December 4, 2013
We’re working with the SFMTA on the WalkFirst Investment Strategy and we are hoping to get as much community feedback as possible about how the City should prioritize funding for pedestrian safety improvements. The outreach phase is scheduled to last from November 25th until January 16th and we want to make sure that there is widespread participation.
There are two primary ways of participating:
1.) WalkFirst interactive online tool – visit http://walkfirst.sfplanning.org/index.php/home to learn more about WalkFirst, pedestrian safety and to give your feedback about what the City should fund.
2.) In-person Focus Groups - In addition to the on-line tool, we will also be organizing in-person focus groups to better understand the challenges that people face with pedestrian safety and to get more in-depth feedback. We have limited resources so we have to group several Districts together and District 5 is being coordinated with Districts 2, 3 and 8. Below is the date and time for the focus group, the meeting will last approximately 90 minutes.
Each participant will receive a $15 Clipper Card. If you are interested in participating, please email us at walkfirstSF@gmail.com
Focus Group: Districts 2 / 3 / 5 / 8
Date: Tuesday, December 10
Time: 11:30 am
Location: Northern Station: 1125 Fillmore Street
Thanks for your help and let me know if you have any questions.
November 22, 2013
Please see a letter from Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu about updated services for property owners.
2013 11 21_Letter to the Editor_Update of ASR Services
November 21, 2013
The City Hall hearing to object to AT&T’s proposed placement of a new electrical box on the sidewalk in front of 410 Scott Street at Oak (near the dry cleaner).
Wednesday, December 11
9 a.m., City Hall, Room 400
This will be our one and only opportunity to convince the City to reject AT&T’s plan for our block.
Please mark your calendar to join us at the hearing. If you are unable to make it, please send the City your objection in writing.
Persons unable to attend the public hearing may submit written comments regarding the subject matter to the Bureau of Street Use and Mapping, 1155 Market Street, 3rd Floor, SF CA 94103.
These comments will be brought to the attention of the hearing officer and made a part of the official public record.
November 4, 2013
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) Board of Directors will hold a hearing on Tuesday, November 19 regarding proposed Tour Bus Restrictions in the Alamo Square neighborhood. The meeting will be held in City Hall, Room 400 and will begin at 1 p.m.
Two variations of tour bus restrictions will be presented for Board action. Option 1 would prohibit commercial vehicles with nine or more seats on all streets north of Fell Street, east of Divisadero Street, south of Golden Gate Avenue and west of Webster Street, except employer shuttle buses. Commercial vehicles with nine or more seats would be allowed on the boundary streets. The existing tour bus loading zone on the north side of Fell Street just west of Divisadero Street would be removed and relocated to the north side of Fell Street just east of Pierce Street. Option 2 is the same as Option 1 except it would allow enclosed tour buses to operate on Hayes Street between Divisadero and Webster streets.
Public testimony will be taken at the meeting. Written comments should be addressed to: MTABoard@SFMTA.com
The full agenda for the November 19 meeting will be posted a few days prior to November 19 at: Board of Directors | SFMTA
For questions on this matter, please contact Jerry Robbins of SFMTA at Jerry.Robbins@sfmta.com
October 17, 2013
Assemblymembers Tom Ammiano and Phil Ting are organizing a Town Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 6-8pm at the West Bay Conference Center.
1290 Fillmore Street at Eddy, San Francisco, CA.
We will have panelists discussing Covered California, the Medi-Cal Expansion, changes to Medicare and how Healthy San Francisco will complement the ACA.
If you have any questions or wish to RSVP please give me a call at 415-557-3013 or send me an email at Nadia.Conrad-Huayta@asm.ca.gov
September 28, 2013
We have a front-page story in the SF Chronicle today. If you’d like to help with our campaign, please sign our petition below, and email the MTA contacts mentioned in the next post. Thank you!
September 22, 2013
Alamo Square General Meeting
Update: Monday Sept. 23, 2013 meeting postponed
We were notified that our regular meeting location, Oasis Cafe, was undergoing renovation and not available on Monday. New date and location TBA.
Join us to hear the latest about the Tour Buses, pedestrian safety, and more! Doors open at 7 p.m.; meeting starts 7:30 p.m.
-WalkSF: Pedestrian safety improvement plans in the neighborhood
-2014 ASNA Board nominees and Nomination Committee
-Tour Bus Proposal Update (Hearing Oct 4)
September 19, 2013
Help us contact SFMTA Staff and Board of Directors to tell them you support restricting tour buses designed for more than 9 passengers in the Alamo Square Historic District! We do not support tour buses on Hayes Street!
We need to send as many emails to the SFMTA as possible between now and the October 4 hearing. If you don’t have time for a long one, just say that you support restricting tour buses designed for more than 9 passengers in the Alamo Square Historic District.
The main reasons for restrictions:
- Safety of pedestrians, bicyclists, and other vehicles (Number One Reason)
- Excessive numbers of tour buses
- Tour buses making turns at intersections not large enough to accommodate them
- Air pollution (including exhaust fumes and soot)
- Noise (including loudspeakers and idling engines)
- 12 other areas already have restrictions.
It would be helpful if you have a personal horror story to tell.
MTA has confirmed the hearing date and options on the table. See the PDF announcement: 2013-Oct4-tour-bus-hearing
. Option 1 is the total restriction of all tour buses carrying more than 9 passengers in the historic district. Option 2 is to not allow them anywhere in the historic district except for Hayes Street.
Please ask the MTA to support Option 1
Where to send:
Save the Date!
Tour Bus Hearing
Friday, October 4, 2013, at 10:00 am
City Hall, Room 416 (Hearing Room 4)
September 18, 2013
Help grow a vision for urban agriculture, community building and resiliency. Vote for New Lib Community Garden (Divisadero/Eddy) in the Garden for Good contest! You can vote up to once a day during September 2013.
If they get at least 1000 online votes during September they could win a $15K grant to develop and coordinate a high production growing space in the garden that will provide organic veggies, skill-building opportunities, and small growing stipends to low-income neighbors that live in the subsidized-housing next door to the garden.
Thank you! Follow the link to vote: