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Board of supervisors

Vote on funding for sidewalk maintenance enforcement

The Budget and Finance Committee will consider a request to appropriate $1.3 million for the Department of Public Works to ramp up enforcement of sidewalk laws.

According to local laws, property owners are responsible for the maintenance of the sidewalks adjacent to their properties, but the law has only been enforced based on complaints. The funding would pay for inspections of sidewalks near schools as well as commercial and transit corridors during a six-month period.

The committee will vote on the funding request on Wednesday, at 11 a.m., at City Hall, Room 250.

Business improvement district at wharf on table

The Boardof Supervisors today will consider adopting a Fisherman’s Wharf Portside Community Benefit District, after business owners within the affected area vote earlier in the day on whether to form such a district.

The district would assess a tax on businesses within the proscribed area, which includes Pier 39 to the west side of Hyde Street.

The money collected would be used to fund such things as street improvements and to pay for marketing the area. In its first year, the district would raise $187,000.

The board meets today, at 2 p.m., at City Hall, Room 250.

Recreation and Park Department

Survey aims to attract more women to city programs

In an effort to improve sports programs for girls, the Recreation and Park Department’s Athletic Division launched a survey Monday asking young women what activities they enjoy participating in and what recreation events would they like to have greater access to. The department will use the information to tailor its sports and recreation activities to attract young women. For more information or to complete the survey, visit www.parks.sfgov.org.

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