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Engineering Public Hearing Meeting, August 14, 2020

Effective Date
Friday, August 14, 2020 - 10:00am
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           The Sustainable Streets Division of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will hold an on-line public hearing on Friday, August 14, 2020, at 10:00 AM to consider the various matters listed on the agenda below.

The purpose of the public hearing will be to get public feedback on these proposals. No decisions will be made on these items at the public hearing.  Based upon all public feedback received, the SFMTA will make and post the decision on these items by 5.pm. the following Friday on the SFTMA website.

Public opinion about these proposals can be shared in any of the following ways:

•    Online Skype Meeting: https://meet.sfmta.com/meetings/YZVPJWZ2
•    Phoning during the public hearing: please dial 888-251-2909
and enter the code 4584731. When public comment is open key in “1” and then “0” to join the queue of people wishing to comment. 
•    Sending an email to Sustainable.Streets@SFMTA.com with the subject line “Public Hearing.”

Online Participation

Phone Participation
•    Ensure you are in a quiet location
•    Speak clearly
•    Turn off any TVs or radios around you
    1. For the best online experience, join the Skype session and select “Don’t join audio”. For the audio, use the phone instructions below. This will allow you to listen and participate through the same audio experience.
1. When prompted, dial "1 - 0" to be added to the speaker line. The auto-prompt will indicate callers are entering "Question and Answer" time; this is the "Public Comment" period.
2. Callers will hear silence when waiting for your turn to speak.
3. When prompted, callers will have the standard two minutes to provide comment.

For clarification about any items before the public hearing, the responsible staff person is listed, along with an email address.

Lily Street at Gough Street; Lily Street at Laguna Street - STOP signs
Lily Street, eastbound, at Gough Street
Lily Street, eastbound and westbound, at Laguna Street 
(Supervisor District 5)  David Sindel, david.sindel@SFMTA.com 

Proposal to stop the alley (Lily Street) at these intersections to better clarify the right of way.
22nd Street and Mississippi Street - STOP Signs
22nd Street, eastbound and westbound, at Mississippi Street, making this intersection an all-way STOP. (Supervisor District 10)  David Sindel, david.sindel@SFMTA.com

Proposal to make this intersection an all-way STOP to better clarify right-of-way.

Categorically exempt from Environmental Review: CEQA Guidelines Section 15301 Class 1(c): Operation, repair, maintenance, or minor alteration of existing highways and streets, sidewalks, gutters, bicycle 
and pedestrian trails, and similar facilities.

Andrea Contreras, SFMTA    Date

The following items have been environmentally cleared by the Planning Department on October 18, 2015, Case 2015-005492ENV:
North Point Street at Divisadero Street – Bike Share Station 
North Point Street, north side, from 166 feet to 245 feet east of Divisadero Street (79-foot bike share station) (Supervisor District 2)  Laura Stonehill, laura.stonehill@sfmta.com

Proposing a Bay Wheels bike share station on the sidewalk on North Point Street, adjacent to Claire Lilienthal Elementary School. 

Eucalyptus Drive at 20th Avenue – Bike Share Station 
Eucalyptus Drive, south side, from 19 feet to 98 feet west of 20th Avenue (72-foot station with red zones on either side) (Supervisor District 7)  Laura Stonehill, laura.stonehill@sfmta.com 

Proposing a Bay Wheels bike share station in the parking lane on Eucalyptus Drive, adjacent to the Stonestown Family YMCA. 

 Items denoted with an asterisk ( ) can be given approval by the City Traffic Engineer after the public hearing.  Otherwise, the SFMTA Board will make the final approval at a later date based on the outcome at the public hearing.

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Appeal Rights under Chapter 31 of the San Francisco Administrative Code: For Approval Actions, the Planning Department has issued a CEQA exemption determination or negative declaration, which may be viewed online at http://www.sf-planning.org/index.aspx?page=3447. Following approval of the item by the SFMTA City Traffic Engineer, the CEQA determination is subject to appeal within the time frame specified in S.F. Administrative Code Section 31.16, typically within 30 calendar days of the Approval Action. For information on filing a CEQA appeal, contact the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors at City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102, or call (415) 554-5184. Under CEQA, in a later court challenge, a litigant may be limited to raising only those issues previously raised at a hearing on the project or in written correspondence delivered to the Board of Supervisors or other City board, commission or department at, or prior to, such hearing, or as part of the appeal hearing process on the CEQA decision.

Whether the City Traffic Engineer’s decision is considered a Final SFMTA Decision is determined by Division II, Section 203 of the Transportation Code.  If the City Traffic Engineer approves a parking or traffic modification, this decision is considered a Final SFMTA Decision.  If a City Traffic Engineer disapproves a parking or traffic modification and a member of the public requests SFMTA review of that decision, the additional review shall be conducted pursuant to Division II, Section 203 of the Transportation Code.  City Traffic Engineer decisions will be posted on https://www.sfmta.com/committees/engineering-public-hearings by 5 p.m. on the Friday following the public hearing. Final SFMTA Decisions involving certain parking or traffic modifications, whether made by the City Traffic Engineer or the SFMTA Board, can be reviewed by the Board of Supervisors pursuant to Ordinance 127-18. Information about the review process can be found at: https://sfbos.org/sites/default/files/SFMTA_Action_Review_Info_Sheet.pdf.  

Approved for Public Hearing by:

    Ricardo Olea
City Traffic Engineer
    Sustainable Streets Division

cc:     James Lee, SFMTA Parking and Enforcement 
    Matt Lee, SFMTA Service Planning

ISSUE DATE:  7/31/20