SF Board of Supervisors Meeting

Agenda [pdf]

On the agenda:

  • Policy Discussion: Effects on Bike/Ped Access due to Convention Street Closures
  • Affirming or Reversing Certification of FEIR – CPMC’s Long Range Development Plan
  • Resolution Urging Muni to Prioritize Eligible Funds for Maintenance Over Free Youth Fares Program
  • Transit Impact Development Fee Increase and Updates

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