Participatory Budgeting voting season is here: From April 1 to April 14, all District 7 residents can vote on which community-initiated projects to fund. (D7 Map.) Your vote is the critical for bringing money to our neighborhood for projects designed by your neighbors! Please take a moment and vote here: http://sfpbd.sfgov.org/district/7/vote
Four projects were developed by Sunnyside residents, and will have a direct impact on our neighborhood–but only if they get enough votes. Vote for Sunnyside!
The short list of Sunnyside projects to vote for (details follow):
- Judson Traffic Calming
- Mangels-Foerster Crosswalk
- Sunnyside Park Plaza activiation
- Sunnyside Elementary Playground
Vision Zero / Pedestrian Safety
- Judson Avenue Speed Reduction Traffic Calming and Pedestrian Safety In the last five years, two people have died in traffic incidents on Judson Avenue — a 2013 collision that killed a neighborhood pedestrian, and a 2016 collision that killed one, injured another, and caused structural damage to a house. Neighbors are requesting traffic calming and crosswalk improvements for this street that borders City College and Riordan High School.
- Mangels and Foerster Crosswalk Neighbors are requesting a high-visibility crosswalk. Traffic on Foerster does not stop at this intersection, which is half a block from Sunnyside Playground.
- Sunnyside Park Plaza Activation The Sunnyside Park Advocates are requesting tables, chairs, and shade to make the plaza in front of the clubhouse a more event-friendly space.
School, Education, and Youth
- Inclusive Play for Sunnyside Elementary’s Shared School Yard. Sunnyside Elementary PTA requests funding for new playground equipment, including a climbing wall and accessible equipment for children with special needs. As this playground is now open to the community on weekends through the Shared Schoolyard program, these improvements will benefit both students and neighborhood children.
HOW TO VOTE
- Who: All District 7 Residents aged 16 and up may vote
- When: Vote anytime from April 1 – April 14, 2018
- Vote Online: http://sfpbd.sfgov.org/district/7/vote
- Vote In Person: Ingleside or West Portal Branch Libraries, or at Supervisor Yee’s office in City Hall, Room 273
Last year, Sunnyside came out to vote and won well over a hundred thousand dollars in funding for three projects: two pedestrian safety initiatives, and one for Sunnyside Playground. Let’s keep making our neighborhood better and safer!