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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Emergency Preparedness classes start this week

Emergency Preparedness Academy

If disaster strikes: Are you prepared? Get Prepared with these three classes offered FREE to older adults in Sunnyside! Disaster can strike at anytime. Being prepare gives you and your love ones a safety net in case of a major disaster.

Community Youth Centers SF CYC in conjunction with the Department of Building Inspection’s Seismic Safety Out-reach Program (SSOP) want to make sure you are prepared.

THESE THREE FREE COURSES will help you: Prepare/Response, Mitigation and Fire Safety, and Basic First Aid and Citizen CPR. Attend two of the three classes and receive a FREE Starter Disaster KIT.

FREE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS TRAINING:

  • DAYS: Wednesdays, Oct. 9, Oct. 16 and Oct. 23
  • TIME: 10:30 to 11:30 AM
  • PLACE: St. Finn Barr Catholic School, 419 Hearst Street (Ask for Olivia)

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SF Examiner: ‘Report: Large parts of SF “not adequately protected” from fires after major earthquake’

Areas impacted by Grand Jury report include parts of District 7. From SF Examiner. Source: https://www.sfexaminer.com/news/report-large-parts-of-sf-not-adequately-protected-from-fires-after-major-earthquake

READ FULL ORIGINAL REPORT HERE. 


Report: Large parts of SF ‘not adequately protected’ from fires after major earthquake

Civil grand jury urges expansion of emergency firefighting water system

JOSHUA SABATINI

Sep. 22, 2019 1:30 a.m.

San Francisco’s high-pressure fire-fighting water system protects some of the densest neighborhoods but large parts of The City are not covered by it, leaving residents “inadequately protected” from blazes after a major earthquake.

A recent civil grand jury report, “Act Now Before It Is Too Late: Aggressively Expand and Enhance Our High-Pressure Emergency Firefighting Water System,” raised the alarm about the lack of coverage for neighborhoods like the Sunset, Richmond and Bayview.

Stephen Garber, who served on the civil grand jury, said that “to have large areas of The City not adequately protected is simply wrong.”

“This is not a new issue. The City has known about it for years. We are not criticizing anybody in the past, but the question is how quickly can we act and what can we do now,” Garber said during Thursday’s Board of Supervisors Government Audit and Oversight Committee hearing on the report.

The Auxiliary Water Supply System, also known as the Emergency Firefighting Water System, dates back to 1913 and was installed in response to the fire following the Great Earthquake of 1906. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission operates the independent system, which delivers water at high pressures, comprising 135 miles of pipeline and 150 cisterns. Continue reading “SF Examiner: ‘Report: Large parts of SF “not adequately protected” from fires after major earthquake’”

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
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June 11: Earthquake Safety Fair

From the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection (DBI):

PROPERTY OWNERS INVITED TO DBI’S ANNUAL EARTHQUAKE SAFETY FAIR
“GET READY FOR THE BIG ONE!”
JUNE 11, 2019 AT 10AM – 4PM

WHAT: San Francisco residents, property and business owners are invited to the Department of Building Inspection’s (DBI) Annual Earthquake Safety Fair on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. This free public event will take place from 10am to 4pm at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove Street, just across from City Hall and easy walking distance from the Civic Center MUNI and BART lines.

Last year, DBI hosted over 80 exhibitors — ranging from contractors, design professionals, financial institutions, government agencies and community partners; provided five informative workshops about building, earthquake and accessible business storefronts; hands-on emergency trainings and brought over 600 attendees to learn and benefit from the all-day building safety event. Continue reading “June 11: Earthquake Safety Fair”