taken in helping us to identify our bus stop location 
between the central and south terminals. We are now obtaining proposals and 
will call Mr. Vance Hendry to make arrangements for the start of work. We 
feel this improvement will answer many inquiries for information on bus 
service and should facilitate the use of buses to and from the airport. 

Very truly yours, 

N">TN,G ^ 




John\T. Mauro 
"-•^General Manager 

JTM/lin 

cc: Robert G. Lee 



DEC 2 19/7 






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MORRIS BERNSTEIN 

mtnotHT 

RUTH S. KADISH 

VICK-rWKSIDCNT 
WILLIAM E. MCDONNELL 
WILLIAM K. COBLENTZ 



Airports commission 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
GEORGE R. MOSCONE. MAYOR 

•AN FRANCISCO INTCRH ATlON AL »l»»0«T 

•AN FRANCISCO. CALIFORNIA 11 III 

(411) 7*1-0100 



November 30, 1977 




RICHARD R HEATH 
Oircctor or airports 



Subject: Painting of Bus Stop 

Located Between Central and 
South Terminals 



Mr. John T. Mauro 

General Manager 

San Mateo County Transit District 

400 So. El Camino Real, Suite 400 

San Mateo, CA 94402 

Dear Mr. Mauro: 

* i 

Reference is made to your letter of November 29, 1977 to the Director 
of Airports together with a color rendering of your proposal to paint 
the fence at the bus stop located between the Central and South Terminals, 

We have reviewed your submittal and hereby approve your plan. You are 
authorised to proceed with this work as soon as possible. Please call 
Mr. Vance Hendry, 876-2275, to make arrangements prior to start of work. 

Very truly yours, 



3^ — 

/Robert G. Lee 

Deputy Director & Chief Engineer 



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R.R. Heath 
M.F.Bagan 
J.P. Singer 
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V.Hendry 
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Richard R. Heath 

Director of Airports 

San Francisco International Airport 

P.O. Box 8097 

San Francisco, California 9*»128 

Dear Mr. Heath: 

Enclosed is a sketch illustrating proposed treatment of the new SamTrans and 
Greyhound bus stop location between Central and South Terminals. 

Our proposal entails painting the fence at the bus stop in panels of red, white 
and blue, and installing prominent SamTrans and Greyhound identification on 
the white panels. Additionally, we would mount enlargements of our north and 
southbound route maps and schedules as indicated. We would be glad to do 
these things at Transit District expense. 

Beginning Monday, December 12, SamTrans will accelerate daily service through 
the Airport to 15~minute frequencies north and south, in addition to 30-minute 
service to the Daly City BART Terminal. This will require a major effort in 
passenger Information. While we are pleased with the Ground Transportation 
Information Program being developed by the Airport staff and various carriers, 
our proposed bus stop improvements will provide increased passenger awareness 
immediately. 

In view of the imminence of our service changes, we would hope that action on 
the bus stop proposal could be accomplished as quickly as possible. 

Sincerely, 

J0MN T. MAUR0 
General Manager 



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Us. juuith C. Orloif 
Lerkcley Airport Connection 
2430 Channing Way, Suite 40cJ 
Lerkeley, Ca. 94704 

Dear ;;s. Orloff : 

Thank you very much for your letter of noveiaber 16tii. 

We are in tie process of re-examining ana assessing all 
of our policies concerning ground transportation to the 
Airport. As you unucubtealy Know, the Airports Co.iu.iiss ion 
has adopted as a policy tne strong encouragement oi all 
methods of mass transportation as op|K>seo to tne use of 
private automobiles. Because of this, I feel confluent 
that the Couimission would look favorably upon your pro- 
posal and, unaer certain circumstances, a now transit 
service operation might operate with an exertion from 
any consideration payments for the iirst couple ot years 
or, at least, until cue number of users increases to a 
point that the service is definitely established ana 
profitable. 

It would be my suggestion that ttte next step would be 
for your company to make a specific pioposul on the 
routes which you eesire to add, and on the time you fuel 
you will need an exemption ana the metnou we coulu use 
to uetcrinine at wnat Jevel of service the exemption would 
expire. 

We look forward to receiving such a proposal and any otner 
items you may have concerning methods for improving ground 
transportation to this Airport. 



Yours truly, 

KICHAKD R. i"-.«-rr- 
Richaru A. heath 
Director of Airports 



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2490 Charming Way, suite 408 
Berkeley, CalifoRnia 94704 



November 16, 1977 



Mr. Richard P. Heath 

Director of Airports 

San Francisco International Airport 

San Francisco, Ca. 91128 

Dear Mr. Heath: 

We are writing to yon reonrding your interest in encouraging transit 
services to and from the San Francisco International Airport. We support 
this interest and view it as one way for the Airport to continue to 
grow without the congestion, pollution and sprawl which usually accompany 
such growth. 

As you might knew/,. we currently operate an airport bus service 
fron Berkeley and adjacent areas in the east bay. We also have been 
thinking about adding two more routes to tho aimort from this area. We 
have been holding bark, because of the financial risk involved, since wc 
expect that these routes would be marginal, at best, for the first year or 
two. 

A negative Incentive to starting up such an operation is the considera- 
tion Uommisslon) which must be paid to the airport. While these comlssions 
are not a nreat inhibiting factor for a well established, healthy transportation 
service, they do tend to olay a significant role 1n the decision to start 
a marginal or new service. Furthermore, the lack of a uniform policy on 
theseconsl derations makes planning somev/h?t difficult. 

In order to encourage new transit services, we would like to reguest 
that a review be made of current procedures for assessing minibus transportation 
considerations. We would like to propose that on* aspect of this review 
consider an exemption from consideration payments for the first two years 
of a new transit service operation as an incentive to starting such services. 
We v/ould be happy to discuss some of our ideas with you in more detail should 



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NOV 21 1977 



Mr. Richard R. Heath 



November 16, 1977 
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you be interested. 

We applaud your initiative in this area of airport operations 
and look forward to working with you on these matters. 

Yours sincerely, 




December 16, 1977 



Mr. William Wheeler 
General Manager 
Airport Parking Management 
P.O. Box 8602 - Airport Branch 
San Francisco, CA 94123 

Dear Bill: 

Reference is made to your letter elated December 
15, 1977, requesting permission to establish two 
manned information booths in the garage to assist 
directing the public in finding their airlines, 
cars, etc. 

Mr. Heath has approved the costs set forth in your 
letter and you can proceed immediately to imple- 
ment this program. 

As you are ware, in the very near future we will 
expand this program throughout the Airport. We 
will then get together with you concerning uni- 
forms and other matters relating to the overall 
program. 

Meantime, however, please expedite the garage 
program and I would appreciate being kept advised 
regarding the public's use of this service. 



Sincerely, 
Original Signed by 
M. F. BAGAN 

M. F. Bagan 

Deputy Director of Airports 

MFB/pm 

cc: JPSinger 

ESmith 

MCallanan 



arking Management " ■"«■"■ 



Post Or net Box 8002 

San Francisco International Airport 

San Francisco. California 94126 

Phones 781-0270 — 877-0227 




December l£, 1977 



Kr. Richard R. Keath 
Director of Airports 
Airoorts Commission 

San Frarcisco International Airport 
San Francisco, CA 9i;123 

RE: Public Information Booth in Garcne 



Dear Mr. Heath: 

',fe respectfully request your approval to establish two (2) manned in- 
formation booths on the first level of the garage, to be located at 
Cores D end B-C. 

These booths are to be manned by uniformed, highly congenial and inform- 
ative people, who will provide information ?nd directions, referrals, 
distribute guides end maps and above all convey to the public, the Airport 
is concious of their needs, and will endeavor to give them the quality of 
service they deserve. 

The cost to initiate and operate this service as follows - 

Portable Booths and Signs aprox. cost f'350.00 

Labor - 2 people x 18 hrs. @ day aprox. daily cost ?225.00 

As we propose to commence this service as soon as possible an early v 

consideration of the foregoing request is most appreciated. 




Very truly yours, 

V.'illiam L. Wheel* r 
General liars g c r 



°t C 1 5 1S77 




SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

OFFICE MEMORANDUM 



TO: Richard R. Heath DATE: October 31, 1977 

i 
FROM: Roy S. Samuels 

SUBJECT: Garage Passenger Information Program 

A discussion was held with Mr. Wheeler, Manager of the Garage, 
relative to the best way to provide information for patrons 
at the lower level of the Garage. The following information 
is submitted to you and is mutually agreed to by Mr. Wheeler 
and myself: 

1. The locus to place a person would be at the end 
of the speed walk in the South Terminal and at 
the base of the elevators of the new Core "C". 

2. Use of security guard personnel is not recommended 
as these people have a fairly rapid turnover and 
are not particularly knowledgeable in the various 
facets of the Airport. Rather, it is recommended 
that if we enter the program, Airport Parking 
Management utilize some of their better cashier 
and valet parking personnel who are both verbal 
and well informed as to facilities. 

3. Recommended times for coverage are 0700 to 0100 
hours daily. Meal reliefs could be taken at 
slack times. 

Any type of uniform could be rented, however the coat presently 
worn by Garage personnel would be supplied at no additional cost. 
It is recommended that an arm band with the word "Information" 
be utilized. 

An additional service would be that someone leaving the terminal 
could leave their bags where the information agent is stationed 
while they get their car. If this service proved popular, we 
would have to utilize some sort of baggage check in order not 
to give the wrong bag to the wrong person. 



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Attached is Mr. Wheeler's proposal listing a daily cost 
of approximately $225.00 and a start up cost of $350.00. 

I await your decision on thi£ matter. 



RSS/rb 

cc: MPBagan 
WHanson 
ESmith 
File 
Chron 

Attachment 





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RUTH % KADIIH 

V ' C, """ >,HT November 21- 1977 »ich».o . hwth 

WILLIAM C MCDONNELL omcto. or »,.»o»t| 

WILLIAM K. COBLENTZ 

Hon. Alfred E. Kahn 

Chairman 

Civil Aeronautics Board 

Washington, D. C. -0428 

Dear Mr. Kahn: 

As you are no doubt aware, public protest from noise 
generated by aircraft is increasing, and the San Francisco Airport 
has an active Noise Abatement Program. Part of this program con- 
sists of soliciting suggestions from the general public. One sugges- 
tion we get repeatedly is, "Why does the Federal Government encourage 
night flights which are the most troublesome to residents around an 
airport by allowing lower fees for these flights than for day flights which 
do not cause such a severe problem?" 

I have repeatedly responded to this question by stating that 
it is a matter under the jurisdiction of the Civil Aeronautics Board, 
which must weigh a number of factors in setting fees. It would help 
me immensely, however, to have a formal communication from your 
organization which I could supply to persons making this request. 

Another purpose of this letter is to call to the attention of 
the CAB the fact that citizens are becoming increasingly vocal about noise 
in general, and about night flights in particular. It might be appropriate 
at this time for the CAB to review its policy on differential ticket prices 
to determine whether the noise impact needs to be given stronger considera- 
tion in balancing the complex questions involved. For your information, 
the State of California has an Airport Noise Law which requires us to mea- 
sure the average daily noise level around the Airport. In arriving at the 
average, night flights - those operations occurring between 10 P.M. and 
6 A.M. - are given ten times the weight of daytime operations. 

I would appreciate your response to these questions and 
suggestions. 




Richard R. Heath 
Director of Airports 



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4. Environmental and Energy Considerations 

Judge Murphy concluded that there are no environmental considerations 
which affect the decision reached in this proceeding. No party has excepted 
to that conclusion. 

Actions of the Board which could be construed to fall within the category 
of "major Federal actions significantly affecting the quality of the human 
environment" are primarily, but not exclusively, licensing proceedings or 
similar actions which result in immediate changes in the level of service 
provided. In rate proceedings, the Board's action does not, in the short 
term, affect the level of service provided, but rather the fare to be charged 
for an established level of service. That is essentially the situation which 
exists in this proceeding. The carriers have been operating night coach 
service for a number of years and the Board's conclusions herein that the 
carriers' fares are not unjust or unreasonable and its adoption of standard 
time frames for the service should not lead to any significant change in 
service in the immediate future. 

Nonetheless, in reaching its decision in this proceeding, the Board has 
considered the energy and environmental implications of its action in this 
case. It is our judgment that our decision will not have a significant 
adverse Impact on either the environment or energy consumption. As detailed 
In the opinion, night coach service presently plays a relatively minor role 
In the air transportation system, presently accounting for less than 8 percent 
of total trunk traffic. It Is an optional service, and this decision does 
not require the offering of any additional night coach service. If a future 
expansion of night coach service should occur, it can be attributed more to 
a response on the part of carrier management to traffic demand and underlying 
economic conditions than to the decision reached in this proceeding. We 
recognize that if we were to find night coach fares unlawful and order an 
end to reduced-fare night coach service, a significant number of flights now 
being operated in nighttime hours would probably become uneconomic and would 
be canceled, by the carriers. That course of action would have a favoiable 
impact on the environment by encouraging the elimination of aircraft opera- 
tions at the nighttime hours when the population is most sensitive to noise. 
That course of action, however, would conflict with the economic evidence In 
this proceeding. It would deny the traveling public the benefit of a low-cost 
fare option which serves to increase the utilization of aircraft and which 
also benefits the Postal Service and shippers of freight. W e do not believe 
these Important economic benefits are outweighed by the environmental effects 
of a continuation of night coach service. Moreover, the problem of aircraft 
noise is one which is more directly under the jurisdiction of the Federal 
Aviation Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, and to some 
extent, local airport authorities. Our decision herein in no way affect* 
whatever appropriate action these instrumentalities may take In dealing with 
problems of nighttime noise exposure, either at specific airports where noise 
ia a particular problem or in more general terms, such aa retrofit or replace- 
ment of the nation's aircraft fleet. 



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Finally, the elimination of night coach service could have an adverse 
impact on energy consumption. Since the record in this proceeding shows 
that most night coach passengers are persons who would otherwise fly on 
day coach services, the elimination of night flights would create pressures 
for additional daytime flights. Moreover, there is evidence in the record 
that nighttime operations, all ether things being equal, are more fuel 
efficient than daytime operations because of the lack of congestion at the 
night hours (Tr. 176). There is no reason to believe that the continuation 
of night operations at the option of the carriers would adversely and signifi- 
cantly affect either fuel conservation or overall fuel efficiency. 



In sum, the Board finds that the night coach fares under investigation 
are not qnjust, unreasonable or otherwise unlawful; that night coach service 
should be limited to flight segments departing between the hours of 9 p.m. 
and 6:59 a.m., subject to the requirement that all flight segments designated 
for night coach service shall terminate not later than 7:59 a.m.; that ex- 
ceptions to these times will only be permitted to meet temporary problems 
of an emergency nature or situations having no long-term impact; that there 
should be no prohibition against providing night coach fares on nonstop trans- 
continental flights; that it is permissible to charge the through night coach 
fares to passengers who originate their journeys on night coach flights but 
continue to their destinations on day-fare flights; and that tariff provisions 
which' are inconsistent with the limitations on the conditions under which 
night coach service will be permitted are unjust and unreasonable and should 
be modified to conform to the decision herein. 

ACCORDINGLY, IT IS ORDERED THAT: 

1. The petitions for discretionary review of the initial decision be 
and they hereby are granted; 

2. The carrier parties shall, effective 90 days from the date of service 
of this order, modify all tariffs under investigation in this proceeding which 



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WILLIAM t MCDONNELL 

WILLIAM K COBLE NT2 



••<>•»« • MOKO*t MAVO« 



November 21, 1977 




■ICHARO R HEATH 
DIHICTOK Or nl>o«i| 



Mr. Robert H. Stanton 

Director, Western " egion 

Federal Aviation Administration 

P. O. Box 92007 

World Way Postal Center 

Los Angeles, California 90009 

Dear Mr. Stanton: 

The San Francisco Airports Commission has adopted an 
Airport Noise Abatement Program and has received suggestions from 
various individuals and organizations regarding further steps that 
might be undertaken to reduce the noise impact of this Airport. I 
would, therefore, appreciate answers to the following questions: 

1. Would the FA A support a regulation that prohibited 
night flights of any aircraft that did not presently 
meet FAR 36 standards? 

2. Would the FAA support a policy of imposing sub- 
stantial additional charges on aircraft which create 
single event noise incidences higher than a pres- 
cribed level set forth in the regulations? 

3. Would the FAA support a regulation which would 
impose an absolute or partial curfew on night 
operations out of San Francisco Airport? 

Your response to this request will be greatly appreciated. 

truly. 




Richard R. Heath 
Director of Airports 



cc: Mr. Don Brink 
Mr. Fred Isaac 



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MUTN S KAOISH 

VICC-raCSIOCNT RICHARD R NEATH 

WILLIAM E. MCDONNELL Oi»icto« or MN-OMTS 

william k coblentz November 21, 1977 




Re: Public Hearings on 
Supersonic Noise Rules 

Federal Aviation Administration 
Department of Transportation 
800 Independence Ave., S. W. 
Washington, D. C. 20590 

Gentlemen: 

I wish to express our objection to one portion of the proposed 
FAA regulations governing supersonic aircraft. We believe the regula- 
tions, in general, are well thought out and designed to provide a reason- 
able degree of protection from increased noise to those living near 
major airports. 

We object, however, to the provision which excludes the sixteen 
Concorde SSTs, constructed or under construction, from the requirement 
that all SSTs must meet FAR 36, Stage 2, standards. If any of these 16 
aircraft should operate out of the San Francisco International Airport, it 
could well cause this Airport to be in violation of California's Airport 
Noise Law. That law provides that all California airports must maintain 
noise impacts in residential areas surrounding the airport below specified 
Community Noise Equivalent Levels (CNEL) which decrease by five de- 
cibels each five years. The present maximum level is 75 decibels CNEL. 
In 1981, that level drops to 70 decibels and in 1986, to 65 decibels. 

The San Francisco International Airport is in compliance with 
the California law at this time. However, there are two residential areas 
where the CNEL is just barely below 75 decibels. The introduction of any 
new and relatively noisy aircraft types into the operating commercial fleets 
could well cause a degredation of our noise levels sufficient to push us 
into non-compliance with state law. 

We suggest two alternatives. First, eliminate the "grandfather" 
clause exempting these 16 Concordes. Second, add the following provision: 



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"Provided that local airport authorities may bar the operations of any 
supersonic transport which does not comply with FAR 36, Stage 2, 
standards, including the 16 Concorde SSTs now constructed or under 
construction, if such action is necessary to avoid degredation of that 
airport's present noise level which might cause that airport to be in 
violation of state or federal laws governing airport noise. " 



Your consideration of this requested revision is appreciated. 
Please make this letter a part of the written record of your public 
hearings. 




Richard R. Heath 
Director of Airports 






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