June 9: Special SNA Senior Transportation Meeting

SNA is holding a special online meeting focused on current transportation options for seniors and people with disabilities.

  • Tuesday June 9th, 5-6 PM, via Zoom. Meeting link will be posted here the day of the meeting.

The meeting includes a short presentation by Cathy DeLuca of Community Living Campaign (CLC) followed by a question-and-answer time. Cathy has been working for safe streets in the city for many years, and is now bringing her knowledge and passion to CLC in service of seniors. Hosted by SNA President Kenneth Hollenbeck. CLC is the organization behind Sunnyside Community Connectors. More about the meeting:

How to Get Around During COVID-19 for Seniors and People with Disabilities

Getting around San Francisco is challenging for seniors and people with disabilities in the best of times, but during the COVID crisis, it’s hard to keep track of what the options are. Join Cathy DeLuca from Community Living Campaign to hear the latest about all your transportation options, including Muni, the Essential Trip Card program, Paratransit, and more!

Balboa Reservoir housing project clears Planning Commission

Last Thursday, The SF Planning Commission approved the Balboa Reservoir Project, the housing development planned for the 17-acre site between Ocean Ave, City College, Riordan High School and Westwood Park currently used for CCSF parking.

The rest of the approval process includes: a hearing at the board of the SF Municipal Transportation Agency, then the SF Public Utilities Commission, and finally the Board of Supervisors, likely in late summer. The first housing will be begun in 2022, with the project finish anticipated in 2028.

From the SF Examiner [source: https://www.sfexaminer.com/news/planning-commission-greenlights-1100-unit-balboa-reservoir-project/ ]

Planning Commission greenlights 1,100 unit Balboa Reservoir project

Development near CCSF expected to include 50 percent below-market rate units

IDA MOJADAD May. 28, 2020 6:45 p.m.

The Balboa Reservoir project, expected to bring 1,100 units to a City-owned parking lot near City College of San Francisco, received key approvals Thursday.

The San Francisco Planning Commission unanimously approved the mixed-use project’s environmental review and agreement with a private developer, and recommended that the Board of Supervisors rezone the 17.6-acre area. Continue reading “Balboa Reservoir housing project clears Planning Commission”

‘Sunnyside Sequestered’: Issue 5

Another issue of ‘Sunnyside Sequestered’ — art, poetry, science and heartfelt writing by the district’s staying-at-home kids:  https://www.flipsnack.com/995EAD9C5A8/sunnyside-sequestered-issue-5/full-view.html


This issue includes artwork by Wilhelmina Hollenbeck, daughter of SNA President Kenneth Hollenbeck.

Back Issues:

Balboa Reservoir community meeting and related news

The next meeting of the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee [BRCAC] will take place online on Monday May 18th (6-8 PM). The The meeting agenda is here.  More about the BRCAC here.

Agenda Items:

  • Review of Upcoming Schedule and Approval Process
  • Overview of the Development Agreement community benefits

Here are the instructions to join the Virtual CAC meeting:

Join Zoom Meetinghttps://avalonbay.zoom.us/j/91969648584?pwd=anQ3MXQrQzA4VGxoMjl2WmF3VXVRUT09

Meeting ID: 919 6964 8584 Password: 143551 One tap mobile +16699009128,,91969648584#,,1#,143551# US (San Jose)

Public Comment during Zoom: The raise hand feature will be used to manage public comment.  (For phone users: press *9 to raise hand & Press *6 to mute/unmute)

Note that you will be automatically muted. For your privacy, you may wish to join via audio.  If you choose to turn your camera on, we recommend that you are mindful of your background.

Office Hours  Continue reading “Balboa Reservoir community meeting and related news”

New business rules in effect Monday

As of Monday May 18, the City will allow retail businesses to operate curb-side pickup service if they obey a set of detailed regulations. Associated manufacturers and suppliers are also included. The regulations include extensive requirements for keeping employees and customers safe while conducting transactions.

This change includes only retail businesses, and not personal service providers–so Sunnyside’s hair salons, barbers, nail salons, spas, eyelash salons, and the like will remain closed for now. Read about Sunnyside’s restaurants that are currently doing business here.

Here is the City’s full order in effect Monday May 18: https://www.sfdph.org/dph/alerts/files/Summary-of-Operating-Conditions-for-Curbside-Retail-051420.pdf

Here is a article in the SF Examiner about the change: “SF drafts guidelines for most retail businesses to open for curbside sales Monday”

Here’s a piece in SF Weekly about the process of Covid19-related decision-making by City government: “What’s the Plan for Reopening SF? Answers in Short Supply”  





No petition required now: Traffic Calming for your block

New! Take advantage of Covid-19-related changes to the SFMTA traffic calming program to get speed humps on your block without the usual petition and signature requirements.


UPDATE FOR APPLICANTS: Applications for the Fiscal Year 2020/2021 Traffic Calming Program are due by June 30, 2020.

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, the SFMTA is waiving the petition/signature requirement for the remainder of this application period. Please submit your completed Traffic Calming Request Form by the deadline and remember a petition is not required for applications submitted from May 4, 2020 through June 30, 2020. All applications for the FY2020/2021 Traffic Calming Program Cycle, including those submitted without a petition as provided above, will follow the same standard evaluation process.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND LINKS TO THE APPLICATIONS IN ENGLISH, SPANISH, AND CHINESE.  Continue reading “No petition required now: Traffic Calming for your block”