Please take a look at tonight's newsletter to learn more about our public panel on Tuesday, July 21 at 7:00 p.m. You can read it here. We will be joined by District Attorney Chesa Boudin, District 10 Supervisor Shamann Walton, SF Human Rights Commission Exec. Director Sheryl Evans Davis, Pastor Danté Quick, Ph.D, and U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler.
You can also submit questions for the panel ahead of time at our Slido page! Just enter code #EVNAJuly.
Hope to see you at the panel on Tuesday!
Alex Lemberg, President
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As the city slowly begins to open back up, there is a deluge of new pre-application meetings, construction permit applications, and attendant discretionary review hearings in the near future.
Please look through the notices by address to see if there's anything of interest to you. All dates are either hearing dates, meeting dates, or discretionary review submission deadlines.
The following are all upcoming dates for permits submitted in our neighborhood.
For 22 Henry Street, there will be a pre-application meeting on June 1.
For the other three addresses (4735 19th St.; 178 Douglass St.; and 357 Cumberland St.) discretionary reviews for the plans submitted must be submitted to the Planning Department by June 1, June 10, and June 11, respectively.
The EVNA receives all notifications for planning and land use hearings, reviews, and pre-application notices for the Castro, Duboce Triangle, Corona/Ashbury Heights, and surrounding areas.
This post contains links to copies of all notices sent to us with deadlines or hearing dates in the near future.
"Permit App" - Permit Application. This means that a new permit has been applied for. There is a one-month period during which neighbors can submit requests for discretionary review.
"Variance" - This is a project that requires a specific exception to the planning code. An example is a restaurant in a block designated residential.
"Pre-Application Meeting" - This is a courtesy meeting thrown by the property owner to hear feedback and concerns from neighbors.
We will be sending this list out every two weeks or so.
To view our April 15 community newsletter, please click here.
Watch for our early May newsletter coming soon! The EVNA is trying to keep the Castro informed of resources, volunteer opportunities, and events.
In January of each year, millions of Americans make resolutions. Resolutions to better themselves: to go to the gym (this is the Castro, after all); to eat healthier; to spend more time with family and friends. Resolutions to expand your horizons: reading more books; traveling to far-flung destinations; cooking new recipes.
Self-improvement is a noble goal, and an important one, but what of the greater good?
In 2020, my resolution is to help improve the Castro, this beautiful, historic, vibrant neighborhood we all live in. I have a lot of ideas, but what I really want is to create a way to get everyone in the neighborhood involved to make a difference. To enact and execute tangible, momentous projects and leave a lasting legacy for future generations.
I invite you to share your vision, your passion, and your commitment at the Eureka Valley Neighborhood Association’s first public meeting of the year. We will meet this Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 100 Diamond St.
This meeting is an opportunity to brainstorm and help set the EVNA’s agenda for 2020 and beyond. I hope you will join us.
Some proposals I’ve heard from neighbors include the following:
- Collingwood Park Revitalization/Rebuild
- Neighborhood Block Party
- Greater insight into and educational opportunities for planning and land use issues
- Decreasing commercial vacancies
- Creating hyperlocal services for our unhoused and transient neighbors
- Traffic improvements for a safer neighborhood
The power of one person is inherently limited, but the power of a committed group of citizens can accomplish anything. Please join us on Thursday to help build a vision for the Castro’s future!
2019 is rapidly coming to an end and the holiday season approaches. I want to take this opportunity to thank our many volunteers, members, supporters, and neighbors. Community-based nonprofits depend entirely on the energy of all of us to make a difference in our neighborhoods, and I want to thank you for all the time, energy, and ideas that you’ve contributed this year.
I want to give special thanks to our outgoing board president, Mark McHale, who has dedicated countless hours to the EVNA and the Eureka Valley community over the last two years. We are all grateful for his leadership, charm, and warmth.
As we look forward into 2020, I want to encourage each of you dear readers to think of what would make our neighborhood a better place to live, and ways to achieve those goals. No one of us can achieve these goals on our own, but together our power to make a difference is unlimited. I hope to see all of you in some capacity in 2020, whether you can help us plan a community event, address planning and land use projects, participate in social events, or just come to one of our informative public meetings.
From the EVNA board, we wish you a warm holiday season and a happy new year.