Campus Messages

An archive of email messages sent to the entire UCSF community by the Chancellor and members of the Chancellor's Cabinet.

October 5, 2015

Dear UCSF Community,

Today UCSF finalized agreements with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and the Golden State Warriors that would protect patient safety at the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay should the Warriors proposed sports and entertainment complex be approved and built on a site adjacent to our hospitals. As a result, the city and the Warriors are committed to actively mitigating traffic levels through a series of measures that support timely access to our hospitals by patients, visitors, and healthcare workers.

UCSF’s interests are protected through several mechanisms that include requirements built into the Warriors’ environmental impact report (EIR), a proposed city ordinance guaranteeing funding for traffic improvements, separate resolutions to be considered by the Port of San Francisco and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, and a private party contract between the Warriors and UCSF.

With these agreements in place, UCSF is announcing its support for the Warriors project. It was my hope that I could make this announcement at my State of the University Address earlier today, but all the details were not yet in place.

The agreements our team negotiated with the city and the Warriors accomplish three things of vital importance to the University and our patients:

  • Create a dedicated Mission Bay Transportation Improvement Fund, fully funded by new revenue generated by the Warriors arena, which guarantees that financial resources will be available to manage the flow of visitors, traffic, and transit that will be generated by the arena. This agreement with the city is the first to dedicate most of the revenue from a major project to local...
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