Saturday, October 29, 2011

Notes from Corbett Heights meeting

Hi All
In addition to the notes from the meeting, I wanted to remind you that our next workday at the Corbett Slope will be:

Saturday, November 12 − 10AM - 2PM.  
We will spend the first hour or 2 just discussing our ideas for the site.  So hope you can make it!  We’ll have refreshments!

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Hi All
Just a last reminder about tonight’s meeting.  
In addition to the guests already mentioned, Denise Van Alstine of the Dept. of Elections will do a very brief presentation at the beginning of the meeting on Ranked-Choice Voting.  So if you still have doubts on how the system works, it will be explained.
See you this evening!

Also - we’ll be having another work/cleanup/discussion day at the Corbett Slope on Sat, 11/12, from 10AM - 2PM.  The first hour or 2 we will all get to discuss our ideas about what we’d like to see there.  We’ll set up some makeshift benches.  So come by and bring your ideas!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Corbett Heights Meeting Thursday!

Meeting Reminder!

Our Corbett Heights Neighbors next general meeting will be this coming Thursday - October 27th - 7:30 − 9PM.

We’ll have at least 2 candidates for District Attorney.  
The Executive Director of SF Architectural Heritage will speak with us about historic preservation.
The Dept. of the Environment, along with Scott Wiener’s office will discuss ways that homeowners in SF can save up to $9,000 per year by doing energy upgrades on their homes.

Updates on the proposed improvement to the new 17th St. traffic island.
Corbett Slope news.
Updates on proposed projects along the Market St. Corridor.
And more - 

Hope you can attend!
 - Gary

Friday, October 21, 2011

Corbett Slope Photos

Hello again -
Just thought I’d sent you these photos of the Slope.  The first is from Scott Wiener’s newsletter.
Community Updates


Corbett Slope
For a number of years, Corbett Heights Neighbors, under the leadership of Gary Weiss, has worked hard to beautify and improve the small and large open spaces in the Corbett Heights neighborhood (bounded by Market, Clayton, and 17th Streets). CHN is now focusing on the Corbett Slope, an under-utilized slope with a lot of potential to add high-quality green space to the neighborhood. I'm sponsoring legislation to ensure that the slope will remain green space. Congratulations to Gary and CHN for all their work!


Community members volunteering at Corbett Slope





Hi Neighbors - 

We have a packed agenda for next Thursday’s meeting.  2 of the 3 candidates for District Atty in SF will be attending, as well as the Executive Director of SF Architectural Heritage.  He will be discussing some of the latest threats to Historic Preservation in SF.

If anyone is interested in participating in the operation of Corbett Heights Neighbors, PLEASE let me know.  There is not a lot of time involved.

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Hi Neighbors -

Our quarterly general meeting will take place on Thursday, October 27th, 7:30 − 9PM, at 501 Castro - 2nd floor (elevator available) above BofA/Sunglass Hut.

We’ll have a pretty packed agenda.  We’ll have updates on:
  • Progress at Corbett Slope;
  • Traffic calming on 17th Street;
  • New developments in our neighborhood and along the Market Street corridor;
  • and SF Beautiful’s suit to prevent AT&T’s installation of utility boxes.

Guest Speakers will be: 
David Onek, running for SF District Attorney;  
Representatives from the Dept. of the Environment, together with Supervisor Wiener’s office to discuss the rebates of up to $9,000 to homeowners for energy upgrades; 
and also a discussion on Historic Preservation in San Francisco, and how proposed legislation will dilute existing laws.

So please attend!!!
And meet your neighbors.

(Please let me know if you’re available to distribute fliers.)

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Workday on the Slope

Hi All
In case you’re ever wondering what 20 cubic yards of mulch looks like, imagine a Winnebago.  There were about 20 of us who either stayed from 9 until 2, or dropped by to help for a while.  And the mulch pile is now visible inside the gate to the slope.  It looks incredible - please check it out!
Besides the group from KitchenGardenSF and the SF Permaculture Guild, Nancy, Marianne, Pat, Maggie, Janet, Albert, Daniel, Sheila, Tim and Martín helped out from the neighborhood.  Please forgive me if I’m forgetting someone.
Today a few of us took a tour of the far west portion of the Slope.  It’s quite amazing that this huge and beautiful property is about to become the Corbett Slope Community Garden.
We’ll be having another cleanup and planting day in the beginning of November.  Hope you can make it!
- Gary

Monday, October 3, 2011


Hi Neighbors -

Tomorrow Scott Wiener’s office will introduce a resolution to officially transfer Corbett Slope from the Dept. of Real Estate to DPW.  This is great news.  It means that past development threats are pretty much gone.  And the water will be turned on.

We’ll be having our second work day on the Slope this Saturday, October 8th - from 10AM - 2PM.  Bring any tools you may have - gloves, clippers, shovels....

You don’t need to have gardening experience or a strong back.  

Also, we’d like to have a few snacks and drinks.  CHN can pay if anyone would like to help putting it together.  We’ll also need a table to put them on.

So come on by and lend a hand - or just say hello!  A sunny day is predicted.

See you Saturday!

- Gary