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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.

More later!

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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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You can help shape the future of your D7 neighborhood — come to the Participatory Budgeting meeting tomorrow, Saturday Dec 17th. More about the process here. Details on meeting below.

From District 7 Supervisor Norman Yee’s office:

District 7 Residents — I am excited to announce the launch of the 4th year of District 7 Participatory Budgeting!  This year YOU will have the opportunity to apply for and decide on how to allocate $550,000  ($300,000 for General Projects & $250,000 for Pedestrian Safety/Vision Zero)!

Please join me at the upcoming meeting to find out more about Participatory Budgeting,  how to apply and get feedback from departments on your ideas and proposals.

D7 Participatory Budgeting Meeting with Departments

Saturday, December 17th
10:00AM to Noon

Ingleside Presbyterian Church
1345 Ocean Ave (b/t Granada Ave. and Plymouth)

Click here for Flyer and and here for Application. (more…)

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From Supervisor Norman Yee: District 7 Newsletter – Holiday 2016

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Season’s greetings community members!

I hope everyone is enjoying a safe and happy holiday season. I am honored to be re-elected as your District 7 Supervisor. With nearly double the first-choice votes of any other candidate, I am grateful for the opportunity to serve a second term on behalf of San Francisco’s West Side. (more…)

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