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November 5, 1:30PM – Board of Supervisors Land Use and Transportation Committee Hearing on Who Use the Red Lanes and call to action: Called by Sandra Fewer. See detailed request for support: https://metermadness.wordpress.com/2018/10/12/who-will-be-allowed-to-drive-in-the-red-lanes/

California Gas Tax Repeal: Gas Tax is not really a road repair tax. Follow the link to funding details: https://metermadness.wordpress.com/california-bills/
Signed Gas Repeal Petitions are due in the mail by February 15, 2018 in order to be counted to the following address: https://www.givevotersavoice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Online_Petition_Gas_Tax.pdf
GIVE VOTERS A VOICE: 5701 Lonetree Blvd, Suite 301, Rocklin, CA 95765

Regional Measure 3 On the June Ballot  Nine Coutny Coalition is following this one
RM3 depends for passage on the combined approval of voters in all nine Bay Area counties.  Unlike Measure AA, RM3 will only require a simple majority of “Yes” votes to pass, since RM3 is a toll not a tax.

SFMTA Ordinance https://metermadness.wordpress.com/actions/sfmta-review/ This is a stop-gap measure the Supervisors are suggesting along with a renewed call for greater respect for the public on the part of the SFMTA. Supervisors would take back control over some of the SFMTA Board’s decisions while a Charter Amendment is prepared for the November ballot.

SFMTA Charter Amendment: https://metermadness.wordpress.com/actions/charter-amendment/

A campaign to SUPPORT the breakup of the SFMTA is on hold while the Supervisors consider an Ordinance to take back control over some neighborhood projects and apply pressure to the SFMTA by threatening to put the Charter Amendment on the November ballot. Send your comments and complaints to these Contacts for City Hall. There is a sample Letter of suppport.

SUPPORT SENSIBLE TRANSIT

Stop the corporate takeover of our streets by MTC/Motivate and Ford GoBikes.

Sign the petition to stop the Bikes in the Mission.  People are voicing opposition and demanding removal of infringing GoBikes. At the SFMTA Board meeting,   Board members were impressed by the opposition. Art Torres said “I think this is unacceptable… I’m glad you folks told us about this. This isn’t just going away.” He’s got that right.

TAKE BACK CONTROL OF OUR STREETS!

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Metermadness Scooped the Scoot story:

SFMTA Pulls Another Lucy on Us – This time giving our curbs to Scoot – 
The legislation is before the Planning Commission on Thursday. Let the Mayor, Planning Commissioners and Supervisors know how you feel about the privatization of public streets.

Contacts here: https://discoveryink.wordpress.com/san-francisco-officials/https://discoveryink.wordpress.com/san-francisco-officials/

Stop the spread of Red! We Need Your Voice to Remove The Red Carpet Mess on Mission Street and stop the spread to other streets like the Geary BRT.

Write a letter: Government Transportation Contacts
Sign the petition: redcarpetmess.org
Join SF for Sensible Transit
Sign the petition to Stop the Red Carpet Mess

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).

Adopt a Pothole. Join the intgernational 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.

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Will a “front door” help San Francisco steer the stampede of emerging technologies testing on its streets?

By Hannah Norman : bizjournals – excerpt

Electric scooters. Delivery robots. Uber and Lyft. Even the soon-to-be shuttered van service Chariot started operating without the approval of San Francisco, with city policies as a secondary thought.

Now San Francisco, which has been ground zero for many emerging technologies, is looking to better keep tabs on the various startups keen on testing or operating their new products in the city. After six months of meetings attended by representatives from over 100 companies, city agencies, think tanks and community organizations, a new report was released Thursday by the Emerging Technology Open Working Group, led by city administrator Naomi Kelly.

“It is clear that technology is part of the social fabric of life in San Francisco,” the report says. “Yet as keepers of the public right-of-way and other public spaces, we must develop appropriate policy measures to mitigate risks and unintended impacts on San Franciscans and our infrastructure.”

The report will next be presented to city’s board of supervisors, likely sometime in January, followed by a hearing… (more)

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