Supervisor Yee introduces Balboa Reservoir legislation at SF Board of Supervisors

Yesterday at the weekly meeting of the SF Board of Supervisors, President and D7 Supervisor Norman Yee introduced three pieces of legislation that advance the approval process for the Balboa Reservoir housing project. The 17- acre project site is located just south of Sunnyside, between Frida Kahlo Way, Ocean Ave, Westwood Park, and Riordan High School. Plans include a two-acre park and 1100 units of housing, of which half will be affordable.

One of the three items will extend the charter of the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee (BRCAC), which had been scheduled to sunset in March of this year. Supervisor Yee’s involvement with the Balboa Reservoir began with him establishing the BRCAC in 2015, in conjunction with SNA. Lisa Spinali, SNA President then, was instrumental in the process and became the first chair of the committee and Sunnyside’s first representative.

The BRCAC is a forum for community concerns about the housing project, and has been afforded a great deal of logistical and technical support by the Planning Dept and the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, the two City agencies overseeing the Balboa Reservoir project. The legislation extends the sunset date for the BRCAC to July 1, 2021, so the committee will continue to be a conduit for neighborhood concerns about the development and its process.

The other two items of legislation introduced by Supervisor Yee are the Special Use District (SUD) and the Development Agreement (DA). The Special Use District rezones the 17-acre property, which is currently publicly owned by the SFPUC. The Development Agreement details the agreement between the City and the Reservoir Community Partners, the group of developers chosen for the site, including AvalonBay, BRIDGE, Mission Housing, and Habitat for Humanity.

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Newsletter from D7 Supervisor Norman Yee

Yee_newsletter_2020_04_04April 4, 2020

I hope that this message finds you and your loved ones well and safe. I’ve been reaching out each week to provide updates on COVID-19 response efforts, helpful resources, and information about how we can all help keep ourselves and each other safe. I want to make sure that everyone feels supported as we all navigate through this very challenging time, and I will continue to share these updates in the weeks ahead.

I have been with my staff at the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) downtown since the center opened on March 18th. Multiple city departments, including the Department of Public Health and the Department of Emergency Management, are co-located there in order to keep communications and our citywide COVID-19 response moving as efficiently as possible. We have been advocating for hotel rooms for first responders, especially our front line workers such as our doctors and nurses, childcare providers, grocery store workers, police officers who are providing essential and life-saving services, some at great risk to themselves and their families. We’ve also been pushing to put relief in place for small businesses and tenants as well as property owners and landlords. Testing every single staff person at Laguna Honda Hospital who might be at risk and also expanding testing to all patients that might warrant it, has also been a priority as testing capacity ramps up citywide. These are only some of the actions that we have been moving forward while at the EOC.

As always, please feel free to reach out to my office during this time – we are here to help.



In this newsletter you will find information about:

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District 7 Call for Volunteers

From the office of District 7 Supervisor Norman Yee:

District 7 Call for Volunteers: Senior Outreach Society (SOS)

Interested in lending a hand, and joining an easy and safe effort to respond to the COVID-19 epidemic?

Join the District 7 Senior Outreach Society (“SOS”) Team!

As a Senior Outreach Society or SOS team member, you will call seniors in our district and see if they are safe and doing well sheltering at home.

Some folks might have a need for help and you’ll be able to connect them with the aid that they need, such as medication deliveries. Other folks who have been sheltering in place just need to hear and speak to a friendly neighbor.

It’s easy to volunteer and we are holding free trainings and on-going support! We will get through this together and you can make this time easier for a lot of folks by volunteering your time and friendly voice.

To sign up as a volunteer: 

Questions? Contact


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update from Supervisor Norman Yee

March 27, 2020
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
This is a difficult time for our city, and I want to thank everyone for doing their part by continuing to follow the shelter-in-place order.  By following the local local shelter-in-place order, staying home, and practicing social distancing we can protect one another and save lives.Though our lives have changed in ways that we couldn’t have imagined just weeks ago, I have also been inspired by the incredible leadership of District 7 neighborhood associations that have stepped up to outreach to our senior and vulnerable residents. While Resilient Miraloma Park, West Portal, METNA, Lakeside 1, and Community Connectors have already began outreaching and activated their members, my office is working to support and engage our other neighborhood associations to leverage relationships in their communities so that those who may want or need support know that it is available. I want to ensure that everyone in District 7 is made aware of available resources and we unite as a community to help one another.We have weathered hard times as a city before, and we will all get through this by supporting one another. Please know that you can reach out to my office during this challenging time – we are all here to help.Sincerely,


In this newsletter you will find information about: [page down to view topics] 

  • How to Report COVID-19 Xenophobia
  • Tenant & Homeowner Resources
  • Employee & Business Resources
  • Healthcare: Covered California Special Enrollment Period
  • SFUSD School Extended Closures & Free Meals During School Closures
  • Parks & Open Spaces
  • SFMTA-Muni Service Changes
  • Resources & Activities for Seniors
  • Mental Health Services
  • How You Can Help – Volunteer or Donate

We are all empowered when we have access to accurate information, so I want to make sure you know that you can get information about accessing resources and services here:

Sign-Up For City Alerts: 

The Department of Emergency Management has established a system to update you by phone, via text message, which you can initiate by texting COVID19SF to 888-777.

For Updated Information About Resources, Announcements, and News Visit: 

City and County of San Francisco’s COVID-19 Website
State of California’s COVID-19 Website

Should I call 3-1-1 or 9-1-1 about COVID-19?

For all non-emergency services or questions related to COVID-19, call 3-1-1 or visit

For a police, fire, medical, or other emergency, call 9-1-1.

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