By Christine Weibel
Participatory Budgeting voting season is here! From April 1 to April 14, District 7 residents can vote on which community-initiated projects to fund.
Please take a moment and vote here.
There are many worthy proposals on the ballot. Four were developed by Sunnyside residents and would have a direct impact on our neighborhood. These are:
Vision Zero / Pedestrian Safety
Judson Avenue Speed Reduction Traﬃc Calming and Pedestrian Safety
In the last five years, two people have died in traﬃc incidents on Judson Avenue — a 2013 collision that killed a neighborhood pedestrian, and a 2016 collision that killed one, injured another, and caused structural damage to a house. Neighbors are requesting traﬃc calming and crosswalk improvements for this street that borders City College and Riordan High School.
Mangels and Foerster Crosswalk
Neighbors are requesting a high-visibility crosswalk. Traﬃc on Foerster does not stop at this intersection, which is half a block from Sunnyside Playground.
Sunnyside Park Plaza Activation
The Sunnyside Park Advocates are requesting tables, chairs, and shade to make the plaza in front of the clubhouse a more event-friendly space.
School, Education, and Youth
Inclusive Play for Sunnyside Elementary’s Shared School Yard
Sunnyside Elementary PTA requests funding for new playground equipment, including a climbing wall and accessible equipment for children with special needs. As this playground is now open to the community on weekends through the Shared Schoolyard program, these improvements will benefit both students and neighborhood children.
HOW TO VOTE:
Who: All District 7 Residents aged 16 and up may vote
When: Vote anytime from April 1 – April 14, 2018
Vote In Person: Ingleside or West Portal Branch Libraries, or at Supervisor Yee’s office in City Hall, Room 273
Last year, Sunnyside came out to vote and won funding for three projects: two pedestrian safety initiatives, and one for Sunnyside Playground. Let’s keep making our neighborhood better and safer!