Supervisorial District 6 which encompasses South of Market (including Rincon Hill), the Tenderloin/Civic Center, and Treasure Island needs to get reconfigured as our high-density development has led to our District 6 population growing by +30.35% between the 2010 and 2020 Census to 103,564 residents whereas the target size is 79,545 residents.
Please attend the March 7, 2022 meeting of the San Francisco Redistricting Task Force in-person (mask required in City Hall regardless of vaccination status) at 5:30pm in City Hall, Room 408 or attend online:
Some community of interest considerations if you support keeping Rincon Hill, South Beach, and Mission Bay together in the next Supervisorial District map that includes them:
Our communities are significantly impacted by the Bay Bridge and Highway 280 traffic transitioning from 50 -70 MPH speeds to our high-density residential 25 MPH streets. Pedestrian safety infrastructure and traffic law enforcement are especially important in our neighborhoods.
Our communities rely upon good relationships between our Supervisor and the Port of San Francisco as our neighborhoods are adjacent to and include Port of San Francisco properties.
Our communities are significantly impacted by the regional event centers of Oracle Park and Chase Center or events like the San Francisco Marathon – adding to the traffic on roadways, utilization (or surges) on the public transit routes, and crimes of opportunity that 19,000 – 50,000 attendee events attract to our area.
Our communities have added thousands of units of below market rate affordable housing, but no new K-12 schools for the children of those families, very little in the way of new pubicly owned parks (mostly privately owned public open spaces like Yerba Buena Gardens, Salesforce Park, and the various office building smoker plazas). The desire and health need for public recreation and publicly owned parks unites us in Rincon Hill, South Beach, and Mission Bay.
Our communities are subjected to second class consideration for Public Works cleaning services – forcing us to form our own Community Benefit Districts and charge ourselves a property assessment tax that is in addition to the tax we pay for funding Public Works in order to get the clean streets traditionally residential neighborhoods take for granted.
There is a very short time left for your voice to be heard. Please speak up now!
The COVID-19 pandemic has created an opportunity to take a fresh eyes look at the City’s bus system and re-tool it to reflect the increasing population with most added housing on the east side of San Francisco in neighborhoods like Rincon Hill, SoMa, Potrero Hill, Mission Bay, and Civic Center/Van Ness. The challenge in San Francisco as it is in many cities is that once services are started, they are politically challenging to end when they become too costly, suboptimal, and otherwise not serving the core mantra of government to do the most good for the most people.
Our bus service provider, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is phoning a friend for help – YOU!!
The great news is that the 12 Folsom bus route has resumed serving our neighborhood for the first time since December 5, 2009’s service cuts due to challenging economic times caused by 2007-08’s Great Recession. The 12 Folsom bus will take you to the nightclubs in West SoMa and to the Mission neighborhood and its wonderfully developed commercial corridors and popular parks like Dolores. The 12 Folsom bus also takes us further north to Jackson Square, Chinatown, North Beach, and the Russian Hill where there are all sorts of great restaurants, sights, walking paths and stairs up to hilltops, and other experiences to try out. However, the 12 Folsom bus’s frequency is typically 15-20 minutes. Voting for the Frequent Alternative or the Hybrid Alternative options in SFMTA’s survey both will increase the frequency of the 12 Folsom bus to every 8 minutes along with increasing frequencies of many other highly utilized bus lines in the denser populated sections of San Francisco. The Familiar Alternative leaves the suboptimal status quo that ignores the 2020 Census and extent of residential development that has already occurred on the east side of San Francisco.
New Transbay Block 3 Park (middle acre of former Temporary bus terminal location) – Community Meeting #4 scheduled for Thursday April 29, 2021 from 6pm – 7pm online via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/97815254866 or Webinar/Meeting ID 978 1525 4866. Best to connect via Zoom website/app, but you can also dial-in by telephone to 1-669-900-6833 and enter Meeting ID 97815253866#
Since February 2007, I’ve made it a hobby to blog about going’s on in Rincon Hill. While my frequency has slowed as my interests have spread to other things, thanks for tuning in. I plan to keep on keeping on with my occasional blogs, but recommend you check out NextDoor app for connecting with neighbors!
One of the local precincts results from the map are shown below:
As you may be aware, 30 days are given for all votes to be counted, but this gives a sampling for the curious who will lose interest soon in the 2020 Primary and look forward to November’s Presidential election.