Note: This is ONE WEEK EARLY because of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Our next GENERAL MEMBERSHIP meeting is next WEDNESDAY, November 15th at 7:00pm at Harvey Milk Academy (this is a date change due to Thanksgiving Holiday)
We've got another full fun meeting planned. On our meeting agenda:
Pink Triangle Park Award
Panel Discussion: San Francisco Police Department and District Attorney's Office discuss San Francisco's justice system
Elections: Vote for our 2018 EVNA officers and board members
Note, you must be a member in good standing to vote for the association officers and board members. For members who registered online, you can verify your membership is current by logging onto our site from our home page here at https://evna.org.
Thanks to everyone who made it to last week's EVNA general meeting at Harvey Milk Academy. We had 43 neighbors in attendance! Welcome to all those attending who newly joined, and thanks to current members for renewing!
Special thanks to our guest presenters: Assemblyman David Chiu with a legislative update, Tre Alan from SF Neighborhood Empowerment, and Susan Detwiler discussing highlights of the Eureka Valley Historical Context Review, and an honorable mention to Rafael Mandelman making a cameo appearance.
Bringing our membership drive together: We extended an invitation to members who are interested in taking on a greater role within the EVNA. We are getting a lot of renewed interest in volunteering, and the door is always open to people who are solution focused with skills, time and energy to share!
If you are interested in a Board Officer or Member position- please plan on attending the next BOARD meeting. Feel free to bring a short bio and "what I can bring to EVNA and this position" statements.
Our next BOARD meeting is October 10th at 6:30 at the Chase Bank Community Room (15th/Sanchez/Market Streets).
Board Officer and Member elections will be held at the next GENERAL MEMBERSHIP meeting.
Our next GENERAL MEMBERSHIP meeting is November 15th at 7:30pm at Harvey Milk Academy (this is a date change due to Thanksgiving Holiday)
As always, if you have questions, feel free to email/text/call me at the numbers below.
David Chiu gave an update of what is going on in Sacramento. Particular housing and transportation, testing of rape kits tested, data collection to quantify bullying & workplace discrimination, and took questions from the audience.
EVNA Member Susan Detwiler presented the neighborhood historic context statement
Megan Hamilton from Supervisor Jeff Sheehy's office introduced herself and invited members to stay communicating with her office.
Meeting adjourned at 20:10, the next membership meeting will be the third Wednesday of November, one week early due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Thanks for making time in your schedule to attend tomorrow'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 leadership and volunteer opportunities to discuss, and we look forward to your input and help.
For those who missed the July-August 2017 Eureka! you can find it for your reading pleasure online at https://evna.org/eureka.
Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy (19th x Collingwood Streets)
INVITE YOUR NEIGHBORS!
In addition to the exciting agenda, we will have a chance to pick up the conversations from the member's meeting on 8/19 and from the new member's open house meeting on 8/09. 110 persons participated- there's lots of interest and enthusiasm.
What's your next step for volunteering with EVNA? We're always looking for talented and passionate people like you to keep things energized and moving forward. What are you up for?
We're looking for volunteers:
Board of Directors- (qualifications required)
Board Members at Large
Committee Heads and Members
Planning and Land Use
Quality of Life
Newsletter and Marketing
Do you have talent, time and/or resources to help the cause?
Management and Leadership skills
City/County Political/Government connections
Marketing, social media, website experience
Resources and time
If you've made some decisions or have additional questions you'd like answered, feel free to bring them with you to the next meeting. We will have time after the 8:30 adjournment to discuss and sign up!
With all the interest and turn out, we are excited to get things rolling again...
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):
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.
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)
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
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.