Minutes of the October 16, 2008, EVPA board meeting

President Steve Hall called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. In attendance were Steve Hall, Scott Wiener, Alan Beach-Nelson, Demian Quesnel, Judy Hoyem, and Richard.

Alan reported that EVPA has approximately $2,000 in the foundation account and $9,534 in the operating account. The budget is not yet ready.

Steve reported that we have 2 new members. Steve also reported on the status of the website and the implementation of new bylaws.

The Upper Market Alliance meeting is next Tuesday October 21. On motion and second, the board appointed Steve Hall as the authorized substitute for Judy Hoyem for the remainder of 2008.

Steve reported that EVPA received $360 from the Castro Street Fair, based on EVPA's volunteer hours worked.

The board discussed elections for the 2009 board. The board discussed the need to recruit new leaders to the organization and discussed a number of potential candidates. The board also discuss who would be a good fit for which positions. Steve will convene the internal affairs committee to formulate a proposed board slate, and the membership will vote at the November 20, 2008, meeting.

Demian reported on the activities of the Coalition of San Francisco Neighborhoods, on which he serves as EVPA's designated representative.

Upper Market Plan scheduled for Planning Commission – Oct 23

The plan has been calendared for October 23, 2008 on the Planning Commission calendar. The details of the hearing are:

Planning Commission Hearing
October 23, 2008
1:30 pm (the hearing will start then, it is unsure exactly what time the Plan will be heard)
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 400

Please note that as the community's efforts through the workshop series will be used for two different, but related purposes, there will be two products proposed for adoption.

The first document proposed for endorsement is the Upper Market Community Vision and Recommendations, which will be a standing statement of the community's broad work in the workshops, and a call to action for future work on the recommendations made by the community through that process. For those of you familiar with the draft document for review, this document contains all of the initial draft’s chapters 1-4 and 6. The Department will be asking for Planning Commission's endorsement of the Upper Market Community Vision and Recommendations at the hearing on Oct 23rd.

The second document proposed for endorsement is the Upper Market Development Design Guidelines, and it will direct building and site design to be of the character and quality specified by the community through the workshop process. For those of you familiar with the draft document for review, this document represents chapter 5 of the draft. The Department will be asking for Planning Commission's endorsement of the Upper Market Development Design Guidelines, and for adherence to these guidelines to be a driving criteria for approval of new development within the Upper Market Plan Area, at the hearing on Oct 23rd.

BOTH OF THESE DOCUMENTS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE PROJECT’S WEBSITE: http://uppermarket.sfplanning.org