SF Board of Supervisors Land Use and Economic Development Committee Meeting

Agenda [PDF]

Of note — Supervisor Scott Wiener’s legislation to streamline pedestrian safety improvements:

  • 1. Administrative Code – Establishing a Street Design Review Committee
  • 2. Urging the Public Utilities Commission, Department of Public Works, Municipal Transportation Agency, and Planning Department to Ensure the Coordination of Street, Transit, and Utility Infrastructure
  • 3. Fire Code – Fire Apparatus Access Roads
  • 4. Urging the California State Legislature to Adopt Legislation Allowing Local Jurisdictions Greater Flexibility to Amend the Fire Code
  • 5. Public Works Code – Public Improvements as Gifts

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