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The officers of Sunnyside Neighborhood Association enthusiastically encourage all Sunnyside residents to review the proposals for the Balboa Reservoir site and submit your own comments. More about Balboa Reservoir Project at tab at top of this page.

From SF Planning.


Thank you to everyone who has participated in the meetings and the online review of Balboa Reservoir proposals over the last two weeks. This is just a reminder that period for commenting on the developer proposals ends on June 25th, 2017

The video of Saturday’s presentations, printed proposals, and comment forms are all available at

Direct links to comment in: English | Filipino | Español | 中文

中文詢問請電: (415) 575-9010
Para información en Español llamar al: (415) 575-9010
Para sa impormasyon sa Tagalog tumawag sa: (415) 575-9121

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Article today on SFExaminer:

Read more about the Balboa Reservoir Project.

The western portion of the Balboa Reservoir, slated for development, which has been used as CCSF parking for decades. Photo courtesy SF Housing Action Coalition.

The western portion of the Balboa Reservoir, slated for development, which has been used as CCSF parking for decades. Photo courtesy SF Housing Action Coalition.

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Visit to view all three developer proposals.

Information about the Project: click Balboa Reservoir Project tab at the top.

Although parameters have been approved by the BRCAC, the process of finding a developer whose will be accepted has only just begun as of Nov 2016.

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The Presentation of the Proposals for the Balboa Reservoir Site at Riordan HS on June 10th was a well-attended community meeting with good public engagement–but there are still more opportunities over the next two weeks for you to participate in the public review and comment process, details below image. (Read more about the Balboa Reservoir Project here.)


Presentation of the Proposals for the Balboa Reservoir Site, Archbishop Riordan High School cafeteria, Sat June 10.

IMPORTANT DATES       (more…)

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This is the first of three opportunities for community members to give their feedback about the three proposed projects.

To learn more about the project, click the Balboa Reservoir Project tab at the top.

Balboa Reservoir Project poster, June 10, 2017 community meeting

Presentation of Proposals for the Balboa Reservoir, Communiyt Meeting, Saturday, June 10, 2017, 10 am – 1 pm, Archibishop Riordan High School Cafeteria, 175 Phelan Ave, SF CA


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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

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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[Rita Evans is a longtime Sunnyside resident and SNA member, having previously held the position of secretary and editor of the Sunnyside News for many years. She is currently a member of the SNA Balboa Reservoir Project committee. This editorial will be published in the upcoming Sunnyside News. ]

Editorial / Let the City Hear Your Voice

The city’s decision to hold just a single meeting for developers’ presentations in June when many neighbors are unable to attend is very problematic. The Balboa Reservoir project will have significant long-term ramifications on several neighborhoods and decisions must include adequate public input.

Although the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee (BRCAC) pushed hard for holding two meetings in August, Mayor Ed Lee’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) has insisted on scheduling just one meeting and having it on Saturday, June 10, right in the heart of graduation and wedding seasons.

It’s hard to see this scheduling decision as anything other than a calculated move by OEWD to intentionally limit public input.      (more…)

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