Linden Alley progress; Mini park maintenance; RPD budget planning; Vacant lots to parks?

More updates from our Executive Director, Meredith Thomas:

1. Linden Alley progress: After nearly 4 years of work to green Linden Alley with support from the Community Challenge Grant Program and Supervisor Mirkarimi, the project is getting close to reality. It is a pilot for the city so online pharmacy lortab there were a number of complicated steps to work through.

The project, which will focus on a portion of Linden Alley viagra and drinking at Gough Street, will table the street to the level of the sidewalk, add trees and planted areas, along with seating and traffic calming. The Board of Supervisors is in the process of accepting the street, and a final fundraising push is underway. Everyone that has been involved hopes that we finish this exciting project in 2010!

2. Local 261 to partner with RPD for mini park maintenance: NPC is in the initial stages of planning a pilot program with RPD and Local 261 to care for mini parks. The idea behind the program is that mini parks require great deal of time to maintain, and there are more efficient ways to provide maintenance than is currently being done.

Local 261 staff would have oversight of the mini parks and provide the ongoing care. NPC would work to engage standing pharmacy online community support and volunteerism in conjunction with RPD and Local 261.

3. Welcome new Park canada pharmacy online Commission President: NPC’s Board Chair, Jim Sutton, and I met with Mark Buell, the new Rec and Park Commission President last week. We welcomed him to the Commission and provided him with some background about our work. We discussed how our vision and advocacy for parks align, and presented him with a park and NPC information binder. President Buell has a long history with San Francisco government and with parks. He believes in the value of an independent voice for parks.

4. RPD budget work group: I will participate in a working group of RPD staff and other partners over the buy cialis in uk online next month to establish a healthy budget range for RPD. Currently, we know that the operating budget is about $117M, but no one quite knows how big it should be. Before we can come up with a holistic plan to stabilize RPD’s financial situation, we need to know what our target budget size is.

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5. Temporary parks in vacant lots? A couple of weeks ago I participated in a salon at SPUR with a group led by Rebar, to discuss tools and criteria for allowing interim use of vacant lots for park space and programming. Currently, property owners awaiting development keep vacant cialis and levitra combination lots chained off. But with the economic slump, those lots may sit vacant for years. So now there is a groundswell of interest to create agreements with property owners that would allow lots to be used temporarily as public spaces. More to come on that.

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