Minutes of the July 17, 2008, EVPA membership meeting

The President called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Members present introduced themselves.

The President made the following announcements:
a. There will be a presentation on the City's solar program at the EVRC
b. The Castro/Upper Market CBD will be applying for a challenge grant to make certain changes near Castro and Market, including changes to 17th Street, the Muni entrance north of Market, Harvey Milk Plaza, and Pink Triangle Park
c. Website improvements are continuing

Laura Fraenza, the new San Francisco Events Manager, reported on plans for Halloween. Members asked Ms. Fraenza and discussed Halloween. Members also discussed Pink Saturday and challenges that the event presented. Ms. Fraenza will return in September to update the membership on Halloween.

The Planning Committee reported about certain projects in the neighborhood, including:
a. An innovative and large project on 19th Street
b. The proposed development for the 76 gas station that is scheduled to be closed
c. The illegal demolition at 412 Noe after a fire at that property
d. Construction of large homes on Ord Street and the possibility of utilizing residential design guidelines to maintain the street's character

Scott Wiener indicated that Castro Community on Patrol and Duboce Triangle Neighborhood Association are co-sponsoring a community safety forum in the fall and asked that EVPA co-sponsor. EVPA agreed to co-sponsor.

The President then adjourned the meeting.

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