Town Hall with State Senator Scott Wiener on Saturday Sept 21

State Senator Scott Wiener will be holding a town hall at Commodore Sloat Elementary School on Saturday September 21st,  12 Noon to 1:30 PM. Tickets are available here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/senator-scott-wiener-town-hall-tickets-68859674139

About this event: An open discussion with State Senator Scott Wiener. Senator Wiener will give updates on his work during this legislative session and give constituents an opportunity to ask questions in an open forum.

I-280 Freeway meets Sunnyside: Have your say about conditions

Running all along Sunnyside’s southeastern edge is the Interstate 280 freeway, a part of the neighborhood environment at many points since the freeway was built in 1964. Now CalTrans, the state highway agency, is offering the public an opportunity to tell them about situations in San Francisco where pedestrians interact with freeway infrastructure and conditions are unsafe or inhospitable.

Where is it unsafe? What is your experience? Submit your story here: https://streetstory.berkeley.edu/

Read more about the program: https://www.sfcta.org/blogs/help-make-some-san-franciscos-busiest-streets-safer-pedestrians

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Continue reading “I-280 Freeway meets Sunnyside: Have your say about conditions”

Jan 10: State Assembly Town Hall

State Assembly Town Hall

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Please join Assemblymembers Phil Ting and Kevin Mullin for an update on State issues. This is a great opportunity to visit and discuss state and legislative issues that affect the community.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Doelger Center

101 Lake Merced Blvd.

Daly City, Ca 94015

For more information or to RSVP, please call the district office at (415) 557-2312 or use the button below.

Accessible by samTrans Bus #122 from South San Francisco or Colma BART

RSVP Online

SB827: State housing legislation currently under consideration

UPDATE Apr 18, 2018: This bill has been voted down in the CA Senate at committee level. http://www.sfexaminer.com/wiener-bill-allowing-taller-buildings-near-transit-dies-committee/

This post is to provide information to residents of our neighborhood; SNA does not take positions on government legislation. [UPDATE Mar 01: Bill has been amended. More: https://hoodline.com/2018/02/bill-to-promote-housing-near-transit-amended-to-address-local-concerns

California State Senator Scott Wiener has introduced legislation, SB827, which proposes to change how housing is built, according to proximity to transit, and provides for exemptions from local building codes. Read the bill here. Text from the bill:

This bill would authorize a transit-rich housing project to receive a transit-rich housing bonus. The bill would define a transit-rich housing project as a residential development project the parcels of which are all within a 1/2 mile radius of a major transit stop or a 1/4 mile radius of a high-quality transit corridor, as those terms are further defined. The bill would exempt a project awarded a housing opportunity bonus from various requirements, including maximum controls on residential density or floor area ratio, minimum automobile parking requirements, design standards that restrict the applicant’s ability to construct the maximum number of units consistent with any applicable building code, and maximum height limitations, as provided.

A recent 48Hills.org article reports on an analysis of this bill recently issued by the San Francisco Planning Dept. Read that here, including a map showing how it applies in SF. Read the Planning Dept document here.

Here is a recent SF Examiner piece: http://www.sfexaminer.com/senate-bill-827-raise-height-limits-throughout-sf-transform-city/ . From that:

“Senate Bill 827, authored by state Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, could allow five- and eight-story buildings to sprout in neighborhoods that traditionally have seen mostly single-family homes and two-unit duplexes.”

Other articles available online by searching on ‘SB 827 housing’.   Continue reading “SB827: State housing legislation currently under consideration”