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Come tell the SFMTA what you want them to do about Mission Street

Join the Merchants who are protesting the Red Carpet Bombing of Mission Street and tell the Supervisors to StopSFMTA from expanding their business killing plans to other neighborhoods.

PUBLIC MEETING Monday, June 21
2868 Mission Street, (24th and 25th )
at the Mission Cultural Center

Bring your Mission Street concerns to the SFMTA and let them know how you feel about the red carpet bomb on Mission Street.
The SFMTA has set it up as a community hearing with speaker cards so that they could document feedback and incorporate into any revisions of the program: https://www.sfmta.com/calendar/meetings/mission-community-hearing-june-20. See you Monday.

flyer below that you can share.

Use the 311 system to file an official complaint with any of the City Departments.
  You can either call 311 and speak to an operator or to file a complaint online to get it entered into the record. Here’s the link to the online complaint forms. Go to this page and scroll down it to find the form for your complaint: https://www.sfmta.com/contact
All feedback is linked to the 311 system and offers you a referral number, which you can use to check on the status of your complaint.

What SFMTA staff CAN and CANNOT do without Board approval:

What CAN this SFMTA staff group do? The Staff: It appears all they can really do is recommend. They can also change the timing on the traffic signals and they can change some color curbs up to 20 feet long without a public hearing.

What MUST the Board do? SFMTA Board MUST approve removal of: stop signs, no left turns, bus zones, blue zones, towing no parking and stopping signs, required right turns. All of these changes take place at the SFMTA Board meetings. That is why we are taking our issues to the SFMTA Board meeting.

What CAN the Supervisors do? Supervisors can do a lot if 8 or them agree to make the change. A Supervisor may be able to do something about enforcement.

We  asked about enforcement for this Mission Street project:
SFMTA enforces double parking. PCO who directs traffic at forced right turn on Cesar Chavez. SFMTA enforces protection for street painters. Police Department handles the rest of the enforcement. A Supervisor may be able to do something about enforcement.

Ness Avenue Detours Ahead

businesswire – excerpt

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HerreroBOLDT, general contractor of the Van Ness and Geary Sutter Health’s CPMC Campus, today announced the start of the next building phase: a 124-foot-long, 10-foot-wide and 10-foot-high pedestrian tunnel beneath Van Ness Avenue that will connect the future 274-bed hospital and medical office building.

This phase of construction will require temporary traffic restrictions on Van Ness Avenue between Ellis and Pine Streets, and a one block closure between Geary and Post. To expedite tunnel construction, HerreroBOLDT is working with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and with Caltrans—which oversees the Van Ness Avenue/US 101 corridor. Closures will be either for partial limited nighttime work hours or for three full 72-hour weekends:

April 6 – April 9, 2015
04/06/15 at 11 p.m. until 04/07/15 at 6 a.m.
04/07/15 at 11 p.m. until 04/08/15 at 6 a.m.
04/08/15 at 11 p.m. until 04/09/15 at 6 a.m.

April 10 – April 12, 2015
Full 72-hour closure starting Friday at 12:00 a.m. until Sunday at 11:59 p.m.

April 24 – April 26, 2015
Full 72-hour closure starting Friday at 12:00 a.m. until Sunday at 11:59 p.m.
September 5 – September 7, 2015
Full 72-hour closure starting Saturday at 12:00 a.m. until Monday at 11:59 p.m.