Feedback sought on transit agency’s efficiency
The City’s transportation agency and the Controller’s Office are looking at ways to make Muni more efficient and attractive to riders. Three meetings have been scheduled to get public input on San Francisco’s public transportation system, the first one today in the Richmond, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 5757 Geary St., in the Self Help for the Elderly building. A second meeting will be held Monday, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Bill Graham Auditorium, 99 Grove St., and the third will be held Tuesday, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Southeast Community Facility, 1800 Oakdale Ave.
Russian charter school proposal gets $405,000
A group of parents and educators interested in opening a Russian-language-focused charter school in San Francisco received a grant worth $405,000 from the state Education Department, it was announced Wednesday. Sputnick Academy has submitted a charter petition to the San Francisco Unified School District that will be considered by the Board of Education within the next several months, according to district officials.
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Board to vote on ordinance protecting rec centers
Legislation comes before the board Tuesday that would require developments that would impact large recreational facilities to undergo a hearing before the Planning Department. Former District 4 Supervisor Fiona Ma had drafted the legislation about a month before she vacated her seat on Dec. 7 to serve as 12th District assemblywoman. The measure is aimed at protecting recreational facilities, which some say are vanishing to make way for housing.
The Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday, at 2 p.m., at City Hall, Room 250.