Don't leave out the muggings, robberies and thefts. On a single block we have had three muggings over the last few weeks. Two were women at night attacked by two men. Last week a bar on Potrero in front of a bus stop was held up by three masked gunmen. San Francisco is not a safe place to bus, walk or bike at night. A gate or garage with a buzzer is the only way to feel safe with a car. I worry about my friends who don't drive or have to park on the street.
Tony Kelly attended a lot of meetings and hearings on behalf of the citizens of San Francisco over the last four years. He initially stopped the expansion of parking meters in the Eastern Neighborhoods by filing an appeal, and spoke out against SFMTA planning priorities. Citizens showed support for a change in policies signing the Stop the SFMTA petition ( http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/stop-sfmt… ) and by early 2014 all the Supervisors, including Malia Cohen, had signed on to our request to stop parking meters in the neighborhoods and a halt to enforcing Sunday parking meters.
Now we need to go at the traffic jams the way we went at the parking meters. Who do you blame for the traffic nightmare? Yourself or the SFMTA? If you blame the SFMTA vote No on A ( http://noontransportationbond2014.com/ ) and B (to stop the flow of money to non-Muni projects) and Yes on L ( http://www.restorebalance14.org ) to send a strong message to city authorities that you don't trust the SFMTA to handle traffic and parking problems.
This is a seriously flawed decision. No business can get away with such a small amount of insurance coverage these days.
How much will this cost and who is paying for it? Or I should say which budget is it coming out of? SFMTA? Park and Rec? Let's see some figures.
How much will this plaza cost and who is paying for it? Or I should say which budget is it coming out of? SFMTA? Park and
Rec? I'm guessing we are looking at more than $600K in planning and construction and no budget for maintenance. Let's see some figures.
How many "pilots" have turned into permanents solutions since the SFMTA started using them to skirt state laws? Would someone do some research and let the public know?
Decisions to "take" public space for private use has angered many residents and merchants who are signing up to support The Restore Transportation Balance initiative. Join us and let the voters have the last word on these matters in November:
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