SAN FRANCISCO— Earlier this year, Supervisor Yee introduced an ordinance to establish a Community Advisory Committee to serve as a central body to facilitate public feedback on proposed projects for the Balboa Reservoir. The Balboa Reservoir, a 17-acre site located on Phelan Avenue that is owned by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, is being assessed for potential housing and open space developments. The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the ordinance.
The proposed Community Advisory Committee consists of 9 members jointly appointed by the Mayor and Supervisor Norman Yee, the District 7 Supervisor. At least 6 of the members are residents, business owners, or representatives from educational institutions from neighborhoods directly impacted by the site. The appointments of the new members are as follows:
|Seat 1||Lisa Spinali
President, Sunnyside Neighborhood Association
|Shall be held by the President of the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association or his or her designee.|
|Seat 2||Kate Favetti, President, Westwood Park Neighborhood Association||Shall be held by the President of the Westwood Park Neighborhood Association or his or her designee.|
|Seat 3||Maria Picar, resident and community member of OMI neighborhood.||Shall be held by a resident of the OMI (Oceanview-Merced-Ingleside) neighborhood, appointed by the Supervisor for District 7|
|Seat 4||Brigitte Davila, Trustee, City College Board of Trustees
|Shall be held by an employee or trustee of City College of San Francisco, appointed by the Supervisor for District 7.|
|Seat 5||Robert Muehlbauer, Chair, Balboa Park Station CAC
|Shall be held by a member of the Balboa Park Station Community Advisory Committee, appointed the Supervisor for District 7. If the Balboa Park Station Community Advisory Committee sunsets before the Advisory Committee, then Seat 5 shall be held by a member of the general public resident of District 7 or by a person who owns a business located in District 7, appointed by the Supervisor for District 7.|
|Seat 6||Howard Chung, property owner, member of the Ocean Avenue Association Board of Directors||Shall be held by a person who owns a business located on Ocean A venue in District 7 appointed by the Mayor.|
|Seat 7||Rebecca Lee, member of SFPUC Citizens Advisory Committee||Shall be held by a member of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Citizens Advisory Committee, appointed by the Mayor.|
|Seat 8||Christine Godinez, Lick-Wilmerding High School||Shall be at-large seat, appointed by the Mayor.|
|Seat 9||Jonathan Winston, member of Sunnyside Neighborhood Association, Friends of Monterey Boulevard, SF Bike Coalition. Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee||Shall be at-large seat, appointed by the Mayor.|
“I am eager to finally have the Community Advisory Committee fully formed and feel confident that this diverse cross-section of community members will enable a transparent process to ensure that ideas for the Balboa Reservoir site best fit the needs and desires of the surrounding neighborhoods,” states Supervisor Norman Yee.