Commuter Shuttle Program – Nov. 4, 2015

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Commuter Shuttle Program Public Open House

Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 5 pm —  7 pm
2nd Floor Atrium, One South Van Ness
One South Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94103

The SFMTA is proposing enhancing and extending its regulation of private commuter shuttles. You can read the newly released proposal (Commuter Shuttle Program Policy – Oct 16 2015).

With input from neighbors, elected officials, employers, shuttle operators and transportation professionals, the SFMTA will soon ask its Board of Directors to implement an ongoing Commuter Shuttle Program that will build upon the pilot in several key ways, including:

  1. Requiring buses over 35 feet long to travel on the major and minor arterial street network as defined by the California Department of Transportation, keeping them off smaller residential streets (See Map)*
  2. Requiring participating shuttle operators to use newer vehicles, lowering greenhouse gas emissions from the shuttle fleet
  3. Requiring shuttle operators to certify they are in labor harmony by submitting a plan that outlines efforts to maintain consistent and efficient shuttle service in the event of potential disruptions, including labor disputes
  4. Increasing enforcement resources devoted to shuttle zones and corridors and recovering the costs as part of the fee for participation in the program
  5. Increasing capital improvements at shuttle zones and corridors, with shuttle operators paying for their portion of the benefits as part of the fee for participation in the program

* During the transition, SFMTA staff proposes to work with participating shuttle operators to either relocate stops currently made outside of the arterial street network, or accommodate those stops using smaller vehicles

Local Affordable Housing Bonus Program

Local Affordable Housing Bonus Program
Open House – Details and Agenda Here
Monday, October 26, 2015 5:30-7:30 p.m.
North Light Court, City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
The Affordable Housing Bonus Program, which includes density bonuses and height increases for projects that meet affordability requirements, is scheduled for review by the SF Planning Commission on Thursday, November 5.  Attend this Open House to get more information on the proposal before it goes up for review.
Blue areas below indicate all the areas proposed for the program:
Detail of Alamo Square area and vicinity of blocks eligible for program as currently proposed.  Only white areas/blocks/parcels are not eligible.

D5 Mobile Workshop – Saturday, Oct. 24


D5 Mobile Workshop

Saturday, Oct. 24, 1-3 p.m.
Hamilton Rec Center, 1900 Geary Blvd. between Pierce and Steiner
SF Planning Department, Supervisor London Breed, and City Agencies

Get a first look at the Local Affordable Housing Bonus program which builds on the state’s Density Bonus program for San Francisco. SF is proposing developments to eliminate density requirements and to allow 2-3 additional floors in height in exchange for including more affordable units.

Other projects will be discussed including
SF Planning: Lower Haight Public Realm Plan, Affordable Housing Bonus Program
MTA: Western Addition Community Based Transportation Plan, the Geary BRT plan
SFPUC: Clean Power SF, Water Main Replacement on McAllister, Fulton, Grove Streets
DBI and SF Public Works will also be available

Pre-schedule 15-minute appointments regarding a project. Email and specify your question or topic.

No RSVP or appointment required to attend the event.

Oct. 6 Affordable Divisadero Follow Up Meeting

Affordable Divisadero – Follow Up Meeting

On Tuesday, October 6 at 7 p.m., attend this meeting at Club Waziema (543 Divisadero St.)

– Update on the proposed development projects

– Review the goals identified from the first meeting

– Define and build consensus around group demands

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ASNA Board of Directors votes to endorse Yes on Prop F on the November 2015 ballot

ASNA Board of Directors votes to endorse Yes on Prop F

The Alamo Square Neighborhood Association Board of Directors has voted to support Prop F on the November 2015 ballot, joining the list of neighborhood organizations in support of this legislation.  ASNA joins the Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council, Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association, the Coalition of San Francisco Neighborhoods, and others in support of Prop F.

Read more about the efforts of Yes on F – Share Better SF.