Adopt-a-Drain: Rain is on its way

SFPUC has a program called Adopt-a-Drain, to help prevent the flooding that can happen when storm-drain grates become blocked with trash and debris. The program was highlighted in a recent item on CurbedSF. Anyone can participate — you can even name your drain!

So far Sunnysiders have so far adopted over 50 of the neighborhood’s storm drains. These neighbors have volunteered to keep the grates tidy which helps avoid local flooding. We have some trouble spots, often along the route of the old creek.

To sign up and adopt your own drain, go to adoptadrain.sfwater.org click>register. (Don’t forget to give your new drain a good name.) The map there shows which drains are claimed.

New this year: SFWater has flagged four Sunnyside storm drains as being in special need of adoption, on Foerster Street at Monterey and Joost.

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Four red-flagged storm drains on Foerster St. Screenshot from Sunnyside on Adopt-a-Drain map. https://adoptadrain.sfwater.org/ Green ones are available for adoption, purples ones are already adopted.

For those Sunnysiders who have already adopted their local storm drain, it’s time to check for debris and tidy it up — the heavy rain on its way later this week can cause flooding when the grates are clogged with trash and leaves. SFWater sends this reminder: Continue reading “Adopt-a-Drain: Rain is on its way”

SFPUC: Sewer rate rise, low-cost garden workshops, free toilets, and more

News from San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.

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Changes to Your Water and Sewer Bill

Over the last year, we have worked with independent analysts to determine that an average 8 percent annual increase in the combined water and sewer bill is needed for us to continue providing dependable, around-the-clock services to our customers.

Beginning July 1, 2018, this four-year water and sewer rate package will go into effect. Use our bill calculator to get a personalized estimate of your monthly bill over the next four years, or call us at 415-551-3000 for more information. Read more: http://sfwater.org/index.aspx?page=128

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No Green Thumb Necessary

We are committed to helping San Franciscans maintain beautiful, water-efficient landscapes, so we are delighted to partner with Garden for the Environment (GFE) to offer the Sustainable Gardening Series.    Continue reading “SFPUC: Sewer rate rise, low-cost garden workshops, free toilets, and more”

Fri & Sat: Balboa Reservoir Community Open House

On Friday April 20th and Saturday April 21st, view the developers’ plans for the Balboa Reservoir, including open space and community amenities. Give your feedback and talk with the design team. Ask questions, talk with neighbors, have refreshments.

  • When: Friday Apr 20, 2-6pm and Saturday Apr 21, 10am-2pm.
  • Where: 1100 Ocean Ave Community Room, off Unity Plaza next to Philz.
  • What: More links about the Balboa Reservoir Project here.
  • PDF Open House flyers for download: ENGLISHSPANISHCHINESE

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Apr 20-21: Balboa Reservoir Open House for public review and comment

On Friday Apr 20 and Saturday Apr 21, the developer team AvalonBay/BRIDGE will host an open house for the public review and comment on the Balboa Reservoir housing project plans.

When: Friday Apr 20, 2-6pm and Saturday Apr 21, 10am-2pm.

Where: 1100 Ocean Ave Community Room, off Unity Plaza next to Philz.

What: More links about the Balboa Reservoir Project here.

From June 2017 presentation.  Larger image

Monday Apr 9: See the plans for Balboa Reservoir housing project

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.  Continue reading “Monday Apr 9: See the plans for Balboa Reservoir housing project”

Feb 12: Balboa Reservoir community meeting

The next meeting of the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee is Monday Feb 12, at City Hall, South Light Court, 6-8pm. The agenda is here. The meeting focus is Fiscal Feasibility. More about the meeting and the CAC here.  All community members are welcome at the meetings.  Socketsite recently published an item on the subject of this meeting here.

The Planning Dept has put out two docs relevant to Monday’s meeting (PDFs):

Review the presentation from the January meeting here. More about the Balboa Reservoir Project here.

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