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Who We Are and What We DoThe Castro/Eureka Valley Neighborhood Association provides a public forum for the people who live, work, and play in the greater Eureka Valley area to discuss common issues and concerns, and help develop solutions to improve the neighborhood. Please Join EVNA by clicking the “Join” tab above
Goals of EVNA:
- Protect and enhance the character of the neighborhood, its historic resources and significant topographic features and open space
- Ensure that growth, development, and public access are compatible with and meet the needs of residents and the business community
- Protect and improve public health and safety
- Encourage friendly association among neighbors and businesses
- Provide an educational forum and community outreach to community partners
Castro/EVNA Public Meetings are the fourth Wednesday of Jan., Mar., May, Jul., Sep. and the annual meeting is the second Wednesday of Nov. at 7PM in the Auditorium at Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy!
Next Meeting: Join us at our May 27th meeting: The SFPUC will speak about the drought – mandated reduction and grey water; Mat Schuster from Cannella will discuss the new restaurants that are creating a new and interesting foodie scene; EVNA Gift Acceptance Policy review; and representatives from 1979 Mission will discuss their project and how it could be a model for Upper Market.
* 2015 Public Meetings: Jan. 28, Mar. 25, May 27, Jul. 22, Sep. 23, & November 18.
* 2015 Board Meetings: Jan. 14, Feb. 11, Mar. 11, Apr. 8, May 13, Jun. 10, Jul. 8, Aug. 12, Sep. 9, Oct. 14 all in the Chase Meeting Room.
* 2015 Planning Committee Meetings: Jan. 7, Feb. 4, Mr. 4, Apr. 1, May 6, Jun. 3; Jul 1, Aug. 5, Sep. 2, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 2 in the Chase Meeting Room.
* Upcoming Quality of Life Committee Meeting, email chair Rob.Cox@EVNA.org
Members and the Public are welcome to attend Board and committee meetings.
What is certain to be a hot-button topic in our next general election, the San Francisco Department of Elections has certified a ballot measure limiting Airbnb and other short-term residential rentals to tourists. The initiative qualified for the November 3, 2015 municipal election. The ballot measure will:
FARMERS MARKET: THE POPULAR FARMERS MARKET HAS RETURNED. Get your fresh produce, fish, meat and breads among other things at this new neighborhood institution. Wednesdays 4 to 8PM
PINK SATURDAY: Supervisor Wiener has been working with the Mayor’s Office to identify a new sponsor of Pink Saturday. Details are not final, but plan for an earlier start and close of the celebration of LGBT Pride.
By Mark D McHale, EVNA Board Member
An unofficial update on what’s coming and going in our commercial spaces.
160 Church Street
Proposed cross-fit training center.
2100 Market/15th Streets
Former HOME restaurant
Proposed 64-unit condo development
2101 Market Street
By EVNA Planning Committee
2254 Market Street (Sullivan’s Funeral Home)
By Alan R. Beach-Nelson, President
As previously reported in the Eureka! Castro Cares is a coalition of neighborhood groups, businesses, social service and city programs coming together to improve the quality of life for those living on the street and those who live, work, shop & play in the Castro. Castro Cares is concerned about these issues: