“Faced with uncertainty over bad bolts, fundraising for the Bay Bridge’s big Labor Day opening bash has been put on hold.”
Bay Bridge bash fundraising suspended [Chron]

“San Francisco transportation planners hope to calm a rebellion over a proposal to reduce the number of parking places on Polk for bike lanes by designing options to preserve more parking.”
Polk St. plans make room for parking [Chron]

“While the anti-bike lane ”Save Polk Street” merchants are sowing fear about removing parking on a street where 85 percent of people arrive without a car, making it a more inviting place for biking and walking will not kill businesses. In fact, since bikes take up so much less space than cars, with a safer bikeway, more people would be able to access Polk than under the dangerous status quo.”
Tonight: Tell the SFMTA to Put Protected Bike Lanes on the Table for Polk [Streetsblog]

“Before a parking meter unexpectedly pops up outside your front door, one supervisor wants more details on the San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency’s efforts to expand meters into residential areas.”
Parking meter expansion hearing on Thursday [Chron]

“Splitting the contract helped BART evade public review”
$399,000 BART deal angers union groups [Ex]

“A new gifts of travel disclosure was posted at the San Francisco Ethics Commission web site, showing that nineteen City Hall folks, members of the Board of Supervisors, public transportation commission members and reporter for the SF Chronicle will all be in Mexico City from May 15 thru May 18.”
19 City Hall Folks & Chron Reporter: $24K Mexico Junket in May [Petrelis]

“The Planning Department is holding their open house to reveal the final design on May 14th between 7-9PM at the Market & Noe Center (soon-to-be CVS) at 2278 Market Street.”
Planning Dept to reveal final Castro Street design May 14th [Castro Biscuit]

“An investigation has found apparent conflicts of interest involving some of the experts asked to conduct a technical review of the tower foundation for the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.”
Report Shows Bay Bridge Review Panelists Have Conflicts Of Interest [CBS5]

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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