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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.

EVNA Opportunities to Become Involved

A big thanks to those of you who have recently paid your dues online.  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.  

Do you want to be more involved in your neighbhood?  The Eureka Valley Neighborhood Association (EVNA) is looking for new members for both the Planning and Land Use Committee and the Board of Directors!

Hi EVNA Members,

The EVNA Board of Directors (the Board) focuses on operation and general goals of EVNA including:

  • Protect and enhance the character of the neighborhood, its historic resources and significant topographic features and open space
  • Ensure that growth, development, and public access are compatible with and meet the needs of residents and the business community
  • Protect and improve public health and safety
  • Encourage friendly association among neighbors and businesses
  • Provide an educational forum and community outreach to community partners

The Board meets the second Tuesday of every month from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Chase Bank at the corner of 15th and Market Streets. We are looking for people interested in promoting the EVNA mission to “provide a public forum for the people who live, work, and play in the greater Eureka Valley area to discuss common issues and concerns and help develop solutions to improve the our neighborhood.”

The EVNA Planning & Land Use Committee (PLUC)  is looking for people knowledgeable in land use issues and the intricacies of the planning process and those who have a serious interest in learning. The committee discusses residential and commercial projects within Eureka Valley in all stages of the permitting process.  It focuses on ensuring that these projects are compatible with and meet the needs of our residential and business communities.  The committee meets the first Wednesday of every month from 7:00 to 8:30 at the Chase Bank at the corner of 15th, Sanchez and Market Streets. In addition to discussing plans and permits, the committee delves into issues such as affordable housing, historic preservation, protection of green spaces and more.  

If you’re interested in either of these important volunteer opportunities, contact the EVNA president  or come to a meeting as noted above, or come to the next EVNA general membership meeting on Wednesday, September 28th, 7:00pm at Harvey Milk School at 4235 19th Street in San Francisco.

REGISTER AND PAY EVNA DUES ONLINE NOW →

2016 Castro Street Fair Volunteers

The 2016 Castro Street Fair is quickly approaching! As a beneficiary this year, the Castro/Eureka Valley Neighborhood Association needs your help to volunteer at the fair!

Please visit this link to sign up for your shift/activity preference for the Castro Street Fair on Sunday, October 2, 2016.

C/EVNA Volunteers at the 2015 Fair
EVNA Member Volunteers at the 2015 Fair

The Castro Street Fair is located in the heart of San Francisco’s Castro District, at the intersection of Market & Castro Streets and the surrounding area. The Castro Street Fair is a community street celebration that was founded by Harvey Milk in 1974. Hundreds of local artists, vendors, craftspeople, and organizations line the streets and celebrate the diversity of the neighborhood. Stages with live entertainment and dance stages can be found throughout the fairgrounds.

As a beneficiary, our neighborhood association will benefit greatly from much needed funds to continue our mission, engage our members, residents, and merchants, in addition to distributing our bi-monthly newsletter - The Eureka!

Castro/Eureka Valley Neighborhood Association (EVNA), formed in 1881 as the Eureka Valley Promotion Association (EVPA), provides a public forum for the people who live, work, and play in the greater Eureka Valley area.

Our membership meetings are open to the public and are held on the  Fourth Wednesday of the Month each January, March, May, September and November, 7pm at the Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy.  Additionally, EVNA Committees and the Board of Directors meet regularly for the conduct of business.

Also, don't forget about our upcoming forum:

EUREKA VALLEY NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION SPONSORS PANEL DISCUSSION ON HOMELESSNESS IN THE CASTRO

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 Jeff 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:

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

Feel free to contact Gary McCoy if you have any questions related to the Castro Street Fair, we hope to see you there!

The July-August Eureka! Published for your Reading Pleasure

Hi EVNA Members,

The July-August Eureka! is out of the editing room and on its way to the printer for our door to door distribution.  You can read it online now!  Some highlights of this issue are:

  • The Pros and Cons of Jane Warner Plaza
  • An Historical Essay of SF Farmer's Markets
  • The President's Column
  • Words from Supervisor Scott Weiner
  • Neighborhood Faves
  • Castro Hoodies

Please support our sponsoring advertisers  who make the newsletter publication and distribution so possible.

READ THE JULY-AUGUST Eureka! ONLINE NOW →

If you haven't visited us at EVNA.org recently, you'll see significant style and functionality changes as our volunteer leadership team has transitioned our site onto a WordPress content management system.  We've installed new membership management tools, including options for membership dues payment and renewals and keeping of our membership list and rosters.  Our Eureka! Announcement List has also been migrated to this new integrated system, that's how we know you got this email!  

The EVNA Treasurer is very eager and ready to collect your 2016 annual dues, which will now expire 365 days after payment.  Just click the link below, 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.  

If you previously paid your 2016 C/EVNA dues by cash or check, please register on the website, too.  Pay-by-cash & check members need to be registered so you are included in the treasurer's official legal records of members, necessary for participation as a board member or one of our standing committees.

REGISTER AND PAY EVNA DUES ONLINE NOW →