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On October 29th, Supervisor Scott Wiener introduced legislation to the Board of Supervisors to amend the Planning and Administrative Codes to allow Construction of In-Law Units in Existing Residential Buildings or Auxiliary Structures on the Same Lot. These new housing units would be under rent control if any unit in the building is currently under rent control.
These new rules would alloy to residential properties within 1750 feet of the Castro Street Neighborhood Commercial District. (roughly three blocks from the NCD - each major block is approximately 600-620 feet). There is an exception which prohibits in-laws on any parcel within 500 feet of the "Montecito" at 4096 17th Street.
The Eureka Valley Neighborhood Association (EVNA) is conducing a survey to determine whether residents support or oppose AT&T's proposed installation of large communication boxes. Please review the details and respond YES or NO in the survey below.
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. Join EVNA by clicking the “Join” tab.
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
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 Castro Community Room, 501 Castro at 18th!
Next Public Meeting: January 22, 2014:
San Francisco Coalition to Underground Utilities (SFCUU)
Steven Edwards will inform us about this Citywide group, working to rid the city of ugly overhead utility wires - See article page 1 of current Eureka!
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission: Charles Sheehan, Crispin Hollings and Cheryl Taylor will speak to us about Hetch Hetchy and system improvements - see page 10 of current Eureka!
In-Law Unit Legislation: District 8 Supervisor, Scott Wiener will speak about his proposed In-Law Unit Legislation- See article on page 1 of current Eureka!
Public Forum: A time set aside to discuss neighborhood issues
* Upcoming Board Meetings: February 12 and March 12 at Chase Bank Community Room (15th & Sanchez)
* Upcoming Planning Committee Meeting: February 5 and March 5 at Chase
* Upcoming Quality of Life Committee Meeting, email chair Aaron.Seivertson@EVNA.org
Members and the Public are welcome to attend Board and committee meetings.
At the November 13 Public meeting, the Board asked for a temperature check on several issues in the neighborhood. The intent is to receive guidance from membership on the approach we should take, which topics are important, and which need to be understood better.
NOTE: These were not a formal votes, and most of these topics will be discussed in greater detail at a future meeting or in the newsletter.
If you were unable to attend last night's meeting, please feel free to send me your opinion.
AT THE NOVEMBER 13 MEETING THE PROPOSED BYLAWS CHANGE PASSED BY A VOTE OF 26 TO 4.
Bios for the Board can be found on the About Us tab.
President: Alan Beach-Nelson, Castro St.
Secretary: Rob Cox, Hartford St.
Treasurer and Planning Committee Rep.: Gary Weiss; Mars St.
Member and Community Engagement: Mark McHale
Newsletter & Social Media: James Kelm; Castro Village Wine Co.
Quality of Life Committee: Aaron Seivertson; Hartford St.
Technology and Marketing: Orie Zaklad, Collingwood St.
Patrick Crogan, Market St.