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Board of Supervisors

New speed limit approved for park road

The City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee approved on Monday a 30 mph speed limit for a 1,872-foot roadway through Golden Gate Park.

The vote by the committee reduces the existing speed limit of 35 mph.

The roadway affected is Kezar Drive between Lincoln Way and John F. Kennedy Drive and on John F. Kennedy Drive between Kezar Drive and Stanyan Street.

The full board is expected to vote on the speed reduction next week.

About 50,000 cars a day travel this roadway, and in the last five years, there have been 30 collisions reported along this route.

Civil Service Commission

Body passes rule to eliminate ‘bumping’

The City’s Civil Service Commission passed a rule Monday that eliminates “bumping” between departments for city managers.

In the past, if a city employee was laid off, the employee was allowed to “bump” someone else in the same job class, and in any city department, if the laid-off employee had greater seniority.

This rule change is one of 46 civil service reform recommendations made by the Department of Human Resources’ Civil Service Reform Report, published in 2005.

Fire department

One-year fire safety outreach for seniors to be inaugurated

The San Francisco Fire Department is launching a one-year, $375,000 program to teach senior citizens about fire safety. Funded through FEMA, the program will provide smoke detector installation and home assessments for seniors, as well as educational presentations at senior centers, churches, senior groups and senior housing facilities. For more information, or to schedule an

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