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If you haven’t voted yet in Participatory Budgeting, please do it today. These are local projects designed for your neighborhood, by your neighbors (see Sunnyside’s list below)—but they don’t get funded without your vote. Voting season is open until midnight, Saturday Apr 14. All District 7 residents can vote. (Don’t know if you are D7? See map.)

Four projects were developed by Sunnyside residents, and will have a direct impact on our neighborhood–but only if they get enough votes. We did it last year, we can do it again. Please Vote for Sunnyside!  

 The short list of Sunnyside projects to vote for (details follow):

  • Judson Ave. Traffic Calming
  • Mangels-Foerster Crosswalk
  • Sunnyside Park Plaza activation
  • Sunnyside Elementary Playground
  • Vision Zero / Pedestrian Safety

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Source: SF Examiner


Phelan Avenue viewed from Flood Ave in Sunnyside. Photo: Sunnyside Neighborhood Association

SF Examiner: Phelan Avenue to be renamed Frida Kahlo Way after public vote

By Laura Waxmann on April 4, 2018 11:00 am


A man crosses Phelan Avenue near the City College of San Francisco Ocean campus on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. CCSF and The City are planning to rename Phelan Avenue to Frida Kahlo Way. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

After a public vote that included City College of San Francisco and the surrounding neighborhood, Phelan Avenue’s contentious name will be replaced with that of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.

The name change is an effort to strip away the legacy of former San Francisco Mayor James Duval Phelan from street signs in the area. Apart from his generous contribution to the arts, Phelan is remembered for anti-immigrant policies and racist election slogans in the early 1900s.  (more…)

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ParticipatoryBudgeting2018_SocialMediaImages_bannerParticipatory Budgeting voting season is here: From April 1 to April 14, all District 7 residents can vote on which community-initiated projects to fund. (D7 Map.) Your vote is the critical for bringing money to our neighborhood for projects designed by your neighbors! Please take a moment and vote here:

Four projects were developed by Sunnyside residents, and will have a direct impact on our neighborhood–but only if they get enough votes. Vote for Sunnyside!  (more…)

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The next meeting of the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee is Monday Apr 9, 6pm, at the CCSF Multi-Use Building. The developer team AvalonBay/BRIDGE will show their plan for the 17-acre site, along with several options for various aspects. Now that the City has approved the Fiscal Feasibility Report, this site plan, if accepted, will begin the environmental review process.

The project site is located west of Phelan Ave and north of Ocean Ave. All residents are welcome at the BRCAC meetings. There is an open public comment period.

  • Review previous meetings, including minutes and presentations, here.
  • Read an archive of posts about the Balboa Reservoir Project on this site here. 
  • Other related links can be found at the Balboa Reservoir tab at the top of this page.

Slide from AvalonBay/BRIDGE presentation of their June 2017 proposal for the Balboa Reservoir site.


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From SFMTA, an update about the work they are doing regarding pedestrian safety upgrades on Sunnyside streets. Read the previous update from SFMTA here.

From SFMTA Engineer Philip Louie:

We have been working on the list of Sunnyside area traffic and safety improvements that were listed in the participatory budget application. As part of the safety improvements, we recommend “daylighting” the intersections which pulls back parked vehicles from the intersection by installing a short red zone between the stop line and parked car. This increases the visibility of pedestrians for drivers as they approach the intersection. This can affect parking in the area, and the streets you requested increased safety on are no different.

We are now presenting you with our recommended places where additional daylighting would be beneficial to increasing safety. Most of the red zones will be pushing the cars back from the intersection to increase visibility. For example, on Monterey, we recommend extending the red zones between the yield triangles and the crosswalk at Colon, Valdez and Hazelwood in the westbound direction. This will be an additional 15 feet of red zone which is less than the length of a parking space. However, there are several parking spaces that we recommend removing: three on Hearst, two on Congo, five on Monterey.    (more…)

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Phelan Avenue is home to several Sunnyside and Westwood Park houses, as well as SF City College.


Phelan Avenue viewed from Flood Ave in Sunnyside. Photo: Sunnyside Neighborhood Association

Source for article below: SF Examiner  Related article on SFWeekly:

Phelan Avenue poised to lose name over racist legacy

By Laura Waxmann on February 25, 2018 1:00 am

The name of former San Francisco Mayor James Duval Phelan could soon be erased from street signs near City College of San Francisco as part of a movement to remove monuments to historic figures now considered racist.

Over the next two weeks, community members and stakeholders including City College will get a chance to vote on potential new names for Phelan Avenue as part of an effort spearheaded by Supervisor Norman Yee.

Yee said that he learned about the Phelan family legacy a few years ago, including the “anti-immigrant policies” of the younger Phelan. A patron of the arts and music and a former U.S. Senator, Phelan is also remembered for opposing Asian immigration and for using the slogan “Keep California White” during his senatorial re-election campaign.    (more…)

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From Ocean Avenue Association.

Thursday, February 22, 2:00–6:00 p.m. Tomorrow is the Ocean Avenue Arts Bazaar at Unity Plaza from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Shop for handmade items from local artists, and enjoy live music.

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