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The developer team will be showing their plans for the Balboa Reservoir housing project at the next meeting of the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee on Monday Apr 9, 6-8pm, at the CCSF Multi-Use Building. This community meeting offers an opportunity not only for local residents to see the plans, but to comment on them.

Now that the City has approved the Fiscal Feasibility Report, the plan presented at this meeting will be closer to the final version. Then it goes into the environmental review process. Community input is a part of the process now and into the coming months.  (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: http://sfpbd.sfgov.org/district/7/vote

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!


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

  1. Judson Traffic Calming
  2. Mangels-Foerster Crosswalk
  3. Sunnyside Park Plaza activiation
  4. Sunnyside Elementary Playground 

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From SF Planning, regarding upcoming Balboa Reservoir Project events.

We would like to remind you that the next Balboa Reservoir CAC Meeting will be held on Monday, April 9th, 6pm at the City College Multi-Use Building, room 140. The development team will be providing updates based on feedback heard to date. The agenda (PDF).

We would also like to announce that on April 20 and 21, the development team will be hosting open house events in the neighborhood. Community members will have the opportunity to learn more about and offer feedback on the housing, open space, and public amenities in the development team’s refined base case plan. The open houses will take place Friday, April 20 from 2-6pm and Saturday April 21 from 10am-2pmat the 1100 Ocean Ave Community Room (in front of Unity Plaza right next to Philz Coffee).  (more…)

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Two new cameras were being installed today on streetlight posts at the Monterey/Circular/I-280 intersection—not for speed enforcement, but to improve the sensing system that determines traffic-light timing.

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Monterey Blvd at Circular Ave, near I-280 freeway entrance. Photo: Sunnyside Neighborhood Assn.

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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.
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Slide from AvalonBay/BRIDGE presentation of their June 2017 proposal for the Balboa Reservoir site. http://sfwater.org/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=10884

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From SFMTA: Some opportunities for your feedback, as SF Municipal Transportation Agency plans its budget for 2019-2020. 
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The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency manages the city’s surface transportation system, including Muni, parking and traffic, bicycling, walking and taxis.  Every day, over one million people rely on us to ensure safe and reliable mobility throughout the city.

As we develop our Operating and Capital Budgets for Fiscal Years 2019 and 2020, please join us and make sure that your voice is heard at a series of public meetings.  This is your opportunity to learn more about what we do and provide feedback on a variety of programs and projects.


Public In-Person Meetings Co-hosted with Senior Disability Action (SDA)

Friday, March 02, 1:00 – 4:00 PM

SF Public Library Main Branch, Latino Room at Lower Level, 100 Larkin Street


Online Budget Townhall Meeting

Wednesday, March 07, 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Stream live at sfmta.com/budget


Board of Directors Meetings

Tuesday, March 06, 1:00 PM

Tuesday, March 20, 1:00 PM

City Hall, Room 400, 1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place


For free interpretation services, submit your request 48 hours in advance to 415.701.4387.

How We Will Use Your Feedback

All incoming public feedback via the live-stream meeting, public meetings and emails will be sorted and analyzed.  The information will be incorporated into the operating and capital budget documents and transmitted to the SFMTA Board as required by the City Charter.  The Board then reviews the proposed operating and capital budget in public hearings on March 6 and March 20.  The budget is formally adopted by the vote on SFMTA Board of Directors on April 3 or April 17.  Any changes to the proposed budget, as considered and approved by the Board during budget hearings, are included in the Approved Budget document.

If you are unable to attend the meetings, you can email questions or comments tosfmtabudget@sfmta.com or contact 311.

Contact Information

U.S. Mail: SFMTA Board of Directors, One South Van Ness Avenue, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103

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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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