Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Corbett Hts/Eureka Valley information

Hi Everyone
Haven’t had a chance to do the minutes of last Thursday’s meeting, but here are a few things you should be aware of:

Several people requested the link to the Crimemapping site.  According to Sgt. Calloway, incidents are recorded within about a week of their occurrence:

As most of you know, widening of the sidewalks on Castro Street, between Market and 19th Streets has been approved, but the design, and some focus issues are still being discussed.  The Planning Dept. is looking for feedback and suggestions from residents.  Here is the website link:
and the survey which needs to be sent in by mail.

And last, but certainly not least - SF Planning Director John Rahaim will be attending EVNA’s public meeting tomorrow night.  He will be addressing various issues that relate to all of the construction going on in SF - permits, chain stores, zoning and more.  Hope you can make it.  
The meeting is at the same location as ours:  501 Castro, 2nd floor, above BofA/Sunglass Hut.  Tomorrow, Weds. January 30, 7PM.  All are welcome!

- Gary

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Tonight's Corbett Heights Meeting

Hi All -

Guests and topics for tonight’s meeting will be:

Supervisor Scott Wiener,
Park Station Sergeant Alan Calloway, 
Neil Giuliano, CEO of SF AIDS Foundation,
75 Mars - New public stairway plan,
Plans for sidewalk widening along Castro Street
And updates on all of the projects underway along Market Street.

Hope to see you at tonight! 

Monday, January 21, 2013

CHN Meeting + 2 Important Events

Hi Neighbors -
In addition to the items/speakers listed on the meeting flier, we’ll also have an update on the proposed pedestrian stairway/landscaping between Corbett and Mars.

I also wanted to mention - in case you haven’t heard - that the sidewalks on Castro Street between Market and 19th Streets will be substantially widened in a project that should begin later this year.  There will be a series of community meetings during which you can voice your opinions or specific concerns and view preliminary sketches of the project.  This will be a very exciting project and should be a boost to business in the area.

Here’s a description of this, and also a public safety meeting coming up later in the month - from Supervisor Wiener’s Facebook page:

Save the date for two important community meetings in the next couple weeks, both 6-8 p.m. at the Eureka Valley Rec Center (Collingwood St. between 18th and 19th):

Wednesday January 23: Community Workshop #1 for Castro Street Redesign, including sidewalk widening. I was able to secure funding for the long-desired Castro Street sidewalk widening and other streetscape/pedestrian upgrades. Please join us for this community workshop to see initial design ideas, to ask questions, and to provide feedback and ideas for this exciting project.

Monday January 28: Castro-area neighborhood safety meeting to discuss recent crime trends in the area, including recent robberies and assaults. I'll be there, along with representatives from the three police stations responsible for parts of the neighborhood. Co-sponsors include Castro Community on Patrol, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Castro/Eureka Valley Neighborhood Association, Duboce Triangle Neighborhood Association, Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District, and Merchants of Upper Market and Castro.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Hi Neighbors -

Please mark your calendars for next week - Thursday, January 24th, 7:30 − 9PM - 501 Castro/18th Sts - above BofA.

We’ll be having our quarterly general meeting.  
Our guests will include Supervisor Scott Wiener discussing the latest issues affecting District 8; 
Neil Giuliano, CEO of the SF AIDS Foundation discussing the consolidation of 3 prominent organizations under the SFAF umbrella into a new, larger storefront on Castro St; 
and others.

We’ll also be discussing the recent crime wave, news on the Corbett Slope, sidewalk widening along Castro Street and, as usual, updates on all of the projects along the Market Street corridor.

If there is anything you’d especially like to have covered, please let me know.  

I hope to see you next Thursday!

- Gary