Posts Tagged ‘dpw’

The Shrouded Trees of Masonic – A Death Row for Flora – Imprisoned in Orange

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

I think these trees will be the first to go as a part of the Masonic Something Something Project:

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Not sure what the orange is for. Pretty sure these trees are on the chipper list, cause hundreds of them are.

Eventually, Frisco will plant more…

The “Innovation Capital of the World” Doesn’t Have a Backup Plan When Traffic SIgnals Go Out at McAllister and Fillmore

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Talking about Frisco here, of course, but I suppose we don’t hear that phrase all the time the way we used to. But “World Class City,” that’s going as strong as ever, when somebody wants to spend Someone Else’s Money on something new…

Anywho, obviously traffic signals are going to have issues from time to time, but what ends up happening at McAllister and Fillmore is that the traffic signals sometimes go totally dead, as here:

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The solution of course is to flash all the lights red, which this intersection is capable of, but not during yesterday’s evening drive, oh well.

We could and should do better here…

The Start of the Return of the Under-the-101-Freeway Tent City?

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Perhaps:

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Anti-Blight Fix-It Project from 1992 Becomes Blight Itself – Mostly Empty PedMount News Racks are the New “Blight”

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

See if you can follow this one, from the Helen Lovejoys of Frisco, Incorporated:

In 1992, San francisco Beautiful established a taskforce that included publishers, community groups, DPW, and the City Attorneys to forge a plan that would eliminate the clutter and hazards of unmitigated newsracks while preserving the publications right to sell papers. The City instituted a pilot program which resulted in the development of a pedestal mounted newsrack. The response was positive and the Public Works Code was amended to create pedestal mounted newsrack zones. Due to the decline in printed news circulation, these racks have become a contributing factor to cluttering and blighting our sidewalks”

Well, let’s see, some things are just wrong here, with this self-serving account, and other salient matters, like the huge costs this program has stuck all of us with, have been conveniently omitted. Anywho, what comes through is that the ugly busybodies about town collectively known as San Francisco Beautiful got just what they wanted but now they’re not happy.

What would you call this – a tax on the media, a fee on the media? These workers drive over from the East Bay to lovingly maintain mostly empty PedMount news racks and then send the bill whatever media entity what’s still operating in Frisco. It Takes A Village to maintain a news rack – look at all this paraphernalia:

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And then they beep the bar code to prove they really came. What is this for?

What a horrible idea this was.

How much has it cost us, over the years?

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The Messy Tourists of Fisherman’s Wharf – Oh, Wait a Second…

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

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“Market Street Clean Patrol”

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

I don’t think this is the solution, but here’s your band-aid for Market Street:

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Rolling daily…

How to Get Free Electricity from SFGov – One Simple Trick – As Seen on Market in the Financh

Monday, July 11th, 2016

This scene is about ten yards south of the slot, but I consider it part of The Financial District:

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Perhaps Dude is from New Yawk.

Don’t stop believin’
Hold on to that feelin’
Streetlight people
Don’t stop believin’
Hold on
Streetlight people
Don’t stop believin’
Hold on to that feelin’
Streetlight people

SFGov is the Daddy, But Now You’re Paying the Child Support – “NOTICE TO TRANSFER TREE MAINTENANCE RESPONSIBILITY”

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Tree Maintenance Transfer Plan

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A government what like planting trees, but doesn’t like taking care of trees, so why don’t you do it, property owner?

Here It Is, the High-Profile, Quasi-Governmental, Republican-Approved “DOWNTOWN STREETS TEAM”

Friday, June 10th, 2016

You see these T-shirts all over these days:

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I guess “downtown” is a generic term? ‘Cause I don’t know where Frisco’s downtown is. I know that “uptown” was supposed to be in the Tenderloin, but the attempt to get that new-school appellation to take off failed. Badly.

Anyway, the DST is supposed to “leave the big stuff for [Frisco’s] DPW,” or so I overheard.

I suppose this kind of effort would make area billionaire / longtime Republican Ron Conway happy…

Hey, how much does DST pay people?

If You’re Looking for Rainbow-Colored, Electrified Paper Lanterns Hanging from Trees, Head Over to Market Street

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

The installation looked a bit tricky:

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‘Cause you know, many Frisco street trees kill / harm people who aren’t horsing around in them. Our poorly-selected municipal sidewalk “forest” is tres fragile, non? (I would have expected an expensive ladder truck and an expensive crew of five or so SFGov workers. You know, now I’m starting to wonder if this is an official project. Maybe it’s some kind of prank, who knows.)

MUSICAL INTERLUDE:

You hung your lights in the trees
That’s how many came to grief

Oh here we go, all done. Look, Jennifer Aniston approves:

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(Hey, why do we have Victorian-era, 17 foot tall magazine ad towers on the sidewalks and Streets of San Francisco? IDK, political corruption? And what’s the steampunk roof thing for? IDK. And why does it say “San Francisco?” Do people forget where they are sometimes? I mean who signed off on this cheesiness? Why don’t we just ash can these things?)

Anyway, this is the scene south of the slot betwixt 4th and 5th as of yesterday.

Perhaps more electrified paper lanterns are coming? Perhaps…