ENUF

San Francisco citizen finally won a big victory. After years of petitions, complaints, letters and public comments about the SFMTA, the Board of Supervisors unanimously passed Ordinance: 180089 and are threatening to place a Charter Amendment on the ballot if the SFMTA does not start listening to the public. The ordinance set up a system for appeals of SFMTA Board decisions. People need to be organized and prepared to use the process.

JOIN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD GROUP TO TAKE BACK OUR STREETS

Filing an appeal and winning the battle will depend on an organized neighborhood effort that will require an educated public willing to act. The neighborhood groups can fulfill that need, but they need your help and support to do that.

East Mission Improvement Association (EMIA) is one of the Neighborhood groups in the Mission District that is focused on traffic and parking issues. Contact us for information and assistance with parking and traffic concerns in the Mission.

We will list proposed projects in the Mission District that residents and businesses oppose here: The-Mission

The history of the movement:

Eastern Neighborhoods United Front (ENUF) was born out of concerns over plans to install thousands of parking meters in the North Eastern Neighborhoods. When signs popped up announcing that parking meters were going to to installed all over Potrero Hill, Dogpatch and the Mission District, hundreds of angry citizens showed up at City Hall to protest. Residents and merchants complained about meters in front of their homes and businesses with no notice, discussion or input on their part. Neighborhood groups filed an appeal and the next day the SFMTA withdraw their plans.

Citizens organized a public meeting which was widely attended by Supervisors, SFMTA staff the media, and hundreds of irate residents. Things did not go well for the SFMTA at that meeting and they backtracked from their original plans. At this point they had a foe that was ready to strike back.

Stop SFMTA: ENUF started a petition to Stop SFMTA which put more pressure on the city authorities and gave drivers and car owners a means to direct their anger and personal stories to the city authorities.

Uniting the neighborhoods: SFMTA attempted to divide and conquer by going after one street at a time, but ENUF united all neighborhood residents and merchants and together we were able to convince the Supervisors to limit the expansion of the parking meters in the city, using the one means possible of controlling the SFMTA. They amended the parking meter contract to limit the number of meters purchased. Recently SFMTA gave up enforcement of the Sunday parking meters as well.

ENUF has been credited with starting the fight but now the anger has boiled over to the point that neighborhood groups all over the city are involved.

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Chiu bill would prevent cities from towing vehicles for nonpayment of parking tickets, registration

By Victor Tence : sfexaminer – excerpt

Cities would no longer be allowed to tow vehicles with multiple unpaid parking tickets or overdue vehicle registration fees or that haven’t moved in more than three days under legislation introduced by Assemblymember David Chiu Monday.

Chiu, D-San Francisco, introduced Assembly Bill 516 with the intention of preventing cars from being towed in cases where it does not serve any public safety purpose and disproportionately impacts low-income people.

The bill would prohibit poverty-related tows wherein the owner has received five or more outstanding parking tickets, were unregistered for more than six months or if the vehicle had violated the 72-hour parking restriction… (more)

This does not mean there will be no tickets issued, only that the towing option will be changed if the bill passes. We will stay tuned and see how this plays out.

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