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Monday, January 30, 2012

SFMTA Mission Bay Parking Management Plan Rescinded

From Tony Kelly, President of the Potrero Boosters,
Hi everyone,

As you know, the Potrero Boosters and the Dogpatch Neighborhood Association filed an appeal with the Board of Supervisors, seeking to overturn the Categorical Exemption from Environmental Review for MTA Order 4005 - the SFPark program expansion adding parking meters to our neighborhoods. This was in response to the MTA hearing on January 13, where Hearing Officer John Newlin approved the order with slight modifications (over the objections of hundreds of residents and businesses) and sent it to the MTA Board.

The Clerk of the Board of Supervisors and the City Attorney have just informed us that the MTA Hearing Officer has rescinded his approval of MTA Order 4005 in its entirety. Because of that rescission, there is no approval for us to appeal to the Board of Supervisors, and our appeal is being returned to us. Any new parking meter plan will have to go back to the Hearing Officer before going to the MTA Board.

Clearly this is great news for community advocates and stakeholders, who are happy to work together on a better program of parking management for our neighborhoods. We look forward to MTA joining us in that work.

Tony Kelly
President, Potrero Boosters Neighborhood Association

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