NE Mission / SFMTA Meeting Thursday March 21

StopSFMTA2

Come to discus how you feel about SFMTA plans to cut Muni service and expand parking meters in the North East Mission neighborhoods… (more)

SFMTA Northeast Mission Parking Planning Community Meeting 3

by Aaron Bialick : sf.streetsblog.org – excerpt
Notice of public SFMTA neighborhood meetings is on sfstreetsblog and
http://www.sfmta.com/cms/pnews/NPP_NEMission.htm

From SFMTA via email to sf.streetsblog.org:
At the March 21 meeting we will present a draft proposal for parking management for the Northeast Mission. The draft proposal will be posted on the project website at least a week in advance of the meeting, and we will send an email notification when that draft proposal has been posted.
If you have not yet reviewed the Northeast Mission parking data web page, please take a look – from here you can download block-level data worksheets for your own block or any block in the study area, review parking conditions and behavior observed in the neighborhood, review SFMTA’s policies and guidelines for parking management, and give comments online.
If you’d like to talk with the SFMTA parking planning team about the project, the data we have collected and shared, or anything related to parking in the Northeast Mission, please contact us in any of these ways:

Send your comments suggestions , and requests prior to the meeting. Suggest better ways of giving notice, and, if you feel the Muni service has gotten worse in the area, ask what SFMTA plans to do to improve it.

Mission Bay Loop Public Meeting

FEBRUARY 11, 2013 Monday, 6-7:30 PM
Meeting Location: 654 Minnesota Street 3rd Floor, Tivoli Room San Francisco, CA 94107

Please join us to discuss the Mission Bay Loop Transit Project.
In 2003, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) began Third Street T-Line service between Embarcadero and Sunnydale. Upon completion of the Central Subway, the Mission Bay Loop will allow for more frequent service between Mission Bay, SOMA and Chinatown by finishing the train turnaround at Third, 18th, 19th and Illinois Streets. (On Illinois between 18th and 19th Street) Transit frequency south of Mission Bay will also be increased.

SFMTA is now completing the required federal Environmental Assessment. We are eager to hear your thoughts about the project and to update you on the proposed schedule, with construction anticipated for 2014.

RELATED:
New turnaround poised for Mission Bay could boost Muni’s Central Subway plans

Locals Pack O’Connell High to Shape Parking Plan

By Talal Ansari and Anne Hoffman : missionlocal.org – excerpt

On a recent Wednesday night, more than 100 people packed into the auditorium at John O’Connell High School, angry about a contested plan to meter parking spaces in the northeast Mission.
This meeting was the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s chance to rectify the situation, to let residents know that they wouldn’t go forward with a new parking plan without community input — that this time would be different.
But the agency met with a tough crowd. As SFMTA officials asked the attendees to sit in the area of the auditorium that corresponded with their quadrant of the neighborhood, one man murmured, “They wanna divide and conquer!”…
“One size certainly does not fit all,” said Tumlin of the Mission’s mixed use of land, which distinguishes it from other parts of the city…
The move to manage parking comes as a 220-spot parking lot on 17th and Folsom streets is slated to be converted to a park and low-income housing development…
But does a transit-first policy really work for the Mission, where transit service often falls short? Tumlin acknowledged that Muni service in the neighborhood is “terrible.” And the not-so-quiet elephant in the room was that more meters ultimately equals more revenue for the city. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, “revenue from parking fines and fees … generate[s] more than $187 million a year that is pumped directly into the Muni transit system.”…
A group called ENUF (Eastern Neighborhoods United Front) has been monitoring the SFMTA’s policies with concern and anger. “Everything they say is ‘Oh, transit first,’” ENUF member Mari Eliza told Mission Local, who also referred to the difficulty of accessing Muni in the Mission.
The city’s transit-first policy began in the 1970s, Eliza said, when San Francisco had air-quality problems from car pollution. These days, she said, it’s a different story. “In 1973 there was really bad smog…. If we’re looking at today, you’re trying to push plans that were developed 30 years ago… (more