By Colleen Rivecca, HANC Board Member
This month (September 12, beginning at 7 pm at the Park Branch Library), HANC will discuss the current state of Haight Street and its environs. We all know that what happens in the parks in the Haight-Ashbury affects Haight Street, so a discussion of Haight Street wouldn't be complete without mention of legislation introduced by Supervisor Scott Wiener to establish uniform park closure hours for all of San Francisco's 220 parks.
Supervisor Wiener's proposed ordinance would close the parks from 12:00 midnight until 5:00 am. Exceptions to the law are made for Balboa, Golden Gate, Lincoln, and McClaren parks, where people are allowed to use a vehicle on park roadways or to walk on paved sidewalks adjacent to those roadways for purposes of crossing the park.