Tuesday News Roundup
DOWNTOWN OAKLAND BART EXPERIENCING 10-MINUTE DELAY DUE TO PROBLEM ON TRACKS
BART is experiencing a 10-minute delay at the Downtown Oakland station for all trains due to a problem on the tracks.
BART reported the delay on Twitter at 7 a.m.
SUPE PROPOSES INDIVIDUAL WATER METERS FOR ALL UNITS IN NEW HOUSING PROJECTS
San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener today announced legislation requiring all new residential buildings to include water submeters for each unit to encourage residents to conserve water.
The legislation, which would apply to all new buildings with two or more residential units, will allow property owners to bill tenants individually for water and make residents more conscious of how much they are using, Wiener said.
“Without this information on a monthly bill, people may not feel the same need to reduce water consumption as they do with electricity, which is already submetered,” Wiener said. “Water is not an endless commodity, and submetering our buildings will give residents crucial information to help conserve this precious resource.”
The legislation, which will be introduced at this afternoon’s Board of Supervisors meeting, also includes tenant protections such as rules for how property owners can bill and how liability is established in the case of leaks or service issues. The bill also includes the right to appeal any disputes about meter readings.
San Diego passed a similar ordinance in 2010, but a bill in the state Legislature with a similar provision failed to win approval last year. State building codes already require submeters for large residential buildings.
The bill is not Wiener’s first effort to increase water conservation. The supervisor has also previously introduced legislation removing the requirement for residents to get a permit before they install greywater recycling systems and requiring new developments of 250,000 square feet or more to use water-recycling systems for non-potable uses.
MAN INJURED IN MISSION DISTRICT DRIVE-BY SHOOTING
A man was shot in the stomach during a drive-by shooting in San Francisco’s Mission District on Monday night, police said.
The 29-year-old victim was shot after he stepped outside of a home in the 1100 block of South Van Ness Avenue just before 11 p.m., police said.
The suspects, described as a male and female in their late teens or early 20s, drove by in a white vehicle and fired numerous shots, hitting the victim in the abdomen.
He was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive his injuries, police said.
No arrest had been reported in the shooting as of this morning.