From Ingleside Police Station: The next Ingleside Community meeting will be held at the Miraloma Club House located at 350 O’Shaughnessy Blvd on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 7 p.m. There will be light refreshments available to those who come to the meeting. All are welcome to attend.

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Some news about tree care from Friends of the Urban Forest.

The Biophile: Who you gonna call?

As of July 1 the City of San Francisco has taken over responsibility for the care and maintenance of all street trees and repair of tree-related sidewalk damage. But individual tree lovers can still play a role in keeping our urban forest healthy and safe.

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As you walk around the city, you may occasionally notice a sidewalk buckled by tree roots; a broken or unstable branch; a low branch interfering with pedestrians or street traffic; a diseased, dying, or dead tree; a tree basin that’s empty or has a stump where a new tree can be planted; or failing hardware (such as broken stakes) around a young tree. Report it!

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You can call the City’s Bureau of Urban Forestryat 415-554-6700 or email them at urbanforestry@sfdpw.org.

Or you can contact SF311, the City’s customer service department, by calling 311 from any phone that has a number in the 415 area code (otherwise call them at 415-701-2311).  You can also use the SF311 app on any smartphone.  Or go to the “new request” page on their website, scroll to “Tree Maintenance,” and click “Service Request.”

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If you see a problem with a young tree (under about 15’ high) that we planted (you can tell because our logo appears on stickers on the supporting crossbraces), contact the Tree Care Hotline at Friends of the Urban Forest at 415-268-0774 or treecare@fuf.net

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From DPW, In the Works newsletter — including items about street trees and Ocean Avenue.

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SNA has begun the process of demonstrating local interest in having locally focused programming at the Clubhouse at Sunnyside Playground. You can join the effort by signing the petition. Sign the online version here. Or page down for information about signing the paper version.

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The Sunnyside Playground Clubhouse, built in 1972, and refurbished ten years ago. 2017 Photo: Sunnyside Neighborhood Association.

Do you know neighbors or friends who would sign this petition? Please post the link on social media or print out a paper version: Download a PDF of the paper petition here.

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The long-awaited pedestrian-activated beacon was finally installed today on Monterey Boulevard at the Detroit Street crosswalk by city contractor BayAreaLightworks.

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New pedestrian-activated beacon at Detroit Street crosswalk on Monterey Blvd.

Unfortunately the position of the previously-placed pedestrian alert sign blocks the view of the new beacon for some west-bound automobiles. Hopefully SFMTA’s signage workers will correct this problem soon.

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New beacon is located behind “State Law” sign for some westbound cars. and so blocked from view. On Monterey Blvd at Detroit Street crosswalk.

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Now that the selection of the developer for the Balboa Reservoir site has been made, the prospect of the new housing project to the south may be more real for residents here.

Community involvement through the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee (BRCAC) will be an ongoing process, as the developer is called to mitigate the impacts–parking, traffic and public amenities–on Sunnyside and other adjacent neighborhoods. All residents are welcome at the meetings of the BRCAC. The next meeting is Monday October 2nd, 2017.

Meeting details: http://sf-planning.org/balboa-reservoir-cac-meeting-schedule

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Slide from Avalon group developer team. See links for full proposal here: https://sunnysideassociation.wordpress.com/2017/08/23/balboa-reservoir-developer-chosen/ 

The developer for the Balboa Reservoir housing project site has been selected: AvalonBay Communities and BRIDGE Housing, with Mission Housing, Pacific Union Development Company, and Habitat for Humanity of Greater San Francisco.

To see this developer’s plans:

The final plans are likely to differ from these initial proposals. More about the Balboa Reservoir Project in tab at top of page. More at SF Chronicle: http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Winning-team-to-build-Balboa-Reservoir-housing-11951317.php

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