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August 1, 2019
District 1 Newsletter: August 2019
At the One Richmond Community Party doing the soul train with the Golden Gate Park Senior Center Line Dance Class!
 
Resources for Outside Lands
Outside Lands will be happening August 9th - August 11th. If you have any questions before the festival begins, send an email to info@sfoutsidelands.com. SFMTA will have dedicated tow trucks and Parking Control Officers to quickly respond to blocked driveways or any other parking issues related to the festival. If you need a vehicle towed, call MTA directly at (415) 553-1237 or (415) 553-1200. 

For any other non-emergency issues that come up during the festival, you can call the Outside Lands Hotline at (415) 965-8001 from 10:00am to 6:00pm on Thursday 8/8, and 10:00am to 11:00pm on the festival days (Friday 8/9 - Sunday 8/11).
 
In the Neighborhood
Dear Neighbors,

A lot has happened in the neighborhood this summer! The D1 office had fun preparing a pancake breakfast for our seniors at the Richmond District YMCA while the Community Youth Center presented a disaster preparedness training for them. We were proud to team up with San Francisco Public Works to launch a beautiful new “pit stop” at Ocean Beach near the fire pits. These mobile toilets are fully staffed by an attendant to ensure safety and cleanliness. I also want to thank Public Works for doing their “One Richmond thing” by filling over 240 potholes in the Richmond reported by neighbors during #FewerPotholes month! I was honored to join the 15th Anniversary celebration at the Jackie Chan Senior Center. So glad to have this wonderful organization in our hood.

Thank you to all the neighbors who joined our community meeting in preparation for Outside Lands. I had the chance to meet with the festival organizers to better understand the planning and operations of the event, as well as the acoustic engineers who are carefully mapping the sound elements. We will continue working closely with Rec Park, SFMTA, and SFPD to mitigate the impact of this event on the neighborhood and will be hosting a community meeting after the festival to address concerns.
At our community meeting on Shared Mobility, we had a robust conversation with SFMTA and neighbors on all-things scooters, bikeshare, carshare, and emerging mobilities! Thank you to our neighbors for joining this important discussion on how this fits in with the transportation network and vision for the Richmond District.

I’m proud to have joined the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) during the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Mental Health Strike, drawing attention to the critical needs of mental health workers and their patients. I also joined the Fix It team along with neighbors and merchants to address cleanliness and safety improvements in the Inner Richmond!

Everyone had a blast at the One Richmond Community Party! Over 600 neighbors came out to join us for free food, a community resource fair, good music, amazing performances, and an all-around great time building community with our neighbors! Thank you to House of Bagels, Schubert’s Bakery, New World Market, and May Wah Market for their delicious food donations. Thank you also to all the City Departments and community based organizations who tabled at our resource fair and signed up neighbors for One Richmond opportunities. Last but not least, thank you to all the amazing performers, volunteers, and neighbors who came out and helped make this event a huge success!
Affordable Homes for Educators & Families NOW
I am proud to be partnering with Supervisors Shamann Walton, Aaron Peskin, and Matt Haney on the Affordable Homes for Educators and Families NOW initiative for the November ballot! Our initiative will make it easier and faster to build affordable housing across every San Francisco neighborhood. When paired with our historic $600 million housing bond, this upcoming election presents an incredible opportunity to tackle the two biggest barriers to addressing our affordable housing crisis: access to land and funding.
Check out our op-ed here to learn more.

 
Office of Racial Equity

Over one hundred San Franciscans came out to support my racial equity legislation  and testify to the critical conditions that continue to worsen for communities of color in San Francisco. This legislation, which was passed unanimously , will hold us accountable to moving the needle for racial equity in our city and addressing the disparities facing communities of color with regards to economic stability, housing, health outcomes, and policing. It’s long past due that San Francisco makes real our commitment to racial equity.
 

D1 Budget Priorities Funded

As Chair of the Board’s Budget and Finance committee, I am so proud to share that we were able to pass a strong consensus budget totaling $12.6 billion with significant investments in San Franciscans. Here are some highlights of what I was able to champion and secure funding for:

  • $1,000,000 invested in the Richmond District, focused on emergency preparedness, youth services, senior services, homeless outreach services, neighborhood community events like National Night Out, and funding for neighborhood stabilization. 
  • $33,000,000 invested in city-wide services and programs, including deep investments in health services, homelessness and housing, wage increases for low-wage workers, youth and families, seniors and people with disabilities, clean and green streets, immigrant support services, and small business support.
  • Millions more in special funding for residential mental health facilities, housing subsidies, shelter beds, and expansion of the local working families credit.

Please reach out to Chelsea in my office with any budget-related questions: (415) 554-7413.

With assistance from Assemblymember Phil Ting, we were also able to secure a capacity building grant for affordable housing on the westside.  This grant will allow us to create the type of affordable housing developer we need on the westside because without that we will not be able to build and/or acquire the affordable housing we desperately need on the westside of San Francisco.
 

 

 

Public Safety Power Shutoff Program
The San Francisco Department of Emergency Management (DEM) is working with City and County departments, private sector partners and community based-organizations to plan and prepare for extended power outages in San Francisco as a result of the PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff Program (PSPS).

PSPS is PG&E’s precautionary safety measure that may proactively turn off power lines
when extreme fire conditions are forecast. No single factor will initiate a PSPS, however, the
following factors are considered:
  • Red Flag Warning from the National Weather Service (NWS).
  • Forecasts of strong winds and wind gusts.
  • Low humidity levels.
  • Critically dry vegetation that could fuel a wildfire.
  • On-the-ground, real time observations from PG&E field crews.
PG&E intends to notify jurisdictions and customers 48 hours in advance. Notifications are
projected to continue 24 hours before and just prior to shutting off the power. Power outages
could last for several days.
 
Community Meetings on Housing & Workforce Development
Please come to a public meeting to provide feedback on proposed strategies for San Francisco’s 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan, a strategic plan for affordable housing and community development activities. 
 
Monday, August 5, 2019 at 6:00pm
Born Auditorium
170 Otis Street
San Francisco, CA  94103
 
The proposed strategies document will be available in seven languages for public review and comment from July 29, 2019 to August 19, 2019. Click here to review the proposed strategies. 
 
Written comments are accepted until August 19, 2019 by email to gloria.woo@sfgov.org and by mail to Gloria Woo, MOHCD, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103.
 
Proposed strategies for the Analysis of Impediments (AI) to Fair Housing Choice and the HIV Housing Plan will be available under separate schedules. Please contact Teresa Yanga at teresa.yanga@sfgov.org for the AI, or Manuel Vasquez at manuel.s.vasquez@sfgov.org for the HIV Housing Plan.

 
Culture Carnival at Richmond Branch Library
Adaptive Bikeshare in San Francisco
Riders with differing abilities will be able to ride adaptive bike share this summer. In collaboration with Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP), Lyft, SFMTA, SF RPD and MTC, adaptive bikes will be available throughout the summer in Golden Gate Park – Intersection of JFK and Kezar Drive – every Sunday from 11am - 4pm.

Bikes are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Riders can make reservations in advance by sending an email to cycling@borp.org to request a bike. Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to riding.

Trained staff from BORP, the region’s leading provider of accessible recreation and adaptive sports for people with mobility-related disabilities, will be on-hand to fit, train and assist riders on how to use the adaptive bikes. Adaptive equipment includes supportive pedals, seats and straps, and hand pedals for quad-level SCI riders.

The program will have five adaptive bike types available:
  1. Upright handcycle
  2. Recumbent handcycle
  3. Recumbent leg trike
  4. Recumbent trike tandem
  5. Side-by-side tandem bicycle
#OneRichmond Opportunity:
Presidio Greenbelt Clean-Up

The Board of Supervisors will be on summer recess this month so the Board will not be meeting, but our office will remain open for the majority of the month.

 

Enjoy the rest of the summer! Play safe, have fun and remember: EVERYONE CAN DO A ONE RICHMOND THING EVERYDAY!   www.OneRichmondsf.com

 
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