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You are invited: the quarterly meeting of the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association is next Monday. Open to all residents. Agenda below.  Monday Nov 6th, 2017, 7-8:30 pm, at St Finn Barr Auditorium (415 Edna Street at Hearst Ave).

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The speakers and subjects will include:

  • Meet the new captain at the Ingleside Police Station, Jack Hart, a Sunnyside resident;
  • Several representatives from the developer team for Balboa Reservoir Project to talk about what is coming and how you can participate. Bring your questions and concerns;
  • Hear about the greening project on Detroit Street from its organizer, Pam Parker Souza;
  • Supervisor Norman Yee with the latest D7 news;
  • Assembly Member Phil Ting on state-level issues of local interest.

Time to join? Join at the meeting, or click ‘Donate’ button below.

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During the last round, Participatory Budgeting put $120,000 into the pipeline for improved pedestrian safety for Sunnyside.

Now it’s time to begin another round of crafting projects and proposals for the next season of District 7 Participatory Budgeting–the fifth year in Supervisor Norman Yee’s program. This process is open to all D7 residents. The Kick-Off meeting is Wed Nov 1, at Midtown Terrace Clubhouse, 280 Olympia, San Francisco.

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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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There will be a hearing about the new inclusion of groundwater in D7 water supply at the next meeting of the Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee, on Wednesday May 24 at City Hall (Room 263) at 10:30am. At this meeting the SFPUC will make a presentation.  More information about the new groundwater program on the SFPUC website: http://sfwater.org/index.aspx?page=1136

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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.

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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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A chance for you to help bring City money to Sunnyside for projects like pedestrian safety and community art is coming soon. On March 17, 2017 the voting opens on this year’s array of choices. This page is where it will happen: https://sfpbd.sfgov.org/d7/d7_b4vote.html

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SNA President Stephen Martinpinto is on the PB committee, and has helped craft a package of ped safety improvements for the neighborhood that incorporates the requests of numerous local residents. There is a quarter of a million dollars available for ped safety alone, and SNA hopes we can bring some of that money to Sunnyside.

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The New York Times just published a longish article about children and San Francisco, which includes quotes from District 7 Supervisor, Norman Yee.

Read it here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/21/us/san-francisco-children.html. Beyond Chron’s reply: http://www.beyondchron.org/ny-times-whiffs-sfs-lost-children-story/

“Everybody talks about children being our future,” said Norman Yee, a member of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors. “If you have no children around, what’s our future?”

[….] Mr. Yee, the supervisor, is urging his colleagues to hold hearings next month on the issue of children.

“For me it’s part of the fabric of what a city should have,” he said. “It makes us all care more.”

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