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This Week: Another Chance to Speak Against a Muni Fare Hike

This Thursday, the SFMTA holds the second of five town hall budget meetings, where riders can speak up for measures like extending parking meter hours, enforcing existing garage regulations, and other ways to address the agency's shortfall without imposing a fare hike on Muni riders. There's also plenty in store for the weekend, including the first "Green Connections" walk and the year's first Sunday Streets on the Embarcadero. Here are all the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:
    • Tuesday: The SFMTA Board of Directors meets. Staff will present an update on the Muni Transit Effectiveness Project and discuss options like extending parking meter hours to address the agency's budget deficit. 1 p.m.
    • Also Tuesday: The SF Board of Supervisors meets. On the agenda is the proposal to require indoor bicycle parking in downtown office buildings and a funding approval for the Jefferson Street redesign in Fisherman's Wharf. 2 p.m.
    • Thursday: SF Planning Commission / Rec and Park Joint Hearing: 8 Washington. This special hearing will determine the authorization of the contentious luxury condo waterfront development, which will replace an existing 105-space parking lot near the Ferry Building with 165 units and a 420-space underground garage, which the Port of San Francisco claims is needed for the area. 10 a.m.
    • Also Thursday: SFMTA Town Hall Budget Meeting. The SFMTA holds another public meeting to field input on proposals to reduce the agency’s budget deficit over the next two years. Show your support for much-needed measures like extending parking meter hours instead of more fare hikes for Muni riders. This week's meeting is at the City College Ocean Campus. 6 p.m.
    • Saturday: Green Connections Walk: Birding at Heron’s Head Park with Josiah Clark. The SF Planning Department launches the first in a series of walks for its Green Connections project, an effort to "improve the city’s streets and routes that lead to our parks, waterfront and open spaces." Explore the area around Heron's Head Park and "provide feedback about what you like along the way and how certain elements could be improved." 1 p.m.
    • Sunday: Sunday Streets: Embarcadero. Head out to the Embarcadero for the first of this year’s Sunday Streets events, opening up the streets as car-free places for people to walk, run, bike, skate, dance, and play for the afternoon. 11 a.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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