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Richmond District holding two Muni meetings this week

It’s been a while since I last updated The Daily Dose with some current Muni news. A couple of community meetings are happening this week in the Richmond District. One has to do with a proposal for a 5-Fulton limited bus line and the other is on the Geary corridor bus rapid transit project.

Supervisor Eric Mar is inviting Richmond District residents tomorrow night at 5:30 p.m. to learn about the 5-Fulton limited bus proposal from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. It’s taking place at the Richmond District police station community room on Sixth Avenue near Geary Boulevard. The 5L-Fulton would a mix of local (La Playa to Sixth Avenue) and limited stops (Eighth Avenue to Van Ness) during peak hours.

The regular 5-Fulton will still run, but the proposal calls for the regular service to begin at Eighth Avenue.

Geary corridor bus rapid transit

The San Francisco Riders Transit Union is hosting a forum discussing the bus rapid transit project on Geary. Transportation planners from the San Francisco County Transportation Authority will be there to update residents on the project.

The riders transit union will also present findings of a survey they conducted of Muni riders on the Geary project. The meeting is on Wednesday at the Richmond District Public Library from 6 to 8 p.m. The meeting room is only accessible through the 10th Avenue entrance.

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Posted by on August 20, 2012 in MUNI


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City takes aim at reducing fats, oils and grease clogging sewers

Photo courtesy of San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.

San Franciscans know the chilly fog that blankets the city almost every day, but they might not know another fog is lurking in the city’s sewer system: fats, oils and grease (F.O.G).

The city spends about $3.5 million annually to unclog sewers filled with fats, oils and grease from food service establishments, according to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.

This week the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously in favor of an ordinance by Supervisor Eric Mar  that requires all restaurants that handle fats, oils and grease to install devices to capture the discarded waste and for the devices to be properly maintained and cleaned.

“Currently San Francisco law prohibits dumping of fats, oils and grease in drains leading to our sewer system, but the current law has not been successful preventing F.O.G entering the sewers. It’s estimated that over 40 percent of the sewer system service work orders are F.O.G related,” said Mar.

Karen Hurst, project manager for the utilities commission, said inspectors have been working for a number of years with restaurants in educating them on best management practices, including how to discard fats, oils and waste.

“The one thing we found out is that we weren’t focused on the grease traps themselves. No one really looks at them after they are put in. There might be restaurants who haven’t cleaned it in the past five years and it just becomes a hard and crusty,” said Hurst.

Hurst also said finance help would be made available for restaurants that need to install a grease capturing equipment, including reducing sewer service charges by 14.2 percent, which would pay for the equipment within one to three years.

Kevin Westlye, executive director of the Golden Gate Restaurant Association, which has over 900 restaurants as members, said he supports the legislation because it will weed out the restaurants that are not obeying the city code.

“This really addresses the worst violators who create a lot of grease and who have no system in place right now,” said Westlye.

The ordinance takes effect on April 1.

Published: SF Public Press.



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SF Daily Dose Headlines 1/21/01

Disney moves into the Mission
(Mission Lo@cal)
Phil Ting: Hey, hey, ho, ho, parking tickets have got to go (City Insider/SFGate)
Woman in critical condition after being struck by Muni train (SF Examiner)
Supervisor Eric Mar discusses priorities to Bay Guardian (The Richmond SF Blog)
Hearing over Barry Bonds perjury case (ABC 7)

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Posted by on January 21, 2011 in S.F. General News


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San Francisco Daily Dose Headlines 01/04/10

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
San Francisco’s Happy Meal Ban
Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog The Daily Show on Facebook

San Francisco settles 11 Muni lawsuits
(ABC 7)
Supervisor Mar no match for “The Daly Show” (City Insider/SFGate)
Golden Gate suicides totaled 32 last year (SFGate)
Video of San Francisco police shooting man in wheelchair (SF Examiner)

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Posted by on January 4, 2011 in S.F. General News


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