The DZLU Committee met on Tuesday 06-24-2014 from approximately 7PM to 9PM Some of the issues discussed included:
Francisco Reservoir Rec & Park voted in favor of site acquisition at their meeting during the week of 6/16. PUC meeting is scheduled for 7/8 [PUC approved land transfer to Park & Rec at this meeting], followed by a hearing of the Budget and Finance Committee of the Board of Supervisors on 7/16, and a BOS meeting on 7/22. RHN participation is being coordinated for these meetings.
Lombard “Crooked Street” Traffic and Trial Closure We discussed the highly publicized trial closure to vehicles of Lombard Street from Larkin to Leavenworth Streets. The first weekend’s trial appeared to go smoothly without significant parking and traffic impacts. Monitoring of subsequent closings will continue.
AT&T U-Verse Boxes – 998 Lombard Street Site AT&T has not appealed the denial of a permit for adding a U-Verse box on the sidewalk at Lombard and Leavenworth Streets.
Macondray Lane Wooden Stair Maintenance Discussions continue with Supervisor Chiu’s office to identify an appropriate DPW contact to explore what would be required to bring the stairs, which connect Macondray Ln and Taylor St, up to DPW standards so the possibility that the City might take over their maintenance can be explored.
1061 Broadway / 1000 Block of Broadway Tree Removal (Carol Ann Rogers) Years ago, RHN filed an appeal protesting the project sponsors’ application to remove some of the trees in the 1000 Block of Broadway. President Dan Holligan recently sent a letter to the Board of Appeals requesting postponement of the recently scheduled rehearing. DZLU will aim to meet with neighbors to seek resolution prior to a hearing.
1137 Green Street Garages in Retaining Wall Concern continues regarding the placement and appearance of the meters, pipes and cables on the retaining wall, as well as graffiti on the adjacent stair wall. [Since meeting the graffiti has been remedied and wall repainted.]
1338 Filbert Street — Cottages Construction is ongoing.
Short Term Rentals In response to a neighbor’s inquiry, the committee began discussion of this matter and its impacts on Russian Hill. The DZLU Committee will review pending legislation from Supervisor Chiu and potential ballot initiatives and consider whether to recommend any position on this controversial issue.
The next DZLU meeting is scheduled during the last week of July.