Posts Tagged ‘k’

Nat Ford Presides Over San Francisco’s First Taxi Medallion Sale – #354 Goes for Quarter-Mil

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Here’s what you need to know about San Francisco raising money through the sale of taxi medallions - it’s not going so hot so far.

In any event, the City’s first taxi medallion sale in recent San Francisco history was celebrated at City Hall today.

Nat Ford engages the crowd:

Handing over a $250,000 piece of aluminum:

Carl Macmurdo, President of the Medallion Holders Association, was on hand with his terrific suit. Keep up with his organization here.

On It Goes

County Transportation Authority Wants Your Input, Tonight in the Sunset District

Monday, July 20th, 2009

The San Francisco County Transportation Authority wants you to come to their Open House tonight in the Sunset District. Why? They need help in deciding how to spend all that Prop K money. That’s right comrades, the great, exalted SFCTA, the Vanguard of the Proletariat, will listen to us bednyaks when preparing the next glorious Five Year Plan.

Public Open House: Monday, July 20, 2009, Sunset Recreation Center, 2201 Lawton St., 6:00 – 8:00 PM

If there is hope for MUNI, it lies in the proles. West Portal, back in the day:

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Click to expand. Via mod as hell 

If you can’t handle a little fog, then try these on for size:

  • Public Open House: July 23, 2009, San Francisco Public Library (Main Branch), 100 Larkin St., 5:30 – 7:30 PM
  • Public Open House: July 29, 2009, Lick-Wilmerding High School, 755 Ocean Ave., 6:00 – 8:00 PM
  • See you there!

    Timeline

    Upcoming milestones meant to encourage and enable public input particularly in determining which projects will receive Prop K funds in the next five years.

    Click here to download information on the public open houses (information is also detailed below).

    July 2009

    • Public Open House: July 20, 2009, Sunset Recreation Center, 2201 Lawton St., 6:00 – 8:00 PM
    • Public Open House: July 23, 2009, San Francisco Public Library (Main Branch), 100 Larkin St., 5:30 – 7:30 PM
    • Public Open House: July 28, 2009, San Francisco General Hospital (Carr Auditorium), 1001 Potrero Ave, 6:00 – 8:00 PM CANCELED
    • Public Open House: July 29, 2009, Lick-Wilmerding High School, 755 Ocean Ave., 6:00 – 8:00 PM
    • July 24, 2009 Fiscal Year 2009/20 Annual Allocation Requests Due 
    • Special Citizens Advisory Committee: Wednesday, July 15, 2009, 6:00 PM, 100 Van Ness Ave., 26th Floor

                      – Provisional Adoption of the 2009 Prop K Strategic Plan (ACTION)

                      – Review of Updated 5YPPs (INFORMATION)

    • Plans and Programs Committee: July 21, 2009, 10:30 AM, Room 263, City Hall

                      – Provisional Adoption of the 2009 Prop K Strategic Plan (ACTION)

                      – Review of Updated 5YPPs (INFORMATION)

    •  Authority Board: July 28, 2009, 11:00 AM, Room 250, City Hall

                      – Provisional Adoption of the 2009 Prop K Strategic Plan (ACTION)

    August 2009

    • Public Open House: August 10, 2009, Mission Recreation Center, 745 Treat Ave., 6:00 – 8:00 PM – ADDED 
    • Revise/finalize all 21 5YPPs
    • Amend Strategic Plan as needed
    • Evaluate Fiscal Year 2009/10 Annual Allocation Requests
    • No public meetings (City Hall Recess)

     

    September 2009

    • Special Citizens Advisory Committee: Wednesday, September 9, 2009, 6:00 PM, 100 Van Ness Ave., 26th Floor

                      – Adoption of 2009 Prop K Strategic Plan as Amended (ACTION)

                      – Adoption of Updated 5YPPs (ACTION)

                      – Adoption of Fiscal Year 2009/10 Annual Allocations (if relevant 5YPPs have been adopted) (ACTION)                

    • Plans and Programs Committee: September 22, 2009, 9:00 AM, Room 263, City Hall – UPDATED

                      – Adoption of 2009 Prop K Strategic Plan as Amended (ACTION)

                      – Adoption of Updated 5YPPs (ACTION)

                      – Adoption of Fiscal Year 2009/10 Annual Allocations (if relevant 5YPPs have been adopted) (ACTION) 

    •  Authority Board: September 22, 2009, 11:00 AM, Room 250, City Hall

                      – Adoption of 2009 Prop K Strategic Plan as Amended (ACTION)

                      – Adoption of Updated 5YPPs (ACTION)

                      – Adoption of Fiscal Year 2009/10 Annual Allocations (if relevant 5YPPs have been adopted) (ACTION) 

     * All meeting dates and times are subject to change.

    San Francisco Taxi Drivers Rally at City Hall to Oppose Changes to Medallion System

    Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

    San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar addressed a crowd of about 100 or so cab drivers (if you include those who were circling City Hall in their taxis) yesterday. They were all there to oppose changes to the Proposition K method of distributing taxi medallions.

    This issue is getting national attention, so read all about it. And listen about these matters as well, courtesy of this radio Forum from Michael Krasny.

    Driver Yvonne from Brazil has been supporting three kids by driving in San Francisco the past 15 years. She doesn’t cotton to anyone changing the rules after such a long wait:

    The Asian Law Caucus and United Taxicab Workers helped to organize this pre-hearing rally:

    The famous letter signed by Mayor Gavin Newsom:

    “Respect voters’ wishes on Prop K”

    To Be Continued…

    Proposition K Prostitution Decriminalization Raises Hackles at City Hall

    Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

    This was the scene yesterday on Grove Street as early voters made their way to City Hall.

    The woman on the right turned away from the discussion as if it were a driving rain. The woman on the left remained adamant about supporting Prop K.  

    But leave it to ABC “News” to bring it all home for us:

    Prop. K Could Thrust Prostitutes Into Pop Culture. TV, Film’s Affair With Prostitutes Could Intensify if San Francisco Bill Passes. Pretty soon, a “pretty woman” may be able to work the streets of San Francisco legally.”

    O.K. then.

    UPDATE: Per commenter Palmer: “The woman on the left is Mary Ellen “Maxine” Doogan.  She wrote Prop K.  She was convicted of running an escort agency in Seattle.  She now runs something called the Erotic Service Provider’s Union which doesn’t seem to actually do anything.  She writes on a Blog called “Bound Not Gagged” and makes the argument there that pimps should be considered “sex workers” because they are really just “support staff.”  She had a restraining order put on her in Berkeley after harrassing ex prostitutes who were putting on a play in the one of the theatres.  She is beyond adamant.”