Posts Tagged ‘Central City’

Uh Oh: DPT Refuses to Ticket Parked Cars at Turk and Taylor – Are the Meter Maids Afraid of Twitterloin Thugs?

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Check it, naive Oberlin grad Karin Drucker sends out a Valentine to the SFMTA MUNI DPT right here, in corrupt Randy Shaw’s corrupt, government-subsidized Beyond Chron blog.


I might have made a comment on her post, but, you know, corrupt Randy Shaw’s corrupt, government-subsidized Beyond Chron blog doesn’t allow comments, because Randy Shaw doesn’t want to hear what the proletariat has to say. (Isn’t that funny? And isn’t it funny that you can donate money to  the highly-political Beyond Chron blog and then deduct that donation from your taxes? How is that right? How is that legal? I don’t know.)

Of course, the average meter maid doesn’t have too much of an incentive to hang out on the 000 block of Turk, right? I mean, that’s the place where the SFPD tells criminals to do their thing, you know, when they loiter about too close to the front of Our Flagship Nordstrom, for example.

Anyway, this unticketing policy of the SFMTA is news to me.

So this means that, finally, the taxpayer-subsidized Beyond Chron has taught me something asides from how great and prescient Randy Shaw is.


Here’s the “unit block” of Turk as I saw it last week, just saying:  

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Central City SRO Collaborative Uses Colour of Authority Inappropriately on this Utility Pole Posting

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Yeaaahhhh, this might be news to some people but you don’t need to be a “City-funded contractor” to make a posting on a post legally in the 415. Get all the deets below on that score.

Anyway, here’s what this old flyer is saying, as of yesterday:

“Central City SRO Collaborative is a City-Funded Contractor – DO NOT REMOVE POSTING”

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The other thing is that whoever put up this flyer did a half-assed job so it doesn’t conform to the shape of the pole and it doesn’t have a legible posting date in the lower right hand corner. See below.

So CCSROC, you think you’re special but you not. [Minus five points for Slytherin. OMG, Harry’s coming in July!!!]

The rules are easy to find an implement, right? See below.

Now, Go Forth and Sin No More, CCSROC.

Posting Signs from the DPW:

“Please Note:
The SF Cleanup Project endorsed by Quinn Cooper and Neighbors For Livable Neighborhoods endorsed by Tom Miller or Jessica Miller are not affiliated with the Department of Public Works or any City Agency in the City and County of San Francisco. If you receive a letter from one of these entities about signs you have posted, please submit it to DPW, Director’s Office, City Hall, Room 348, San Francisco, CA 94102 and DPW will deliver it to the City Attorney’s office for investigation. For more information, contact DPW’s Bureau of Street Use and Mapping at 554-5810.”

The public may post information on some utility poles if the postings follow regulations outlined in Article 5.6 of the Public Works Code. The law was adopted to ensure that flyers posted on public property do not contribute to litter or blight. Illegal postings may be removed by DPW and are subject to fines from $50 to $500.

Signs are defined as any card, decoration, poster, campaign sign, or any object containing or bearing writing that is affixed, posted or fastened to a utility or light pole that is permanently attached to the street or sidewalk. Signs do not include handbills, banners or A-Frame boards. Bulletin boards designed for neighborhood postings are exempt from this regulation. Signs attached to buildings are regulated by Part II Chapter I of the Building Code.

Tips for Legally Posting Signs on Public Property

To legally place a sign on a utility pole, it must:

Be less than 11 inches in height
No higher than 12 feet from the ground
Conform to the shape of the pole
Be attached with tape or other non-adhesive material such as twine, string or other non-metal banding material
Include a legible posting date in the lower right hand corner
Be removed after 10 days, if the sign is promoting a date specific event
Be removed within 70 days of the posting date
Not be installed on historic street light poles*, traffic signal poles or traffic directional sign poles.
* Historic street light poles are on these streets:

Market Street from 1 Market to 2490 Market
Mission Street from 16th Street to 24th Street
Grant Avenue from Bush Street to Broadway Street
The Embarcadero from King Street to Jefferson Street
Lamp Posts on Fisherman’s Wharf from Hyde to Powell
Howard Street from 3rd Street to 4th Street
Lamp Posts within Union Square
Mason Street from Market to Sutter
Sutter Street from Mason to Kearny
Kearny Street from Bush to Market

Twitterloin Trilogy: The “Safe Havens” of District Six – 52 Places in the Tenderloin Where the Endangered Can Flee

Friday, April 15th, 2011

I think.

Per the Street Sheet:

Safe Havens include 52 businesses, nonprofits and residential hotels, spanning from O’Farrell Street to Sixth and Howard streets. Each site is identified by a neon-green sign depicting a a pair of hands sheltering figures of a man, woman, child and a wheelchair-bound person. The Safe Havens are also places where the endangered may stay up to 15 minutes and make a phone call, if necessary, until the emergency subsides.”

Can you see the neon-green sign in the window at 1000 Market?

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The website’s now gone (a movie company bought it?), but SafeHavenSF had a vision statement ‘n stuff:

“The Safe Haven Vision Statement

We start from a standpoint that everyone deserves to walk the streets in safety. Safe Havens are rooted in the idea that it takes an entire community to increase the peace in our neighborhood. This means involving everyone in the solutions to the problems we face. We reject scapegoating and racial profiling. We reach out to working-families, seniors, small-business people, immigrants, straight and queer folks, service providers, housed and homeless people, those struggling with addictions, and youth. We understand that people who have at times in their lives participated in activities that have harmed the community can also play a role in improving it. The problems we face in the Central City area weren’t started by any single group, so they can’t be solved by a single group either. We organize for solutions that are effective, socially just, and provide alternatives to the endless cycles of violence and incarceration.”

And here’s an old map:

Locations (Refer to Map above):
Gene Friend Recreation Center 270 6th Street
City Produce 174 6th street

San Cristina Hotel 1000 Market
Ambassador Hotel 50 Mason
TNDC admin office (201 Eddy) 201 Eddy St.
TNDC admin office (215 Taylor) 215 Taylor
Youth With a Mission 357 Ellis St.
Downtown Grocery 289 Eddy St.
201 Turk Street Apartments 201 Turk St.
TL Community Benefit District 118 Jones St.
Boys and Girls Club 115 Jones St.

St. Boniface Church 133 Golden Gate Avenue
Art Studio/CCHH 146 Leavenworth Street
CCHH Men’s Shelter 146 Leavenworth Street

Shi-yu Lang YMCA – youth deparment 220 Golden Gate Avenue

Hospitality House 290 Turk St.
Empire Market 399 Eddy St.
Senator Hotel 519 Ellis St.
Wild Awakenings Café 142 Mc Allister Street

Morty’s Deli 280 Golden Gate Ave
Central City SRO Collaborative 259 Hyde St.
Coalition On Homelessness 468 Turk St.
Iroquois Hotel 835 O’ Farrell Street

Stay safe!

A Silver Tsunami of 600 Seniors Sweeps Over City Hall

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Supervisors Chris Daly, Ross Mirkarimi, David Campos and others all attended this well-attended rally of seniors against budget cuts at San Francisco City Hall today.

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The promise of free food probably helped turnout, but this was an impressive display regardless.

Silver Tsunami
When: May 12, 2009 – Tuesday
10:30 a.m. to 12:30
Where: Civic Center Plaza at corner of Polk and McAllister
What: Save Senior and Disability Programs.  Senior citizens and people with disabilities will “flood” San Francisco’s City Hall steps and the Civic Center as a dramatic “Silver Tsunami”.  Join the Coalition of Agencies serving the Elderly (CASE) along with Senior Action Network (SAN), and Planning for Elders in the Central City (PECC) for a rally to protest the recent budget cuts from Senior and Disability Programs and well as the Department of Public Health.