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This post is to provide information to residents of our neighborhood; SNA does not take positions on government legislation.

California State Senator Scott Wiener has introduced legislation, SB827, which proposes to change how housing is built, according to proximity to transit, and provides for exemptions from local building codes. Read the bill here. Text from the bill:

This bill would authorize a transit-rich housing project to receive a transit-rich housing bonus. The bill would define a transit-rich housing project as a residential development project the parcels of which are all within a 1/2 mile radius of a major transit stop or a 1/4 mile radius of a high-quality transit corridor, as those terms are further defined. The bill would exempt a project awarded a housing opportunity bonus from various requirements, including maximum controls on residential density or floor area ratio, minimum automobile parking requirements, design standards that restrict the applicant’s ability to construct the maximum number of units consistent with any applicable building code, and maximum height limitations, as provided.

A recent 48Hills.org article reports on an analysis of this bill recently issued by the San Francisco Planning Dept. Read that here, including a map showing how it applies in SF.

Here is a recent SF Examiner piece: http://www.sfexaminer.com/senate-bill-827-raise-height-limits-throughout-sf-transform-city/ . From that:

“Senate Bill 827, authored by state Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, could allow five- and eight-story buildings to sprout in neighborhoods that traditionally have seen mostly single-family homes and two-unit duplexes.”

Other articles available online by searching on ‘SB 827 housing’.   (more…)

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City College of San Francisco Theatre Department presents:

“Lady Windermere’s Fan”
by Oscar Wilde directed by John Wilk

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The Theatre Department of City College of San Francisco presents Oscar Wilde’s Social Comedy Lady Windermere’s Fan.The play will be performed at City College’s Diego Rivera Theatre.   (more…)

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From the SF Office of the Assessor-Recorder. This popular and well-received forum, to be held again on March 24, provides free help to to SF families in financial planning. 

In March, Assessor Carmen Chu is bringing back by popular demand her Office’s community event to help San Francisco families build their financial futures, the Family Wealth Forum. Often when speaking with community members, Assessor Chu receives questions about estate planning and passing on a family’s most valuable asset, their home.

In response, she created the Family Wealth Forum as a one-stop shop to answer those questions, offering multilingual workshops, one-on-one counseling with experts, and a variety of informative vendors.  We invite you to join us for this free community event on Saturday, March 24th, 2018, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Lincoln High School, 2162 24th Avenue.  For more information and to register, please visit www.sfassessor.org/familywealthforum

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R&J-photo_Sunnyside_2018_03_11Sunnyside Neighborhood Association presents San Francisco Shakespeare Festival’s touring production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ — at the Sunnyside Conservatory on Sunday March 11, 2018. Show at 2pm, followed by Q&A with cast at 3pm.

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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.

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SF Dept of the Environment has a new site with drop-down menus detailing what goes in which bin: https://sfrecycles.org/

There are some new things for the blue bin, like paper milk cartons, coffee cups, soft plastic bags (in a bag) and old textiles. Complete lists at above link and also here: https://www.recology.com/recology-san-francisco/sorting-guides-and-signage/

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From: Ocean Avenue Association 

On Thursday, February 22 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m., the Ocean Avenue Arts Bazaar will take place at Unity Plaza. Local artists and craftspeople will be selling their wares.

If you are interested in selling your arts, crafts, jewelry or other hand-made non-food items, email Anne Trickey of the San Francisco Arts Commission at anne.trickey@sfgov.org .

If you are an Ocean Avenue business or organization and you’d like to participate in the Arts Bazaar, email OAA staff member Neil Ballard at neil.oacbd@gmail.com.

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