Minutes of the November 20, 2008, EVPA membership meeting

The President called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

The September minutes were approved on motion and second.

The President provided the treasurer's report, since the treasurer was unable to attend the meeting.

Representatives from Whole Foods presented their plans for development of the S&C Ford site into a Whole Foods and adjoining housing. The representatives presented various schematics of the project. EVPA members asked questions, and a discussion was held. No action was taken on the project.

The Planning Committee presented its report, including an update on the Planning Department's discretionary review reform project, the possibility of having a universal planning notice, the status of the Housing Element, and various neighborhood projects.

The nominating committee presented its proposed slate of officers for 2009:
President: Scott Wiener
Treasurer: Demien Quesnel
Secretary: Alan Beach-Nelson
Members at Large: Dennis Richards, Gary Weiss
Upper Market Alliance Rep: Judy Hoyem
Coalition of San Francisco Neighborhoods Rep: Demien Quesnel

On motion and second, the membership unanimously elected the proposed slate.

Scott Wiener, incoming president, discussed various ideas for 2009, including more active committees, a focus on public spaces, and forums during membership meetings.
The meeting adjourned at 9 p.m. The next meeting (and all 2009 membership meetings) will be held at the Castro Community Room, 501 Castro St.)

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