Balboa Reservoir Environmental Impact Report now available for public comment

Just published, the draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) for the Balboa Reservoir housing project. Public comment may be submitted until September 23. The SF Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the review on September 12 at 1:00 PM (Room 400, City Hall).

Draft SEIR is available here: https://sfplanning.org/environmental-review-documents There are 13 PDFs with all the appendices, but the second item on the list is the main report, 486 pages (46MB).

Hard copies and CDs may be obtained from the San Francisco Planning Dept Information Counter, 1660 Mission Street, First Floor, San Francisco.

Hard copies and CDs may also be obtained by contacting:
Jeanie Poling, Senior Environmental Planner, SF Planning Dept

Public comment may submitted:

  • By mail (address below)
  • By email to CPC.BalboaReservoir@sfgov.org
  • In person (on paper) at the public hearing before the Planning Commission on Sept 12.
  • In person (by oral comments) at the Planning Commission hearing Sept 12. Check agenda of Commission meeting to see when item is being heard here (after Sept 6).

Address for mailed comments:
Jeanie Poling
Senior Planner, San Francisco Planning Department
1650 Mission Street, Suite 400
San Francisco CA 94103
(415) 575-9072

Following the public comment period, Planning Department staff will review the comments and prepare a responses to comments document. The draft SEIR and the responses to comments document will be the final SEIR. [Anticipated in Spring 2020.] 

To read more about the framework of what the EIR addresses regarding environmental effects, see this document http://sfmea.sfplanning.org/2018-10-10_NOP_Final_clean_signed.pdf

Or this slide presentation: http://default.sfplanning.org/plans-and-programs/planning-for-the-city/public-sites/balboareservoir/balboares_061019_presentation01_EIR.pdf

PHOTO: The Guardsman, City College of San Francisco

Top reviews for City College cuisine at Chef’s Table on campus

Did you know…in Sunnyside’s backyard you can find yourself fine food rating 4.5 stars on Yelp, at Chef’s Tale at the Pierre Coste Room. Weekdays from 11:15 AM to 12:30 PM.

Located in Smith Hall on the Ocean Campus of City College of San Francisco.

Yelp reviews: https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-chefs-table-at-the-pierre-coste-room-san-francisco


Read an article about the culinary dept on KQED.org: https://www.kqed.org/bayareabites/71715/san-franciscos-culinary-scene-is-ripe-with-talent-from-city-college

Free program on Sept 18: Learn about Vial of Life

vial-of-life_2019_09Sunnyside Community Connectors is holding an informational session of the Vial of Life program. Learn about how individuals can have their complete medical information ready in their home for responder personnel to use during an emergency.

This easy-to-use Vial provided crucial medical information when a patient is not able to speak or remember this information. The Vial program is easy to implement and you can do it this to protect yourself in the event of an emergency. More here: http://www.vialoflife.com/how_to_use_the_vial_of_life/

  • Date: Wednesday September 18th
  • Time: 10:30 AM
  • Place: St Finn Barr Hall, 415 Edna Street (Hearst)
  • Questions? Patti Spaniak patti@sfcommunityliving.org


Detroit Steps Project: Cleanup Day On Sept 7

Cleanup Day On September 7th, with More to Come

by Rosaura Valle, Project Lead

It took the hard work of 12 Sunnyside residents over 3 hours to generate over 30 compost bags full of weeds, twigs and organic debris: we removed ivy, fennel and honeysuckle, snipping, pruning, cutting and sawing. Decade old ivy had grown intertwined with the slats of a wooden fence that had long concealed illegal dumping. 

Most of our work focused on bringing to bare ground an area located midway of the Upper Steps which abuts an empty lot protected by a chain link fence. This project was also made possible by the contribution of Brian and Cheyenne, two City College students attending the Intro to Horticulture class during the summer, who contributed their internship hours to the Detroit Steps Project. 

Cheyenne and Brian, two CCSF Horticulture students who are helping transform the landscaping around the Upper and Lower Detroit Steps. 

Continue reading “Detroit Steps Project: Cleanup Day On Sept 7”

Town Hall with State Senator Scott Wiener on Saturday Sept 21

State Senator Scott Wiener will be holding a town hall at Commodore Sloat Elementary School on Saturday September 21st,  12 Noon to 1:30 PM. Tickets are available here:


About this event: An open discussion with State Senator Scott Wiener. Senator Wiener will give updates on his work during this legislative session and give constituents an opportunity to ask questions in an open forum.

Photo by William Wendelman, Golden Gate Xpress

Golden Gate Xpress on Balboa Reservoir: ‘Impact of planned housing apprised’

San Francisco State University’s newspaper the Golden Gate Xpress published a piece on the proposed Balboa Reservoir housing project, ‘Impact of planned housing apprised’.

Read it here: https://goldengatexpress.org/2019/09/11/impact-of-planned-housing-apprised/

“Upon project completion, nearby public transit would face significant delays. Travel times could more than double for nearby Muni buses like the K/T, 29, 43 and 49 during peak hours, according to the DSEIR. Congestion along Lee Avenue could also create potentially hazardous conditions for bikers.

“Yet, despite its warnings, the DSEIR dismisses the most contested factor of the project: parking.”

Free Emergency Preparedness Course for Sunnyside this Fall

From Sunnyside Community Connectors:

If Disasters Strikes: Are you Prepared?

Disaster can strike at anytime. Being prepared gives you and your loved ones a safety net in case of a major disaster. Community Youth Center, SF (CYC) in conjunction on with the Department of Building Inspection’s Seismic Safety Outreach Program (SSOP) want to make sure you are prepared.

We offer 5 preparedness courses:
1. Personal Preparedness
2. Response and Recovery
3. Home Mitigation
4. Fire Safety
5. Basic First Aid and Citizen CPR

Complete all 5 preparedness courses and receive a FREE Disaster Kit!!!

Workshop Schedule: WEDNESDAYS from: 10:30 am — 11:30 am

  1. October 9 — Preparedness and Response & Recovery
  2. October 16 — Mitigation and Fire Safety
  3. October 23 — Basic First Aid and Citizen CPR (Graduation)

Register Today! EMAIL: Olivia oliviafp2014@gmail.com
Sunnyside Community Connectors
Classes held at St Finn Barr Hall, 415 Edna Street, San Francisco CA Continue reading “Free Emergency Preparedness Course for Sunnyside this Fall”