Changes include easing burdensome permit requirements for DJs before 10 pm, allowing outdoor music performances, and enhancing enforcement powers of Entertainment Commission
At today's Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Scott Wiener will introduce legislation to improve access to live music while strengthening the enforcement powers of the Entertainment Commission to ensure compliance with city ordinances. These amendments to the Police Code include classifying music by DJs as live performances, which will allow for less onerous permitting performances before 10 pm; allowing limited outdoor music in plazas and courtyards; and enhancing and expanding the enforcement powers of the Entertainment Commission. The legislation will also clarify and clean up outdated or redundant parts of the Code.
Legislation will allow additional car-sharing spaces that don't count against parking controls
At today's San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Scott Wiener's legislation to expand car-share parking availability - and to remove counter-productive obstacles in the Planning Code - will be voted on by the full Board. If approved, the legislation will amend the Planning Code to allow residential developers to include publicly accessible car-sharing parking spaces that won't count against current parking control levels.Read more
New Better Market Street proposal being studied calls for establishing permanent cycle tracks on Mission Street and directing all bus traffic to Market Street
At today's Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Scott Wiener will call for a hearing on the status of the Better Market Street project, including the plan to establish permanent bicycle lanes on Mission Street and reroute all bus traffic from Mission Street to Market Street. This recently floated idea, which could result in reduced bike improvements on Market Street, has caused considerable debate and controversy. At this hearing City agencies will provide an update on the project, as well as the schedule and progress being made to improve inter-agency coordination.
Iconic Castro bar recognized for important role played in history of San Francisco and the LGBT community
At today's San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board officially declared the Twin Peaks Tavern in the Castro to be a historic landmark. This legislation, sponsored by Supervisor Scott Wiener who represents the Castro district, was passed unanimously by the Board.
SUPERVISOR WIENER CALLS FOR HEARING AND MONTHLY REPORTS ON MUNI PERFORMANCE AND PRODUCTIVITY IMPACTS
MTA and the Controller to report on data detailing how service delays, deferred maintenance and disruptions not only inconvenience riders, but also affect economic activity
At today's Board of Supervisors Meeting, Supervisor Scott Wiener will call for a hearing at which the Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA) will present a detailed report on the state of Muni's service and maintenance, and how service disruptions affect economic productivity through the entire city. Supervisor Wiener will also request that MTA release monthly updates of this service, maintenance and productivity data to track trends and progress throughout the Muni system. In addition, MTA will be asked to provide monthly updates on its current and future strategies to notify riders in real-time, via text and social media, about breakdowns and other service disruptions.