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Open House – Great Success!

We had a great turnout at tonight's Open House at the Eureka Valley Rec Center. A full room of potential  new members got to participate in an informative session.  A big thanks to Mark McHale for taking the lead.

John Goldsmith talked about the new developments in maintaining Pink Triangle Park + Memorial and shared  news about the large grant which will be used to make the park ADA accessible and improvements coming to make the park which I should a national memorial the destination that it should be.  Check out the Gardeners Guild Facebook page.

After A brief introduction of what the EVNA really does and ways that neighbors can be more involved, everyone in the room did a self introduction and shared their concerns and interests.

some concerns and issues voiced included (in order of being mentioned by attendees and not by priority or importance):

  • Unlawful evictions
  • Homeless issues
  • Vision Zero by 2020 for pedestrian safety
  • Recently missing rubbish bins along Market Street
  • Maintaining a vibrant neighborhood commercial district
  • EVNA as an advocate at city hall on issues beyond PLUC
  • Use of the 311 app
  • Astronomical commercial rents vs high vacancy rates
  • Car breakins and vandalism
  • More about homeless
  • more social meetings
  • public works issue like tree maintenance to preclude sign obstruction.

 

 

Welcome Meeting at EV Rec Center.

Open House

Ever wonder what’s going on in your own neighborhood and where you can get involved?

There are a lot of forces that influence and affect our neighborhood; politics, governance, development, community events, quality of life issues and economics, to name just a few.

Eureka Valley Neighborhood Association (EVNA) is a place to get plugged in for a better experience. We have been around since 1881, and we are still here and going strong. We are neighbors just like you; making the time to listen, learn, give, share and mobilize.

Our goal is to provide opportunities for us all to become better neighbors, improve our shared experiences, and advocate for issues and policies that matter to us.

We’d enjoy getting to know you, and welcome your participation.

Join us at our Open House in August and find out how you can get plugged in for good!

Open House/Membership Drive

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
7:00 to 8:30 pm
EV Rec Center, Upstairs Meeting Room
100 Collingwood Street (x 18th)

EV Rec Center, Upstairs Meeting Room 100 Collingwood Street (x 18th)
Rec Center

EVNA – Membership Meeting Tonight at the EVRC

Agenda

7:00-7:15 - Meet and Greet your neighbors

7:15 - Introductions: Name, Street, What would you like to know about tonight?

Getting to Know EVNA

What We Believe In
History, Mission, Accomplishments
Structure and Volunteer Opportunities
Officers and Board Members set the course
Committees are where the work gets done!

7:30 Open Discussion & Q&A

Ideas and Input

8:00 EVNA Going Forward

Being of service to the community, being relevant today
Forum for discussion and coordination of action
Broadening our outreach to include the spectrum of voices
Comments and Questions

8:30 Adjourn

Thanks for making time in your schedule to attend tonight’s meeting!

The Board of Eureka Valley Neighborhood Association would like to express their thanks for your attendance and interest. We’ve got some exciting history to tell you about, as well as some new opportunities to discuss tonight, and we look forward to your input and help.

Eureka Valley Historic Context Statement – Call for Comments

Call for Comments by August 18, 2017

EVNA and SF Planning are soliciting community comment on the draft historic context statement for Eureka Valley. Planning would like to receive comments by August 18, 2017.

The project was sponsored by EVNA, and funded by a grant from the Historic Preservation Fund Committee. A community presentation about the historic context statement, its findings, and the next steps was held on July 10, 2017.

The draft document is available for download on Planning's website. Information about the project, as well as the slides from the July 10 presentation about the document, are also available at this page:

http://sf-planning.org/eureka-valley-historic-context-statement

There's also a helpful FAQ explaining what a historic context statement is, how they are used, and then next steps in the project:

http://default.sfplanning.org/Preservation/EurekaValleyHCS/eurekavalley_HCS_FAQ.pdf

Comments and questions can be addressed to:

eurekavalleyhistory@gmail.com

The project will also be discussed at EVNA’s next general membership meeting on September 27, 2017. It’s anticipated that public hearings regarding adoption of the context statement will take place at the Historic Preservation Commission in October 2017.

EVNA – Eureka Valley Draft Historic Context Statement Presentation

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EVNA Members,

Eureka Valley Draft Historic Context Statement Presentation

Monday, July 10, 7pm

Chase Bank Community Meeting Room

2112 15th St (at Sanchez and Market)

Several years ago, EVNA secured a grant from San Francisco’s Historic Preservation Fund Committee to create a “historic context statement”. A historic context statement is a document that details the historic property types that are found within a neighborhood or city. It links specific property types to themes, geographic patterns, and time periods.

EVNA contracted with Elaine Stiles, a Ph.D. candidate in the History of Architecture and Urbanism at UC Berkeley, to produce the historic context statement. Elaine made an initial presentation about the project at our general membership meeting back in January 2016.

We’re excited to announce that the draft of the Eureka Valley Historic Context Statement is now available for download on SF Planning’s website! http://sf-planning.org/eureka-valley-historic-context-statement

Elaine will present the findings from the historic context statement on Monday, July 10, at 7pm, at the Chase Bank Community Meeting Room, 2112 15th St. Representatives from SF Planning’s Historic Preservation Program will also attend. The presentation will cover:

  • What is a historic context statement? What is the purpose, and how is it used?

  • Overview of the Eureka Valley Historic Context Statement findings on historic resource types in the neighborhood

  • Recommendations for future historic preservation work in Eureka Valley based on the context statement analysis

  • What comes next in the context statement process

  • Time for your questions, comments and feedback

Please see Planning’s web page for more information on the project, including an email address you can use to get more information, or comment on the project.

http://sf-planning.org/eureka-valley-historic-context-statement

Listen to the Debate on Props M,O,U & X

If you missed the date on Propositions M,O,U & X hosted by Enrique Landa and Planning Commissioner Dennis Richards, you can listen online!

The event was held live on  Monday night, October 17th at 7 pm at the Swedish American Hall regarding four land use propositions on this November’s ballot (M,O,U & X).

Speakers, both for and against some of the Propositions, include Supervisors Aaron Peskin, Supervisor Scott Weiner, Supervisor Jane Kim and former Supervisor Sophie Maxwell as well as community/housing activists Calvin Welch, Leah Pimentel, Peter Cohen and Tim Colen. 

Moderators for the evening were journalists JK Dineen and Emily Green (SF Chronicle), Joe Fitz Rodriguez (SF Examiner) and Kim Mai Cutler (Tech Crunch).

Castro/Upper Market CBD Survey

10/17 Debate on Land Use Propositions

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Good morning EVNA Members,

This just in from Planning Commissioner Dennis Richards:

Enrique Landa and Planning Commissioner Dennis Richards are hosting a FREE event next Monday night, October 17th at 7 pm at the Swedish American Hall regarding four land use propositions on this November’s ballot (M,O,U & X).

Speakers, both for and against some of the Propositions, include Supervisors Aaron Peskin, Supervisor Scott Weiner, Supervisor Jane Kim and former Supervisor Sophie Maxwell as well as community/housing activists Calvin Welch, Leah Pimentel, Peter Cohen and Tim Colen. 

Moderators for the evening will be journalists JK Dineen and Emily Green (SF Chronicle), Joe Fitz Rodriguez (SF Examiner) and Kim Mai Cutler (Tech Crunch).

Much interest is expected for the event so there is an Eventbrite website to get FREE tickets on a first come first serve basis:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pointcounterpoint-a-conversation-on-the-land-use-propositions-in-sf-tickets-28504637137

Please spread the word on this fun and educational event for this 2016 election season.

The September/October Eureka!

EVNA Members!

The September-October 2016 Eureka! is hot off the press and ready for reading online at https://evna.org/eureka.

A reminder about next week's GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING and discussion on homelessness in the Castro:

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016, 7:00 pm to 8:30pm
Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy
4235 19th Street (at Collingwood)

As part of the EVNA’s mission to provide a public forum in Eureka Valley to discuss issues and concerns and help develop solutions to improve our neighborhood, EVNA is sponsoring a panel discussion on homelessness in the Castro. The panel will be made up of a diverse group of speakers including Jess Montejano, Legislative Aide to San Francisco Supervisor Mark Farrell, Andrea Aiello, Executive Director of the Castro Community Benefits District and Michael Stoll, Executive Director of San Francisco Public Press. The panel discussion will take place at the next EVNA General Membership meeting.

We also have an all-new Facebook page, consolitating our other two pages into one. Please "Like" us at our new page at https://www.facebook.com/EVNA415.

REGISTER AND PAY EVNA DUES ONLINE NOW

If you've not already paid your EVNA annual dues for 2016, the EVNA Treasurer is very eager and ready to collect dues before it is 2017! Annual membership dues now expire on the anniversary of your 2016 payment. Just click the link above, get registered, fill in what personal data if any you want to share on our roster (viewable only by dues-paying members) and pay your dues with your Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card.