November 15th Meeting Recap

Thanks to all who attended the final membership meeting of 2017. We had a full house with over 50 members in attendance, and the agenda made for an interesting session.

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First on the agenda; Megan Hamilton with a heartfelt acknowledgement and thank you to Justin delVersano, Ed Scruggs and Jack Keating for bringing Pink Triangle Park into existence, and their many years of care and service. Diane Nutting was also thanked for her support and fund raising efforts.

Darcy Brown, Executive Director of SF Beautiful, a non-profit whose mission is to champion local projects which beautify our civic spaces, enhance neighborhood character and promote public art. Darcy spoke of the many accomplishments of SF Beautiful, such as limitations on bill boards in the city, promoting art and artists on public transportation and spearheading the efforts to save our beloved cable car system.

For the main event, EVNA hosted a panel discussion including SFPD’s Lt. Chris Canning and Charles Bisessto representing the District Attorney’s Office. A panel discussion was moderated to discuss the low charge rates (50%) of felony arrests in SF.

Next, members voted for candidates seeking election to the 2018 EVNA Board of Directors. Many thanks for the outgoing Board Member James Kelm. The election results were tallied, and we welcome the newly elected to the Board:

President:   Mark D McHale
Secretary:   Leila Decker
Treasurer:   Steve Clark-Hall

Board Members at Large:

Rob Cox
Crispin Hollings
Alex Lemberg
Saad Hasan
Rob Anderson

Our new officers and board members will join the current roster of board members:

Mary Edna Harrell
Scott Johnson
Loic Olichon

Be sure to mark your calendars for our next meeting on Wednesday, January 24th at 7:00pm at the Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy gym on 19th at Collinwood Streets (come a few minutes early and meet your neighbors as we set up). We’ll introduce the new board members, and the agenda will include discussion on the pros and cons of the proposed redevelopment of Harvey Milk Plaza/Castro Muni Station. It should be very informative and exciting evening!

Have a safe holiday season so we can see you at the beginning of 2018!