11.13.17 Public Meeting Minutes

  1. Art Walk – Saturday December 9th from 3p-8p
    1. Haight from Scott to Laguna
  2. Haight Street Art Center (email Gio at gacosta1@gmail.com)
    1. Screen printing demonstration and Q & A with Jeremy Fish
  3. Nominating Committee to be set by January
    1. Slate to be set by January 14th and to be voted on by paying members on February 12th
  4. Merchant’s Financial relief ideas for Haight St.

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10.9.17 Public Meeting Minutes

  1. Haight Street Art Center–Peter
    1. Working with Jeremy Fish who would like to have a reception, possibly early November
    2. Any businesses want to hang up fliers?
  1. Micro Grant Winner
    1. Jean Marx from Cove
      1. Trees Lights for the 200 blk of Fillmore
  2. Art Walk
    1. Potential dates–Saturday 6p-10p
      1. December 2nd
      2. December 9th
    2. Thoughts?

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9.11.17 Public Meeting Notes


  • Jeremy Schaub
    • Schaub | Ly | Architects Inc. for 474-478 Haight St. Mixed-Use Design
    • Proposal to demolish Lee’s and the residential unit to create 2 commercial spaces and bike parking (bottom floor), office spaces and communal back deck (second floor), residential, 2 or 3 bedrooms (third floor)
    • 11 residential units @ market rate and 1 below market rate of the required 12%, using the state density bonus program, most likely for sale
    • Proposal for 57 ft high, 27000 sq
    • Space has been vacant for 12 years and Lee family is sponsoring
    • Owner is in favor of reducing blight and graffiti
    • Required planning department meeting prior to submittal on September 20th.

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8.14.17 Public Meeting Minutes



  • Board
    • Robert
    • Gio
    • Scott
    • Amy
    • Lawrence
    • Adrienne
  • Community
    • Jeremy
    • Henry
    • Nicky
    • Two Jacks
    • Garrett
    • Teresa
    • Vos
    • Claudia
    • Amber
    • Heather
    • Matt
    • Brian


  1. Claudia, Marketing and Outreach Intern, Energy Program at San Francisco Department of the Environment


Topic: “Are you concerned about your high utility bills and/or are trying to save money somewhere?  

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7.10.2017 July Meeting Public Minutes

LOHAMNA Public Meeting July 10th, 2017

Meeting Agenda

  • Local Act: 4am License Extension Discussion with Office of Senator Scott Weiner
  • Update from Public Works Street Programs for Lower Haight
  • Haight Street Art Center Introduction
  • MicroGrant Program Introduction
  • New Retail Tenancies Discussion
  • Bronze Sidewalk Plaques Discussion
  • Lee’s Market Building / 480 Haight
  • Open Forum


LOCAL: Let Our Communities Adjust Late-Night

Presentation and visit by Victor Ruiz from Senator Scott Weiner Office

  • Proposed Legislation that allows communities to adjust / extend hours of alcoholic sales
  • Proposed benefits
    • Economic Driver and County in San Francisco
      • Information Available on Senator Weiner’s Website regarding impact study
    • Tourism Driver
    • Supporter of Art and Nightclub Venues
    • No Increase in Drunk Driving based on Studies
    • Increases and Support of LGBT Community Businesses
    • Overall allows local communities to implement protocols
    • Incorporates 2 Year Sunset Clause for Re-vote
    • Lowers Binge Drinking and Last Call Binge Drinking by staggering and not rushing patrons.

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3.13.17 March Public Meeting Minutes

LoHaMNA General Meeting March 13, 2017

Called to order at 732

  1.       Introductions
  2.       Lieutenant Mike Nelson (Northern Station)

Problem is pursuit policy and need to stay within realm of policy

Chasing all dirt bikes through city streets would create bigger danger for citizens

Get them at starting or ending points

Follow bikers on social media sites where they post their plans so try and act before or after the event

Identified several bikers and few arrests regarding different events

Solution is to get them when gassing up at beginning or when wrapping up

Citizen concern that going through stop signs/red lights and see them as a danger to me and my family so asking about the policy of not pursuing them

Response: they want to be chased so can go on faster and longer, but I agree with you 100% and frustrates me

Task force that investigating and looking at plans to address the situation, working on a better plan

We are very aware of the problem and concerned by the situation but constrained by the law

Question: what can neighbors do?

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2.13.17 February Public Meeting Minutes

LoHaMNA Board meeting February 13, 2017

Call to order 638p

Board members present: Michael Gaines, Amy Chan, Makela Clay, Robert Patterson, Gio Acosta, Pratima Gupta, Robert Johnstone

  1.       Introductions
  2.       SF Rate Payer Advocate with Recology
  3.       Carolina Morales
  4.                                                                     6 month process
  5.                                                                   Outside company hired by SF Public Works to communicate with neighbors why rate increase, outreach and public input


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1.9.2017 January Public Meeting Minutes

LoHaMNA meeting Jan 9, 2017


  1. Jasmine from Friends of Urban Forest

How can we get more trees on our streets?

On April 22 Lower Haight, Western Addition, Duboce Triangle will be doing tree planning activity  

Snapshot of all areas where trees can go in neighborhood (~300-500 new trees are planned)

How can LoHaMNA do outreach to get more trees in the neighborhood?

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12.12.2016 December Public Meeting Minutes

Monday, December 12, 2016
Black Sands Brewery, 701 Haight Street
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Present: Amy Chan, Mark, Robert Patterson, Shireen Seif, Gio Acosta, Michael Gaines, Thea Selby, Luanne, Joel Freston, Bruce, Eli, Robert Johnstone, Brian, Tracey (DPW)
Meeting called to order at 7:33pm


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11.14.2016 November Public Meeting Minutes

LOHAMNA Community Meeting 11/14/16 Notes

–Michael Gaines made general welcome to everyone. He also provided general announcements. The Friend of the Urban Forest have secured planters for the 300 block of Haight that are available to be placed with foliage as part of a City sponsored beautification project as soon as 10 people who live on the block can provide their signatures with addresses for the City.…

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