2.12.18 Public Minutes

  1. SFPUC Rate Increase – Tracy and Erin
    1. Project Scope
      1. 87 water projects currently in the works
      2. $4.8 billion improvement, 95% complete
      3. Investing in diversified water systems
        1. Conservation
          1. 80% from Hetch Hetchy
        2. Recycled Water
      4. Improvements
        1. Treatment plant improvements
        2. Stormwater diversion programs
      5. Service value
        1. $.4 to get a gallon of great water
        2. Proposition 218 – 7.6% increase annually
          1. About $10 more each year over the 4 year period
          2. About 80% will go to capital improvements
      6. Commission Hearing
        1. April 10th
      7. sfwater.org/waystosave
        1. Offers:
          1. Washer rebates
          2. Free toilet replacements
          3. Water saving devices
          4. Water-wise evaluations
  2. 400 Divisadero Update – Luis Cuadra
    1. Proposal: 1 acre site
      1. 6 stories on Divis and 4 stories on Oak
      2. 100,000 sq ft for:
        1. 177 apartments @ 305-950 sq ft units
        2. Garage
          1. 75 automobiles
          2. 55 bikes
        3. About 12 commercial spaces  
        4. Rideshare alcove
      3. Benefits
        1. Remove traffic from 500 cars per day
        2. Make it safer for people to walk (Divisadero/Oak/Fell are all on city’s Vision Zero high-injury corridor network)
        3. Create more community spaces
      4. Suggestions for car washes to use in the future:
        1. “Touchless” – Magic Auto Detail at Japantown (http://magicdetail.com/)
        2. Convenience – the car wash that comes to you (http://www.getwasche.com/)
      5. Contact:
        1. More info at www.400divisadero.com  
        2. David runs an Open House called “have a beer with the developer” at Madrones Bar, between 5-7p on Wednesday nights
        3. Transportation & Merchant workshops
        4. Questions?

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12.11.17 Public Meeting Minutes


  1. Better Market Street
    1. Jennifer Blot
      1. Deputy Director of Communications & Public Affairs
      2. 2017_12_11_BMS Lower Haight
    2. Powerpoint to come & be posted to our site
  2. Beat Cop
    1. Working with SF Police Department to get a cop for better hours in our neighborhood, still waiting on return call/email from Northern Station Captain
  3. Board Slate: Slate committee will organize filling slate for 2018 per previously outlined timeline.

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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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