08. General Government
|CAO – Vehicle Charging Infrastructure||Electrification of the municipal fleet is a key priority in providing healthier air for our residents, and fulfilling San Francisco’s 2050 net zero emissions commitment. The Controller’s Office found that up to 619 passenger vehicles may be replaced to comply with the City’s Municipal Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Ordinance. As City vehicles are replaced with ZEVs, they will require Level 2 charging infrastructure to sustain daily operations.
The General Fund supports this scalable effort. A need of between $5 million and $10 million over the next four years is estimated.
|DT – Fiber for Public and Affordable Housing||This project will build a fiber broadband network to support free internet access to tenants in public and affordable housing sites, navigation centers, and homeless shelters that are sponsored by the City. City investment to deliver fiber-based internet service to affordable housing is an important equity initiative, since the project seeks to provide very low-income residents and those struggling with homelessness with internet access that will open educational, health care and work resources. In partnership with MOHCD’s Digital Equity Program, DT could connect, manage and support an additional 300 affordable housing sites over the next four years.
This project is expected to cost $42 million over four years. A possible funding source includes FY2022 Certificates of Participation.
|MOD – ADA Barrier Removals||MOD will continue its oversight and prioritization of ongoing barrier removal efforts at public facilities throughout the City.
It is expected that $600,000 of the Recreation and Parks Department’s set-aside and approximately $1 million of General Fund will be devoted to barrier removal projects annually. General Fund allocations would depend on the shovel-readiness of needs identified and funds available. These funds are in addition to code compliance components of debt-funded projects, which appear in the relevant Service Area chapters for those programs.
|RED – Wholesale Produce||Currently located in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood, the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market, or “SF Market”, has been a critical piece of San Francisco’s food infrastructure for 137 years, offering fresh produce to local and regional grocers, specialty retailers, restaurants, hotels, caterers, and convention facilities. In 2012, the Board of Supervisors approved a 60-year master lease for the City-owned land on which the market operates, an agreement that supports an expansion of the market to include Jerrold Avenue and 901 Rankin Street. The full buildout envisions a three-phase, $218 million expansion and renovation designed to replace the Market’s 1963 buildings, improve resiliency by ensuring critical delivery of food through any crisis, and improve surrounding public roadways to increase pedestrian and worker safety. The first building—a new 82,000 square foot warehouse at 901 Rankin Street—was completed in 2014. The entire expansion increases the footprint of the market by about 25%.
This multi-phased project will be sequenced over the life of the lease. $19.1 million has already been spent constructing a warehouse at 901 Rankin Street. Expected project costs during the timeframe of the FY2022-2031 Capital Plan total $112.8 million. This includes $15 million in public roadway improvements, two new buildings, and associated site improvements. Funding sources include revenue from the Market’s subleases, as well as New Market Tax Credits, conventional bank loans, loan guarantees, and grants. The SF Market’s net revenues will flow into the City’s General Fund at project stabilization with consideration for appropriate capital reserve.