This is the final reminder to join the End Poverty Tows Coalition as we rally community support for directly impacted people who would be affected by proposed parking restrictions near Lake Merced. The item is up at the SFMTA Board meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, 9/19, which starts at 1 PM at City Hall in Room 400. We will also be meeting at City Hall at noon in the North Light Court to do a public comment training, have lunch, and drop by Sup. Melgar’s office. See flyers, attached, for a summary of info. See the action guide for more details and talking points and the one-pager for a briefer version with Spanish translation. I have updated the action guide with the call-in information, but please note that there is a 10 minute cap on remote public comment, so please come in person if you can.
We are organizing families who live in their vehicles on the affected streets to show up and speak about the impact of these parking time limits, which would lead to tickets and towing, and ultimately the loss of their vehicles and destabilization of their lives. We want to elevate their voices and highlight the harms that this could cause. As you may remember, this item was on the agenda in July, but it was postponed. Now it is back on the agenda, and we need to show the SFMTA Board of Directors that the community will not stand by and let this happen.