“The scoop on pet poop” — more here: http://hoodline.com/2017/05/poopetrator-outreach-encourages-dog-adopters-to-pick-up-good-habits

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Bay Area Bike Share (http://www.bayareabikeshare.com) recently put up their map of proposed Phase 4 bike stations, which included these sites for Sunnyside. More info about the program in this related post: https://sunnysideassociation.wordpress.com/2017/01/11/bike-share-coming-to-sunnyside

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One of the intersections called out as dangerous to walkers and cyclists in SNA’s winning pedestrian safety proposal in the recent round of Participatory Budgeting was Baden Street and Hearst Avenue. This week a DPW contractor began work on the first step toward better safety for vulnerable road users here: installing ADA (yellow bumpy) ramps on each of the corners. Are painted crosswalks next?

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Baden St. at Hearst Ave. Construction on ADA ramps. May 30th 2017

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Balboa Reservoir Project poster, June 10, 2017 community meeting

Presentation of Proposals for the Balboa Reservoir, Communiyt Meeting, Saturday, June 10, 2017, 10 am – 1 pm, Archibishop Riordan High School Cafeteria, 175 Phelan Ave, SF CA

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Supervisor Norman Yee called a hearing that took place yesterday about the groundwater issue, which impacts Sunnyside. Article source: SF Examiner http://www.sfexaminer.com/city-hall-flooded-complaints-sfs-new-mixed-drinking-water/.

City Hall flooded with complaints over SF’s new mixed drinking water

(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

By Joshua Sabatini on May 25, 2017 1:00 am

Complaints are flooding City Hall as word spreads that San Francisco’s beloved Hetch Hetchy drinking water is being mixed with less pristine groundwater.

So many, in fact, that Supervisor Norman Yee was compelled to call Wednesday’s hearing to ask the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to address the myriad of concerns, from the safety of the water to the need for the change.

Four wells pulling up water 450 feet below in the West Basin Aquifer are in the testing phase and by summer to early fall, 1 million gallons daily of underground water will go into the system. The plan is to reach 4 million gallons daily by 2020, 15 percent of the water supply delivered to some 60 percent of the water users.

One well, located by Lake Merced, pumped water into the system over two days in April. The other wells will be tested in June and July.

During the two-hour hearing Wednesday, mothers worried about the impacts on their young children, some residents said they felt like guinea pigs and others referred to the added groundwater as contamination. Some are calling on The City to halt the effort altogether.     Continue Reading »

Team from Dept of Public Works (@sfpublicworks) weeding on Monterey Blvd median today.

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Cutting the street for major sewer replacement on 300 block of Detroit Street yesterday.

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From SF Planning Dept about the Balboa Reservoir Project housing development.

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This June, community members will have three chances to comment on the three finalists in the Balboa Reservoir request for proposals (RFP) process. All three opportunities will provide the same information. You can provide feedback in whichever venue is most convenient for you. For more information see the community portal at http://sfwater.org/balboa/community.

  1. June 10th: Presentation of Proposals 

On Saturday, June 10 at 10am, in the Archbishop Riordan High School Cafeteria (175 Phelan Ave), the three finalist development teams will present their proposals, followed by discussion and comments. The meeting will also have refreshments, interpretation in Spanish and Cantonese, closed captioning and children’s activities. Please arrive early so you have time to sign in and get the most out of these activities.

  1. June 15th: Viewing of Presentations at the CAC 

On Thursday, June 15th at 6pm, the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee (BRCAC) will view the video of the June 10th presentations, host a discussion, and provide opportunities for feedback on the developer proposals.

  1. Online: Recording of Presentations and Additional Materials

The June 10th video of the developer presentations will also be posted online, with the same opportunities for feedback as on June 10th or June 15th. All information will be posted on the Community Portal.     Continue Reading »