DZLU October Report
DZLU continues to monitor and to oppose, when appropriate, installation of wireless service facilities in our neighborhood. The committee voted to request RHN president Tina Moylan to send a letter to the Bureau of Street Use and Mapping and to the Director of Public Works expressing our concern about the proposed changes to Article 25 regulations regarding these wireless facilities. Specifically, there is concern that the proposed changes will further diminish the San Francisco citizenry’s opportunity to object to inappropriate facilities.
It was noted that the Ambassador Program at the crooked block of Lombard Street seems to be helpful in alleviating some of the traffic and other problems along that block. However, illegal parking on sidewalks, blocking residents’ driveway, double-parking, etc. along Leavenworth continue to be a safety, infrastructure and quality of life problem. This is a related, but separate issue from Lombard Street. It was recommended that RHN send letters of support for committee member Anne Brubaker’s proposal of sidewalk planters to Supervisor Mark Farrell’s office and the Directors of DPW and SFMTA and to solicit their help in finding permanent solutions to the lack of parking regulation enforcement and the notable deterioration of the sidewalks.
The RHN Board approved the posting on the RHN website of DZLU’s policy statement on roof decks.
The committee is concerned about several recent incidents of large trucks rolling out of control on our neighborhood’s high hills and crashing into residences. There has been outreach, through Supervisor Farrell’s Office, to SFMTA regarding city policy requiring tire blocks for large trucks parked on hills, as well as other hazardous behavior such as parking in the middle of the street while unloading. Solutions could include better signage, education and enforcement of existing regulations.
Several neighbors have contacted DZLU regarding the length of time several construction projects are taking to complete. In some cases, equipment and trucks have been parked on the street for months, and even years, while the work is being done. It was suggested that DZLU or neighbors contact the Owner/Contractor of projects that fall into this category. If no accommodation or resolution is forthcoming, the next step would be to contact the specific Building Inspector for the project.