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Muni

Transit agency, controller seek input from riders

Muni and the Controller’s Office want Muni riders to sound off on their riding experience in a survey.

The transit agency, in conjunction with the Controller’s Office, is working on the Transit Effectiveness Project, which is designed to overhaul the Muni system.

As part of the project, riders are asked to fill out 10 questions online, including which Muni lines they ride and what improvements they would like to see. To take the survey go to http://www.sftep.com/.

Board of Supervisors

Board approves legislation meant to protect grocery stores

Changing a grocery store to some other use or demolishing a grocery store building will require a Planning Commission hearing, after the Board of Supervisors approved legislation aimed at keeping grocery stores in neighborhoods.

Supervisor Sean Elsbernd’s legislation requiring a conditional use permit to change the use of a grocery store was approved by the board in a 10-0 vote Tuesday, and is up for final approval Dec. 5. Elsbernd drafted the measure following the recent closure of an Alberstons on Alemany Boulevard and another on Clement Street.

Department of Public Health

Gay, bisexual men encouraged to disclose health status

The Department of Public Health will begin an effort to encourage gay and bisexual men with HIV to disclose their status to their partners tohelp combat the spread of the disease. Under its new HIV prevention campaign, the department will begin placing ads on billboards, bus shelters, transit stations and in local magazines to encourage open dialogues between gay partners. The department will also offer services to men who need help. For more information, visit the campaign’s Web site at www.disclosehiv.org.

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