2019.02.09 LoHaMNA Agenda & Public Minutes

Agenda Topics

  • Introductions


  • Waste Management Training from Recology “It’s time to create less waste” Presentation
    • Waste has tripled since 2000. SF’s Zero Waste Goal for 2020 has been revised by Mayor Breed to:
      • Reduce municipal solid waste generation by 15% by 2030 (reducing what goes to recycling, composting, and trash).
      • Reduce disposal to landfill and incineration 50% by 2030 (in San Francisco this means reducing what goes in the black trash bins).
    • In 2017, the largest consumer of paper/plastic, China, stopped purchasing recycling items from other countries. Instead, they began focusing on internal trash and recycling programs. This major decision has forced companies/countries around the world to look for other countries (Southeast Asia, etc.), incurring higher transportation costs for recycled waste processing. As a result, there’s now a greater priority and urgency on reduce wastes, diverting recyclables by revamping machinery and processes.
    • Residents
      Refuse items in single-use plastic (water bottles, clam shells, plastic cutlery), reduce consumption, and recycle properly.
    • Multi-Unit Recology Ambassador Program – looking for ambassadors from multi-unit buildings to help put posters up, assist in tenant questions and improving rates of composting / recycling. Contact Paul Guisti @ PGIUSTI@recology.com
    • Refuse! Replace! Reuse!
      For more information, visit BetterattheBin.com
    • Community Questions:
      How do we improve commercial trash practices?
      Recology: Contact Public Works for citation of commercial trash mis management. Mayor’s Public Works
      Where do we get posters for recology?  Contact @ PGIUSTI@recology.com


  • Call for Proposals for 2019 LoHaMNA Micro-Grants ($1,000 each)
    E.g., sidewalk planter gardens. Brief discussion on steam cleaning for sidewalks; waiting on contact from Vallie Brown’s office for vendor who can be shared by multiple merchants.


  • Topics for March meeting
    Art Walk
    April 6, 2019
    Due to daylight’s savings change, might move to 4 to 8pm


  • Membership Benefits
    Digital listings for merchants, in addition to being part of unified voice for the community.


    • New Design drafted for 400 Divisadero; available for community input in advance of Planning Commission Hearing date on April 6. To see the plans, ask questions and/or share feedback, contact the developer @ DavidK@genesisliving.com