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Balboa Reservoir Environmental Impact Report now available for public comment

Just published, the draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) for the Balboa Reservoir housing project. Public comment may be submitted until September 23. The SF Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the review on September 12 at 1:00 PM (Room 400, City Hall).

Draft SEIR is available here: https://sfplanning.org/environmental-review-documents There are 13 PDFs with all the appendices, but the second item on the list is the main report, 486 pages (46MB).

Hard copies and CDs may be obtained from the San Francisco Planning Dept Information Counter, 1660 Mission Street, First Floor, San Francisco.

Hard copies and CDs may also be obtained by contacting:
Jeanie Poling, Senior Environmental Planner, SF Planning Dept
Jeanie.Poling@sfgov.org

Public comment may submitted:

  • By mail (address below)
  • By email to CPC.BalboaReservoir@sfgov.org
  • In person (on paper) at the public hearing before the Planning Commission on Sept 12.
  • In person (by oral comments) at the Planning Commission hearing Sept 12. Check agenda of Commission meeting to see when item is being heard here (after Sept 6).

Address for mailed comments:
Jeanie Poling
Senior Planner, San Francisco Planning Department
1650 Mission Street, Suite 400
San Francisco CA 94103
(415) 575-9072

Following the public comment period, Planning Department staff will review the comments and prepare a responses to comments document. The draft SEIR and the responses to comments document will be the final SEIR. [Anticipated in Spring 2020.] 

To read more about the framework of what the EIR addresses regarding environmental effects, see this document http://sfmea.sfplanning.org/2018-10-10_NOP_Final_clean_signed.pdf

Or this slide presentation: http://default.sfplanning.org/plans-and-programs/planning-for-the-city/public-sites/balboareservoir/balboares_061019_presentation01_EIR.pdf

Balboa Reservoir housing project news

From SF Planning Department. NOTE: Next Monday’s SNA Quarterly Meeting will focus on the Balboa Reservoir project. 7-8:30pm (415 Edna Street) including discussion of possible parking permit program.

1. Balboa Reservoir Project Draft Environmental Impact Report

The Balboa Reservoir Project draft subsequent environmental impact report (SEIR) is anticipated to be released on Wednesday, August 7th. Upon publication it will be available for public review and comment on the San Francisco Planning Department’s website at https://sfplanning.org/environmental-review-documents .

A public hearing to receive oral comments will be held at the Planning Commission on Thursday, September 12th. Written public comments on the draft SEIR will be accepted from August 8th to September 23rd at 5 p.m. Written comments may be submitted at any time during this comment period.

Written comments should be addressed to Jeanie Poling, Senior Planner, San Francisco Planning Department, 1650 Mission Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94103, or emailed to CPC.BalboaReservoir@sfgov.org. Comments received at the public hearing and in writing will be responded to in a Responses to Comment (RTC) document, which will become part of the final SEIR.

2. Balboa Reservoir CAC Meeting

The next Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting will be held on Monday, September 30th at 6:00 pm at the City College Multi-Use Building, Room 140.

The meeting agenda will be posted online to the CAC website in advance of the meeting: https://sfplanning.org/project/balboa-reservoir#cac-and-community-meetings. Please note that public comments received at the CAC meeting will not be included or responded to in the RTC document as part of the final SEIR.

More information about the Balboa Reservoir project at the tab at the top of this page. 

Have Your Say: Bike share station at Judson and Gennessee

FordGoBike would like feedback from Sunnyside residents potentially impacted by the bike share station planned for Judson Avenue near Gennessee Street. Feedback deadline is Friday Dec 14, 2018.

From the FordGoBike Company:

Proposed Bike Share Station: Feedback Requested Judson at Gennessee

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Photo of proposed location on Judson Ave provided by FordGoBike company.

A new bike share station has been proposed on Judson at Gennessee. We are reaching out to gather feedback in order to finalize station locations.

Please email us at outreach@fordgobike.com to tell us your thoughts about this proposed station.

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New map released for proposed bike share stations in Sunnyside

Motivate, the company implementing Ford GoBike bike share expansion in San Francisco released a new map of the next phase of expansion. View map here [regularly updated].

Courtesy Glen Park Association, which was included in an earlier phase of rollout, here are two documents from SFMTA that detail specifications about placement of stations, on and off street.

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Screenshot from new bike share map here. 

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SFMTA asks for your input to improve Muni, transit, streets

From SFMTA: Some opportunities for your feedback, as SF Municipal Transportation Agency plans its budget for 2019-2020. 
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The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency manages the city’s surface transportation system, including Muni, parking and traffic, bicycling, walking and taxis.  Every day, over one million people rely on us to ensure safe and reliable mobility throughout the city.

As we develop our Operating and Capital Budgets for Fiscal Years 2019 and 2020, please join us and make sure that your voice is heard at a series of public meetings.  This is your opportunity to learn more about what we do and provide feedback on a variety of programs and projects.


Public In-Person Meetings Co-hosted with Senior Disability Action (SDA)

Friday, March 02, 1:00 – 4:00 PM

SF Public Library Main Branch, Latino Room at Lower Level, 100 Larkin Street


Online Budget Townhall Meeting

Wednesday, March 07, 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Stream live at sfmta.com/budget


Board of Directors Meetings

Tuesday, March 06, 1:00 PM

Tuesday, March 20, 1:00 PM

City Hall, Room 400, 1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place


For free interpretation services, submit your request 48 hours in advance to 415.701.4387.

How We Will Use Your Feedback

All incoming public feedback via the live-stream meeting, public meetings and emails will be sorted and analyzed.  The information will be incorporated into the operating and capital budget documents and transmitted to the SFMTA Board as required by the City Charter.  The Board then reviews the proposed operating and capital budget in public hearings on March 6 and March 20.  The budget is formally adopted by the vote on SFMTA Board of Directors on April 3 or April 17.  Any changes to the proposed budget, as considered and approved by the Board during budget hearings, are included in the Approved Budget document.

If you are unable to attend the meetings, you can email questions or comments tosfmtabudget@sfmta.com or contact 311.

Contact Information

U.S. Mail: SFMTA Board of Directors, One South Van Ness Avenue, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103