Dec 9: Balboa Reservoir community meeting this evening

The Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee meets this evening, Monday Dec 9th, at 6-7:30 PM, Room 140, Multi-Use Building, City College of San Francisco, 55 Frida Kahlo Way. All residents are welcome, and there is time for public comment.

The agenda is here. The Annual Report of the BRCAC will be discussed. The draft report is here. Another version with alternative changes is here. For more links and info, see BR tab at top.

Slide from Draft Presentation for Dec 9, 2019 BRCAC meeting.
Slide from Draft Presentation for Dec 9, 2019 BRCAC meeting.

 

New bike-share stations proposed for Frida Kahlo Way

On December 6th, SFMTA will consider three new Bay Wheels bike-share stations that are near (but not in) Sunnyside, two on Frida Kahlo Way to serve City College and the coming Balboa Reservoir housing development and one on San Jose Avenue at Santa Rosa. Full agenda here.

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Map showing two proposed City College Bay Wheels bike share stations o Frida Kahlo Way. Meeting December 6th 2019. Courtesy Bay Wheels.
Map showing two proposed City College Bay Wheels bike share stations o Frida Kahlo Way. Meeting December 6th 2019. Blue teardrop indicates the station already installed on Judson. Courtesy Bay Wheels.

SNA Quarterly Meeting Summary

Sunnyside Neighborhood Association held its quarterly meeting last night. Here is a summary. Many thanks to our speakers at the final meeting of 2019.

Highlights of the meeting included:

Announcements

  • SNA elections in February, 2020. Please consider running for office!
  • Come to the senior exercise program at St. Finn Barr, Monday and Wednesdays at 9:30am
  • The SNA holiday party will be on Sunday, December 8 at the Sunnyside Conservatory

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Nov 4: SNA Quarterly Meeting

You are invited: the quarterly meeting of the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association is  Monday November 4th, 7-8:30 pm. Open to all residents. Agenda below. Held at St Finn Barr Hall, 415 Edna Street (Hearst).

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The speakers and subjects to include:

  • President’s Welcome and Treasurer’s report;
  • Tom Doudiet, Asst Division Chief (retd) SFFD, on our Auxiliary Water Supply and emergency fire preparedness;
  • Ashley Murray, Liaison from Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, information and Q&A;
  • Detroit Steps update, with Rosaura Valle;
  • Balboa Reservoir project update, with BRCAC representative Amy O’Hair and and SNA BR Committee Chair Jennifer Heggie.
  • The usual raffle, including fresh eggs from President Steve Martinpinto’s chickens for some lucky winner.

Time to join or renew your membership? You can pay dues at the meeting, or click ‘Donate’ button below.

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Balboa Reservoir housing project featured in SF Chronicle

Published today in San Francisco Chronicle: ‘SF residents killed housing at Balboa Reservoir repeatedly. Will they embrace it this time?’

The article by JK Dineen dredges up 1980s history, when ballot initiatives led by City College faculty members defeated previous plans for housing on a portion of the Balboa Reservoir. Without one piece of evidence to support the notion, Dineen speculates about whether there will be a ballot initiative against the present housing plans now, three decades on.

The article fails to acknowledge the role that the late Mayor Ed Lee played in the present plans for housing, park space, retail, and child care on the reservoir site. In 2015, Mayor Lee initiated the chain of events that lead to the current plans. Shortly after that President Norman Yee helped form the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee that has been a part of the public input on the Project for over four years now.

Read the SF Chronicle piece here: https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/SF-residents-killed-housing-at-Balboa-Reservoir-14481281.php

Balboa Reservoir Community Meeting on Monday Sept 30

The Balboa reservoir Community Advisory Committee meets on Monday Sept 30th, 6-8 PM, at City College Multi-Use Building, Room 140, 50 Frida Kahlo Way, San Francisco. Public comment is welcome at these meetings.

The meeting focus is on Transportation. The annual report of the committee will be discussed. View the agenda here: https://sfplanning.org/sites/default/files/agendas/2019-09/balboareservoir_CAC_Agenda_09-30-19.pdf

Read more about the project at the SF Planning Dept: https://sfplanning.org/project/balboa-reservoir

Read more about the project on the SNA website: https://sunnysideassociation.wordpress.com/balboa-reservoir-project/ 

View the whole document from the June meeting here: http://default.sfplanning.org/plans-and-programs/planning-for-the-city/public-sites/balboareservoir/balboareservoir_CAC_CPC_Informational-061319.pdf
View the whole document from the June meeting here: http://default.sfplanning.org/plans-and-programs/planning-for-the-city/public-sites/balboareservoir/balboareservoir_CAC_CPC_Informational-061319.pdf
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.”