Changes for businesses and transit during Covid-19 reopening

UPDATE, June 26: Hair salons, barbers, indoor dining, outdoor bars, outdoor pools, indoor museums WILL NOT be opening on Monday June 29th. The City has given no new date has been given for these types of businesses to reopen.

Several changes have come into effect, or soon will, related to Covid-19 restrictions.


Transportation:

Muni Service: As of Saturday June 13th, the 43-Masonic began running, but the northern terminus will be Masonic and Geary. Read more about other lines re-starting here. 

As of Monday July 15th, SFMTA began enforcing street-sweeping violations by parked cars.


Businesses and services:

As of Friday June 12th, restaurants began to operate with outdoor dining. Details here. Also in D7 Supervisor Yee’s newsletter here.

As of Monday June 15th, the following are allowed: non-emergency medical appointments, private indoor services like house-cleaners, indoor retail, manufacturing (with limits). Anyone who can still work from home is asked to continue doing so. Also allowed: Summer camps (with limits), religious gatherings, and pro sports with no spectators present. Read more here. 

As of Monday June 29th, the following will be allowed to operate: Hair salons, barbers, outdoor bars, outdoor pools, indoor museums. Read more here.  Also this SF Examiner article. 

Article about delay in reopening schedule [June 26]: https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2020/06/26/reopening-setback-sf-june-29-openings-delayed-hair-salons-barbers-zoos-museums/

As of Monday July 13th [PENDING STATE APPROVAL], indoor dining and real estate open houses will be allowed.Read more here. 


Libraries:

Unfortunately, at this time there is no announcement about the reopening of SF Public Libraries. The word is that there will first be a curbside pickup program, and then a reopening of a few branches. Meanwhile, your hardworking librarians are doing service as Covid-19 contact tracers. Read more here (KQED).

For households with young children, the Library has a Dial-a-Story program, now with video: More here.

 

Balboa Reservoir housing project clears Planning Commission

Last Thursday, The SF Planning Commission approved the Balboa Reservoir Project, the housing development planned for the 17-acre site between Ocean Ave, City College, Riordan High School and Westwood Park currently used for CCSF parking.

The rest of the approval process includes: a hearing at the board of the SF Municipal Transportation Agency, then the SF Public Utilities Commission, and finally the Board of Supervisors, likely in late summer. The first housing will be begun in 2022, with the project finish anticipated in 2028.


From the SF Examiner [source: https://www.sfexaminer.com/news/planning-commission-greenlights-1100-unit-balboa-reservoir-project/ ]

Planning Commission greenlights 1,100 unit Balboa Reservoir project

Development near CCSF expected to include 50 percent below-market rate units

IDA MOJADAD May. 28, 2020 6:45 p.m.

The Balboa Reservoir project, expected to bring 1,100 units to a City-owned parking lot near City College of San Francisco, received key approvals Thursday.

The San Francisco Planning Commission unanimously approved the mixed-use project’s environmental review and agreement with a private developer, and recommended that the Board of Supervisors rezone the 17.6-acre area. Continue reading “Balboa Reservoir housing project clears Planning Commission”

Balboa Reservoir community meeting and related news

The next meeting of the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee [BRCAC] will take place online on Monday May 18th (6-8 PM). The The meeting agenda is here.  More about the BRCAC here.

Agenda Items:

  • Review of Upcoming Schedule and Approval Process
  • Overview of the Development Agreement community benefits

Here are the instructions to join the Virtual CAC meeting:

Join Zoom Meetinghttps://avalonbay.zoom.us/j/91969648584?pwd=anQ3MXQrQzA4VGxoMjl2WmF3VXVRUT09

Meeting ID: 919 6964 8584 Password: 143551 One tap mobile +16699009128,,91969648584#,,1#,143551# US (San Jose)

Public Comment during Zoom: The raise hand feature will be used to manage public comment.  (For phone users: press *9 to raise hand & Press *6 to mute/unmute)

Note that you will be automatically muted. For your privacy, you may wish to join via audio.  If you choose to turn your camera on, we recommend that you are mindful of your background.


Office Hours  Continue reading “Balboa Reservoir community meeting and related news”

New business rules in effect Monday

As of Monday May 18, the City will allow retail businesses to operate curb-side pickup service if they obey a set of detailed regulations. Associated manufacturers and suppliers are also included. The regulations include extensive requirements for keeping employees and customers safe while conducting transactions.

This change includes only retail businesses, and not personal service providers–so Sunnyside’s hair salons, barbers, nail salons, spas, eyelash salons, and the like will remain closed for now. Read about Sunnyside’s restaurants that are currently doing business here.

Here is the City’s full order in effect Monday May 18: https://www.sfdph.org/dph/alerts/files/Summary-of-Operating-Conditions-for-Curbside-Retail-051420.pdf

Here is a article in the SF Examiner about the change: “SF drafts guidelines for most retail businesses to open for curbside sales Monday”

Here’s a piece in SF Weekly about the process of Covid19-related decision-making by City government: “What’s the Plan for Reopening SF? Answers in Short Supply”