Friday, November 9, 2007

HANC Monthly Meeting/Supervisor Mirkarimi

This is what District Elections is all about. A long time neighborhood organization with a dedicated Board sitting down with Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi. For over an hour with no notes, no aides, just sitting with a room full of neighbors talking about the issues in District Five. The issues of Work force development, housing, traffic, skateboard park, Linden Street calming, 55 Laguna, possible DMV moving, Cala site, children moving back into neighborhood and of course, Muni - and the N Judah.
The Supervisor and HANC have worked very hard on many neighborhood issues.
There was a Board election. I am going to list their names because all of them they have been working together for a long time - a great group of people:
President - Pi Ra
Vice President - Karen Masonheimer
Corresponding Secretary - Max Drukman
Recording Secretary - Bruce Wolfe
Treasurer - Karen Fishkin
Nominating Chair - Elizabeth Kirchner
Membership Chair - Joey Cain
Housing & Land Use Chair - Calvin Welch
Recycling Chair - Jim Rhoads
Members at Large:
Larry Ferguson
Holly Edson
Susan Latham
Bob Harkins
Tes Welborn
Contact: P. O. Box 170518 San Francisco, Ca. 94117
Annual Fees: $3, $15 or $30. per person (at your discretion).
May vote after one month's membership standing.
Eligibility: Members must live or work in the area bounded by
17th Street to the South, Fulton Street to the North, Divisadero Street to the East, Arquello Blvd. to the West.
Meetings second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Park Branch Library, 1833 Page Street .
HANC operates the Haight Ashbury Recycling Center.
Other items of discussion:
Neighborhood Park Bond - I know it is hard to believe but there is a February election!!!!
This is a $185 Million Bond with some interesting items:
Specific items have been picked including playground safety, waterfront park and bay access, fixing and repairing all restrooms, athletic fields, trail restoration and community grants.
What is unusual are strict accountability standards. Projects are identified and budgeted. This is a contract with San Francisco residents.
There will be monthly published reports on bond spending and construction progress.
Annual hearing to review bond program and order an audit.
Citizens' General Obligation Bond Oversight Committee will publish an annual independent report on bond spending and stop the sale of bonds if necessary.
HANC endorsed Prop A last night.
Information: "February 2008 General Obligation Bond or call 415-831-2789
Peace Vigil - every Third Friday (November 16th) Masonic & Panhandle. I understand they did this vigil during the Vietnam War. Bring candles.
Announcement: John Riordan. San Francisco Chronicle announced the passing of John Riordan. Fascinating obituary. Article explains the three days of mourning.

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