Implementation Actions

The implementation action matrix identifies the programs, policy updates, planning and coordination efforts, and other actions that will help implement the vision, goals, and policies of Shape SSF 2040.

ChapterImplementation ActionPriorityTimeframePrimary ResponsibilitySecondary Responsibility
Abundant & Accessible Parks and RecreationAction PR-6.1.1: Create Colma Creek trail. Create a trail along Colma Creek from the Bay Trail to Orange Memorial Park, incorporating lighting, public art, and native and high-value landscaping.Medium10+ yearsParks Division (P&R)Engineering Division (PW), Capital Projects (CM), Planning Division (ECD)
Community Health and Environmental JusticeAction CHEJ-1.2.3: Develop pandemic preparedness plan. Work with San Mateo County Health and local jurisdictions to develop a local pandemic preparedness plan in case of future pandemics.Low10+ yearsCity ManagerFire, Finance
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-1.1.2: Implement mixed use rezoning. Identify key activity areas that currently feature single-use commercial or residential zoning designations, and re-zone to allow for mixed use development that could provide more convenient access to local commercial.High1-2 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-1.6.1: Zone for Childcare and pre-K. Revise the Zoning Ordinance to allow childcare and pre-K facilities throughout the city.High1-2 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-2.1.1: Explore incentives to increase the provision of affordable housing. Explore updates to the City's Inclusionary Housing Ordinance that would provide incentives to increase the provision of affordable housing units throughout the city.High1-2 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)Planning Division (ECD)
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-2.1.3: Update existing Specific Plans. Following adoption of the General Plan, review the existing Oyster Point Specific Plan (2011) and others and make changes to ensure consistency.High1-2 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-3.1.2: Allow housing on sites with institutional uses. Revise the Zoning Ordinance to allow housing development on sites used for institutional purposes, such as educational facilities and churches.High1-2 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-3.9.2: Explore equity homeownership models. Explore expanded use of shared equity homeownership models, including a community land trust, to increase home ownership.Low1-2 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)Planning Division (ECD)
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-9.1.2: Form-based codes. Develop form-based codes for the new mixed use and high-density residential areas proposed in the Lindenville, East of 101 and El Camino Real sub-areas.Medium1-2 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Sub-AreasAction SA-11.1.1: Reduce building heights to be consistent with residential height allowances Downtown. Update the El Camino Real/Chestnut Avenue Specific Plan to reduce maximum allowable building heights in the Chestnut Avenue corridor, but not the allowable residential densities.High1-2 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Sub-AreasAction SA-12.1.1: Increase residential densities in proximity to El Camino Real and South Spruce Avenue. Update the Zoning Ordinance to increase maximum allowed densities near the intersection of South Spruce Avenue and El Camino Real to accommodate higher-density mixed use development at and around this intersection.High1-2 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Sub-AreasAction SA-22.1.1: Develop Lindenville master or specific plan. Develop a master plan or specific plan for new mixed use neighborhoods in Lindenville.High1-2 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Sub-AreasAction SA-8.1.1: Remove ground floor retail requirement. Update the Zoning Ordinance to remove ground floor retail requirement along the corridor to allow for residential-only buildings with a focus on active ground-floor uses and design.High1-2 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Sub-AreasAction SA-9.1.1: Allow mixed use development along Mission Road. Update the Zoning Ordinance to allow mixed use development, including housing and non-residential uses, along portions of Mission Road.High1-2 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-3.2.5: Identify vulnerable businesses. Use sales tax data, employment data, and qualitative information to identify declining businesses and businesses likely to close or relocate.High1-2 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-3.4.2: Conduct regular outreach. Conduct outreach to businesses found to be li2ely to close or relocate to share available resources and identify needs.High1-2 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-5.3.3: Conduct outreach and enforcement for underperforming shopping centers. Encourage redevelopment of antiquated and underperforming shopping centers and retail locations through a combination of ongoing owner outreach and appropriate code enforcement actions.Medium1-2 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-5.5.1: Target growth of arts and culture uses to Downtown and Lindenville. Target growth of arts and culture uses in Downtown and Lindenville, with particular focus on attracting uses that are culturally relevant to city residents.High1-2 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)Planning Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-5.5.2: Collaborate with Downtown community to support events. Collaborate with merchants and merchant organizations to support cultural festivals and events that draw customers to Downtown businesses.High1-2 yearsCity ManagerEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-5.6.2: Coordinate with real estate community on space needs of goods and services businesses. Coordinate with real estate brokers to develop an understanding of what types of spaces are required by businesses providing goods and services needed in 20-minute neighborhoods.Medium1-2 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)Planning Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-5.6.3: Identify existing shopping destinations and services. Identify existing shopping centers and retail nodes that are critical for supporting individual complete neighborhoods and prioritize retention of retail uses at these locations.Medium1-2 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)Planning Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-5.7.1: Provide resources and training in online marketing. Work with technical assistance partners to provide resources and training to assist retail and restaurant businesses in online marketing and integration of e-commerce operations.Medium1-2 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-7.2.1: Consider creation of a program that provides low-cost business loans. Explore the creation of a low-cost business loan program for local small businesses and entrepreneurs, administered and/or funded by the City of South San Francisco or outside partners.Medium1-2 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-7.3.1: Increase coordination with business organizations. Increase cooperation and coordinate with the South San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, the regional ethnic chambers of commerce, and other local business groups.Medium1-2 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-7.3.2: Ensure informational materials for businesses are published in multiple languages.High1-2 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)Communications (CM)
Mobility Action MOB-1.1.1: Develop a Vision Zero Action Plan. Develop and implement a Vision Zero Action Plan that incorporates a prioritization approach for the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and maintenance response process and identifies safety countermeasures to incorporate into all development projects and capital improvements.High1-2 yearsEngineering Division (PW)Maintenance and Operations Division (PW), Planning Division (ECD)
Mobility Action MOB-2.1.1: Complete multimodal design and impact analysis. Ensure that all roadway and development projects are designed and evaluated to meet the needs of all street users, and that development projects contribute to multimodal improvements in proportion to their potential impacts on vehicle miles traveled.High1-2 yearsEngineering Division (PW)Planning Division (ECD)
Mobility Action MOB-2.1.2: Create multimodal prioritization process. Develop Capital Improvement Program (CIP) prioritization criteria to strategically advance multimodal complete streets projects.Medium1-2 yearsEngineering Division (PW)Planning Division (ECD)
Mobility Action MOB-2.1.3: Implement Active South City Plan. All capital improvements and development projects incorporate bicycle and pedestrian improvements identified in the Active South City Plan, such as trails, bikeways, bicycle detection at traffic signals, high-visibility crosswalks, and pedestrian-oriented site plans.High1-2 yearsEngineering Division (PW)Planning Division (ECD)
Mobility Action MOB-3.3.1: Incorporate parking maximums. Incorporate maximum parking requirements for new residential and office/R&D projects that align with TDM Ordinance goals.High1-2 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Mobility Action MOB-5.1.3: Expand bicycle parking at activity centers. Expand bicycle parking at major activity centers throughout the city.Medium1-2 yearsParks Division (P&R)Engineering Division (PW)
Abundant & Accessible Parks and RecreationAction PR-2.1.1: Adopt and implement Parks and Recreation Master Plan. Adopt and implement the Parks and Recreation Master Plan, updating the Plan every 5-to-10 years. Develop the proposed parks identified in the Parks and Recreation Master Plan. Include new categories in parks classification system: San Mateo County-owned park trailheads, SSFUSD properties the public can access per joint use agreements, and privately-owned public open spaces, among others.High1-2 yearsParks Division (P&R)Recreation Division (P&R), Facilities Division (P&R), Capital Projects (CM)
Abundant & Accessible Parks and RecreationAction PR-4.2.1: Establish Sunshine Gardens Shared use agreement. Establish a partnership with the South San Francisco Unified School District to provide access to Sunshine Gardens Elementary School open space areas.High1-2 yearsCity ManagerParks Division (P&R)
Abundant & Accessible Parks and RecreationAction PR-5.1.1: Fund Downtown pop-up parks. Establish and fund a Downtown pop-up park program as a temporary measure until new parks are opened. Encourage local food and art vendors, e.g., “Off the Grid”.High1-2 yearsParks Division (P&R)Recreation Division (P&R), City Manager
Abundant & Accessible Parks and RecreationAction PR-6.1.5: Require new development to link to trails. Require new development to tie into the park and trail system by providing linkages to existing parks or dedicating new park land or trail easements.Medium1-2 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Abundant & Accessible Parks and RecreationAction PR-7.6.1: Complete pool design and financing studies. Move forward with design and financing studies for a new pool.High1-2 yearsCapital Projects (CM)Recreation Division (P&R), Facilities Division (P&R)
Abundant & Accessible Parks and RecreationAction PR-7.7.1: Adopt Public Art Master Plan. Adopt and implement the Public Art Master Plan, updating the Master Plan every 5-to-10 years.High1-2 yearsRecreation Division (P&R)
Abundant & Accessible Parks and RecreationAction PR-8.10.2: Target locations for enrichment programs. Use targeted locations and coordinate with existing programs/organizations to strengthen/expand youth development opportunities specifically for youth of color and youth from historically disenfranchised communities.Medium1-2 yearsRecreation Division (P&R)Library
Equitable Community ServicesAction ECS-1.1.2: Create multilingual hub. Create a centralized and multilingual online hub that aggregates all public resources and services available for all residents. Include resources and services offered by the City, County, State, local non-profits, and other agencies.High1-2 yearsCity ManagerInformation Technology, Library
Equitable Community ServicesAction ECS-1.3.2: Create partnerships to improve outreach. Partner with local organizations and institutions, such as churches and community-based organizations, to increase outreach opportunities.Medium1-2 yearsCity ManagerCommunications (CM)
Equitable Community ServicesAction ECS-2.1.2: Join national race / equity network membership. Join the Government Alliance on Race and Equity or a similar national network, such as the Living Cities “Closing the Gaps” network.Medium1-2 yearsCity Manager
Equitable Community ServicesAction ECS-2.2.1: Implement Racial and Social Equity Action Plan. Continue to implement the 2021 South San Francisco Racial and Social Equity Action Plan.High1-2 yearsCity Manager
Equitable Community ServicesAction ECS-3.2.2: Pilot equitable involvement in services. Identify and pilot new ways to engage young people and their families who have not previously participated in City-run enrichment programs. Ensure that young people, especially youth of color and youth from other historically disenfranchised communities, are involved in City-run enrichment programs.Medium1-2 yearsCity ManagerRecreation Division (P&R), Library
Equitable Community ServicesAction ECS-3.2.3: Target locations of services. Use targeted locations and coordinate with existing programs and organizations to strengthen youth development opportunities specifically for youth of color and youth from other historically disenfranchised communities.Medium1-2 yearsRecreation Division (P&R)Parks Division (P&R), Library
Equitable Community ServicesAction ECS-5.1.4: Mitigate summer learning slide mitigation. Develop partnerships with San Mateo County, local libraries and South San Francisco Unified School District to provide Summer Learning Challenge and Big Lift Inspiring Summers learning and literacy support for local students.Medium1-2 yearsLibraryRecreation Division (P&R)
Equitable Community ServicesAction ECS-5.2.2: Create summer internship pilot. Pilot summer youth/teen internship program within South San Francisco City departments, with targeted recruitment of low-income youth and youth of color, to address opportunity gaps via exposure to government.Medium1-2 yearsCity ManagerHuman Resources, Parks Division (P&R), Recreation Division (P&R)
Equitable Community ServicesAction ECS-5.2.3: Create youth pilot programs to address resource gaps. Meaningfully engage low-income students, students of color, and other historically disenfranchised community members to identify specific resource gaps (e.g., internet access and digital literacy) in the community. Pilot youth programming to address specific resource gaps or barriers.Medium1-2 yearsCity Manager
Equitable Community ServicesAction ECS-6.1.2: Establish Community Safety and Equity Advisory Board. Establish a Community Safety and Equity Advisory Board to review data, provide recommendations, and build trust. The Board may make recommendations related to public safety or to any equity issue throughout City departments and programs.High1-2 yearsPoliceCity Manager
Community Health and Environmental JusticeAction CHEJ-1.1.8: Reduce documentation for healthcare access. Work with San Mateo County and other agencies to minimize the documentation required to access healthcare services in order to reduce barriers to seeking and utilizing services, including eliminating requirements whenever possible.Medium1-2 yearsCity ManagerCity Council
Community Health and Environmental JusticeAction CHEJ-1.2.1: Continue to participate in mental health crisis response pilot. Continue to participate in a community wellness and crisis response team pilot program to respond to emergency calls related to mental health, substance use, homelessness, and domestic violence. This response team will be focused on conflict management, de-escalation, and linking residents to supportive services.High1-2 yearsCity ManagerFire, Police
Community Health and Environmental JusticeAction CHEJ-1.2.2: Connect health and homeless services. Continue to work with homeless service providers to conduct outreach and connect unhoused individuals to health care, housing and shelter, and other services.Medium1-2 yearsCity ManagerEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Community Health and Environmental JusticeAction CHEJ-1.4.2: Develop healthy development guidelines. Conduct a review of existing development guidelines to promote healthy living and working environments.Medium1-2 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Community Health and Environmental JusticeAction CHEJ-2.1.1: Explore economic incentives for food access. Utilize economic development incentives to encourage existing stores to sell fresh, healthy foods in disadvantaged communities. Pursue funding and partnerships and develop incentive programs to encourage the equitable availability of healthy food options.Medium1-2 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Community Health and Environmental JusticeAction CHEJ-2.1.4: Expand farmers’ markets. Partner with County agencies and non-profit organizations to expand farmers markets in South San Francisco, including in Downtown.Medium1-2 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)City Manager
Community Health and Environmental JusticeAction CHEJ-2.5.1: Adopt an ordinance that requires City-funded events offer healthy food choices to participants. Adopt an ordinance that requires City-funded events offer healthy food choices to participants.Medium1-2 yearsCity Manager
Community Health and Environmental JusticeAction CHEJ-6.4.1: Provide safe restroom facilities. Provide mobile shower, bathroom, and needle exchange sites and facilities for unhoused residents.Medium1-2 yearsCity ManagerEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Community Health and Environmental JusticeAction CHEJ-7.1.3: Create a rental and eviction registry. Explore creation a rental and eviction registry to assess rental market and eviction trends.Medium1-2 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Community Health and Environmental JusticeAction CHEJ-7.2.1: Connect residents to mortgage assistance resources. Provide mortgage assistance to help low-income homeowners at risk of foreclosure with financial or counseling support. Provide residents with resources and connections to HEART of San Mateo County, a countywide homeowner assistance program, and other non-profit homeowner assistance programs.Medium1-2 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)City Manager
Community Health and Environmental JusticeAction CHEJ-7.5.1: Provide resident housing rights education. Provide education, outreach, and referral services for residents regarding their rights as tenants and buyers.Medium1-2 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Community Health and Environmental JusticeAction CHEJ-7.5.2: Provide landlord housing rights education. Provide education and outreach to landlords, property managers, real estate agents, and others on their obligations as they make or manage properties available for housing.Medium1-2 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Community ResilienceAction CR-1.7.2: Increase Community Emergency Response Team outreach in community. Target outreach for South San Francisco CERT offerings in specific South San Francisco neighborhoods, such as Downtown.High1-2 yearsFire
Community ResilienceAction CR-1.7.3: Expand Community Emergency Response Team outreach at the library. Partner with library to ensure that key populations have access to information about Community Emergency Response Team and other South San Francisco programs and resources.High1-2 yearsFireLibrary
Community ResilienceAction CR-2.4.1: Conduct Fire Station 61 and 62 relocation feasibility study. Evaluate the feasibility of relocating Fire Station 61 and 62 outside of the flood zone.High1-2 yearsFireCapital Projects (CM), Planning Division (ECD)
Community ResilienceAction CR-4.1.1: Conduct seismic assessments for municipal assets. Regularly complete seismic assessments of critical municipal buildings, facilities, and infrastructure. Develop locally specific seismic hazard maps to improve mapping resolution and support more informed and nuanced decision-making about development and hazard mitigation, particularly where other hazards like sea level rise compound the risk.High1-2 yearsBuilding Division (ECD)Facilities Division (P&R), Capital Projects (CM)
Community ResilienceAction CR-6.1.1: Review and update funding programs for resilient building design. Review and update existing funding programs, such as the Property-Assessed Clean Energy program to promote climate-resilient design and retrofits.High1-2 yearsSustainability (CM)Planning Division (ECD), Building Division (ECD)
Community ResilienceAction CR-6.2.2: Work with utilities to prevent shutoff during extreme events. Work with Pacific Gas & Electric and Peninsula Clean Energy to prevent utility shutoff during extreme heat events.High1-2 yearsCity Manager
Community ResilienceAction CR-6.4.1: Prepare a cooling and warming centers distribution plan. Maintain the capability to operated cooling and warming centers equitably throughout the city when needed.Medium1-2 yearsFireCity Manager, Facilities Division (P&R)
Climate ProtectionAction CP-1.2.2: Prepare Municipal Greenhouse Gas inventory. Prepare an inventory of emissions from municipal operations, establish a greenhouse gas reduction target, and develop a work plan to reduce municipal emissions.High1-2 yearsSustainability (CM)Maintenance and Operations Division (PW)
Climate ProtectionAction CP-3.2.2: Update landscaping water requirements. Require all new landscaping to use low-water plants and efficient irrigation, planting native and non-native species that provide valuable resources for native wildlife.Medium1-2 yearsBuilding Division (ECD)Planning Division (ECD), Parks Division (P&R)
Climate ProtectionAction CP-4.2.2: Adopt Burnout Ordinance. Adopt a Burnout Ordinance that requires a gas appliance (e.g., stove or furnace) be replaced with an electric version when it stops working.High1-2 yearsSustainability (CM)Building Division (ECD)
Climate ProtectionAction CP-6.1.1: Adopt a Zero-waste plan. Adopt an SB 1383 compliant zero-waste plan for municipal operations and the community that includes:
- Mandatory residential and commercial recycling and collection of organics/food waste.
- Mandatory commercial edible food recovery program (per MOU with San Mateo County Office of Sustainability).
- Update trash enclosure space and access requirements based on hauler recommendations to accommodate all waste streams (e.g., recycling, trash, and organics).
Medium1-2 yearsMaintenance and Operations Division (PW)Sustainability (CM)
Climate ProtectionAction CP-6.1.3: Establish waste reduction compliance pathways. Establish compliance pathways and enforcement mechanisms for mandatory organics and food waste diversion.High1-2 yearsMaintenance and Operations Division (PW)Sustainability (CM)
Environmental and Cultural Stewardship (Conservation)Action ES-2.2.1: Require bird safe design East of 101. Develop a bird safe design ordinance to minimize the adverse effects on native and migratory birds and require new development East of 101 to incorporate design measures.High1-2 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)Building Division (ECD)
Environmental and Cultural Stewardship (Conservation)Action ES-5.3.1: Update the planting guidelines. Evaluate and update existing guidelines for landscape design and planting to support native species and non-native species that provide valuable resources for native wildlife and reduce water use.Medium1-2 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)Parks Division (P&R)
NoiseAction NOI-1.1.2: Incorporate noise compatibility conditions of approval. Continue to assess projects through the subdivision, site plan, conditional use permit, and other development review processes and incorporate conditions of approval and mitigation measures that ensure noise compatibility where appropriate.Medium1-2 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-1.1.3: Complete neighborhoods study. Initiate a study to determine appropriate locations for siting everyday needs, including services, healthy food, public facilities, and shopping within a short walk, bike, or transit trip of all residents.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-1.2.2: Develop infrastructure improvement program for complete neighborhoods. Develop a formal program and structure to evaluate and facilitate the repair, maintenance, and expansion of bicycle, pedestrian, and transit infrastructure in complete neighborhoods.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)Engineering Division (PW)
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-1.3.1: Rezoning and public easements for healthy foods. Identify parcels and areas in public rights-of-way that can facilitate community gardens and re-zone to allow urban agriculture.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)Parks Division (P&R)
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-1.5.1: Funding for neighborhood events. Seek funding, sponsors, and partnerships to provide community involvement programs such as Light Up the Night, Neighbors Night Out, and other similar activities and programs designed to strengthen neighborhoods.Medium3-5 yearsCity ManagerRecreation Division (P&R), City Council
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-1.6.2: Fund and expand childcare and pre-K. Coordinate with public institutions, including San Mateo County, and seek State, federal, and private funding sources to maximize resources to fund and expand childcare, including after-school care, and pre-K in South San Francisco.High3-5 yearsRecreation Division (P&R)City Manager
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-2.1.2: Develop Specific Plans around transit centers. Initiate a request for proposals (RFP) process to develop specific plans around key transit centers, including Caltrain and BART.High3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-2.1.4: Community benefits framework. Continue to update the community benefits framework that requires new non-residential development near transit centers to contribute to community goals and amenities, including parks and public spaces, affordable housing, and transportation demand management.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)Economic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-2.1.5: Community engagement near transit centers. Engage closely with residents, business owners, and other stakeholders to ensure the community receives desired benefits from new development at transit centers and to ensure the community is apprised of development.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)City Manager
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-2.3.1: Coordination with local and regional transit agencies. Ensure coordination between local agencies including Community Development Department, Transportation Department, and Public Works, along with regional transit agencies including Caltrain, BART, and SamTrans to align mobility and infrastructure improvements efforts.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)Engineering Division (PW)
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-2.3.2: Incorporate wayfinding signage. Incorporate wayfinding signage near transit to guide people to local destinations, including schools, Downtown, parks, shopping, healthcare, and public facilities.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)Engineering Division (PW)
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-2.3.3: Incorporate gateway elements near transit centers. Incorporate local art, gateway signage, and landscaping near major transit centers to welcome people to South San Francisco and imbue these areas with local identity.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)Parks Division (P&R), Recreation Division (P&R)
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-2.4.1: Mobility hubs study. Conduct study to determine financial costs, infrastructural needs, economic feasibility, and community desire for mobility hubs.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)Engineering Division (PW)
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-3.1.1: Coordinate with SSFUSD regarding housing on closed school sites. Work with the South San Francisco Unified School District (SSFUSD) to study the potential of developing housing and community services, such as childcare, on closed school sites, including the former Foxridge school site.Medium3-5 yearsCity ManagerCity Council, Planning Division (ECD)
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-3.1.3: Develop workforce housing program. Partner employment growth with residential development through partnerships with large employers, density bonuses, height bonuses, transfer of development rights, and other similar incentives.Medium3-5 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)Planning Division (ECD)
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-3.9.1: Encourage preservation and upkeep of naturally-occurring affordable housing. Study and implement programming and regulations to encourage preservation and upkeep of existing naturally-occurring affordable housing (NOAH), such as rental protections for residents in NOAH units.Medium3-5 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)Planning Division (ECD)
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-6.3.1: Encourage property assemblage and master planning. Encourage the assemblage of adjacent parcels by providing greater development incentives for master planned redevelopment of specific locations than would be available for development on a parcel-by-parcel basis.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)Economic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-6.3.2: Provide density bonuses for assembled parcels. Develop density bonus program for assembled parcels and/or master planned parcels of former industrial uses or commercial transitioning to residential uses.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-6.5.1: Establish flexible development standards for industrial uses. Establish flexible development standards (including FAR) that allow industrial uses to make building improvements and change with market conditions.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-6.7.1: Online permitting. Seek efficiencies to make development permitting as simple and efficient as possible, including incorporating online permitting.Medium3-5 yearsBuilding Division (ECD)Planning Division (ECD), Information Technology
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-6.7.2: Streamline permitting for specific uses. Identify industrial uses that benefit from proximity to the airport and life sciences cluster and create streamlined permitting to attract such uses.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-7.6.1: Develop programs related to building upkeep and maintenance. Develop programs, such as the formation of Business Improvement Districts, to support building upkeep and maintenance, signage, and façade improvements for neighborhood commercial and small businesses.Medium3-5 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)Building Division (ECD)
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-7.6.2: Support formalization of business associations. Support formalization of several local business associations to better coordinate with SSF Chamber of Commerce in addressing neighborhood or district-specific challenges.Medium3-5 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-7.8.1: Create standards for mobile food markets. Support greater street life by allowing food vendor markets at centrally located spots.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-8.1.1: Identify arts and cultural districts. Identify areas and cultural resources that make up distinct cultural districts.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)Recreation Division (P&R)
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-8.1.2: Create design policies for arts and cultural areas. Identify actions that can bring the arts, culture, and significant natural features closer to the community. Implement small-scale public realm projects, such as identifying graphics, sidewalk and streetscape improvements, wayfinding, and public art.Low3-5 yearsRecreation Division (P&R)Planning Division (ECD)
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-8.1.3: Identify financing for arts and cultural programming. Study potential of financing public art and cultural programming in public spaces, along roadways, and along Colma Creek through the development of an Arts and Cultural Program.Medium3-5 yearsRecreation Division (P&R)City Manager
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-8.2.1: Consider a city-wide streetscape master plan.High3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)Engineering Division (PW), Parks Division (P&R)
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-8.2.2: Street corridor design standards. Identify corridors of visual significance in the city and develop a set of cohesive standards for landscaping, lighting, street furniture, sidewalk and crosswalk design, utility placement and treatment, and other elements for the respective corridors. This action is related to the street typology concept presented in the Mobility Element.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)Engineering Division (PW)
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-9.1.1: Aspirational design standards. Consider creating aspirational design standards, rather than minimum standards, that lead to more successful developments.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-9.1.3: Create location-specific design guidelines. Create location-specific design guidelines that help to reinforce the character of a neighborhood, such as the industrial history of Lindenville.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-9.3.1: Create building materials list. Establish a list of preferred and discouraged building materials for different building, walls, and fence types. Consider developing distinctive standards for different zoning classifications, emphasizing durability, aesthetics, and visual continuity in materials and design.Low3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-9.4.1: Develop utility equipment design standards. Develop and adopt new standards to minimize the detrimental appearance of accessory utility equipment (transformers, cable cabinets, utility meters, utility lines, etc.) by integrating them into less prominent areas of the site or by screening them with landscaping, artistic features, or architectural materials compatible with the primary structures. Ensure that such facilities are sited so as not to impede pedestrian access.Low3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Sub-AreasAction SA-1.3.1: Create space for community-based organizations. Study the potential to incentivize retention of commercial spaces affordable for community-based organizations through development requirements.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)Economic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Sub-AreasAction SA-10.1.2: Create station area access plan. Prepare a station area access plan for the South San Francisco BART Station that includes street, sidewalk, biking, and infrastructure improvements.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Sub-AreasAction SA-13.1.1: Business support for El Camino Real businesses. Develop a mechanism to support building upkeep and maintenance, signage, and façade improvements for El Camino Real businesses.Medium3-5 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)Planning Division (ECD)
Sub-AreasAction SA-14.3.1: Implement El Camino Real wayfinding signage. Add wayfinding signage to improve connections to the South San Francisco BART station, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Colma Creek, and the Centennial Way Trail.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)Engineering Division (PW)
Sub-AreasAction SA-14.4.1: Chestnut Avenue and Antoinette Lane intersection improvement. Provide and maintain safe and convenient pedestrian and bicycle connections, including via improved signage, lighting, and flashing beacons, along Antoinette Lane across Chestnut Avenue to link the two ends of the Centennial Way Trail.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)Engineering Division (PW)
Sub-AreasAction SA-16.2.1: Develop retail, restaurants, and vendors strategy. Develop a retail, restaurant, and mobile vendors strategy to support diverse populations, including residents and workers.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)Economic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Sub-AreasAction SA-17.1.1: Designate residential priority sites. Designate residential priority sites, which require a specific amount of future development projects be dedicated to residential land use.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Sub-AreasAction SA-17.1.2: Remove parking minimums in East of 101. Remove parking minimums in East of 101.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Sub-AreasAction SA-17.1.3: Encourage property assemblage and master planning along South Airport Boulevard. Encourage the assemblage of adjacent parcels by providing greater development incentives for master planned redevelopment along South Airport Boulevard than would be available for development on a parcel-by-parcel basis.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)Engineering Division (PW)
Sub-AreasAction SA-17.1.4: South Airport Boulevard Specific Plan. Develop a Specific Plan with design guidelines for residential uses for South Airport Boulevard.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Sub-AreasAction SA-18.4.2: Study other potential roadway connections. Study potential for creating the following roadway connections:
- Utah Avenue and San Mateo Avenue, across US-101.
- Haskins Bridge connecting Haskins Way in the north to N. Access Road to the south
- Oyster Point Bridge connecting Oyster Point Boulevard cul-de-sac to Sierra Point
- Connect Gateway Boulevard to Sylvester Road and Littlefield Avenue using railroad right-of-way
- Extend Littlefield Avenue from E. Grand Avenue to Cabot Road cul-de-sac, Forbes Boulevard, Carlton Court, and Eccles Avenue
- Eccles Avenue and Forbes Boulevard between Rozzi Place and 560 Eccles Avenue driveway
- Replace Poletti Way off-ramp with Grand Ramp flyover to provide direct access to Grand/Dubuque intersection for US 101/NB
- Point San Bruno Boulevard and E. Grand Avenue dead-end
- Connect W. Harris Avenue cul-de-sac with E. Harris Avenue and extend E. Harris Avenue to Littlefield Avenue
- Extend Roebling Road across E. Grand Avenue to connect to new connection using railroad right-of-way
Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)Engineering Division (PW)
Sub-AreasAction SA-18.4.3: Create roadway maintenance schedule. Prioritize roadway maintenance in the sub-area by developing a schedule in collaboration with Public Works. Where feasible, align this effort with new construction projects.Medium3-5 yearsEngineering Division (PW)Maintenance and Operations Division (PW)
Sub-AreasAction SA-2.1.1: Establish arts and cultural district. Explore establishing an Arts and Cultural District in Downtown and Lindenville to support artists and creative businesses.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Sub-AreasAction SA-2.1.2: Incentivize artist and makers spaces. Incentivize growth of commercial spaces suitable and affordable for makers and artists through development requirements and community benefits.Low3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Sub-AreasAction SA-2.1.3: Downtown marketing and branding. Strengthen Downtown’s cultural identity by marketing and branding art, public spaces, wayfinding signage, community markers, and other informational signage in culturally-relevant ways.Medium3-5 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)Planning Division (ECD), Parks Division (P&R)
Sub-AreasAction SA-2.1.4: Develop Downtown Gateways: Develop design elements and gateways that celebrate Downtown’s unique arts and cultural identity.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)Parks Division (P&R)
Sub-AreasAction SA-2.1.5: Encourage community events and programming. Encourage community events and programming Downtown, including youth activities and opportunities for cultural programming.Medium3-5 yearsParks Division (P&R)Recreation Division (P&R)
Sub-AreasAction SA-20.1.1: Create Community Facilities District. Explore development of a Community Facilities District to finance district improvements, such as infrastructure improvements, management of a parking facilities district, and fund public spaces and amenities.Medium3-5 yearsCity ManagerEngineering Division (PW), Parks Division (P&R)
Sub-AreasAction SA-20.1.2: Identify funds for roadway maintenance and repairs. Explore development of a district-wide fund with annual contributions from local businesses designated for roadway maintenance and repairs.Medium3-5 yearsCity ManagerEngineering Division (PW)
Sub-AreasAction SA-20.1.3: Support building upkeep and maintenance. Develop a mechanism to support building upkeep and maintenance, signage, landscaping, placemaking elements, lighting, and façade improvements for businesses along South Airport Boulevard.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Sub-AreasAction SA-21.2.1: Update Non-Conforming Regulations in Zoning Ordinance. Develop zoning regulations that encourage non-conforming warehousing and distribution uses north of East Grand Avenue or in areas designated as Business Technology Park or Business Technology Park High to transition to conforming uses.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Sub-AreasAction SA-22.1.2: Designate residential priority sites. Designate residential priority sites, which require a specific amount of future development projects be dedicated to residential land uses.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)Economic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Sub-AreasAction SA-22.1.3: Require context-sensitive design. Require context-sensitive design for new buildings developed along Colma Creek, such as height step backs and building setbacks.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Sub-AreasAction SA-27.3.1: Establish design and development standards for frontage. Establish design and development standards for frontage along Lindenville streets.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Sub-AreasAction SA-27.3.2: Prepare and implement streetscape improvement plan: Prepare and implement a streetscape improvement plan for South Linden and South Spruce Avenues that recognizes the streets’ role as a connector between the San Bruno BART station and Downtown.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)Engineering Division (PW)
Sub-AreasAction SA-27.4.1: Study potential roadway connections. Study the following potential roadway connections in Lindenville:
- Spruce Avenue, S. Maple Avenue, and S. Linden Avenue using the access road behind 245 South Spruce Avenue
- Extension from South Airport Boulevard to San Mateo Avenue with connection to Produce Avenue
Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)Engineering Division (PW)
Sub-AreasAction SA-27.4.2: Support implementation of the new east-west roadway connection. Support implementation of the new east-west roadway connection between Sneath Lane and S. Linden Avenue, that is included and analyzed in the Southline Specific Plan.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)Engineering Division (PW)
Sub-AreasAction SA-28.1.1: Create publicly accessibly open spaces. Create new publicly accessible open spaces including plazas, courtyards, and green spaces within the Specific Plan area for the use of employees, residents, and visitors.Medium3-5 yearsParks Division (P&R)
Sub-AreasAction SA-28.2.1: Provide campus pedestrian network. Provide an extensive pedestrian network that links buildings and outdoor recreational spaces through paving, wayfinding signage, street furniture, and lightingMedium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Sub-AreasAction SA-28.2.2: Create convenient and safe pedestrian and bike access. Create convenient and safe pedestrian and bike access to the San Bruno BART station and the Centennial Way Trail.Medium3-5 yearsEngineering Division (PW)Planning Division (ECD)
Sub-AreasAction SA-3.1.1: Engage with community on Downtown growth. Engage with the Downtown community to understand priorities and desired benefits resulting from Downtown growth.Medium3-5 yearsCity ManagerPlanning Division (ECD)
Sub-AreasAction SA-31.1.1: Coordinate with Cal Water to purchase or lease land. Coordinate with Cal Water to purchase or lease land along Chestnut Avenue and Colma Creek to expand Orange Park.Medium3-5 yearsCity ManagerParks Division (P&R)
Sub-AreasAction SA-35.2.1: Implement designated bicycle lane on Mission Road. Consider the feasibility of creating two designated bike lanes along Mission Road between McLellan Road and Chestnut Ave.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)Engineering Division (PW)
Sub-AreasAction SA-36.4.1: Support the development of a new park and bicycle and pedestrian trails along Skyline Boulevard in collaboration with Caltrans. Support the development of a new park and bicycle and pedestrian trails along Skyline Boulevard in collaboration with Caltrans.Medium3-5 yearsParks Division (P&R)Engineering Division (PW)
Sub-AreasAction SA-39.1.1: Implement linear parks in Winston Serra. Develop a new linear park as outlined in the Parks and Recreation Master Plan.Medium3-5 yearsParks Division (P&R)Engineering Division (PW)
Sub-AreasAction SA-39.1.2: Develop new park at SFPUC site. Develop a new park on the existing SFPUC site that provides pedestrian connections to Alta Loma Middle School.Medium3-5 yearsParks Division (P&R)
Sub-AreasAction SA-4.1.1: Homeownership expansion. Evaluate potential for community land trusts and/or other shared equity homeownership models to expand homeownership Downtown.Medium3-5 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)Planning Division (ECD)
Sub-AreasAction SA-5.2.1: Support Downtown business upkeep and maintenance. Develop a mechanism, such as a business improvement district or similar program, to support building upkeep and maintenance, signage, and façade improvements for Grand Avenue and Linden Avenue businesses.Medium3-5 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction 2.4.1: Attract tenants to ground floor spaces that support day-to-day services in the neighborhood. Explore incentives, opportunities, forecast demand, and identify barriers to attracting small businesses and tenants to ground floor spaces outside of the city’s best-located retail nodes (such as on blocks of Downtown away from Grand Avenue).Medium3-5 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-3.1.1: Establish business districts. In partnership with the Chamber of Commerce, conduct outreach to businesses to encourage local district-based efforts to establish business organizations and form business improvement districts that can raise funding to provide enhanced district services; potential locations include Downtown South San Francisco, Lindenville, segments of El Camino Real, the BART station area, and portions of East of 101.High3-5 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)City Manager
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-3.2.3: Engage businesses. Use active mechanisms to stay informed of business needs through such tools as business surveys, customer surveys, personal contact, and business functions.Medium3-5 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-3.3.2: Prepare/update economic development strategic plans. Regularly prepare/update a multiyear economic development strategic plan to provide a comprehensive understanding of current economic and market conditions and to guide City staff economic development activities.High3-5 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction 3.4.4: Promote the city’s “business friendly” reputation in all promotional materials.Medium3-5 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-3.4.6: Increase and improve communication with the public about new business developments.Low3-5 yearsCommunications (CM)Economic Development and Housing Division (ECD), Planning Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-3.5.1: Create a Downtown marketing program. Create a marketing program for Downtown that can be subsequently expanded to promote the entire city.Medium3-5 yearsCommunications (CM)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-3.5.2: Develop and implement a “shop local” program.Medium3-5 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-3.5.3: Promote recreational opportunities. Promote recreational activities available in South San Francisco as an attractive amenity for workers.Medium3-5 yearsRecreation Division (P&R)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-5.1.2: Identify reinvestment opportunities in retail properties. Work with retail property owners to identify and encourage opportunities for reinvestment in and modernization of their properties.Medium3-5 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-5.2.1: Create ground floor requirements. Create requirements to provide ground-floor retail in mixed-use development projects only in the strongest retail locations, including at street intersections, near existing high-performing shopping centers, and in areas with high visibility, vehicle or pedestrian traffic, and easy access.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)Economic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-5.4.1: Provide public investment for streetscapes and façades. Enhance the public realm of retail districts through public investments in the streetscape and mobility, potential façade improvement loans or grants, and collaboration with merchants or business organizations to create wayfinding and branding signage.High3-5 yearsCapital Projects (CM)Planning Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-5.6.4: Attract retail and services to emerging residential areas. Work with developers, brokers, and site locators to attract retail and services to areas targeted for significant residential growth where little housing previously existed—including near the Caltrain Station, portions of East of 101, and the northern portion of Lindenville.Medium3-5 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)Planning Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-5.8.1: Develop a neighborhood retail business attraction and retention program.Medium3-5 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-7.1.2: Provide targeted resources to home-based businesses. Explore providing targeted resources to home-based businesses regarding opportunities for support and for expansion into commercial and industrial spaces.Medium3-5 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-8.1.2: Establish district-based financing tools. Explore establishing community facilities districts and other district-based financing mechanisms East of 101 and in other rapidly growing areas to ensure that new development adequately covers the costs of new infrastructure and facilities needs.High3-5 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)City Manager, Finance
Mobility Action MOB-1.2.2: Evaluate reducing speed limits. Evaluate reducing speed limits on the city's high injury network, transit priority streets, school areas, and other streets with high concentrations of vulnerable street users.Medium3-5 yearsEngineering Division (PW)
Mobility Action MOB-2.1.4: Implement transit speed, reliability, and access improvements. All capital improvements and development projects near regional transit stations or bus/shuttle routes incorporate improvements to advance speed, reliability, and access, such as in-lane far-side bus stops, bus-only lanes, queue jumps, and pedestrian/bicycle gap closures.High3-5 yearsEngineering Division (PW)
Mobility Action MOB-2.1.5: Address ADA accessibility. Address ADA accessibility gaps in the City’s transportation infrastructure, including at sidewalks, curb ramps, crosswalks, and bus stops.High3-5 yearsEngineering Division (PW)
Mobility Action MOB-3.1.2: Implement East of 101 Trip Cap. Implement an East of 101 area trip cap with triennial monitoring and corrective actions if exceeded. Implement project-specific trip caps for large campus developments.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Mobility Action MOB-3.3.2: Evaulate curb management practice. Evaluate the current and best use of curb space in the City’s activity centers and repurpose space to maximize people served (i.e. for loading, bikeways, bike parking, bus lanes, or parklets)Medium3-5 yearsEngineering Division (PW)Planning Division (ECD)
Mobility Action MOB-3.4.1: Create funding and staffing plan for the Residential Parking Permit Program. Create a funding and staffing plan for a Residential Parking Permit (RPP) Program in higher density neighborhoods.Medium3-5 yearsCity ManagerPolice, Planning Division (ECD)
Abundant & Accessible Parks and RecreationAction PR-1.4.1: Provide targeted recreational services. Explore opportunities to provide and subsidize more recreational services to targeted populations (e.g., youth, older adults, persons with disabilities, and low-income populations).High3-5 yearsRecreation Division (P&R)
Abundant & Accessible Parks and RecreationAction PR-2.1.2: Complete update of the Orange Memorial Park Master Plan.Medium3-5 yearsParks Division (P&R)Capital Projects (CM), Facilities Division (P&R)
Abundant & Accessible Parks and RecreationAction PR-5.1.2: Designate new Downtown/Lindenville park site. Designate a site for a new neighborhood park adjacent to Downtown and Lindenville on the block bounded by Railroad Avenue, Spruce Avenue, Colma Creek, and Linden Avenue and require parkland dedication.Medium3-5 yearsParks Division (P&R)Capital Projects (CM), Planning Division (ECD)
Abundant & Accessible Parks and RecreationAction PR-5.1.3: Study City Hall park space opportunities. Study opportunities to expand active park space on the City Hall property.Low3-5 yearsCapital Projects (CM)Parks Division (P&R)
Abundant & Accessible Parks and RecreationAction PR-7.7.2: Facilitate community engagement on public art selection. Establish a process to allow community input into public art selection.Low3-5 yearsRecreation Division (P&R)
Abundant & Accessible Parks and RecreationAction PR-7.7.4: Support community-based creation of public art. Develop and coordinate community-based efforts to create public art pieces.Low3-5 yearsRecreation Division (P&R)
Abundant & Accessible Parks and RecreationAction PR-8.10.1: Identify and pilot enrichment programs. Identify and pilot new ways to engage young people and their families who have not previously participated in City-run enrichment programming – and use these efforts to identify common reasons youth and families have not participated in these community resources.Medium3-5 yearsRecreation Division (P&R)Library
Abundant & Accessible Parks and RecreationAction PR-9.3.2: Maintain land inventory for childcare. Conduct an inventory of property that may be converted or developed into public or private Early Childcare Education facilities.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)Recreation Division (P&R)
Abundant & Accessible Parks and RecreationAction PR-9.3.4: Provide incentives for new development to create childcare facilities. Provide incentives to new development to create childcare facilities as a community benefit. Encourage new development to provide on-site childcare facilities rather than paying an in-lieu fees.High3-5 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)Planning Division (ECD)
Abundant & Accessible Parks and RecreationAction PR-9.3.5: Coordinate citywide childcare programs. Coordinate and integrate childcare programs with existing housing, community, and social programs as described in the Child Care Master Plan.High3-5 yearsRecreation Division (P&R)Planning Division (ECD)
Abundant & Accessible Parks and RecreationAction PR-9.4.1: Explore grant funding for childcare. Explore the provision of one-time grants to Family Child Care homes for zoning permit application or to update homes to be ready for babies and toddlers, including removing penalties for those who want to legalize their Family Child Care homes.High3-5 yearsRecreation Division (P&R)Planning Division (ECD), Finance
Abundant & Accessible Parks and RecreationAction PR-9.4.2: Create and maintain online portal for childcare. Create and maintain an online portal and resources for childcare business development.Medium3-5 yearsRecreation Division (P&R)Information Technology, Economic Development and Housing Division (ECD), Communications (CM)
Equitable Community ServicesAction ECS-1.3.3: Develop ongoing feedback portal. Develop an online, multilingual portal where residents can provide feedback on an ongoing basis regarding the General Plan, City services, and other needs and barriers that the City may be able to address.Medium3-5 yearsCity ManagerInformation Technology, Planning Division (ECD)
Equitable Community ServicesAction ECS-2.1.3: Partner regionally to support equity priorities. Work closely with other jurisdictions in San Mateo County and throughout the Bay Area to build capacity on racial and social equity, and to advance regional equity priorities.Medium3-5 yearsCity Manager
Equitable Community ServicesAction ECS-2.2.2: Develop standardized reporting. Develop a standardized approach to tracking data to address racial and social inequities.Medium3-5 yearsCity Manager
Equitable Community ServicesAction ECS-3.1.3: Explore Downtown Resource Center. Study the feasibility of a Community Resource Center in Downtown where multiple services will be offered.High3-5 yearsCapital Projects (CM)Economic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Equitable Community ServicesAction ECS-3.2.1: Conduct ongoing evaluation of services. Regularly evaluate impact of public investments to ensure equitable distribution of services and programming moving forward.Medium3-5 yearsCity Manager
Equitable Community ServicesAction ECS-5.1.2: Identify special education opportunities. Partner with life science companies and art organizations to provide special education students with internships, awards, and equipment in order to provide high-quality special education to South San Francisco children and youth.Medium3-5 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)Recreation Division (P&R), Library
Equitable Community ServicesAction ECS-5.1.3: Expand arts education. Develop partnerships with art organizations and associations to provide students with internships, awards, and upgraded visual and performing arts equipment.Medium3-5 yearsRecreation Division (P&R)
Community Health and Environmental JusticeAction CHEJ-1.1.6: Assist in the provision of nonprofit and community health centers. Assist San Mateo County in their provision of nonprofit and community health centers to provide free or low-cost health care to low-income households.High3-5 yearsCity ManagerEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Community Health and Environmental JusticeAction CHEJ-1.3.1: Maintain and report health data. Continue to maintain and report out indicators and metrics about the health status of residents over time by race/ethnicity. Work with the City’s Equity and Inclusion Officer to develop a standardized approach to tracking health data to address racial and social inequities in health outcomes.Medium3-5 yearsCity ManagerPlanning Division (ECD)
Community Health and Environmental JusticeAction CHEJ-1.4.1: Require health impact assessment. Require health impact assessments for all specific, neighborhood, and master plans and major transportation investments to examine the health and equity implications of policy decisions.Low3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Community Health and Environmental JusticeAction CHEJ-2.1.2: Provide healthy food education. Work with other local non-profit organizations and public agencies, such as the San Mateo County Health, to create a Healthy Food Awareness campaign that educates the community about healthy and culturally relevant food options within the community.Low3-5 yearsCity ManagerLibrary, Recreation Division (P&R)
Community Health and Environmental JusticeAction CHEJ-2.5.2: Partner with SSFUSD to implement school nutrition education programs. Partner with the South San Francisco Unified School District to create and implement educational programs for children on healthy eating, such as edible school yards and healthy cooking classes.Medium3-5 yearsCity ManagerCity Council
Community Health and Environmental JusticeAction CHEJ-3.1.1: Monitor air quality in Lindenville, East of 101, and Downtown. Work with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to establish and identify funding for air quality monitoring and reduction strategies. This action may include purchasing fine particulate matter (PM2.5) monitors to track local air quality data in Lindenville, East of 101, and Downtown.High3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)Maintenance and Operations Division (PW)
Community Health and Environmental JusticeAction CHEJ-3.2.2: Adopt an ordinance establishing vehicle idling restrictions. Establish a local ordinance that exceeds the state vehicle idling restrictions where appropriate, including restrictions for bus layovers, delivery vehicles, trucks at warehouses and distribution facilities and taxis, particularly when these activities take place near sensitive land uses (schools, healthcare facilities, affordable housing, and elder and childcare centers). Manage truck idling in new residential neighborhoods in Lindenville and East of 101.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Community Health and Environmental JusticeAction CHEJ-3.3.2: Reduce indoor air pollution. Explore opportunities to work with property owners to rehabilitate existing buildings and require that new buildings adjacent to production, distribution, and warehousing uses; highways; or rail to implement appropriate mitigation measures to reduce indoor air pollution such as air filtration/ventilation systems, landscaping, and other physical improvements as recommended by the California Air Resources Board and/or the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.Medium3-5 yearsBuilding Division (ECD)Economic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Community Health and Environmental JusticeAction CHEJ-4.1.2: Precautions for Oyster Point Landfill. Implement any future City-prepared sea level rise adaptation plan for the Oyster Point Marina and landfill to prevent the release of toxins into the Bay.High3-5 yearsCapital Projects (CM)Maintenance and Operations Division (PW), Parks Division (P&R), Engineering Division (PW)
Community Health and Environmental JusticeAction CHEJ-6.4.3: Implement permanent supportive housing. Implement the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Housing First program once permanent supportive housing is available within the city.Medium3-5 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)Planning Division (ECD)
Community Health and Environmental JusticeAction CHEJ-7.1.2: Develop anti-displacement plan. Develop an anti-displacement plan to halt displacement in the city, particularly in Downtown, Sign Hill, El Camino, and Sunshine Gardens, which may include tenant and landlord mediation programs, right of first refusal, rental assistance, tenant legal counseling, and a rent board to implement the program.High3-5 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)Planning Division (ECD)
Community Health and Environmental JusticeAction CHEJ-7.1.4: Provide housing for people with disabilities. Consider adding disability to the existing live-work preference policy to prioritize providing housing to people with disabilities.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)Economic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Community ResilienceAction CR-1.3.3: Require multi-hazard real estate disclosure. Enact an ordinance to require real estate disclosures of all hazards identified in the Hazard Mitigation Plan, including hazards associated with anticipatory sea level rise and flooding, geologic hazards, groundwater inundation, or wildfire for commercial and residential properties, including ownership and rental.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Community ResilienceAction CR-1.6.1: Develop a resiliency hub program. Develop a resiliency hub program to help community members with disaster planning assistance and supplies.Medium3-5 yearsFireCity Manager
Community ResilienceAction CR-1.6.2: Upgrade the Emergency Operations Center. Add second floor to the City’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and a warehouse to store supplies to support the city in the event of a disaster. Ensure the EOC has the necessary capabilities and can continue operations after all future hazards.High3-5 yearsFireCapital Projects (CM)
Community ResilienceAction CR-1.6.3: Establish a resilience education program. Establish a community resilience education program in collaboration with San Mateo County and local community partners. Work with the Community Emergency Response Team and promotores programs to disseminate the information.Medium3-5 yearsCity ManagerFire
Community ResilienceAction CR-1.6.4: Identify locations for post-disaster emergency housing. Identify locations for emergency housing, siting locations in areas with lower hazard risk.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)Fire
Community ResilienceAction CR-1.8.1: Prepare a post-disaster recovery plan. Create a post-disaster recovery framework that establishes post-disaster policies and programs designating when, where, and how rebuilding will occur.Medium3-5 yearsFireCity Manager, Facilities Division (P&R), Maintenance and Operations Division (PW)
Community ResilienceAction CR-1.8.2: Adopt post-disaster repair standards for existing buildings. Develop and adopt special repair and upgrade standards for existing buildings, in the case of post-disaster reconstruction and/or conversion to mixed use or more compact residential use.Low3-5 yearsBuilding Division (ECD)
Community ResilienceAction CR-4.1.3: Maintain a soft-story buildings inventory. Maintain and regularly update a database of soft story / fragile housing.Medium3-5 yearsBuilding Division (ECD)Planning Division (ECD)
Community ResilienceAction CR-4.1.4: Expand seismic retrofit incentive program expansion. Expand efforts to incentivize retrofits of buildings and other mitigation measures in seismic and geologic hazards zones. Explore developing a specific program to address seismic retrofit needs within South San Francisco’s affordable housing stock.Medium3-5 yearsBuilding Division (ECD)City Manager
Community ResilienceAction CR-6.1.2: Create a community engagement for weatherization programs. Develop a targeted outreach regarding weatherization assistance program for low-income households.Medium3-5 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)Communications (CM)
Community ResilienceAction CR-6.3.1: Identify heat island priority areas. Identify areas of greatest risk of urban heat island effect and target resources in these areas, including tree planting, cool roofs, and installation of cool pavement.Low3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Climate ProtectionAction CP-3.1.2: Require non-residential all-electric new construction. Adopt an ordinance (reach code) requiring all new nonresidential buildings to be all-electric and prohibit new gas infrastructure for new buildings. Exempt occupancies must install electric building systems (e.g., space and water heating equipment) where feasible.High3-5 yearsBuilding Division (ECD)Sustainability (CM), Planning Division (ECD)
Climate ProtectionAction CP-3.1.3: Retrofit all-electric in existing buildings during major renovations. Require residential major renovations to retrofit to all-electric.High3-5 yearsBuilding Division (ECD)Sustainability (CM), Planning Division (ECD)
Climate ProtectionAction CP-3.2.1: Require high-efficiency indoor water fixture. Require high-efficiency fixtures in all new construction, like CALGreen Tier 1 or 2.Low3-5 yearsBuilding Division (ECD)Sustainability (CM), Planning Division (ECD)
Climate ProtectionAction CP-4.1.1: Energy audits for homes and businesses. Work with Peninsula Clean Energy, San Mateo County Energy Upgrade to provide free to low-cost energy audits.Medium3-5 yearsSustainability (CM)Building Division (ECD)
Climate ProtectionAction CP-4.1.2: Adopt Commercial Benchmarking ordinance. Adopt energy and water benchmarking ordinance for commercial buildings over 10,000 square feet to empower owners to control utility costs.Medium3-5 yearsBuilding Division (ECD)Sustainability (CM), Planning Division (ECD)
Climate ProtectionAction CP-4.1.3: Retrocommissioning partnership. Work with PG&E to expand deep retrofit and retrocommissioning programs in South San Francisco.Medium3-5 yearsSustainability (CM)Planning Division (ECD)
Climate ProtectionAction CP-4.2.1: Require electric panel upgrade at point of sale. Adopt an ordinance that requires electric panel upgrades upon sale and/or rental turnover.High3-5 yearsBuilding Division (ECD)Sustainability (CM), Planning Division (ECD)
Environmental and Cultural Stewardship (Conservation)Action ES-7.2.2: Identify opportunities to implement green Infrastructure in parks and open space. Identify opportunities for nearby parks and open spaces to support water management with stormwater infrastructureHigh3-5 yearsParks Division (P&R)Engineering Division (PW)
Environmental and Cultural Stewardship (Conservation)Action ES-9.1.2: Prepare Downtown urban design guidelines. Institute Downtown urban design guidelines and require design review of developments in the proposed Downtown South San Francisco Historical Commercial District to ensure that the height, massing, and design of buildings furthers Downtown’s character.Low3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Environmental and Cultural Stewardship (Conservation)Action ES-9.1.3: Expand historic markers and maps to promote and celebrate history. Expand resources such as historic maps, historic markers, or self-guided walking tours to promote and celebrate historic preservation in South San Francisco.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Environmental and Cultural Stewardship (Conservation)Action ES-9.1.4: Expand historic resources education through partnerships. Work with neighborhood groups and historic preservation advocacy groups on events, materials, and efforts to educate the public on the positive benefits of historic preservation generally and in specific neighborhoods.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Environmental and Cultural Stewardship (Conservation)Action ES-9.1.5: Preservation resources. Prepare a vision for the preservation of historic resources using the Mills Act, State Tax Credit Program, or other available tools.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
NoiseAction NOI-1.1.3: Require noise study in applicable areas. Require a noise study to be performed and appropriate noise attenuation to be incorporated to reduce interior noise levels to 45 dB CNEL or less prior to approving any multifamily or mixed-use residential development in an area with a CNEL of 65 dB or greater.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
NoiseAction NOI-1.1.5: Require noise control for new developments. Require the control of noise at the source through site design, building design, landscaping, hours of operation, and other techniques, for new developments deemed to be noise generators.Medium3-5 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)Building Division (ECD)
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-1.1.1: Maintain vacant building inventory. Maintain an inventory of vacant buildings and encourage developers and potential business owners to locate their development/businesses in areas most in need of their resources.Medium6-10 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-2.5.1: Study parking strategies near transit centers. Study potential parking strategies near transit centers, including parking maximums, park-once strategies, parking fees, and shared parking.Low6-10 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-6.6.1: Cleanup of Hazardous sites. Seek funding to finance cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated sites.Medium6-10 yearsSustainability (CM)Economic Development and Housing Division (ECD), Planning Division (ECD)
Sub-AreasAction SA-10.1.1: Coordinate with BART on developing housing at SSF BART station. Coordinate with BART to conduct studies to determine the feasibility of developing the surface parking lot on Mission Road into housing.Low6-10 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Sub-AreasAction SA-11.1.2: Continue to implement the El Camino Real/Chestnut Avenue Area Plan. Continue to implement the El Camino Real/Chestnut Avenue Area Plan and update as necessary.Low6-10 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Sub-AreasAction SA-12.6.1: Review consistency with San Francisco International Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan. Review the San Francisco International Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (ALUCP) and as needed, update the City of South San Francisco’s General Plan to be in conformance with land use compatibility standards in the ALUCP. In the event that updates to the ALUCP allow residential land uses on suitable sites on the El Camino Real corridor where residential is not currently permitted, update the General Plan to allow Urban Residential uses.Low6-10 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Sub-AreasAction SA-14.5.1: New Roadway connection in El Camino Real in SFPUC / Kaiser area. Study potential to connect Sequoia Avenue and Las Flores Avenue across El Camino Real.Low6-10 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)Engineering Division (PW)
Sub-AreasAction SA-16.1.1: Introduce shared district parking. Introduce shared, district parking facilities to support visitors and employees.Medium6-10 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Sub-AreasAction SA-18.4.1: Create new connection between Lindenville and East of 101. Study potential for creating a roadway connection from Utah Avenue to San Mateo Avenue over US-101 to connect Lindenville with East of 101.Medium6-10 yearsEngineering Division (PW)Planning Division (ECD)
Sub-AreasAction SA-27.1.1: Develop a park near Colma Creek. Develop a park to serve Lindenville and Downtown residents near Colma Creek.Medium6-10 yearsParks Division (P&R)Planning Division (ECD)
Sub-AreasAction SA-29.1.1: Minimize El Camino Real parking overflow. Introduce clearer and more frequent signage along residential streets to prevent parking overflow from El Camino Real or major thoroughfares.Medium6-10 yearsMaintenance and Operations Division (PW)
Sub-AreasAction SA-29.1.2: Coordinate with the County of San Mateo on infrastructure. Coordinate with the County of San Mateo to standardize infrastructure between the unincorporated area and the remainder of the city, including consistent sidewalks, roadways, and utility infrastructure.Low6-10 yearsEngineering Division (PW)
Sub-AreasAction SA-29.2.1: Conduct annexation planning study. Conduct a study that considers long-term planning for the unincorporated Sphere of Influence.Low6-10 yearsCity Manager
Sub-AreasAction SA-32.4.1: Coordinate with local and regional open space agencies. Collaborate with County of San Mateo Parks Department regarding upkeep and expansion of pedestrian facilities to connect to the San Bruno Mountains.Low6-10 yearsParks Division (P&R)
Sub-AreasAction SA-39.1.3: Maintain “Button Property” as Open Space. Continue the previous General Plan policy to maintain the open space designation of the County of San Mateo’s “Button Property”, located on the northeast corner of Westborough Boulevard and Junipero Serra Boulevard.Low6-10 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Sub-AreasAction SA-8.5.1: Facilitate affordable housing development on the Municipal Services Building site. Facilitate development of affordable housing with community-serving amenities, such as open space or recreational facilities, on the Municipal Services Building site.Low6-10 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)Economic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-2.1.2: Support infrastructure improvements. Pursue infrastructure and placemaking improvements that enhance the functionality of industrial districts.Medium6-10 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)Engineering Division (PW), Economic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-2.6.4: Implement public realm improvements along South Airport Blvd. Implement infrastructure, placemaking, and safety investments to improve the pedestrian experience along South Airport Boulevard for visitors traveling between the South San Francisco Conference Center, hotels, and nearby businesses in East of 101 and Downtown South San Francisco.High6-10 yearsCapital Projects (CM)Engineering Division (PW), Planning Division (ECD)
Mobility Action MOB-2.2.2: Develop free bus and shuttle services for residents. Develop a dedicated funding source or leverage private sector contributions to fund the South City shuttle and free bus service for South City residents.High6-10 yearsCity ManagerFinance
Mobility Action MOB-3.2.2: Incorporate new street connections. Incorporate new street connections to better distribute vehicle trips across South San Francisco’s street network, especially in the East of 101 Area (as illustrated in Figure A and Table 1).Medium6-10 yearsEngineering Division (PW)Planning Division (ECD)
Mobility Action MOB-5.1.1: Complete Rails to Trails project. Leverage public-private partnerships to complete the conversion of the City’s freight rail lines to multi-use trails.Medium6-10 yearsCapital Projects (CM)Parks Division (P&R), Engineering Division (PW), Planning Division (ECD)
Mobility Action MOB-5.1.2: Building bicycle boulevards and Slow Streets. Grow network of bicycle boulevards/Slow Streets that prioritize direct access to recreation and active transportation within the city’s residential neighborhoods.Medium6-10 yearsEngineering Division (PW)Planning Division (ECD)
Abundant & Accessible Parks and RecreationAction PR-6.1.2: Implement active transportation improvements to parks and open space. Implement new active transportation connections to the Centennial Way Trail, Colma Creek, and the San Francisco Bay Trail.Low6-10 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)Parks Division (P&R), Engineering Division (PW), Capital Projects (CM)
Abundant & Accessible Parks and RecreationAction PR-6.1.3: Implement Centennial Trail Vision Plan. Implement the Centennial Trail Vision Plan. Seek opportunities to create more mid-block access to Centennial Way trail.Medium6-10 yearsParks Division (P&R)Capital Projects (CM), Engineering Division (PW), Planning Division (ECD)
Abundant & Accessible Parks and RecreationAction PR-6.1.4: Develop Pacific Gas and Electric and Union Pacific trails. Partner with Pacific Gas & Electric and Union Pacific to reuse utility corridors and rail rights-of-way as trails.Low6-10 yearsParks Division (P&R)Engineering Division (PW), Planning Division (ECD), Capital Projects (CM)
Abundant & Accessible Parks and RecreationAction PR-7.7.3: Educate community on public art. Produce public art educational materials for each artwork in the City’s collection and make these available to the public. Detail the locations of public art installations in materials such as walking tour guideposts, physical markers, web-based maps, or podcasts.Medium6-10 yearsRecreation Division (P&R)
Abundant & Accessible Parks and RecreationAction PR-9.2.1: Expand funding for universal preschool. Continue exploring possible funding to establish and maintain universal preschool or to establish universal preschool for lower-income families.High6-10 yearsRecreation Division (P&R)City Manager, Finance
Equitable Community ServicesAction ECS-3.1.2: Expand internet connection. Offer free high-speed internet inside and outside City facilities, especially in disadvantaged communities.Low6-10 yearsInformation TechnologyFacilities Division (P&R), Library, Maintenance and Operations Division (PW)
Community Health and Environmental JusticeAction CHEJ-1.1.5: Explore healthcare public private partnerships. Explore innovative private and public partnerships to provide pharmacies and medical, dental, and mental health services in underserved areas like Downtown and in new residential areas of Lindenville and East of 101.Medium6-10 yearsCity ManagerEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Community Health and Environmental JusticeAction CHEJ-1.1.7: Establish community paramedicine program. Explore the establishment of a community paramedic program to help identify residents who suffer from chronic illness and educate and connect them with appropriate healthcare services.Low6-10 yearsCity ManagerFire
Community Health and Environmental JusticeAction CHEJ-2.1.3: Work with developers to provide a grocery store. Work with developers to bring a full-service grocery store to Downtown or East of 101.High6-10 yearsEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)Planning Division (ECD)
Community Health and Environmental JusticeAction CHEJ-3.2.3: Transition the City's vehicle fleet to lower-emission fuel technologies. Transition the City’s vehicle fleet to lower-emission fuel technologies.High6-10 yearsMaintenance and Operations Division (PW)Sustainability (CM)
Community Health and Environmental JusticeAction CHEJ-3.3.1: Explore incentives for pollution reduction. Explore opportunities for production, distribution, and warehousing uses in Lindenville and East of 101 to reduce pollution, such as greener trucks, energy efficient buildings, and other strategies.Low6-10 yearsSustainability (CM)Planning Division (ECD)
Community Health and Environmental JusticeAction CHEJ-6.1.2: Establish lead and asbestos removal program. In cooperation with San Mateo County and other regional agencies, establish a lead-based paint and asbestos removal program for affordable housing units built before 1980.Low6-10 yearsBuilding Division (ECD)
Community ResilienceAction CR-1.2.2. Coordinate utility redundancy. Continue to work with regional water and energy agencies to ensure redundant water and energy supplies in case of an emergencyLow6-10 yearsCity ManagerFire
Community ResilienceAction CR-3.1.1: Implement Colma Creek adaptation pilot. Develop a program to work with public and private landowners to decrease the risk of flooding by implementing engineered and nature-based shoreline protection projects in coordination with watershed management projects that reduce and/or store runoff during rainfall events and improve the condition of the flood plain.Medium6-10 yearsSustainability (CM)Parks Division (P&R), Capital Projects (CM), Engineering Division (PW)
Community ResilienceAction CR-6.2.1: Develop an early warning systems for heat and air quality. Develop early warning systems for heat and air quality alerts, in multiple languages and through culturally relevant media.Medium6-10 yearsFireCity Manager
Climate ProtectionAction CP-3.1.4: Require installation of photovoltaic panels. Require installation of photovoltaic panels on multifamily and nonresidential new construction.Low6-10 yearsBuilding Division (ECD)Sustainability (CM), Planning Division (ECD)
Environmental and Cultural Stewardship (Conservation)Action ES-3.1.1: Implement Colma Creek interpretive signage. In coordination with the Flood and Resiliency District and other partners, incorporate interpretive signage that educate community members and visitors about the history and the unique biological resources around Colma Creek.Low6-10 yearsParks Division (P&R)
Environmental and Cultural Stewardship (Conservation)Action ES-9.1.1: Explore the feasibility of a Downtown Historic Commercial District development. Explore the feasibility of establishing a Downtown South San Francisco Historical Commercial District to promote the revitalization and redevelopment of the area while supporting existing small business owners in the district from being displaced.Medium6-10 yearsPlanning Division (ECD)
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-1.2.1: Department coordination for complete neighborhoods planning. Ensure coordination between the Economic & Community Development and Public Works Departments to align needed transportation improvement projects with land use planning in complete neighborhoods.MediumOngoingPlanning Division (ECD)Engineering Division (PW)
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-2.3.4: Upgrade pedestrian/bicycle scaled lighting. Determine areas where pedestrian- and bicycle-scaled lighting could be installed to create safe and dynamic corridors and destinations.MediumOngoingPlanning Division (ECD)Maintenance and Operations Division (PW)
Land Use & Community DesignAction LU-9.1.4: Periodic review of development procedures. Review the city’s design guidelines, development standards and development review procedures on a periodic basis to allow for new and innovative design techniques and evolving technologies.MediumOngoingPlanning Division (ECD)
Sub-AreasAction SA-33.1.1: Brush management. Proactively manage brush and vegetation in the Sign Hill open space to reduce fire risk.LowOngoingParks Division (P&R)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-1.1.1: Monitor constraints to biotechnology and related businesses. Through business, broker, and developers contacts, monitor and address potential constraints to ongoing growth of biotechnology and related businesses, including zoning, land supply, transportation, and infrastructure.MediumOngoingEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-1.2.2: Biotechnology outreach. Gauge and pursue opportunities to support attraction and retention of businesses in the broader biotechnology and life science cluster through participation in industry organizations and one-on-one contacts with businesses, developers, and real estate brokers.MediumOngoingEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-2.1.1: Conduct outreach to industrial property owners. Conduct outreach to property owners seeking relevant permits to determine opportunities for the City to facilitate reinvestment.MediumOngoingEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-2.2.1: Identify obstacles to redevelopment. Conduct outreach to property owners to identify specific obstacles to redevelopment to inform strategies for supporting property owners through the redevelopment process.HighOngoingEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)Planning Division (ECD), City Manager
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-2.5.1: Monitor regional business and employment trends. Monitor regional business and employment trends to explore emerging and/or growing economic development opportunities, with a focus on professional services, research and development, technology, biomedical and life sciences, and advanced manufacturing.MediumOngoingEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-2.5.2: Focus efforts on emerging technology industries. Focus attraction and retention efforts on emerging technology businesses, such as those in artificial intelligence, “Big Data,” financial technology, health technology, and other software services.HighOngoingEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-2.5.3: Focus efforts on emerging industrial technologies. Focus attraction and retention efforts on emerging industrial technologies, such as those in industrial design services, transportation engineering, robotics, autonomous vehicles and drones, instrumentation, mechanical engineering, and related fields.HighOngoingEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-2.5.4: Focus efforts on advanced food industries. Focus attraction and retention efforts on advanced food production and food technology businesses, such as specialty food manufacturers, businesses developing new food products, and businesses implementing higher efficiency agricultural technologies.HighOngoingEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-2.6.1: Facilitate hotel investment and development. Provide supportive City services to facilitate hotel owner/developer efforts to expand and upgrade local hotels, with a focus on upper upscale brands with higher daily rates.HighOngoingEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)City Manager
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-2.6.2: Promote the city as a hotel destination. Support hotel stays through promotion of South San Francisco as a lodging destination via the South San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and partnerships with hotel operators and the San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau.HighOngoingEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)Capital Projects (CM), Communications (CM)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-2.6.3: Engage in marketing efforts to attract events to the South San Francisco Conference Center.HighOngoingCommunications (CM)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-3.1.2: Conduct regular outreach with the business community. Conduct regular outreach and meetings with business and organizations such as the South San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and district-based organizations (or groups of businesses) to share information and to identify challenges and opportunities. Work through promotores, community navigators, and the Economic Advancement Center to ensure businesses owned by people of color and historically disenfranchised community members are reached.MediumOngoingCity ManagerEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-3.2.1: Monitor business license data. Modify business license monitoring system to permit analysis of business license data.MediumOngoingFinanceEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-3.2.3: Ensure City staff have access to appropriate data sources. Ensure that key City staff have access to data sources required to track business conditions and opportunities (e.g. ensure that GIS analysts have access to sales tax and business license data, to the extent allowed by law).MediumOngoingEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)Finance, Information Technology
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-3.3.1: Maintain an accessible public database of economic development projects, goals, and city demographics.MediumOngoingInformation TechnologyEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD), Planning Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-3.4.1: Communicate trends and news to the business community. Communicate economic development trends and news to the business community, including multilingual communications and communication channels focused on businesses owned by people of color and historically disenfranchised community members.LowOngoingEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-3.4.3: Provide siting assistance. In partnership with real estate brokers, provide site location information to prospective businesses.MediumOngoingEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)Planning Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-3.4.5: Promote the city’s “business friendly” reputation in all promotional materials.HighOngoingCommunications (CM)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-4.3.1: Expand transit and active transportation alternatives. Maintain efforts to coordinate across departments and agencies to share business concerns about the need for expanded alternatives to automobile access to businesses, including improved bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure and support for regional public transportation improvements.HighOngoingCapital Projects (CM)Planning Division (ECD), Engineering Division (PW)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-4.4.1: Partner with impacted property owners. Partner with impacted property owners to explore potential mitigations and funding mechanisms for mitigating the risk of sea level rise; communicate property owner responsibilities to protect their own properties.MediumOngoingSustainability (CM)Economic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-4.4.2: Regional collaboration. Monitor and join (as appropriate) regional/state efforts to fund and address mitigations for the impacts of climate change and sea level rise.HighOngoingSustainability (CM)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-5.1.1: Create design and building standards for ground-floor space. Create design and building standards for ground-floor commercial space in new mixed-use development projects that promote spaces which are sufficiently flexible to meet the needs of multiple kinds of tenants, including consideration of restaurant needs.MediumOngoingPlanning Division (ECD)Economic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-5.3.1: Ensure appropriate zoning. Ensure that appropriate zoning and land use regulations are in place to allow for the redevelopment of shopping centers as mixed-use centers.HighOngoingPlanning Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-5.3.2: Monitor sales tax performance. Identify underperforming shopping centers and retail properties by monitoring reductions in sales tax revenue generated at each center.MediumOngoingEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)Finance
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-5.5.3: Ensure zoning accommodates arts and culture uses. Ensure zoning and other city regulations accommodate arts and culture uses such as artist studios, performance spaces, and offices of related non-profit organizations to support local artists and arts organizations.HighOngoingPlanning Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-5.5.4: Support retention and attraction of resident-serving businesses. Provide services and outreach that support retention and attraction of businesses that provide affordable goods and services and goods and services representing South San Francisco’s diverse population.HighOngoingEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-5.5.5: Expand use of public facilities. Explore expanded use of public facilities in Downtown for arts and culture event programming that highlights the city’s existing cultural diversity.HighOngoingCity Manager
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-5.6.1: Maintain goods and services inventory. Identify the goods and services missing in each city neighborhood that would contribute toward meeting a more complete set of needs in “20-minute neighborhoods.”MediumOngoingPlanning Division (ECD)Economic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-5.8.2: Prioritize recruitment and retention of anchor businesses. As needed, prioritize recruitment and retention of “anchor” businesses in retail districts and shopping centers; anchors should draw visitors either from a larger geographic area or on a regular basis, and can potentially include large retail stores, gyms, entertainment and games, and even medical offices.HighOngoingEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-6.1.1: Determine skills needs of South San Francisco residents. Regularly reassess the skills needs of businesses and industries in South San Francisco, San Mateo County, and San Francisco to determine what kinds of training programs may be most beneficial for South San Francisco residents, including residents with a high school degree or partial college completion.HighOngoingEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-6.1.2: Seek funding and partnerships for workforce development programs. Seek out new funding streams and partnerships for workforce development programs, such as funding from federal sources and partnerships with companies located in South San Francisco and with trade unions.HighOngoingEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-6.1.3: Coordinate with workforce development agencies. Continue working with local workforce development agencies that provide rapid re-employment services, training services, and other workforce development services as needed.HighOngoingEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-6.1.4: Provide customized local workforce training. Coordinate with local job training providers to ensure that programs are aligned with middle- and high-wage industries located in South San Francisco. If mismatches exist between the focus areas of countywide or regional workforce development agencies versus unique skill needs in South San Francisco, continue to pursue the creation of local customized workforce development services.HighOngoingEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-6.1.5: Expand partnerships with major local employers. Expand partnerships with major local employers that create pathways for job training and placement for residents and students, such as Genentech’s Gene Academy, Futurelab, and other STEM initiatives.HighOngoingEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-6.1.6: Support community wide efforts to provide English as a Second Language education.HighOngoingCity Manager
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-6.2.1: Develop shared work program with SSFUSD. Develop and maintain a shared work program and agreement with the South San Francisco Unified School District to coordinate education, employer skill needs, and on-the-job internship/training opportunities.HighOngoingCity Manager
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-6.2.2: Establish youth job training with local employers. Establish agreements with major city employers to provide job training for local youth.HighOngoingCity Manager
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-6.2.3: Continue City practice of providing internships and mentoring.HighOngoingCity Manager
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-7.1.1: Disseminate resources. Introduce available resources through all contacts with businesses. Examine additional opportunities to broaden access to information about these resources, such as providing materials to all establishments receiving City business licenses.MediumOngoingEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-7.4.1: Conduct targeted engagement. Conduct outreach to and share technical and other resources with these entrepreneurs through partnerships with culturally relevant organizations and via the promoters, community navigators, and the Economic Advancement Center.HighOngoingEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)City Manager
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-8.1.1: Periodically update impact fees. Periodically update the City’s impact fee schedule to reflect changing development conditions and supportable fee levels.HighOngoingFinanceEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD), City Manager
Prosperous EconomyAction PE-8.3.1: Maintain and expand density bonus incentive program. As appropriate, maintain and expand the City’s existing density bonus incentive program for commercial properties.HighOngoingEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)Planning Division (ECD)
Mobility Action MOB-1.2.1: Incorporate street calming. Incorporate traffic calming treatments into all street projects to support lower design speeds.MediumOngoingEngineering Division (PW)Maintenance and Operations Division (PW), Planning Division (ECD)
Mobility Action MOB-2.2.1: Implement Safe Routes to Schools program. Collaborate with the South San Francisco Unified School District to implement Safe Routes to Schools programs and improvements, with an emphasis on schools serving equity priority communities.HighOngoingEngineering Division (PW)
Mobility Action MOB-2.2.3: Incorporate equitable prioritization process. Incorporate equity in identifying and prioritizing Capital Improvement Program (CIP) transportation projects.HighOngoingEngineering Division (PW)City Manager
Mobility Action MOB-3.1.1: Implement and enforce TDM Ordinance update. Implement, monitor, and enforce compliance with the City’s TDM Ordinance. Incorporate a fine structure for noncompliance.HighOngoingPlanning Division (ECD)
Mobility Action MOB-3.2.1: Update traffic operations metrics. Use appropriate metrics (e.g. travel time, vehicle queues, vehicle delay/level of service, and/or person delay) to evaluate and advance projects that manage traffic flow in coordination with the implementation of complete streets.MediumOngoingEngineering Division (PW)Planning Division (ECD)
Abundant & Accessible Parks and RecreationAction PR-4.2.2: Provide recreational programming in joint use facilities. Coordinate with the South San Francisco Unified School District and San Mateo County Health Department, as well as local health providers and other community organizations, to provide recreational programming not offered in nearby public parks or recreation centers, such as after-school fitness and education programs.HighOngoingRecreation Division (P&R)City Manager
Abundant & Accessible Parks and RecreationAction PR-4.2.3: Expand afterschool and summer childcare. Continue to work with the South San Francisco Unified School District to expand after-school and summer childcare.HighOngoingRecreation Division (P&R)City Manager
Abundant & Accessible Parks and RecreationAction PR-9.1.1: Implement Child Care Master Plan. Adopt and implement the Child Care Master Plan, updating the Plan every 5-to-10 years.HighOngoingRecreation Division (P&R)Planning Division (ECD)
Abundant & Accessible Parks and RecreationAction PR-9.3.1: b Update the Zoning Code to:
- Allow large family care homes by right in residential units as required by Senate Bill 234 (2019).
- Allow childcare facilities by right in all residential land use designations when located within one-quarter of a mile from public and institutional uses, e.g., schools and churches.
- Allow childcare facilities in residential neighborhoods that meet specified performance standards.
- Allow childcare facilities in mixed use districts East of 101 and in Lindenville.
- Allow childcare facilities by right in the business technology park land use designation.
HighOngoingPlanning Division (ECD)
Abundant & Accessible Parks and RecreationAction PR-9.3.3: Explore parking reductions for childcare facilities.LowOngoingPlanning Division (ECD)
Equitable Community ServicesAction ECS-1.1.1: Hire multilingual staff. Hire staff who speak multiple languages including Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Tagalog.MediumOngoingCity ManagerHuman Resources
Equitable Community ServicesAction ECS-1.3.1: Provide navigation of City services. Recruit and hire diverse promotores who can provide culturally and linguistically responsive navigation of City services, resources, and public input opportunities to low-income residents and residents of color.HighOngoingCity Manager
Equitable Community ServicesAction ECS-2.1.1: Maintain dedicated staff for equity and inclusion. Maintain a dedicated staff position (e.g., an Equity and Inclusion Officer) to institutionalize accountability, advance equity initiatives, and monitor equity-related outcomes throughout South San Francisco.HighOngoingCity Manager
Equitable Community ServicesAction ECS-2.1.4: Create equity trainings for City staff. Create equity trainings and require that City staff from all departments take part in capacity building trainings to equip them to understand and apply an equity lens in their day-to-day work.HighOngoingCity ManagerHuman Resources
Equitable Community ServicesAction ECS-3.1.1: Expand placement of events. Program community events, special programs, festivals, and classes at parks, libraries, and public gathering spaces throughout the city, and especially in disadvantaged communities, either funded by the City or in partnership with community organizations.MediumOngoingCity ManagerRecreation Division (P&R), Library
Equitable Community ServicesAction ECS-5.1.1: Collaborate with life sciences industry: Continue to partner with life science companies and associations to provide South San Francisco Unified School District students with internships, science awards, and upgraded lab equipment. Partner with life science companies to provide job training for current residents through Life Science Associations.MediumOngoingEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)Recreation Division (P&R), Library
Equitable Community ServicesAction ECS-5.2.1: Target placement of programming. Provide youth development programming in neighborhoods with high proportions of young people, especially low-income youth and youth of color.MediumOngoingRecreation Division (P&R)Library
Equitable Community ServicesAction ECS-6.1.1: Maintain community fire stations. Maintain equitable distribution of Fire Stations so that each neighborhood is equally and adequately served.MediumOngoingFireCity Manager
Equitable Community ServicesAction ECS-6.1.3: Strengthen community cohesion through engagement with Police and Fire. Strengthen community cohesion through community engagement efforts to build cross-cultural trust between the Police and Fire Departments and residents of color and low-income residents.HighOngoingPolice
Community Health and Environmental JusticeAction CHEJ-1.1.1: Assist in navigation of health and social services. Recruit and hire promotores who can provide culturally and linguistically responsive navigation to help low-income residents and residents of color learn about, connect to, and navigate healthcare and social services.MediumOngoingCity Manager
Community Health and Environmental JusticeAction CHEJ-1.1.2: County health partnerships. Continue to work with San Mateo County and healthcare service providers to educate residents about existing services throughout the city and encourage them to provide culturally and linguistically competent services. Work with San Mateo County to explore opportunities to improve access to mental health services, especially for youth and young adults.MediumOngoingCity Manager
Community Health and Environmental JusticeAction CHEJ-1.1.3: Offer health literacy programs. Continue to offer programs, collections and outreach initiatives in the libraries, recreation centers, senior centers, and in public schools as educational support for community members seeking information on health and medical needs; partner with the South San Francisco Unified School District, County, and local non-profits in providing these resources.MediumOngoingRecreation Division (P&R)
Community Health and Environmental JusticeAction CHEJ-1.1.4: Partner with SSFUSD to provide school-based health centers. Continue to partner with the South San Francisco Unified School District to promote the flexible use of community spaces (e.g., community centers, libraries, schools) to provide preventive health services for children, youth, and families. Explore opportunities to expand services in neighborhoods with the greatest deficiencies.MediumOngoingCity Manager
Community Health and Environmental JusticeAction CHEJ-3.2.1: Maintain truck route maps to minimize exposure. Maintain an up-to-date truck routes map that minimizes exposures to sensitive land uses. Prohibit the designation of new truck routes on local neighborhood streets in South San Francisco.MediumOngoingEngineering Division (PW)
Community Health and Environmental JusticeAction CHEJ-4.1.1: Maintain map of hazardous sites. Maintain a map and database of contaminated, hazardous waste and substance sites (e.g., Cortese list).MediumOngoingPlanning Division (ECD)
Community Health and Environmental JusticeAction CHEJ-6.1.1: Continue working with San Mateo Fall Prevention Task Force. Continue working with San Mateo Fall Prevention Task Force in creating safer homes for older adults.MediumOngoingBuilding Division (ECD)
Community Health and Environmental JusticeAction CHEJ-6.4.4: Provide services for unhoused families. Work with homeless service providers to prioritize legal help, housing assistance, and other social services for unhoused families in South San Francisco.MediumOngoingEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Community Health and Environmental JusticeAction CHEJ-7.1.1: Provide renter education and assistance. Continue to connect low-income residents to city, county, state, and non-profit resources that provide technical, legal, and financial assistance for renters facing eviction.HighOngoingEconomic Development and Housing Division (ECD)
Community ResilienceAction CP-1.1.1: Update greenhouse gas reduction measures. Regularly (every 3-5 years) refine goals, policies, and actions designed to achieve the greenhouse gas reduction goal.MediumOngoingSustainability (CM)
Community ResilienceAction CR-1.2.1: Continue funding regional sea level rise and flood protection agency. Continue to fund and contribute to the San Mateo County Flood and Sea Level Rise Resiliency District.HighOngoingCity Manager
Community ResilienceAction CR-1.3.1: Participate in the countywide Hazard Mitigation Plan. Actively participate in the San Mateo County Hazard Mitigation Plan maintenance protocols and County-wide initiatives. Adopt the Hazard Mitigation Plan by reference upon update. Update emergency operations plans and protocols to account for regularly updated hazard information.HighOngoingFire
Community ResilienceAction CR-1.3.2: Conduct municipal building and facility sea level rise studies. Conduct site-specific vulnerability assessments of municipal buildings and facilities at risk to sea level rise and flooding, including the Water Quality Control Plant and Oyster Point Marina.HighOngoingWater Quality Control Plant Division (PW)
Community ResilienceAction CR-1.6.5: Maintain evacuation route plans. Maintain and communicate evacuation route plans for businesses and residents.HighOngoingFire
Community ResilienceAction CR-1.7.1: Foster Community Emergency Response Team – Promotores collaboration. Work closely with the promotores program to deepen and expand relationships and partnerships with community members and organizations that serve diverse South San Francisco community members including those who do not speak English as their first language, the Latinx, and faith-based communities. Collaboration can serve to identify needs and solutions and communicate on programs.HighOngoingFire
Community ResilienceAction CR-2.2.1: Pursue shoreline protection for existing and future development. Continue ongoing collaboration with the US Army Corps of Engineers to protect existing and future development by raising levees or seawalls in accordance with the Continuing Authorities Program Study. Implement any future City-prepared sea level rise adaptation plan for the Oyster Point Marina and landfill.HighOngoingEngineering Division (PW)
Community ResilienceAction CR-2.2.2: Use nature-based solutions for ecosystem resilience. Explore nature-based solutions appropriate for the South San Francisco shoreline, particularly at the mouth of Colma Creek, to provide protection for the built environment and ecosystems.MediumOngoingSustainability (CM)
Community ResilienceAction CR-4.1.2: Continually update the Building Code for seismic and other hazard safety. Regularly update the City’s Building Code to incorporate current earthquake standards.HighOngoingBuilding Division (ECD)
Community ResilienceAction CR-4.4.1: Require site-specific soils and geologic reports for projects located in high-hazard areas. On a parcel-by-parcel basis, require that permit applications for projects located within areas susceptible to geologic hazards, as shown on Figure XX, prepare site-specific soils and geologic reports for review and approval by the City Engineer, and incorporation of the recommended actions during construction.HighOngoingPlanning Division (ECD)
Community ResilienceAction CR-7.4.1: Offer educational programing on hazardous materials disposal and pesticides. Continue to offer educational programming on the harmful effects and proper disposal of hazardous materials and pesticides and recommend alternatives that can be used at home and in businesses.MediumOngoingMaintenance and Operations Division (PW)
Climate ProtectionAction CP-1.1.2: Establish greenhouse gas emission thresholds. Establish greenhouse gas (GHG) emission thresholds for use in evaluating non-exempt discretionary project consistent with the California Environmental Quality Act and require projects above that threshold to substantially mitigate all feasible GHG emissions and to reduce emissions below the established thresholds.HighOngoingPlanning Division (ECD)
Climate ProtectionAction CP-1.2.1: Update the community greenhouse gas inventory every five years.MediumOngoingSustainability (CM)
Climate ProtectionAction CP-3.1.1: Incentivize energy efficient new construction. Provide incentives to encourage new construction to exceed California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards outlined in Title 24, Part 6.MediumOngoingPlanning Division (ECD)
Climate ProtectionAction CP-6.1.2: SSF Scavenger partnership. Continue to work with SSF Scavenger to ensure implement waste reduction targets.MediumOngoingMaintenance and Operations Division (PW)
Environmental and Cultural Stewardship (Conservation)Action ES-1.4.1: Manage vegetation at parks and open space for biodiversity. Manage vegetation at parks and open spaces in South San Francisco to support biodiversity by reducing pesticide use, reducing light pollution, reducing non-native species, and planting native species that provide valuable resources for native wildlife and to increase resilience.HighOngoingParks Division (P&R)
Environmental and Cultural Stewardship (Conservation)Action ES-4.1.1: Implement Urban Forest Plan: Implement the City’s Urban Forest Plan.HighOngoingParks Division (P&R)
Environmental and Cultural Stewardship (Conservation)Action ES-7.2.1: Implement the Green Infrastructure Plan. Implement the City’s Green Infrastructure Plan.HighOngoingEngineering Division (PW)
NoiseAction NOI-1.1.1: Enforce Exterior and Interior noise limits. Enforce the standards of Table X – Land Use/Noise Compatibility Matrix, which specify acceptable exterior and interior noise limits for various land uses throughout the city.MediumOngoingBuilding Division (ECD)
NoiseAction NOI-1.1.4: Enforce Noise Insulation Standards. Continue to enforce the noise insulation standards of the State of California Administrative Code, Title 24 and the Uniform Building Code, Chapter 35 for residential development.MediumOngoingBuilding Division (ECD)
NoiseAction NOI-1.2.1: Update Municipal Code section related to the Noise Ordinance. Update the Noise Ordinance in the South San Francisco Municipal Code to establish standards for permissible construction hours, and controls related to other potential nuisances such as music, dogs, special events, and mechanical/sound equipment; and encourage enforcement and penalties for violations of the Noise Ordinance. The update should not interfere with the regular course of business in commercial and industrial zones.
- General Activity Noise Performance Standards: Establish general noise performance standards for the City’s established land use zones.
- Construction Noise. Continue to restrict construction activities to acceptable time periods. Consider constructing temporary sound walls surrounding construction sites during construction.
- Special Event Noise: Allow single-event occurrences at specific sites subject to special permit conditions which alleviate noise to the greatest extent possible. Limit the permissible hours for special single events and the number of special single events that are allowed to take place each year.
MediumOngoingPlanning Division (ECD)