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Dan

From Motivate:

We’re growing and adding more locations, but we can’t do it without your help. Join us for our next series of workshops to have your say in where new bike sharing locations will end up in your neighborhood.

Workshop schedules: www.bayareabikeshare.com/expan...
Proposed expansion sites (Mission, Castro, Mission Bay, Soma, FiDi): www.bayareabikeshare.com/asset...
Share your insights online: suggest.bayareabikeshare.com/p...

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Introducing Bay Area Bike Share, your new regional transit system

Access to shared bicycles will be available 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week in San Francisco, Redwood City, Palo Alto, Mountain View, and San Jose

www.bayareabikeshare.com/expan...

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Posted Jun 23, 2016
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Rickey Holtsclaw

Let's face it, our police, just like those in San Francisco, are apathetic, lazy and uninterested in interceding on behalf of the vehicular NOISE beleaguered American Citizen. I was a patrol officer for over 31 years in the 4th largest Municipality in the United States. I KNOW for a fact that the beat officer is not too busy to enforce the vehicular noise laws, even if one or two citations a shift were issued.

Get your butts out of Starbucks and enforce the laws; after all, unregulated vehicular noise is the #1 destroyer of daily quality of life for many millions of American Citizens, especially those residing in our congested urban areas - yet our PC politicians and our apathetic police permit the LOUD biker-bullies to audibly assault our most innocent and disrupt our daily lives with their ILLEGAL noise, why?

Personally, I've filed a Federal Lawsuit over the Loud biker debacle: static.lakana.com/nxsglobal/nw...

....perhaps you should also!

Rick Holtsclaw, Houston PD/Retired
Concerned Citizens Against Loud Motorcycles - Facebook, YouTube and Wordpress

Truth about Loud Motorcycles? see: rickeyholtsclaw.wordpress.com/...

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Posted Jun 16, 2016
Steven McGlocklin
Steven McGlocklin
Jun 16, 2016

I've been complaining about this for 2 years. Email streams to and from Captain Lazaar of SFPD have been fruitless. He's nice,but completely useless in terms of fixing the problem. Likewise, 3 supervisors in succession, Chiu,Christiensrn, and now even Aaron Peskin have failed to take useful steps. I've asked Lazaar to consider occasional weekend crackdowns. It's been done in the past. The police are busy, but if they never enforce this law, none of the bozos on loud bikes will take it seriously. The law also needs more teeth, i.e. High fines for violators. Maybe if it was a revenue source for the City, like speed traps are in some places, the police and city government would take it seriously. Just put some officers out on the Embarcadero some nice Sunday. The City could make a fortune.

Posted by Steven McGlocklin on Jun 16, 2016
Nurit Rechnitz
Nurit Rechnitz
Jun 18, 2016

Steve,

I concur. It is maddening and frustrating that the noise laws are never enforced. Peskin's priority is housing; so he ignores this. Perhaps traffic enforcement is understaffed and/or they don't care. I have no idea what actually incents them to do their job. I guess we have to 1) keep complaining over and over 2) vote people out where possible, for not dealing with quality of life issues 3) try to enlist more people to complain, i.e., numbers count.

Enforcement would pay for itself in fines - there is no excuse for the status quo.

I guess it is time to get a bunch of people that care about this to sue the city for not enforcing the law. I'm in.

Posted by Nurit Rechnitz on Jun 18, 2016
Steven McGlocklin
Steven McGlocklin
Jun 21, 2016

Me too

Posted by Steven McGlocklin on Jun 21, 2016
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San Francisco Housing Action Coalition

On Tuesday, June 21st, the Board of Supervisors will vote between two very different plans to build affordable housing in San Francisco. The San Francisco Housing Action Coalition has reviewed and endorsed the proposed 100% component of the Affordable Housing Bonus Program. There’s an inferior competing proposal attempting to make a coup on this vetted legislation. A comparison of the two proposals is available below. There will be no public comment at the hearing on Tuesday but it’s not too late to add your voice here: www.sfhac.org/ahbp-pick-a-plan/

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Posted Jun 21, 2016
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Caring for our Civic Center
Thursday, June 23, 2016, 5:00pm - 7pm
Tenderloin Museum, 398 Eddy Street

Join us for a brief history of Civic Center with local expert Jim Haas. A panel discussion will follow led by Project for Public Spaces’ Senior Vice President Ethan Kent and featuring Mary McCue of MJM Management and Tyrone Mullins of Green Streets. This dialogue will showcase best practices for improving and managing public spaces by examining case studies from around the country. Examples from Detroit, New York, Seattle, and Los Angeles as well as San Francisco will be presented in order to discuss topics including best practices for activation, stewardship, and stakeholder engagement in public spaces that serve many different populations.

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Caring For Our Civic Center: Best Practices For Great Public Space | Hoodline

Join us for a brief history of Civic Center with local expert Jim Haas, and a panel discussion about its future.

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Dan

Some insights from a project in Sonoma County -

"It’s technically legal to build a permanent Accessory Dwelling Unit on a proper foundation, but the cost of compliance with endless regulations was ridiculous. A permit is $24,000. There’s an obligation to rip up the street and trench a completely redundant sewer line (minimum $15,000) instead of just tapping the existing sewer from the main house. The code requires fire sprinklers that will come in at about $10,000. The requirement for off-street covered parking means building a garage larger than the cottage itself. Then there’s the internal conflict of many of the codes. Permeable pavement is required for storm water runoff control, but that runoff is caused by the required added driveway and garage. Meanwhile a plain vanilla gravel parking space in the front yard is forbidden.

The list is absolutely endless and only a professional architect along with a consulting engineer can possibly understand the entitlement process and all the code minutiae, so factor in those billable hours as well. At the end of the day even a very modest backyard cottage was completely off the table for me. I will not go in to that kind of debt and I won’t tolerate charging the required high rent to service the loan. It’s a lose/lose proposition all around. No thank you."

www.strongtowns.org/journal/20...

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Affordable Housing That Might Have Been

My attempts to build a tiny home have been thwarted by a hostile regulatory
environment at every turn. So here's what I did instead.

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Posted Jun 20, 2016
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Dan

SF supervisors compromise on plan for 6 new homeless shelters:

m.sfgate.com/politics/article/...

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SF supervisors compromise on plan for 6 new homeless shelters

San Francisco supervisors unanimously passed a plan Tuesday to open a half dozen innovative homeless shelters in the city, after requirements for centers where alcoholics could drink and drug users could legally shoot up were put on the back burner. Supervisor David Campos helped clear the way for passage when he amended his homeless shelter...

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Posted Jun 20, 2016
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Project Homeless Connect

The Project Homeless Connect (PHC) CareVan is an on-the-go service unit, scheduled to hit the streets of San Francisco in early 2017. The CareVan will bring PHC staff and supplies - clothing, eyeglasses, and dental care - to the communities where its resources are most needed. PHC will leverage our strong network of partners to create pop-up multi-service events across the city.

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Will you donate today and help put PHC on wheels? handup.org/campaigns/phcvan

PHC CAREVAN

The Project Homeless Connect (PHC) CareVan is an on-the-go service unit, scheduled to hit the streets of San Francisco in early 2017. The CareVan will bring ...

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Posted Jun 20, 2016
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Sam Lord

My ideal future for Esprit park would be a designated off-leash dog area on about half the park, and no dogs on the other half. Just put a row of hedges down the middle and put up signs. Done.

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Posted Jun 20, 2016
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