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Supervisor Norman Yee called a hearing that took place yesterday about the groundwater issue, which impacts Sunnyside. Article source: SF Examiner http://www.sfexaminer.com/city-hall-flooded-complaints-sfs-new-mixed-drinking-water/.

City Hall flooded with complaints over SF’s new mixed drinking water

(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

By Joshua Sabatini on May 25, 2017 1:00 am

Complaints are flooding City Hall as word spreads that San Francisco’s beloved Hetch Hetchy drinking water is being mixed with less pristine groundwater.

So many, in fact, that Supervisor Norman Yee was compelled to call Wednesday’s hearing to ask the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to address the myriad of concerns, from the safety of the water to the need for the change.

Four wells pulling up water 450 feet below in the West Basin Aquifer are in the testing phase and by summer to early fall, 1 million gallons daily of underground water will go into the system. The plan is to reach 4 million gallons daily by 2020, 15 percent of the water supply delivered to some 60 percent of the water users.

One well, located by Lake Merced, pumped water into the system over two days in April. The other wells will be tested in June and July.

During the two-hour hearing Wednesday, mothers worried about the impacts on their young children, some residents said they felt like guinea pigs and others referred to the added groundwater as contamination. Some are calling on The City to halt the effort altogether.     (more…)

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You are invited: visit with Supervisor Norman Yee during his upcoming Community Office Hours, which will be held on Saturday May 27, at Java on Ocean Coffeehouse (1700 Ocean Ave)  from 10:30 to 12:30 AM.

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Questions? Ask Jarlene Choy, aide to Supervisor Yee : jarlene.choy@sfgov.org

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City government surveys residents every other year, and the 2017 results are out. Read about the survey here: http://sfgov.org/citysurveyDownload the full report here:
http://sfcontroller.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Auditing/2017%20San%20Francisco%20City%20Survey.pdf

News stories on the survey:

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The votes are in from the recent round of District 7 Participatory Budgeting — and the Sunnyside pedestrian safety proposal got a fantastic number of notes — 892 — and came second in its category. As far as we know at this point, that secures the $120,000 needed to make those improvements happen. A big thank-you to all those who took the time to vote.

This is the package of improvements that SNA helped draft, working with Sunnyside Elementary School PTA, Friends of Monterey Boulevard, and other local residents. Congratulations are due all around! Details on what we asked for below.

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[VOTING CLOSED SAT APR 1.]

Your vote counts — help bring City funds our way! The voting is now open for the slate of projects chosen for Participatory Budgeting.  There are many projects and improvements to chose from — read through the whole list carefully.

Visit this page and cast your vote for the projects you think most worthy of being implemented in District 7: https://sfpbd.sfgov.org/d7/vote/  Scroll down to where it says “VOTE.”   Voting is open until Mar 31, 2017.

Full details on the package in this post, below image. The project that most directly affects Sunnyside is in the first section “Pedestrian Safety”. (Also look for a Parklet project for Monterey Blvd.)

Pedestrian Safety Improvements for Sunnyside Streets – Cost: $120,000
These proposed pedestrian safety improvements, including strategic stop signs, marked crosswalks, and other measures to promote visibility, directly address specific danger spots in Sunnyside and will substantially increase the pedestrian safety. These improvements were assembled with the input of local residents and the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association.

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On Friday March 17, 2017, the voting opens for this year’s slate of Participatory Budgeting options. There will be many projects on the slate for District 7.

To vote, please visit here on or after Friday Mar 17, 2017: 
https://sfpbd.sfgov.org/d7/vote/

Sunnyside Neighborhood Association has been working behind the scenes to make sure that there is one budget item that would implement several pedestrian-safety improvements in our neighborhood:

Pedestrian Safety Improvements for Sunnyside Streets – Cost: $120,000
These proposed pedestrian safety improvements, including strategic stop signs, marked crosswalks, and other measures to promote visibility, directly address specific danger spots in Sunnyside and will substantially increase the pedestrian safety. These improvements were assembled with the input of local residents and the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association.

Also on the ballot are local projects that can improve our quality of life. We need your votes to ensure Sunnyside receives funding for those improvements and projects.

Voting is open until March 31, 2017.

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The Balboa Reservoir Project is a very large proposed development that will impact life for residents in Sunnyside (more here). Housing and park space are planned for the now undeveloped land to the west of City College. The Community Advisory Committee (BRCAC) is an unprecedented new aspect of development in San Francisco–and a vital part of deciding what that project will look like going forward. You can be a part of that process–BRCAC meetings are open to all community members.

The next meeting of the Community Advisory Committee is Monday, February 13, 2016. More about the meeting here. It will be held at City College of San Francisco, Multi-Use Building, Room 140, 55 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112. 6:15pm. To contact Committee Chair Lisa Spinali, email  BalResCACChair@gmail.com.

The process for selecting a developer for the site has begun. Here’s the timeline:

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