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How to Interact with the SFMTA: Today’s version
SB 35 Wiener, This is a “spot” bill intending to eventually address the removal of barriers to implementing housing, and affordable housing in particular. More forced density. Passed Senate is now in the House Housing and Community Development Committee – this year’s By-Right. Contact your Assembly Members to request a NO VOTE on SB-35
SUPPORT the Repeal of Costa Hawkins : with the de-constr vHUD housing, the state needs to deal with the costs of housing that is pushing people onto the street and this is the one bill that will free cities to handle the crisis as they see fit by removing state limitations. REPEAL COSTA HAWKINS! Let the cities choose.
OPPOSE the Speed Camera Pilot Program in San Francisco and San Jose :
NO MORE SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS. We agree with the ACLU that we don’t need of want any more surveillance cameras on our streets gathering data on our movements. ACLU filed a complaint about the SF Airport Cameras that are scanning licenses in and out of the airport on the grounds that they are an invasion of privacy. Now we know that all data may be used against us by any government body. Now is not the time to increase surveillance on our citizens. As we know, California has recently begun issuing license to people regardless of their “legal” status, so many people may be swept into the net.
ACT NOW TO STOP SPEED TRAPS IN CALIFORNIA
Sign the petition and contact your state representatives
San Francisco Issues
San Franciscans for Sensible Transit, Inc. filed a suit to stop the most expensive disruptive Geary BRT plan opposed by Richmond residents and merchants.
Businesses all of the city oppose the Red Lanes and parking removal on major commercial corridors. Many vacancies are coming up in the Castro, on Mission and other streets since the SFMTA projects invaded. The BRT comes with Red Lanes. The Red Lanes on Mission Street and other neighborhood corridors are an experiment that does not conform with State laws and regulations. There is a movement stop this pilot program. Contact to find our how you can help. San Franciscans for Sensible Transit, Inc.
Stop the spread of Red!
For inspiration watch the Small Business Commissioners reaction to the RPP presentation here. Go to Item 7: http://sanfrancisco.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=45&clip_id=25585 The Commissioners’ comments start around (03:07:35).
Shuttle Bus Petition:
We the undersigned request that the City and County of San Francisco institute measures to relieve traffic congestion and mitigate environmental impacts resulting from the Commuter Shuttle Program. We urge the exploration and adoption of alternative transport modes, such as the use of smaller, more efficient vehicles and ride-share platforms, the consolidation of bus routes, and the wider dispersal of the traffic presently concentrated on a narrow selection of over-burdened streets… (sign here)
Shuttle bus facts:
City Hall is allowing the shuttle bus program to continue in spite of many problems. If you have a problem in your neighborhood, you should request a meeting with your supervisor to work on your issues. There is one coming to Noe Valley soon.
Adopt a Pothole.
Join the national movement. Simply complaining about the potholes doesn’t work. Adopt a pothole and make it your mission to get it fixed. Take a picture. Make note of the address. File a report on it with DPW using the Mayor’s 311 complaint system. You may also call 311 and speak to an operator but this can be time-consuming. It is easier to file a complaint online http://sf311.org to get it entered into the record. All feedback is linked to the 311 system and offers you a referral number, which you can use to check on the status of your pothole. Use that system and report back on your progress.