SFMTA would like your feedback as it redesigns the information system that helps customers use public transport. More info below. 

Give your input here: http://survey.sfmta.com/s3/NextGen 

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It takes a while to fill out survey, but this is a unique opportunity to influence the future of SF transit experience.     Continue Reading »

[Rita Evans is a longtime Sunnyside resident and SNA member, having previously held the position of secretary and editor of the Sunnyside News for many years. She is currently a member of the SNA Balboa Reservoir Project committee. This editorial will be published in the upcoming Sunnyside News. ]

Editorial / Let the City Hear Your Voice

The city’s decision to hold just a single meeting for developers’ presentations in June when many neighbors are unable to attend is very problematic. The Balboa Reservoir project will have significant long-term ramifications on several neighborhoods and decisions must include adequate public input.

Although the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee (BRCAC) pushed hard for holding two meetings in August, Mayor Ed Lee’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) has insisted on scheduling just one meeting and having it on Saturday, June 10, right in the heart of graduation and wedding seasons.

It’s hard to see this scheduling decision as anything other than a calculated move by OEWD to intentionally limit public input.      Continue Reading »

SFPUC has converted many of San Francisco”s streetlights to new LED lights, and is planning to install many more this year. Here is their page about the program. http://sfwater.org/index.aspx?page=933

Want to know if your street will be converted? This interactive map shows the locations of existing LED lights (green) and soon-to-be-converted LED lights (yellow): http://sfgov.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html

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During the April 24th quarterly meeting and the May 13th Balboa Reservoir Project special meeting, SNA surveyed attendees about their particular concerns about the new housing development. Although this survey indicates local concerns about the project, the most important thing residents can do to be heard and participate in the development process is to attend the public review on June 10, or the online follow-up. Details here.

Among the 56 respondents, the top concern was the effect that the project would have on traffic congestion. Parking issues came second, with open space/park space third.

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Top Concerns: 1. Traffic congestion 2. Parking issues and impacts 3. Open space/park space. Responses to question: “Please rank your top three concerns about the outcome of the development.”

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There will be a hearing about the new inclusion of groundwater in D7 water supply at the next meeting of the Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee, on Wednesday May 24 at City Hall (Room 263) at 10:30am. At this meeting the SFPUC will make a presentation.  More information about the new groundwater program on the SFPUC website: http://sfwater.org/index.aspx?page=1136

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From SFMTA: UPDATE: Balboa Park Station Area Improvement Project

Balboa Park Station and the surrounding area is one of the highest ridership BART stations outside of downtown San Francisco. There are multiple ongoing projects that aims to improve the safety and accessibility for road users and riders travelling to and from the area. The Green Light Rail Center Track Replacement Project, located on Geneva and San Jose avenues, is one of these projects to improve system reliability with track replacements, upgrades to the overhead contact system and installation of accessible ramps and some landscape improvements.

Beginning Saturday, May 20, the K Ingleside line will resume its normal route and service to and from Balboa Park Station.      Continue Reading »

You are invited: visit with Supervisor Norman Yee during his upcoming Community Office Hours, which will be held on Saturday May 27, at Java on Ocean Coffeehouse (1700 Ocean Ave)  from 10:30 to 12:30 AM.

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Questions? Ask Jarlene Choy, aide to Supervisor Yee : jarlene.choy@sfgov.org