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...
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
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/...
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/
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.
Join us for a brief history of Civic Center with local expert Jim Haas, and a panel discussion about its future.
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."
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.
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...
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.
Will you donate today and help put PHC on wheels? handup.org/campaigns/phcvan
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 ...