By Erik Honda, DTNA Editor
A healthy crowd of engaged neighbors showed up at Harvey Milk Rec Center for our August meeting to hear the results of the DTNA logo contest and to organize around traffic safety.
The logo contest was competitive, with sixteen different submissions from nine different artists, and resulted in some tough and closely contested votes both by the neighborhood and the Board. DTNA President Frank Tizedes announced and gave gift certificates to the winner and runner up, Annie Prowell and Alex Ron, and thanked all the contestants for their submissions. Frank also gave a special gift to our young (under 12) artists, he knows they will be ongoing contributors to the Triangle as they grow. To see the new logo check out our website, and also check out Prowell’s artist’s statement on page [insert page # here] of this newsletter.
Frank also made announcements about the long-delayed Bureau of Urban Forestry tree planting scheduled to begin soon in the Triangle, and celebrated the 50-plus volunteers we have gathered to water the trees. Thank you!!! He also encouraged folks to turn out for our now-monthly neighborhood cleanup days with Refuse Refuse, and to attend an upcoming meeting on densification of the neighborhood (see the cover story of our August/September newsletter).
Vision 2030 co-chair Hans Galland presented on our ongoing work on the Sanchez-Steiner corridor, and plans for our Sunday October 22 Wiggle Fest block party co-hosted with the SF Bicycle Coalition, which will temporarily close Steiner between Duboce and Waller to car traffic, so we can have some learn-to-ride-a-bike clinics, bike obstacle course, free bike repair, and other Bike Coalition swag and events. Mark your calendar!
Captain Jack Hart of Park Station wrapped up the meeting by reporting on his recent work to beef up traffic enforcement in the Triangle (see article on page 5 of our August/September newsletter). Hart credited the efforts of both Supervisor Mandelman’s office and DTNA to convince his folks to devote some of their limited resources to returning to enforcement after a collapse during the pandemic. Neighbors thanked Captain Hart for the visible presence of officers and enforcement, and several felt that it was making a difference already. Captain Hart should have statistics on which violations are happening and where coming soon, so stay tuned!