BOARD OF SUPERVISORS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVES SUPERVISOR WIENER’S STREETLIGHT REFORM LEGISLATION

Legislation will make it city policy to develop pedestrian lighting standards, establish more efficient and responsive repair practices, transition to LED lighting, and develop a single, city-owned streetlight program, with the City acquiring PG&E's streetlight

San Francisco - Today, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Supervisor Wiener's legislation to reform San Francisco's streetlight program. San Francisco's streetlights, which are divided between the Public Utilities Commission and Pacific Gas & Electric, suffer from extended burnouts, significant deferred maintenance, and slow repair response time. This legislation will create a clear citywide policy reforming streetlight ownership and management, including setting as a policy objective that the PUC acquire all PG&E owned streetlights.

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SUPERVISOR WIENER CALLS FOR RECURRING VISION ZERO OVERSIGHT HEARINGS TO ENSURE PROJECT DELIVERY TO MAKE STREETS SAFER

Given ongoing delays in delivering street safety projects in a timely manner, recurring hearing - to occur every 60 days - will focus on progress and delivery of projects identified to help City achieve its Vision Zero policy goal of ending the epidemic of deaths on San Francisco's streets

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SUPERVISOR WIENER TO INITIATE DRAFTING OF BALLOT MEASURE TO CREATE LONG-TERM FUNDING SOLUTION FOR SAN FRANCISCO'S TREE PROBLEMS

Urban Forest Fund, with dedicated long-term funding through some combination of parcel tax and budget baseline, will be conditioned on city taking back responsibility for deteriorated street trees and provide permanent funding for both street trees and park trees

San Francisco - Today, Supervisor Scott Wiener requested that the City Attorney begin preparing a ballot measure - for either 2015 or 2016 - to provide an overdue, long-term, sustainable funding solution for San Francisco's under-funded, neglected, and deteriorating urban forest. The ballot measure will create a dedicated Urban Forest Fund to ensure proper and consistent maintenance, as well as expansion, of our street trees and park trees.

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LAND USE COMMITTEE TO VOTE TODAY ON SUPERVISOR WIENER’S STREETLIGHT REFORM LEGISLATION

Legislation will make it city policy to develop pedestrian lighting standards, establish more efficient and responsive repair practices, transition to LED lighting, and develop a single, city-owned streetlight program, with the City acquiring PG&E's streetlights

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SUPERVISORS WIENER AND CHIU TO HOLD HEARING TODAY ON CITY’S PROGRAM TRANSFERRING MAINTENANCE RESPONSIBILITY OF STREET TREES TO PRIVATE PROPERTY OWNERS

City Departments will report on tree transfer program, issues encountered with those transfers, and potential solutions for halting the unfair practice.

WHEN:       Monday, October 27th, 1:30PM

WHERE:     Land Use and Economic Development Committee
                    Board of Supervisors
                    San Francisco City Hall, Room 263

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SUPERVISOR WIENER PUSHES FOR SAN FRANCISCO TO ADOPT MORE TRANSPARENT AND SECURE ELECTION TECHNOLOGY

Resolution introduced today would have San Francisco join statewide good government group working to replace privately-owned, "black box" software voting systems with publicly-viewable and shareable open source technology

San Francisco - At today's Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Scott Wiener will introduce a resolution calling for San Francisco to join the California Association of Voting Officials (CAVO), an organization formed to push for the creation of free, open source voting systems for elections. Open source voting means that the technology used to administer elections is publicly available, allowing for greater accountability and transparency. The current system consists of private vendors holding proprietary software that is unavailable for public review.

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BOARD OF SUPERVISORS PASSES SUPERVISOR WIENER’S LEGISLATION ADOPTING URBAN STREET DESIGN BEST PRACTICE GUIDELINES

Guidelines from the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) establish a policy for how best to design streets and sidewalks to be safe for all users in an urban, multi-modal environment

San Francisco - Yesterday, the Board of Supervisors unanimously passed Supervisor Scott Wiener's legislation adopting street design guidelines established by the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO). These new guidelines - reflecting a forward-thinking, progressive approach to urban street design - will extend San Francisco's Better Streets Policy, which focuses on sidewalks, to include the entire cross section of the street, including not only sidewalks but also travel lanes, bike lanes, and intersections.  This policy will guide all future street projects.

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SUPERVISOR WIENER TO HOLD HEARING TODAY ON CITY RESPONSE TO DROUGHT AND LEGISLATIVE SOLUTIONS - SUCH AS REQUIRING SEPARATE WATER METERS IN NEW BUILDINGS - TO REDUCE WATER USAGE

City Departments will report on practices and policies being implemented to reduce water usage and will explore potential legislative solutions, including expanding water recycling/reuse efforts and requiring separate water meters within multi-unit buildings

WHEN:           Monday, October 6th, 1:30 PM

WHERE:         Land Use and Economic Development Committe
                         Board of Supervisors
                         San Francisco City Hall, Room 263

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SUPERVISORS DAVID CHIU AND SCOTT WIENER TO CALL FOR HEARING ON STRUGGLING CITY STREET TREE PROGRAM

Hearing will focus on the challenges resulting from the program to transfer ownership and maintenance responsibilities for street trees from the city to private property owners

San Francisco, CA - Today, Supervisors David Chiu and Scott Wiener will call for a hearing on San Francisco's ongoing program to transfer ownership of all street trees from the city to private property owners. This program, which was enacted by the Department of Public Works after years of budget cuts, has shifted the maintenance responsibilities for street trees to adjacent property owners. This has subjected a large number of San Francisco's more than 105,000 street trees to inconsistent and negligent maintenance practices.

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SUPERVISOR WIENER TO CALL FOR HEARING ON MUNI’S PLANS TO ENSURE NEAR TERM VIABILTIY OF PROBLEMATIC LIGHT RAIL FLEET

Hearing will focus on light rail vehicle shortage and lack of reliability, as well as Muni's plans to keep these vehicles running until the arrival of the next generation of light rail vehicles

San Francisco, CA - Today, Supervisor Scott Wiener will call for a hearing on the state of Muni's light rail vehicles (LRVs) - including the existing vehicle shortage and lack of reliability - as well as Muni's plans to keep the light rail fleet viable and improve reliability over the next number of years through the arrival of the new Siemens light rail vehicles.

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