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san francisco

28 petitions

Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Dr. Mary Wardell Ghirarduzzi, President, Frank Fung, President

Save the Trees Around The Main Library in San Francisco

San Francisco has posted tree removal notices on a series of healthy, mature 19 (Ficus) trees on Grove and Hyde Streets in the Civic Center opposed by neighbors and merchants The lead agency for this threat is the Bureau of Urban Forestry/Department of Public Works (DPW). According to the latest tree census, there are an estimated 2,700 mature Ficus street trees planted years ago by the City in the early 1960s. DPW is acting under a 2014 standing order (#183151) to eliminate Ficus trees that neatly folds in with a recent 2016 voter initiative (Proposition E) returning maintenance of street trees to the City. Simply put, removing this many trees reduces maintenance costs in the long run for the City but also further diminishes the size and volume of our urban forest canopy, already the smallest (at 16%) of any major American city today. In the case of Main Library at 100 Larkin, tree removals will deprive a diverse neighborhood of its character and wildlife habitats, contribute to local climate change by removing carbon sinks, increase respiratory health problems of residents caused by auto pollution, eliminate the cooling provided by shade trees, exacerbate stormwater drainage by diverting water into an antiquated sewer system and destroying nesting grounds for a variety of bird populations. Please sign our petition, share and comment to end this War on Trees happening throughout San Francisco.

John Nulty
1,035 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Marc Benioff, Jim Campbell, JRR Tolkein, Ben Rattray, Stephen Colbert

Turn Salesforce Tower into Eye Of Sauron on Halloween night

Dear San Francisco, We believe in the power of the internet as a gathering place for people to share ideas and affect real world change.  Our goal is to create a breath of creatively fresh air amid an otherwise barren political landscape. Salesforce (or Boston Properties) has raised the highest flag in San Francisco, itself a beautiful piece of innovation, on which we mostly experience very pedestrian content. Often traffic, seagulls, and sometimes literal pedestrians.  We invite the organization who has redefined the San Francisco skyline and, in the process, contributed to small and large business worldwide, to stand not only as a beacon for capitalist pursuit but to tip their hat to the people, culture, and community of this great city. A city built on creativity, exploration, and burning self-expression. We invite the organization to fly a flag for all who dare to dream, uniting the districts, strengthening the ties, and fortifying the bridges by lighting an LED fire atop this sanctuary city.  In the process embracing a fun, artistic, and timely show of creativity that the whole city can enjoy - for one night only.  It has been said that bonds are formed through shared experiences, the strongest of which are forged in fire. We ask of you to help us unite the city, and raise the torch on Halloween night as one community, together.  Oakland can come, too. -The Fellowship    #eyeofsf

The Fellowship
9,130 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to London Breed, Aaron Peskin, Edward Reiskin

Protected bike lanes on the Embarcadero to improve public safety

On June 27th, someone driving a car crashed into Kevin Manning on the Embarcadero in San Francisco and sped away. Kevin was riding a pedicab (a bike with a trailer for passengers) with 2 passengers in the back—a 32-year-old mother and her 5-year-old daughter. The mother and daughter were injured but thankfully survived. Two weeks later, Kevin died from the injuries he sustained. The city of San Francisco has been planning safety improvements on this stretch of the Embarcadero for years—including a protected bike lane—but they have delayed the installation of the safety improvements for years. This collision likely would have been prevented had the city made these changes on time. This petition asks the city of San Francisco to install the protected bike lanes by the end of 2018. This timeline is achievable through short term solutions such as moving the existing parking and/or converting a traffic lane into a protected bike lane, and using paint and quick-to-install posts and curbs to create the protected bike lane. Other cities like New York City have installed similar protected bike lanes in as little as two weeks.The key decision makers who can get these protected bike lanes installed on time are: San Francisco Mayor London BreedSFMTA Director Ed Reiskin District 3 Supervisor Aaron PeskinFor the history of delays by SFMTA getting these bike lanes installed: http://www.sfexaminer.com/cyclists-say-stalled-embarcadero-bike-lane-plan-prevented-pedicab-crash/News article about Kevin Manning: https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/SF-pedicab-operator-with-heart-of-gold-dies-13064439.php

Patrick Traughber
261 supporters