ACTIVE PROJECTS DISCUSSED
Ft. Mason Design. Neighborhood groups have been asked to review and make suggestions and otherwise contribute to a U.C. Berkeley student design and development plan project for Fort Mason. DZLU members have volunteered to participate and will contact the project coordinator directly.
ExteNet (for Verizon) Wireless Facilities on Utility Poles. DPW has sent out notices of approved “Tier III Personal Wireless Service Facility Site Permit(s) for ExteNet Systems, Inc.” (Verizon cell service) for 28 sites on Russian Hill. With the approval of the Executive Committee a letter was sent to DPW protesting the 20 sites for which RHN had received notice. March 25th DZLU members testified at a DPW hearing on four R.H. sites. There is another hearing at 9AM on April 8th at City Hall, Room 400 which will cover 15 sites on Russian Hill. The four wireless companies are actively pushing California Assembly Bill #57 which will be voted on in two weeks. This bill would give the wireless companies “carte blanche” to go in and place facilities on any wooden utility pole WITHOUT notification, which is currently a requirement.
Macondray Lane – Wooden Stairs. Gary McCoy, Legislative aide to Julie Christensen, is trying to get the Supervisors’ office to champion the cause (of DPW taking over responsibility for the stairs) with DPW.
Francisco Park Conservancy. The Conservancy is having meetings with Rec & Park to formalize an Agreement delineating the Conservancy’s responsibilities re design, construction, maintenance and operation of the new park.