STOP RESOLUTION: TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING UTAH & SAN BRUNO
  • Petitioned San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)

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San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)

STOP RESOLUTION: TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING UTAH & SAN BRUNO

    1. Sean Manchester
    2. Petition by

      Sean Manchester

      Tiburon, CA

On November 4th, the Sustainable Streets Division of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency passed the following resolution:

ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, 10PM TO 6AM, DAILY
Utah Street, both sides, between Alameda and 16th streets
San Bruno Avenue, both sides, between Alameda and 16th streets

This proposal calls for the elimination of approximately 250 safe, well-lit, FREE parking spots in a one block radius around Showplace Square. Many of the business on Utah Street rent out or use their spaces to host corporate events, gatherings, weddings etc. A significant appeal of this area is the abundance of safe, well-lit, free and convenient parking for the neighboring businesses - whether all week long or just occasionally. This will also increase the traffic and congestion further up the "hill" into the residential areas.

This resolution is scheduled to be heard by the full Board at the SFMTA on December 6th, 1:00pm
City Hall, Room 400

Please sign this petition to be presented at the hearing in December

Recent signatures

    News

    1. UPDATE: SUCCESS!

      Sean Manchester
      Petition Organizer

      "NO PARKING / TOW-AWAY" - DEFEATED!

      We just received word that this has been pulled from the December 6th Agenda and that SFPD will look to alternative measures to approach their issue. We will continue to work with the SFPD to better learn what their concerns are and help in anyway to provide an amicable solution for everyone.

      We also would like to acknowledge Jocelyn Kane at the Entertainment Commision and Supervisor Malia Cohen and her office for their support as well as the officials at the SFMTA and SFPD at Mission Station for listening.

      Most importantly, we owe a huge debt of gratitude to our patrons and fans, dj's and promoters, businesses and neighbors who quickly mobilized and rallied for our campaign.

      Thank you!!

      Sean Manchester & The Mighty Family!

    2. SFPD Responds

      Sean Manchester
      Petition Organizer

      A representative from Mission Station reached out to confirm that this request was intended to prevent people from sleeping in their cars or RV's. Again, this is still somewhat surprising to us as we have never experienced this to be a problem at all on Utah Street and only rarely when compared to other areas on San Bruno. We appreciate the concern for public safety and would fully support the enforcement of "no habitation in vehicles" if we felt it was a concern. But we do not support the total elimination of 250 night time parking spots to keep a "very few" people from sleeping in their cars.

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures
    4. SFMTA Responds

      Sean Manchester
      Petition Organizer

      This morning we were contacted by the SFMTA and told that it was at the request of Mission Station that this proposal be considered. We have been told it is intended to prohibit people from sleeping or camping in their cars. We are truly beyond surprised by this request. Having been in the neighborhood for seven plus years, we do not recall EVER seeing anyone camping in their car on Utah St. and rarely see this activity on San Bruno. Furthermore, even if this were a problem, We do not agree that the solution is to just make ALL parking illegal and penalize the general public to correct a societal problem.

      We have messages out to Mission Station and will continue to keep you updated.

      Thank you again for your support!

    5. Whats the SFMTA side of the story?

      Sean Manchester
      Petition Organizer

      Many of you have asked what precipitated such a targeted restriction in a commercial area. As of today we have not received a response from the SFMTA and only know that this resolution began as a proposal before the Sustainable Streets Division of the SFMTA and was passed to the full board on November 4th. There are no "minutes" available from the hearing at this time but we will post updates as we learn them.

    6. Reached 750 signatures
    7. 700! SIGNATURES!

      Sean Manchester
      Petition Organizer

      Only 300 to our original goal of 1000!

      Again - a huge heart-felt THANKS! to our friends, fans and supporters. Thank you to all the promoters, DJ's and night time businesses who have shared, retweeted, posted and blogged about our campaign. Mighty would not be where we are today without your support throughout the years and we will not get where we're going without your support now.

      Thank you!

    8. Half way to our original goal! 500 signatures in less than two days!

      Sean Manchester
      Petition Organizer

      The momentum is building. In just a few days there has been a tremendous amount of support from the night time community. Please continue to spread the word - night time businesses deserve the same conveniences as our day time counterparts.

    9. Reached 500 signatures
    10. Exactly 350 signatures in 24 hours!

      Sean Manchester
      Petition Organizer

      MIGHTY fans rule! We humbly thank you for your support - keep spreading the word!
      Every voice counts!

    11. Reached 250 signatures
    12. We've reached 100 signatures in just a few hours!

      Sean Manchester
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you to everyone who has signed, posted and shared this. We are 1/10th of the way to our goal of 1000 signatures. If everyone who signed can recruit just three more people to sign and those three people get two additional people we will reach our initial goal of 1000 signatures!

      Thank you for your support!!

      Sean & the MIGHTY Family

    13. Reached 50 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • laura bagnato OAKLAND, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I'm not really sure who benefits from this proposed resolution...certainly not the businesses or citizens of San Francisco.

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    • Sean Starbuck SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Are you kidding me? Occupy SFMTA!!

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    • Yetunde Afolabi SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      As a woman aware of the dangers of walking alone to a car late at night, I've always greatly appreciated the ability to be able to park close to Mighty and have a short and safe walk to a car when I'm ready to go home. The SFMTA proposal to establish tow-away zones in this area is a threat to public safety and would harm the local businesses by discouraging some patrons from coming due to the lack of close parking. This will put citizens at risk, and I stand in vehement opposition to the passage of this measure as a resident of San Francisco and patron of the businesses which will be negatively affected by this measure.

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    • jonathan rossi SAUSALITO, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Because I use this SAFE night time parking regularly and it is a huge asset to me.

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    • Michelle Alonso SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      because I'm tired of city agencies bullying the public by sneaking new regulations without any input from citizens and without regard to how it affects the public

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