Supervisors Hearing: Pavement to Parks Program Update

Board of Supervisors Land Use and Economic Development Committee Meeting

Agenda [PDF]

Item of Note:

4. Pavement to Parks Program Update Hearing

Hearing on the Pavement to Parks Program, including temporary plazas and Parklets, the program’s strategic plan, and proposed annual report, and requesting the Planning Department, the Municipal Transportation Agency, and the Department of Public Works to report.

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