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The EVNA Website is Waiting For You

If you haven’t checked out our website at https://evna.org recently, we’ve undergone a major transformation.  Our 2008 website was running on the Drupal Content Management System (CMS) and has served us well.  But as our version of Drupal 6 was coming to an end of life, we had a choice to upgrade to Drupal 7 or to transition over to WordPress.  WordPress has made leaps and bounds in the years since 2008, and it was a no brainer that making the move to WordPress would far better serve our membership and the neighborhood.  The WordPress User Interface (U/I) is far more intuitive to anyone who has ever created or read a digital document.  We still have some updating to do on the site, but with the significantly facilitated U/I, maintaining our website current will be a much easier task for the EVNA leadership team.

As part of our website upgrade to WordPress, new membership management tools have been installed on our website, including integrated announcements and managing our membership dues and renewals.  Announce list emails for all members of the Board and members of the PLUC have been transfered to this new integrated website system.  That's how you got this email!  We will transfer the remaining 245 people on our subscription list once we see the system is working as well as it has been working in testing.

The Treasurer is very eager and ready to collect the annual dues from our members.  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 there is really a need for PayPal®, then let us know and the functionality can be installed.

If you previously paid your 2016 C/EVNA dues by check, please register on the website, too.  Pay-by-check members need to be registered so you are included in the treasurer's official legal records of members.

What else can you do? -- If you closely look at our site, some pages need updating.  We can use some new neighborhood specific banner photographs.  Ask to become a site editor, and your efforts to put a better web face on the EVNA would be appreciated.

Please feedback your website registration experiences, good, bad, recommended minor wording changes via the site contact form.

REGISTER AND PAY EVNA DUES ONLINE NOW →

Events of Interest to EVNA Members 6/15 & 6/22

 

 

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EVNA Members, please read below of several events of interest that we have just learned about. Some are very short fused: EVNA Community Quality of Life Meeting 6/15 Please join Mayor Lee's Fix-It Director Sandra Zuniga and other City officials to discuss Quality of Life concerns in our neighborhood. Eureka Valley Recreation Center 100 Collingwood Street, San Francisco Wednesday, June 15th, 6:30pm to 8pm This meeting is called to gather our neighborhood concerns and create a Castro/Market area action plan that several City agencies can address. Participating agencies include: - San Francisco Police Department - Public Health - Public Works - Public Utilities Commission - Recreation and Parks and the Municipal Transit Agency. Please see the flyer for this event at evna.org/2016/06/14/774/ — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Just prior to the Qualify of Life meeting above, the CBD is holding the first ever Castro Bazaar featuring local artists from 4-6pm in Jane Warner Plaza. Please read more about this event on our website at evna.org/2016/06/14/6152016-castro-bazaar/ — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 6/22/2016 - SFMTA Community Input Session. Muni wants your input to better communicate with all riders. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is updating its Public Participation Plan, which guides SFMTA’s efforts in reaching out to the public and providing opportunities for gathering input on its services, projects and programs. Castro Merchants and the Upper Market Alliance are assisting SFMTA by organizing a Community Input Session to collect feedback from our members that are: 1) San Francisco residents 2) Ride or are familiar with Muni If this describes you, please consider participating in the Community Input Session to provide input to ensure SFMTA is using the most effective methods possible to reach and engage the public. The Community Input Session is scheduled for: June 22nd from 6:30PM-7:30PM
Castro Community Meeting Room
501 Castro at 18th Street, 2nd Floor above Bank of America Members who attend the Community Input Session can enter a drawing to receive a $50 Clipper Card if they complete a separate survey. If you are interested in attending, please contact Annie Dulka at (510)637-8690 or dulka@barcoast.com. Read more/updated info about this event on our website at evna.org/2016/06/14/6222016-sfmta-community-input-session/ ................................................................ Too much stuff in your email? We can understand - visit evna.org/ciao if you really want off our Eureka announcement list.

6/22/2016 – SFMTA Community Input Session

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is updating its Public Participation Plan, which guides SFMTA’s efforts in reaching out to the public and providing opportunities for gathering input on its services, projects and programs.

Castro Merchants and the Upper Market Alliance are assisting SFMTA by organizing a Community Input Session to collect feedback from our members that are:

1) San Francisco residents

2) Ride or are familiar with Muni

If this describes you, please consider participating in the Community Input Session to provide input to ensure SFMTA is using the most effective methods possible to reach and engage the public.

The Community Input Session is scheduled for:

June 22nd from 6:30PM-7:30PM
Castro Community Meeting Room
501 Castro at 18th Street, 2nd Floor above Bank of America

Members who attend the Community Input Session can enter a drawing to receive a $50 Clipper Card if they complete a separate survey.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Annie Dulka at (510)637-8690 or dulka@barcoast.com.

Eureka Valley Neighborhood Association Endorses Proposition C

Dear --name, The board of directors of the Eureka Valley Neighborhood Association has voted to endorse Proposition C. If approved by San Francisco voters on June 7, 2016, Proposition C will: 1. Increase the affordable housing requirement for private housing developers. 2. Require for the first time the creation of middle-income housing as a portion of inclusionary units. 3. Restore authority to adjust future affordable housing requirements to the Board of Supervisors and Mayor. Here are additional details for those interested in reading further: Proposition C increases the on-site affordable housing requirement for projects of 25 or more units: 1. Increases on-site affordable housing requirements from 12% to 25%. Prop C returns the on-site requirement to 15% affordable for low-income households, and adds a new 10% affordable to moderate/middle-income households. 2. Establishes the first-ever requirement for affordable housing for middle-income households. Prop C mandates that at least 10% of on-site units be affordable to moderate/middle-income households, allowing San Franciscans earning salaries in the range of public service workers, clerical workers, school teachers, and bus drivers, to find stable long-term housing in the City. 3. Encourages developers to opt for on-site mixed-income housing. For those developers who elect not to provide mixed-income affordable housing on-site, Prop C increases the amounts for an “in-lieu” fee and an off-site development alternative from 20 to 33 percent. Proposition C also amends the City Charter, restoring the ability of the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor to change affordable housing requirements by ordinance. This is an essential “good government” provision that lets the city match housing requirements with future economic conditions; determine need and household income levels by neighborhood; and ensure that the maximum number of affordable units are built. ................................................................ Too much stuff in your email? We can understand - visit evna.org/ciao if you really want off our Eureka announcement list.

EVNA May Newsletter and Public Meeting Tomorrow Night at 7:30

Dear EVNA Members On behalf of Board President, Crispin Hollings and the entire EVNA Board, thank you for being a part of EVNA. The May-June edition of EVNA's newsletter is available online at EVNA.org. Click here to access it: evna.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/eur2016-05.pdf. REMINDER: CASTRO/EVNA’S NEXT BIMONTHLY PUBLIC MEETING TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 7 to 8:30 pm Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy Auditorium, 19th & Collingwood Agenda 7:00-7:15 - Introductions and committee updates 7:15-7:30 - CleanPowerSF Presentation 7:30-7:45 - SFMTA Neighborhood Projects 7:45-8:30 - San Francisco Bay Area Renters' Federation (SF BARF) presentation We hope to see you Wednesday night. Best, Alan ______________________________________________________________________ alan beach-nelson | immediate past president | Castro/Eureka Valley Neighborhood Association The neighborhood association for the Castro, Upper Market and all of Eureka Valley since 1881 PO Box 14137, San Francisco, CA 94114 | Alan.Beach@EVNA.org | 415.244.5152 _____________________________________________________________________ ................................................................ Too much stuff in your email? We can understand - visit evna.org/ciao if you really want off our Eureka announcement list.

Posting by Email

by Steve Clark Hall

One really neat feature of WordPress is the ability to post stories online by email. Authors are given a secret email address to which to send the story. The subject of the Email becomes the subject of the story.

Please make sure to include a byline in the first line of your story so we know who the author is. And delete your auto footers unless you really want it displayed in the post.