Park Volunteer Day – Saturday, June 7

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Join us for a morning of volunteering at Alamo Square.  Meet others who also love the park, and give back to the community!  Coffee provided — meet at 9 a.m. by the tennis court.  Email park@alamosq.org to let us know you’re coming so we can plan the volunteer duties for the day.

Park closed on Bay to Breakers – Sunday, May 18, 2014

We received notice from Bay to Breakers that the City’s Rec and Park Department and SFPD requested that Alamo Square park be closed on Sunday, May 18 to improve safety.  SFPD Northern Station will have a squad inside the closed Alamo Square footprint during the race.

A fence will go up on Friday and will be removed on Monday morning.  Please see the notice below.  Also, the fence will only be locked on Sunday, May 18.

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Alamo Square Meeting Monday, May 19

Bay to Breakers post-race survey.  How did it go?  Give us your input here:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/B2B_2014

Next ASNA General Meeting

Alamo Square Meeting, Monday May 19, 2014

Oasis Cafe, 901 Divisadero St. (at McAllister)
7 p.m. – Doors open/Meet and Greet
7:30 p.m.- Meeting starts
Agenda:
  • Bay to Breakers follow-up
  • SFMTA proposal for re-opening Hayes/Pierce crosswalk (crossing Hayes Street in front of Ida B. Wells — currently closed)
  • Residential Permit Parking proposal for Alamo Square/North of Panhandle
  • Discussion:  Plans for 2014 Alamo Square Flea Market
Are you a member of ASNA?  Join or renew your annual dues online (good for 2014) or bring a check to the meeting.
Make a payment online via PayPal: $15 Basic Membership (1 person) $30 General/Family Membership (up to 2 people) $50 Contributing Member $100 Supporting Member

RPP Proposal for Alamo Square/North Panhandle

The City’s Transportation Code has four requirements to create any new Residential Permit Parking (RPP) area.  The four requirements can be summarized as follows:

(1) a petition received by at least 250 households; (2) parking occupancy data demonstrating at least 80% of the spaces being occupied; (3) non-resident vehicles being a primary source of the parking problem; and (4) inadequate off-street parking to accommodate resident vehicles.

Neighbors filed a petition with the required number of signatures last year, and SFMTA has finished compiling data in the proposed area (outlined in the image below).  SFMTA has determined that the proposed area qualifies for Residential Permit Parking.

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RPP proposed area: Masonic to Webster, and Golden Gate/McAllister to Page

Next Steps

There are basically four questions that need to be asked of the residents: (1) should my block be included in a new RPP zone; (2) if included, what should be the time limit; (3) if included, what should be the hours of the day of the regulation; and (4) if included, which days of the week should have RPP regulations. The regulations do not necessarily need to be the same throughout the entire area, and there may be a desire to have different regulations near Divisadero to address nighttime parking issues.

Alamo Square Neighborhood Association has requested a presentation at our Monday, May 19 meeting by MTA staff so we can review the process and hear the proposed day and hours for RPP enforcement and time limits.  The meeting will be held on Monday, May 19, Oasis Cafe, 901 Divisadero St., with meet and greet at 7 p.m. and the meeting starting at 7:30 p.m.

Update:  We have two preliminary proposals to review on Monday May 19, as a starting point for discussion.  Please note that MTA is only at Step 3 of their process and will use input to develop an RPP proposal for review, followed by a community meeting.

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Proposal 1:
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., 2-hour time limit
3-hour time limit around parks and adjacent to commercial corridors

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Proposal 2:
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.

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Under either proposal, RPP will not apply to metered spots on Divisadero Street (shown in green).

To view MTA’s data collection, please see the attached link: Alamo Square RPP block Summary.

FAQ’s

How much does a permit cost?

Are visitor permits available?

Can we get a permit for our Nanny/Caregiver?

I do not live within the area but I work there and require a vehicle for work, can I still get a permit?

Transportation 2030 – Town Hall 

Monday, May 12, 2014
5:30 p.m.
African American Art and Culture Complex
762 Fulton St. (at Buchanan)
The room will be set up with four boards describing the City’s Transportation 2030 initiative, and relevance to D5.  Meet with MTA and DPW staff and others to talk about each concept.  City staff will be taking input.  

Housing Five-Year Plan Survey

The City wants your input on needs and priorities for San Francisco’s communities – Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development Five Year Strategic Plan for 2015-2020.
The City is developing its next 5 Year Strategic Plan for federal funding from the Department of Housing & Urban Development,  and we need your input and ideas!  Please take a few minutes and fill out a survey on needs and priorities for services to San Francisco’s low and moderate income residents.
We want to include the perspectives of both San Francisco residents and the community based organizations that provide services.  Please complete the survey that best applies to you:

Or attend the community meeting to provide input:

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Golden Gate Park, County Fair Building

1199 9th Avenue @ Lincoln

Survey Deadline:  May 16, 2014

Office hours with Supervisor London Breed on May 10

Saturday, May 10, 2014
Office Hours with Sup. London Breed
10 – 11:30 a.m.
Falletti’s Plaza – Peet’s Coffee
Broderick between Oak/Fell
Come to Supervisor London Breed’s Office Hours and discuss neighborhood issues, concerns, or just to say hello.  This will be an informal time to meet with our District Supervisor.  Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with her!