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Solving the Daily Traffic Nightmare in SOMA: A Panel Hosted By South Beach D6 Democratic Club

From South Beach D6 Democratic Club via Facebook:

Muni, BART and Caltrain Nearing Capacity
Can a Regional Transportation Strategy Solve a Local Challenge

Every day around 3pm, SOMA becomes a sea of gridlocked automobiles. Our neighborhood and District suffer greatly, including challenges to pedestrian safety, health hazards from toxic exhaust and reduction of mobility for all of us. Can a regional transit solution help us navigate this mess, literally and figuratively?

Our All-Star Transit Panel Includes:
---Supervisor Scott Wiener - Chair of SFCTA Board/MTC Commissioner, District 8 Supervisor
---Tom Radulovich – BART Board Director
---Tilly Chang – Executive Director SFCTA
---Gillian Gillett – Director of Transportation Policy, Mayor’s Office
---April Veneracion Ang – Legislative Aide representing District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim

We will challenge the panel to talk about solutions and deliver an understanding of what factors cause our current conditions, and what steps are needed to create a more robust regional transit structure. Our experts will give us a better understanding of Plan Bay Area, targeted transportation improvements needed within SF, how it integrates regionally and to our downtown core and funding approaches on the near-term horizon (Ballot Propositions). As there are currently shortfalls in funding, we will be voting on and asked to make an endorsement as a club as early as November 2015 or 2016.


Loss of below market rate units? Are Residents of the South Beach Marina Apartments at Risk? Important covenants are expiring that could cause dozens of South Beach Marina Apartment residents to lose their below market rental units. We will provide an update and status of at-risk units, review a recommended club resolution and other going forward strategies.

We look forward to seeing you on May 18th!

Also, if you have not yet paid your dues, please be sure to take the time to do this. Bring your friends and neighbors from District 6 and encourage them to join our Club. 2015 will be a year of interesting races, ballot propositions and political debates on critical issues facing our City.

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