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Friday, May 22, 2015

Making a Difference in our Community

Chris Waddling, atop San Bruno Mountain
Along with working hard at the Palou Community Garden, acting as the D10 representative and Chair of the SFCTA-CAC, and as the chair of the Portola Neighborhood Association, D10Watch's founder, Chris Waddling, has been spending the past year training for next weekend's AIDS/LifeCycle, a seven-day, 545 mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Early Sunday morning, May 31, he will join 2500 other cyclists and 1500 volunteer roadies at the Cow Palace on a journey of a lifetime. As much as this event is about biking great distances, the real core of it is the need to fund HIV/AIDS services in San Francisco.

Please consider finding out more about the work that the SF AIDS Foundation does to help those in need in San Francisco, and please support Chris' fundraising efforts at http://tofighthiv.org/goto/waddling

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

BRITE Business Alliance

The first general meeting of the new business organization in Bayview, the BRITE Business Alliance (www.bbasf.org) will take place on Thursday, May 28, 3-5pm, at the Bayview Library Meeting Room. Over the next 20 years, as our neighborhood’s housing stock grows by 30% and our population doubles, how can we all work together with City Hall and City agencies to make it easier for your business to grow? To ease the permit process? To ensure public safety and increase customer traffic? We formed the BRITE Business Alliance to work on these issues together.  We also want you to share what’s worked for you! 
We’d love for you to join us on Thursday, May 28, for our first General Meeting at the Bayview Library, 3-5pm. 
        Meet neighborhood business owners actively working on issues of interest to you       Advocate for more favorable permit, planning, and building regulations       Discover latest development plans for Candlestick, Hunters Point, Gilman Street       Lobby for your business and your desired changes at the City level       Add your voice to needed labor, wage, and business tax reforms 
Evergood Sausages, Speakeasy, Pet Camp, McKenzie Warehouse, Laughing Monk Brewing, My Team SF Realty, HC&M Commercial, Anresco/Microtracers, and Airbnb are already BBA members.  General membership is $125 and Associate membership is $300 (over 100 employees globally).

Friday, May 1, 2015

Palou Ave Streetscape Improvement Project Meeting #2

Come and comment on the preliminary designs at DPW's second community meeting:

Wed, May 13, 2015
Bayview/Linda Brooks-Burton Branch Library
Community Meeting Room
5075 3rd Street.

The Palou Avenue Streetscape Improvement Project (http://sfpublicworks.org/palou) extends the entire length of the street, from Barneveld Avenue to Crisp Road, in the city’s Bayview district. Palou Avenue serves as a local commercial district for the surrounding residential neighborhood. The 1.7-mile stretch of roadway flows through many communities in the Bayview, each with a distinct character. The corridor, largely residential, runs from an industrial corridor at the west end to the Hunters Point Shipyard to the east. The renovation will provide a safer and more inviting environment for pedestrians, motorists and transit riders.

Participatory Budgeting Results for D10

$130,000 for security cameras and increased policing, plus $75,000 for three youth programs.
Security cameras on Bayshore Boulevard
Installation of four security cameras on Bayshore Boulevard between Arleta Avenue to Sunnydale Avenue. 
Security cameras on Leland Avenue $20,000
Installation of four security cameras on Leland Avenue from Bayshore Boulevard to Rey Street. 
Youth Escorting Seniors to Health and Wellness Services Pilot Program$25,000
A summer pilot program to provide part-time employment for youth escorting seniors from their homes to their daily health and/or wellness services. 
Security Cameras at John King Senior Center$25,000Installation of up to five security cameras at John King Senior Center at 500 Raymond Avenue 
Increased Police Patrol $25,000 Increased police patrol by one officer for five hours per week for one year in District 10. 
Increased Plainclothes Police Patrol $25,000Increase plainclothes police patrol teams 17 times for one year in District 10. 
Security Cameras in Bayview and Potrero Hill$15,000 Installation of three security cameras at 3rd Street & Oakdale Avenue, 16th & Utah Streets, and 16th & Vermont Streets. 
Project No One Left Behind$25,000Educational Support for youth living in public housing in District 10. Services will include development of action plans for individual students to provide regular support for increased attendance, and improved behavior and academic performance. 
Bayview Clean-Up$25,000Three month program to support youth from District 10, including the Westbrook and Sunnydale Housing Developments to provide community beautification by removing debris and graffiti. This program would teach participants about environmental safety and cleanliness.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Hairball Design and Alemany Transportation Study to Begin Soon

At Wednesday evening's SFCTA-CAC meeting, SFMTA presented a funding request to do design work on three sections of the Bayshore-Cesar Chavez-Potrero Ave-US101 "Hairball" plus an overall lighting improvement design.

The three segments chosen - F, G, and N - include the eastbound approach to the Hairball from Cesar Chavez (F and G) plus the segment between Marin St and Jerrold Ave on Bayshore where there is currently only a northbound bike lane, forcing southbound bikes to either travel against traffic for a block on the street or to take to the sidewalk.

The funds being used for this design work are coming from the SFCTA's Neighborhood Transportation Improvement Program, which provides $100000 from the half-cent Prop K sales tax revenue to each of the eleven supervisorial districts for both planning and capital improvements. Supervisors seek input from community organizations to come up with projects that can be funded through the NTIP program. As the D10 representative on the SFCTA-CAC, I have been working with Supervisor Cohen's office to get this the attention it deserves, so I'm extremely pleased that it's moving forward. Upon SFCTA board approval, this will be the first NTIP capital project to be funded. Design work is slated to be completed by summer, 2016.

In a related development, the the Portola Neighborhood Association (PNA) is working with SFCTA, Supervisor Campos, and other stakeholders to begin a study at the Alemany Maze. It is set to see a similar influx of NTIP planning funds to study pedestrian and bicycle safety and accessibility as part of the City's Vision Zero mandate. As Chair of the PNA, this is another project that I've pushed for and am pleased to see it being given attention.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Participatory Budgeting

Participatory Budgeting is a public process for residents of San Francisco to recommend and vote on how some public funds in the participating districts are budgeted. Residents of participating districts who are 16 years old and older have the opportunity to develop, propose, and vote on onetime services or projects.

Vote at http://sfpbd10.sfgov.org

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Streatfoodfest at Pier 70

From http://www.sfstreetfoodfest.com/

The Bay Area’s annual celebration of local food and drink, community, and entrepreneurship, will be taking place this summer, August 15 and 16 at Pier 70. 

Come out for the best food, drink and music the Bay Area has to offer. 

After being held in the Mission District for the past six years, the 2015 SFSFF is moving to the Dogpatch and historic Pier 70 to accommodate the festival’s growing popularity and fan base.

A limited amount of early bird passports are available for purchase here https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/808371