I understand how it served RPD to shut down practically all of Alamo Square for more than a year, but I don’t agree with it.
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Rec and Park Cancels Spring – But Here’s What Alamo Square Looks Like from the Wrong Side of the FenceFriday, March 24th, 2017
Here’s what I see:
Of course if we wanted to, we could shut down the street in front of every religious-oriented building all over town.
If we wanted to…
While our neighborhood is all for street improvements and more open space, the Developer’s design would permanently close off critical access in and out of the North Beach/Telegraph Hill community. The development, which has been talked about in limited circles for years, has suddenly moved forward with no public participation in design or intent. Many in the community have only recently learned about the development and significant concern has been raised regarding traffic, design, safety, and maintenance. Despite this, the Developer, who doesn’t live in our neighborhood, has not made an effort to respond to these issues and has attempted to have the development approved through the back door with minimal community outreach. Only recently have public meetings been held and, despite large numbers at each event expressing their unhappiness with the Developer’s plan, the Developer has rejected the idea of modifying the proposal to allow maintaining Vallejo as a functioning street. As a result, SOS VALLEJO has been formed to Save Our Street and provide our neighborhood a voice to express its concern and work with the Developer to come up with a design that works for everyone.
Here’s the proposal:
And here’s the reply
The Dueling Flyers of BLOCK THE TECH COMMUTE 2015 – Teamster Drivers Fighting Back – May Day, Friday May 1stThursday, April 30th, 2015
Well here you go, it’s BLOCK THE TECH COMMUNTE via IndyBay.
But read on to see the reply from the Teamsters.
On It Goes…
AN OPEN LETTER TO “BLOCK THE TECH COMMUTE”
We are shuttle bus drivers for bus companies who have contracts with Facebook, Apple, Google, eBay, and more. We are mostly people of color. We live in communities such as East and West Oakland and Bayview/Hunter Point. We share your concerns about gentrification. The Bay Area’s skyrocketing rents and housing prices have pushed many of us out to Antioch, Pittsburg, Tracy, Manteca, and even farther.
Your efforts are hurting us, not helping. We are on the front lines of fighting income inequality in the high tech industry by organizing with the Teamsters union. In the last few months, over 225 of us at two shuttle bus companies won union elections. Those of us who drive for Facebook just won a union contract that includes $9/hour average wage increases, fully paid company health care, 5 weeks paid vacation, sick days, a pension, and higher pay for those of us who work split shifts.
In March, you attacked a Loop Transportation/Facebook bus that one of us was driving at MacArthur BART. You attacked a union bus driver for a good employer who pays good wages and benefits. That did not help our cause – it hurt it.
We call on you to join our efforts to hold high tech accountable to workers. If you want to make the economy work for struggling Bay Area families, then help the other drivers organize a union with us. Help push for affordable housing. But please don’t stop our buses.
May Day is for workers. Respect the shuttle bus workers this May Day.
Remembering the McDonalds in the Financial District that Shut Down in 2012: 441 Pine Near MontgomeryThursday, June 26th, 2014
I’ve never heard of a McDonalds store simply closing down, but this one did back in aught-twelve
One supposes it was just a bad place for a McDonalds…