SUPERVISOR WIENER TO INTRODUCE RESOLUTION URGING MUNI DRIVERS TO END ILLEGAL SICK-OUT AND RETURN TO WORK
Board of Supervisors will vote today to take a position on the sick-out that has crippled transit system and created severe negative impacts on residents and the economy
San Francisco - At today's Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Scott Wiener will introduce a resolution urging San Francisco Muni drivers to end their illegal sick-out, return to work, and resolve their labor dispute through the required arbitration process. Due to the sudden emergence of the sick-out and its immediate and drastic impact on the city, the resolution will be placed on today's imperative agenda and voted on by the Board of Supervisors today.
Restoring the Vehicle License Fee to its historic level is an essential step we need to take to improve Muni and to repave our streets. This proposal came out of the Mayor's Transportation 2030 Task Force, in addition to the proposal to put a $500 million bond on the November ballot. Both of these measures will help improve our drastically underfunded Muni system, and pay for the continuation of the great street repaving efforts that were started with the 2011 Streets Bond. We must put the VLF on the ballot, and pass it.Read more
May 20th, 2014
By Scott Wiener
Street design plays a key role in defining a city. How we structure our streets - and particularly how wide we make them - speaks volumes about how we want people to interact with each other and their surrounding environment. These choices have dramatic consequences for a neighborhood's walkability, vitality, safety, and transportation options.Read more
SUPERVISOR WIENER TO INTRODUCE CHARTER AMENDMENT TYING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION FUNDING TO POPULATION GROWTH
Measure for November ballot will address strains on transit systems arising from population and job growth, by increasing charter-mandated transportation funding based on growth, with funds dedicated to Muni reliability, frequency, and capacity, as well as street safety improvements
San Francisco, CA - Today, Supervisor Scott Wiener will introduce a charter amendment, for the November ballot, to require that transportation funding in San Francisco, as established in the City Charter, be increased annually based on population growth.
At today's Board of Supervisors meeting, I called for a series of measures to ensure safe street design and to bolster pedestrian safety and neighborhood livability. Recently, the Fire Department and the Department of Public Works have attempted to widen the streets in new developments at Hunters Point and Candlestick Point in direct contradiction to directives from the Mayor, the Board of Supervisors and years of neighborhood planning. To address this, I will be proposing amendments to the Fire, Public Works, and Administrative Codes to clarify required street widths and oversight of approvals related to street widths. I have also called for a hearing on the specific proposal to widen the streets at Hunters Point and Candlestick Point. Additionally, I've requested a report by the Budget Legislative Analyst on the possibility of the Fire Department using smaller trucks on San Francisco's many narrow streets, as well as a hearing on this report.Read more
SUPERVISOR WIENER CALLS FOR MEASURES TO STOP SUBVERSION OF PEDESTRIAN STREET SAFETY DUE TO ACTIONS OF CITY DEPARTMENTS
Recent insistence by Fire Department and Department of Public Works on overly wide, suburban-style streets in Hunters Point and Candlestick Point developments - ignoring clear pedestrian safety directives - demonstrates the need for code changes, smaller fire trucks, and oversight measures governing San Francisco street design
San Francisco, CA - At today's Board of Supervisors meetings, Supervisor Scott Wiener will call for a series of measures - including Fire Code amendments and an evaluation of whether San Francisco's fire trucks are too large for our narrow streets - to ensure safe street design and bolster pedestrian safety and neighborhood livability.
Yesterday, MTA delivered its latest Quarterly Muni Performance Report at a hearing at the Land Use and Economic Development Committee. At the hearing, we learned that ridership on Muni is up and that on-time performance is essentially unchanged from a year ago. The good news is that we are slowly adding vehicles to the fleet and a number of operational enhancements that are improving service in our system. But we are still suffering from subway service disruptions, and our buses are more crowded than they've ever been during rush hour. We need to continue to work to fund Muni operations and prioritize these improvements for all of our transit riders.
Resolution to be introduced today at the Board of Supervisors will call for a Late Night Transit Group that will be tasked with creating a Late Night Integrated Transportation Plan to address the need for safe, comprehensive nighttime travel in San Francisco
San Francisco, CA - Today, Supervisor Scott Wiener will introduce a resolution at the Board of Supervisors calling for the formation of a Late Night Transportation Working Group, which will be tasked with creating a comprehensive plan to improve late night transportation in San Francisco. At a hearing convened by Supervisor Wiener earlier this month, city departments, nightlife advocates, transportation providers, and late night employers and workers detailed the lack of late night transit options.
We need better and safer late night transportation in San Francisco. Right now people getting off work late or leaving bars have very limited options for getting home. I've introduced a resolution at the Board to create a Late Night Transportation Working Group, which will be tasked with creating a late night transportation plan.Read more
Resolution introduced today requests report on the measure's potential impacts on the City's housing (including affordable housing), infrastructure, transportation, and open space needs, as well as the City's tax base
San Francisco, CA - Today, Supervisor Scott Wiener will introduce a resolution at the Board of Supervisors calling for an impartial, multi-departmental study of the ballot measure to require voter approval of development projects that exceed current height limits on San Francisco's waterfront. In this study, city departments will report on how the proposed initiative ordinance will affect, if passed, the city's housing, infrastructure, transportation, and open spaced needs. The Resolution requests the reports be produced by March 7, 2014.