Friday, July 26, 2013

!!!AT&T BOXES in Corbett Heights!!!

Hi Neighbors -
Thank you all for coming to the meeting last night.  I will be sending out a recap of the meeting in the next couple of days.

The reason for this email is that TODAY is the deadline for sending in a protest for the first 2 boxes that AT&T is hoping to install in Corbett Heights.  

The first is at the base of the Saturn Steps on Douglass.
The other is adjacent to the Ord Triangle Park on 17th near Douglass.  

For those of you who came to the meeting last night you saw how absolutely enormous these boxes will be.
There are alternatives!

Please send a brief email - including your name and address to:
Dept. of Public Works
Bureau of Street-Use and Mapping
1155 Market St. - 3rd floor
SF 94103

Just tell them that you object to having these "SMFs" (surface mounted facilities) in your neighborhood - unless you'd like them.

Your can email to smf@sfdpw.org

Here are the notices for the 2.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

AT&T BOXES in Corbett Heights

2 years ago, Corbett Heights Neighbors voted to oppose allowing AT&T to install their enormous utility boxes in our neighborhood.  This was an option at the time.  Since then, the boxes have gotten larger, and AT&T is ravenously taking out permits to install the boxes all over town. 
I'm attaching 2 of the notices in case you haven't seen any yet.  
One is at 62 Ord, at the base of the Saturn steps, another is one of 2 intended for the Ord Triangle Park at Ord, 17th and Corbett.  
There are also 3 others that I'm aware of:  NE corner of 17th and Roosevelt - by the bamboo grove; the 300 block of Corbett, in front of the gate to the Corbett Slope, and somewhere in the 400 block of Corbett.
2 things you can do if you oppose these:
Write or email a letter of opposition (contact info on notices), and come to the CHN meeting Thurs (notice attached).  The opposition letter needs to be sent by the end of this week.

Thanks!
Gary

Monday, July 22, 2013

Corbett Hts Meeting - Thurs, 7/25

Hi Neighbors -
Here's the notice for this Thursday's meeting.  Hope you can make it!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

CORBETT HTS MEETING NEXT WEEK

HI NEIGHBORS -

NEXT THURSDAY, JULY 25TH WILL BE OUR QUARTERLY MEETING.  IT BEGINS AT 7PM IN THE USUAL PLACE - 501 CASTRO/18TH STREETS.

WE'LL HAVE SOMEONE FROM SFMTA TALKING ABOUT THE LATEST TRAFFIC CALMING UPDATES ON 17TH ST AND OTHER AREAS IN CORBETT HEIGHTS POTENTIALLY.

AT&T AND ITS HOPE OF INSTALLING GIANT UTILITY BOXES THROUGHOUT THE CITY WILL BE A BIG TOPIC OF DISCUSSION THIS MEETING. WE'LL HAVE KEARSTIN KREHBIEL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF SAN FRANCISCO BEAUTIFUL (THEY'VE BEEN SPEARHEADING A CAMPAIGN TO STOP THE PROLIFERATION OF THESE BOXES), AND A REPRESENTATIVE FROM MONKEYBRAINS - A LOCAL INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER.  WE MAY EVEN HAVE SOMEONE FROM AT&T ITSELF.  THIS SHOULD BE A LIVELY DISCUSSION.

WE'LL HAVE THE LATEST ON THE FORTHCOMING HISTORY PROJECT - NEARING COMPLETION!

UPDATES ON THE MINI PARKS/PARKETTES OF CORBETT HEIGHTS - INCLUDING THE WORK WE'VE DONE ON CORBETT SLOPE.

AND - OF COURSE, THE STATUS OF ALL THE DEVELOPMENT GOING ON ALONG MARKET STREET.

SUPERVISOR WIENER WILL TRY AND MAKE IT LATER IN THE MEETING.

SO PLEASE TRY AND ATTEND!

Please let me know if you're available to help distribute fliers.


Friday, July 12, 2013

Corbett Heights Parks/Parklets

Hi Neighbors -

There are 9 green spaces within Corbett Heights.  Here's a list (in no particular order):

Ord Triangle Park (Ord/Corbett/17th St)
Corbin Stairs (connecting Corbett & 17th near 200 Corbett)
Merritt Park (Market/Danvers/Merritt)
Mars Park (soon to get a complete makeover - Mars/Corbett)
Sweetgum Corner (Mars/17th St)
Corbett Slope (Corbett on the 300 block, connecting with Market)
Al's Park (also in the 300 block of Corbett - public right-of-way AKA 19th St)
Clayton Green Space (Clayton betw Market and Corbett - the ivy desert)
Clayton/Corbett Park (Corner Clayton/Corbett)

These are all vastly different in size, and degree of being maintained.
A couple of these are looked after and look quite nice - Sweetgum corner and Corbin Stairs.  One - Clayton/Corbett Park - is very regularly maintained by Chris Smith.
And Mars Park will soon be redone with a new stairway, lighting and landscaping.
But for the most part, our green spaces are very much in need of a little attention.  

If you feel like participating in a cleanup - either by organizing or just lending a hand - or by adopting one of these areas - please let me know.  I have a garage full of garden tools and recyclable leaf bags, and there is money in the budget for some new plants and other improvements - and of course, snacks and drinks!

So let me know if you're interested, and I'll spread the word.

- Gary