Community Announcements

April Community Announcements

April / 13 / 2018





Congratulations to the winner of the Earth Month poster contest reminding people to recycle their milk cartons. Stephanie won $1,000 for her school, Sutro Elementary!



Starting April 14th: Heron Watch at Stow Lake



Observe the magnificent Great Blue Herons and their chicks at Stow Lake on any of the nine Saturdays during the spring 2018 nesting season: April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, and June 2, 9, and 16, from 10 am to 1 pm.


Great Blue Herons began nesting at Stow Lake in 1993. To date, 193 chicks have learned to fly here. The herons court, build their nests, mate, and lay eggs between January and March. By April the nests have chicks. During April and May the parents feed them, as the chicks gradually grow to about four feet tall. In June the chicks begin to branch-hop and take short flights. They typically start leaving the nest at twelve weeks, around July 4th.


Enjoy the Free Program in Golden Gate Park

Interns and volunteers, using spotting scopes, will direct attention to the herons and chicks and explain their behavior. The observation site will be open from 10 am to 1 pm. Follow signs at Stow Lake Boathouse.


Take a Naturalist-led Walk

Observe heron chicks and other nesting birds from various spots around Stow Lake and Strawberry Island. The terrain is mostly flat. Time: 10:15 am to 12:15 pm. Adults: $10, teens and children free.


Heron Watch is a program of San Francisco Nature Education. For more information about their other walks and programs, please see our website at, email:, or phone: 415-205-0776.



#FewerVacancies in the Richmond District



April is the month of #FewerVacancies! Vacant storefronts are an ongoing issue in our neighborhood and my office is exploring ways to strengthen city law to address this concern that contributes to blight and safety concerns for neighbors.


I am asking for your help in reporting these vacancies, so that the Department of Building Inspection can investigate.Thanks to the Richmond Review for this coverage, and Richmond District Blog for this article, as well as working with my office to engage the community-- towards #FewerVacancies in the Richmond District!


To report a vacant storefront this month, please click here.



West Side Community Mayoral Forum

*new start time*



Join West Side seniors, youth, immigrants and tenants to engage with candidates who are running for mayor, specifically about issues that impact the West Side community like housing, displacement, small business stabilization, and more.


West Side Community Mayoral Forum

Saturday, April 21st

1:00pm to 3:00pm 

Location: Hall of Flowers (1199 9th Ave)

The forum is co-hosted by Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco, Richmond District Neighborhood Center, Richmond Area Multi-Services (RAMS), Clement Street Merchants Association, Richmond District Senior Center, Richmond District YMCA, Sunset Beacon, Faith in Action, and Richmond Rising.



City Budget 101 Community Meetings





Do you want to understand how the city budget works, or discuss neighborhood budget priorities for the coming year?


Join District 1 Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer for a Richmond District City Budget "101" Community Meeting! We've organized two opportunities for community conversations:


  • Thursday, April 26th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Richmond Branch Library (351 9th Ave)
  • Monday, May 7th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Richmond Rec Center (251 18th Ave)


Hope to see you at one of the meetings above!



Electric Vehicles: Listening Session



The ever-increasing range, affordability and options for electric vehicles have propelled them into the mainstream. As electric vehicles become more popular, the City is seeking input from residents, businesses and visitors on this topic. San Francisco is currently developing a citywide Electric Mobility Strategy and invites you to join an upcoming Community Listening Session to help the City identify opportunities to accelerate the transition of cars and trucks away from fossil fuels.


Space is limited, so please register (links below) at your earliest convenience:



As a transit first city, San Francisco prioritizes walking, biking, and public transit. The City also recognizes that to reduce harmful air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions, we must create solutions that electrify the movement of goods and people. San Francisco's Department of the Environment, Municipal Transportation Agency, and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will co-host the Community Listening Sessions and look forward to your participation. 


Please send any questions to Zac Thompson at



Repaving Geary Boulevard



I have been pushing for the repaving of Geary Boulevard since I first entered office, and I'm happy to announce that Public Works is finally making it happen! We realize that repaving will mean some traffic delays on Geary while the work is being done-- but hope that the long-term improvements to road conditions is worth the short-term inconvenience.


Some have been asking about what this means for the planned Geary BRT; what we understand is that we are still years away from breaking ground on the BRT in the Richmond District. In the meantime, our road conditions must be improved in District 1 and I'm happy that Public Works agrees. We are happy to call this #FewerPotholes 2.0!


San Francisco Public Works will begin roadway paving on Geary Boulevard (11th Avenue to 27th Avenue) on Monday, April 16, 2018 and continue for 2-3 weeks, weather permitting. The contractor, A. Ruiz Construction Co. has already notified merchants.


Scope of Work:

Demolition, excavation, traffic routing, pavement renovation, repaving work, and all pertinent work related to the project.


For the week of April 16 through 20, work will be in westbound lanes only and will proceed as follows:  


Northside Geary Blvd. 

Monday and Tuesday: 11th Avenue to Park Presidio 

Wednesday: Park Presidio to 15th Avenue

Thursday and Friday: 16th Avenue to 17th Avenue



Road Closures on 4/20



Neighbors, you are likely familiar with the unofficial cannabis gathering in Golden Gate Park on April 20th of every year. If not, here is some background info:


Please note that the event this year is permitted and will include entertainment and restrooms. Beginning at 6AM on Friday, April 20th, JFK Drive between Kezar Drive and 8th Avenue will be closed to the public and vehicles, as well Nancy Pelosi Drive and Bowling Green Drive all the way to MLK Jr. Drive. You are encouraged to avoid driving on Fulton and Cabrillo on April 20th due to the crowds at Golden Gate Park.


Stay safe everyone!





Summer Geometry Course



This summer, SFUSD is offering a six-week intensive Geometry course for SFUSD 9th graders who are completing CCSS Algebra 1 in their freshman year and would like to take CCSS Algebra 2 (or Algebra 2 + Precalculus) during their regular academic year as 10th graders. This course satisfies SFUSD’s requirement for a full year (10 units) of CCSS Geometry. The course will be held at Galileo High School and O'Connell High School and will run from June 11 through July 20, meeting from 8 am until 2 pm. Students must have an A or B in Algebra to be eligible for this course.


Visit to complete the application for the course. Applications must be submitted by April 30. Students will be notified on Monday, May 7 about their enrollment.





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