Monday Nov 5: SNA Quarterly Meeting

You are invited: the quarterly meeting of the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association is next Monday. Open to all residents. Agenda below.  Monday Nov 5, 2018, 7-8:30 pm, at St Finn Barr auditorium, 415 Edna Street (Hearst Ave).

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The speakers and subjects will include:

  • Phillip Pierce, SFMTA liaison – bring your street and transit questions.
  • Participatory Budgeting: new Sunnyside projects – bring your ideas
  • Update on the Balboa Reservoir Project from the BR Committee
  • News about upcoming Holiday Party – musicians needed!
  • Other items and the usual raffle

Time to join or renew your membership? You can pay dues at the meeting, or click ‘Donate’ button below.

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Another season of Participatory Budgeting set to begin

The 2018-2019 season of District 7 Participatory Budgeting will kick off at a meeting on Thursday November 1, 2018, at Midtown Terrace Clubhouse (280 Olympia) 6:30-8pm.

Have an idea but don’t know how to craft your proposal? On Nov 17 there is a Project Workshop, where you can get the benefit of experienced help to assist you. Details below, followed by a list of all winning projects for the last six years of Participatory Budgeting in District 7

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Balboa Reservoir update: slides from Oct 15 BRCAC meeting

At the Oct 15th Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee meeting, the presentation given included two elements: an update about the coming Environmental Review scoping meeting on Oct 30th, and an update about the proposed plan for the site.

Read more about the Environmental Review meeting here, including how to give feedback about what options are to be studied.

The entire Oct 15th BRCAC presentation can be seen here (PDF).

Below are selected slides from the developer (AvalonBay/BRIDGE) presentation about the current state of the plan for housing and park space. In particular, in response to neighborhood feed back about the first design for the park, they have changed the orientation to reduce the wind that the open space would be subject to.

Images include simulations blocking out the approximate size and location of the buildings, and what they would look like from various viewpoints nearby–including the planned City College Performing Arts Education Center on the Upper Reservoir.

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Slide from Oct 15 BRCAC meeting. View presentation here.  

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Ocean Ave Assn Community Benefit District report

The Ocean Avenue Association Community Benefit District (CBD) has published its 2017-2018 annual report, available here. Highlights include:Ocean-ave-logo

  • Advocating for better landscaping and ped/bike safety on Ocean Ave between San Jose and Geneva.
  • Supporting bike share on Ocean, with or without stations.
  • Working for more public art, including a gateway sculpture at Ingleside Library, as part of the planned ped/bike access entry to the Balboa Reservoir project.
  • Working with the El Rey Theater redevelopers.