Archive for the ‘Meetings’ Category

The Presentation of the Proposals for the Balboa Reservoir Site at Riordan HS on June 10th was a well-attended community meeting with good public engagement–but there are still more opportunities over the next two weeks for you to participate in the public review and comment process, details below image. (Read more about the Balboa Reservoir Project here.)


Presentation of the Proposals for the Balboa Reservoir Site, Archbishop Riordan High School cafeteria, Sat June 10.

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[Rita Evans is a longtime Sunnyside resident and SNA member, having previously held the position of secretary and editor of the Sunnyside News for many years. She is currently a member of the SNA Balboa Reservoir Project committee. This editorial will be published in the upcoming Sunnyside News. ]

Editorial / Let the City Hear Your Voice

The city’s decision to hold just a single meeting for developers’ presentations in June when many neighbors are unable to attend is very problematic. The Balboa Reservoir project will have significant long-term ramifications on several neighborhoods and decisions must include adequate public input.

Although the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee (BRCAC) pushed hard for holding two meetings in August, Mayor Ed Lee’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) has insisted on scheduling just one meeting and having it on Saturday, June 10, right in the heart of graduation and wedding seasons.

It’s hard to see this scheduling decision as anything other than a calculated move by OEWD to intentionally limit public input.      (more…)

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During the April 24th quarterly meeting and the May 13th Balboa Reservoir Project special meeting, SNA surveyed attendees about their particular concerns about the new housing development. Although this survey indicates local concerns about the project, the most important thing residents can do to be heard and participate in the development process is to attend the public review on June 10, or the online follow-up. Details here.

Among the 56 respondents, the top concern was the effect that the project would have on traffic congestion. Parking issues came second, with open space/park space third.


Top Concerns: 1. Traffic congestion 2. Parking issues and impacts 3. Open space/park space. Responses to question: “Please rank your top three concerns about the outcome of the development.”


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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.


Questions? Ask Jarlene Choy, aide to Supervisor Yee :

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From Ingleside Police Station:  The next Ingleside Community meeting will be held at the Gleneagles Golf Course at McLaren Park located at 2100 Sunnydale Avenue on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 7 p.m. There will be light refreshments available to those who come to the meeting. All are welcome to attend.


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Tomorrow, Saturday May 13, SNA is holding a special meeting to offer you information and a chance to ask questions about the Balboa Reservoir Project. The meeting is 10-11am at the Sunnyside Conservatory (236 Monterey Blvd near Baden).

Lisa Spinali, ex-SNA president and current chair of the Community Advisory Committee will be present, as well as representatives from SF Planning Dept to address your concerns.

Then, on Saturday June 10, plans crafted by the three developer finalists will be presented, and the public will have a chance to review and provide feedback. The comment process does not end there — there will be an online portal for feedback, as well as a place to submit written comments. Presentation will be held at 10am, Riordan High School, 175 Phelan Ave. More information here.

The project encompasses housing and public park space. There will be many impacts on the neighborhood, and community input has been a part of the process from the beginning in 2015. In this critical phase, all residents are welcome and encouraged to participate — it is not “too late” to have an impact!


Site of Balboa Reservoir Project, currently used as parking for City College of SF. Image created using OpenStreetMap.


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You are invited: Come to the quarterly meeting of the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association on Monday April 24th. Find out what is happening in Sunnyside — hear from city officials and ask your questions — meet your neighbors in person — become a member of your neighborhood association.

Time and place: Monday April 24th, 7-8:30 pm, at St Finn Barr Auditorium (415 Edna Street at Hearst Ave).

What’s On the Agenda: This is an exciting time for Sunnyside. Our pedestrian safety proposal won the funds to improve our streets during recent Participatory Budgeting — hear details about how this project will go.

There is a very important housing and park development, Balboa Reservoir Project, that will go up just on our south border — hear how you can have an effect on which proposed idea is chosen — and it’s happening soon. A representative from the Planning Dept will be here to present information on the Project.

There will be speakers on the urban beekeeping issue, and the Natural Areas Program, pesticides, tree removal and run-off. A representative from Supervisor Yee’s office will be present.  And there will be time to hear from members about their ideas and concerns.


We welcome all residents of Sunnyside to attend, and membership is open to all residents. We rely on members’ dues to pay our expenses. If you are not a member, you can join that evening. If you need to pay your dues, you can also do that. Or join or renew online (see below or click ‘Membership’ tab at the top).        (more…)

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