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March District 1 Newsletter

March / 5 / 2018





District 1 Newsletter from Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer

Dear Neighbors,


During the month of March, the District 1 office has one question for you- ARE YOU PREPARED?



March is Disaster Preparedness Month



The Richmond District, like all of SF, faces the threat of a catastrophic earthquake, which is why I have been pushing for a high pressure water system on the Westside, should a large earthquake trigger fires in our neighborhood. The Outer Richmond also faces a moderate tsunami threat due to its proximity to the ocean. My office has partnered with the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) to prepare our community for a natural disaster, and you are invited to two workshops I am hosting with DEM on disaster preparedness in our neighborhood: 


Tsunami Preparedness: Sunday, March 11th, 10am-12pm in the community room of Ocean Beach Apartments (740 La Playa). Since La Playa and the surrounding beach area is in the tsunami inundation zone, neighbors will learn what to do in the case of a tsunami and earthquake, including how to prepare, where to evacuate, and more. Translation for Russian and Cantonese speakers will be available at the event.


Richmond District Disaster Preparedness: Saturday, March 24th, 10am-12pm in the George Washington High School cafeteria (600 32nd Avenue). Participants from across the district will learn how to prepare for a major earthquake, how to stay safe during one, and much more. Translation for Russian and Cantonese speakers will be available at the event.


I want to thank the Community Youth Center (CYC) for helping with community outreach around disaster preparedness. And many thanks to Ace Hardware for offering a 10% discount on emergency items during the month of March at both of their locations in the neighborhood: 6122 Geary Blvd. and 152 Clement St. Make sure you stop by to pick up your emergency items and get prepared! To find out what to include in a kit, visit


An easy step towards preparedness is to sign up for ALERT SF! Just text your zip code to the number 888-777, and you will be signed up to receive text messages informing you of important emergency updates in your area. Our goal is to double the number of Richmond District neighbors on ALERT SF during the month of March, so sign up now!



In the Neighborhood



In February I presented a “Golden Broom” to a five year old Richmond resident who has adopted the drain close to his home, taking responsibility for keeping it clean to avoid flooding during rainstorms. To adopt a drain near you, visit!


Last month I held a community meeting in the district to discuss MTA’s 8th Avenue Neighborway Project, with over 200 attendees. I met with the National Park Service to discuss plans to beautify our seawall at Ocean Beach and install additional garbage cans to keep our beach clean. Captain O’Brien and officers from the Richmond District Police Station joined me for Lunar New Year merchant walks along the Geary and Clement corridors. I attended the Angel Island Immigrant Voices event at the Richmond Branch Library as well as the opening of the Western Neighborhoods Project’s new home on Balboa Street! 


I met with USF about their residence hall project which will provide hundreds of desperately needed student housing units on campus, and recently filmed an episode of “Discover Your District” with SFGov TV at New May Wah Supermarket. I’m working with the PUC on a lighting assessment along the Fulton corridor and La Playa, and am advocating for more pickleball courts in the Richmond. Look for me and Public Works in March as we walk the Geary corridor to identify needed road repairs and street cleaning!



Inside City Hall



In February I held a hearing to explore a public municipal bank in San Francisco, and another on the status of services for young children and families. We had a second hearing about emergency water supply systems for the westside of San Francisco, and have definitely seen major improvements in the proposal coming forth from the PUC and Fire Department, thanks to advocacy from the community as well as my office. And finally, I held a hearing on vacant storefronts, an issue I have long heard concerns about from neighbors. My office is working on legislation to address vacancy tracking and enforcement, so stay tuned!


This past Thursday the Budget and Finance Committee voted unanimously to support my legislation to fully fund legal defense services for immigrants facing deportation by the Trump administration. I want to thank Supervisor Hillary Ronen for co-authoring this legislation with me, and Supervisors Sheehy, Peskin, Kim, and Yee for co-sponsoring it. I also want to thank Supervisors Stefani and Cohen for supporting this in committee, and Mayor Ferrell for committing to a two-year budget for immigration defense!



Other Updates





The last day to take the #OneRichmond survey is March 8th! If you haven't already, please take 5 minutes to share your thoughts on the neighborhood and help us shape the look and feel of this initiative that will promote promote inclusiveness, compassion, community pride, and shopping local. We also have one more upcoming event to introduce #OneRichmond and hear community feedback on March 8th at 6:30pm at Green Apple Books (506 Clement Street). If you're interested in learning more, contact my Legislative Aide, Ian Fregosi, at


On Saturday, March 17th I will be speaking to kick off the District 1 Community Clean Team event! My staff and I will be joining the Department of Public Works and over 200 volunteers to plant trees throughout the district, join us!

What:     D1 Community Clean Team event, celebrating Arbor Day  

When:    Saturday, March 17, 2018

Time:      9:00 am – 1:00 pm (speaking program 9:00 am – 9:20 am)

Where:   Washington High School, 600 32nd Ave. 


March 1st was the start of the beach fire season. The Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) has new fire pits and a curfew of 9:30 pm. Please enjoy but remember to put your garbage in the new garbage cans! As we enter Spring, let’s use this time to prepare ourselves for emergencies so we stay safe in this wonderful neighborhood we call the Richmond. Hope to see you in the hood!





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District 1 Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer | 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 280, San Francisco, CA 94102


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