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  • 23 Jun 2022 11:39 AM | Robert Bush (Administrator)

    Mark Scheuer, past DTNA Secretary, reports that come July 1st Capt. Jack Hart will assume command of Park Station. Capt. Pedrini is being promoted to Commander and transferred to SFO. DTNA congratulates Capt. Pedrini on his promotion, thanks him for his neighborhood involvement and welcomes Capt. Hart to the Park Station command.

    Captain Jack Hart joined San Francisco Police Department in 1999 and has served in patrol assignments ranging from a field training officer to an attorney with the Department's Legal Division. As a California POST-certified instructor, he has taught constitutional law, criminal law, criminal procedure, and leadership courses to over 50 recruit classes. As a Sergeant, he led a street-crimes plainclothes enforcement team in the Bayview district. As a lieutenant, he was the officer-in-charge of the Candlestick Park detail, where he led the team of over 100 police officers policing over 70,000 people. As the captain assigned to SFPD's Homeland Security Unit, he was in charge of the Marine Unit and led the Department's mutual-aid response to the 2017 North Bay firestorm at the Department Operations' Center. Captain Hart is also a master instructor in the police leadership development course called "Blue Courage," where he has inspired police officers of all ranks in large and small departments across the country."

    Park Station is going to hold National Night Out on Tuesday August 1. It will be scaled down from previous years because of COVID but is still a great chance for the community to interact with officers from Park Station as well as dignitaries like Senator Wiener, Mayor Breed, Supervisor Mandelman, and police command staff. There will be information tables and activities for kids. More info to follow.


  • 23 Jun 2022 9:04 AM | Robert Bush (Administrator)

    Construction to resume at 16th/Noe, start at 15th/Sanchez

    With the northeast and southeast corners of 16th/Noe largely completed, work will begin next week on the northwest "Super Duper" bulbout along with final traffic pole and signal installations. Work should continue into the following week(s) with the sidewalk work next to Lookout, and at the southeast corner by the flower stand. Although not yet scheduled, we also anticipate that the new signals and left-turn restriction for southbound 16th will be turned on later next month once this work is finished. 

    While not directly related, we have received concerns from a few Noe merchants and Duboce Triangle residents about the existing Slow Street barrier at Noe/15th and its impact to commercial delivery access (and the potential for our Market changes to exacerbate the issue). I will be reaching out to my Slow Street colleagues to see if it might be appropriate to coordinate a change/removal along with our traffic signal switchover. I'll provide more information in next month's update.

    Sidewalk construction is also slated to begin at 15th/Sanchez in early July.

    Decorative railing installation / temporary boarding island closures to begin now on July 5

    After a few hiccups with scheduling and fabrication, the contractor should now begin installation of custom decorative railings at all Muni boarding islands along Upper Market starting Tuesday, July 5th. Working from Jane Warner Plaza eastward, this will require temporarily closing each stop for approximately one week during construction. Signs will be posted during the temporary closures to alert transit riders and provide wayfinding to the nearest available stop.


    Finalizing median restoration and palm tree uplighting 

    Bay Area Lightworks, the electrical sub-contractor, has received the special wiring needed for the uplighting system and is close to completing installation of all remaining power connections and meters. Final median restoration and uplighting work will occur in July, and we'll keep everyone posted as to when we might be able to plug in, turn on, and celebrate.

    Hermann/Laguna/Market traffic signals to go live Thursday

    At the eastern end of the project, a new traffic signal for Hermann/Laguna (as part of the Laguna/Guerrero/Market intersection) will be turned on June 30th, which will allow new dedicated left-turn signals off of Market Street to become operational as well. Final work at this intersection will include decorative paving (for Hermann/Laguna), which should occur in tandem with the decorative treatments at 15th/Sanchez later this summer.

    Octavia/McCoppin changes, new bike racks and trees to come later this year

    Proposed changes at the eastern project terminus at Octavia/Central Freeway continue to be delayed due to a supply chain issue with custom granite curbs, which may not be delivered until August. This work, along with final streetscape enhancements, is not yet scheduled and will likely comprise the final construction activities for this project.

    Casey Hildreth, Principal Planner, Livable Street

    Upper Market Safety Project

  • 16 Jun 2022 12:32 PM | Robert Bush (Administrator)

    Had the vote in the Upper Market/Duboce Triangle/Eureka Valley prevailed the Proposition H District Attorney Recall would have failed and the Proposition A MUNI Bond would have passed.

    Per the final June 21, 2022, City vote posting, the DA Recall failed in Supervisor Districts: 5 (58%), 8 (58%), 9 (59%),  and Neighborhoods: Mission (63%), Potrero Hill (50.74%), Diamond Heights (50.13%), Haight Ashbury (62%), Inner Sunset (59%), N Bernal Heights (69%), Noe Valley (58%), S Bernal Heights (61%), Upper Market/Eureka Valley (57%), Western Addition (57%). [Rounded to whole %] See results.

    The MUNI Bond issue passed in all Supervisor Districts & neighborhoods which opposed the DA Recall (68.49% to 78.69%), but only in four neighborhoods that supported the DA Recall: China (67.85%), Civic Center/Downtown (74.86%), North Embarcadero (67.09%), and SOMA (72.51%) and failed to get the needed countywide 66.66% approval for passage. See results.

  • 2 Jun 2022 10:28 PM | Robert Bush (Administrator)

    Hybrid June DTNA Public Meeting 0n Tuesday June 14th 7:00PM to 8:00PM

    • In-person: Ballroom of the Harvey Milk Recreation Center, 50 Scott Street, Lobby Level – enter via Scott Street or Duboce Park
    •  Zoom Virtual component: link will be posted on website.
    • Join neighbors for discussion of fire safety with SFFD, introduction of Slow Triangle summer internand updates on neighborhood tree plantings, street repairs, June 18th Pride Clean-up and DTNA logo contest.

    COVID In-Person Meeting Safety Policy with COVID Surging

    • Per SFDPH, CDPH and CDC guidelines, There is no Vaccination check and Masks are optional, 
    • but masks are strongly recommended for all regardless of vaccine status, in indoor public settings. Surgical or higher-level respirators (e.g., N95s, KN95s, KF94s) are highly recommended. Masks are especially recommended for the unvaccinated and those who are at high risk for serious illness.

    LGBTQ Cultural District 18th Street COVID TEST/VAC Hub behind Walgreens, Saturdays 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM

    • FreeCOVID 19 Tests every Saturday but monthly COVID Vaccinations, including first and second Boosters. 
    • Next Vaccination date: Pride Weekend, Saturday, June 25th.

    JUNE 4, 2022 CASTRO ART WALK, 12:00PM – 05:00PM

    JUNE 5, 2022, SUNDAY: NOE ART MART 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM SPONSORED BY CASTRO MERCHANTS On Noe Street between Market and Beaver Streets

    JUNE 7, 2022, TUESDAY: Election — Vote 

    JUNE 18, 2022, SATURDAY: PRIDE SWEEP 10:00 AM- 12:00PM DPW NEIGHBORHOOD CLEAN-UP EVENT SPONSORED BY DTNA, EVNA AND CASTRO MERCHANTS

    • Meet Triangle neighbors at 09:30 AM at Noe and Duboce, 
    • then head to meet other neighbors at 10:00 AM at Jane Warner Plaza (3999 17th Street), and pick-up supplies & maps outlining what streets to focus on and break into teams. All supplies will be provided. 
    • Sign up at: https://www.mobilize.us/sanfrancisco/event/465310/. 
    June 22, 2022, WEDNESDAY: SFPD Park Station Community Meeting

    JUNE 25, 2022, SATURDAY: CASTRO FAMILY PRIDE BLOCK PARTY SPONSORED BY CASTRO MERCHANTS 

    • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM on Noe Street between Market and Beaver Streets. Any questions, please email info@artyhoodsf.co.
    • Activities For the Kiddos 11 am – 2 pm and For Kids of All Ages 2 pm – 5 pm 
    • Drag Performer of the Year Contest:  Semi-finals start at Noon, finals begin at 04:00 PM. Enter and you could win $1,000 cash prize.Sign up at  https://bit.ly/3x8DkU2.
    • Art Mart throughout the day.

    San Francisco Pride Weekend Events and Sunday Parade, June 25-26, 2022

    Affordable Housing in the Duboce Triangle

    • There are five income-adjusted for-sale units now available at the soon-to-be-competed condo project at the former Sullivan’s Funeral Home site at 2238 Market Street between Noe and Sanchez. Application deadline: June 10, 2022.
    •  https://housing.sfgov.org/listings/for-sale

    Upper Market Safety Project Construction Update

    MUNI custom decorative railing installation in June will begin at the Jane Warner Plaza terminus and move eastward to Octavia.

    • This will require temporally closing each stop for approximately one week during construction. Existing shelters along the corridor have been temporarily removed and will be put back once the work is completed.
    •  Work will pause during Pride weekend so that all stops are operational

    Bulb-outs along with a switchover to the new traffic signal poles/layout at the Market/Noe/16th Street intersection and new dedicated left-turn arrow for westbound 16th Street left-turn onto Market Street will be completed before Pride weekend. 

    Bulb-out work at 15th/Sanchez/Market will be on hold until after Pride weekend. 

    A new traffic signal for Hermann/Laguna as part of the Laguna/Guerrero/Market intersection will be turned on soon which will allow new dedicated left-turn signals off of  Market Street to become operational.

    Sewer and water relocation work will also begin at McCoppin Street as part of changes to the eastbound bike lane approach to Octavia/Central Freeway.

    For the most up-to-date construction information, visit www.sfpublicworks.org/uppermarket.

    Happy Pride

  • 2 Jun 2022 9:54 PM | Robert Bush (Administrator)
    • There are five income-adjusted for-sale units now available at the soon-to-be-competed condo project at the former Sullivan’s Funeral Home site at 2238 Market Street between Noe and Sanchez. Application deadline: June 10, 2022.
    •  https://housing.sfgov.org/listings/for-sale


  • 21 May 2022 11:27 AM | Robert Bush (Administrator)

    DTNA Public In-Person 2022 Bimonthly Meeting Date changed

    • Will be held on the second Tuesdays of even numbered months from 7:00PM to 8:00PM — no venue available for Monday meetings
    • In the Ballroom of the Harvey Milk Recreation Center, 50 Scott StreetLobby level with entry from Scott Street and Duboce Park.
    • A hybrid in-person/virtual format is being explored.
    • NOTE:   The  next Public DTNA Meeting  will be Tuesday June 14th Agenda being finalized

    May 21st, Saturday: LGBTQ Cultural District COVID Hub Testing, 11:00am to 05:00pm

    •  18th Street behind Walgreens, every Saturday

    May 22nd  Sunday: LGBTQ Cultural District COVID Hub Vaccinations 11:00am to 05:00pm

    • Jane Warner Plaza in conjunction with the Harvey Milk Day celebration
    • Second Boosters are available
      •  For adults 50 years and older and who got their 1st booster at least 4 months ago
      • People ages 12 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised and got their 1st booster at least 4 months ago.
      • People ages 18 years or older who got 2 doses (1 primary and 1 booster) of Johnson and Johnson’s Janssen vaccine at least 4 months ago.  
    • 1st booster of either Pfizer-BioNtech or Moderna vaccine is recommended at least 2 months after an initial J&J/Jansen COVID vaccine shot

    May 22nd, Sunday: Harvey Milk Day Celebration 11:00am to 05:00pm

    • Jane Warner Plaza, Castro Street.      

    May 25th SFPD Park Station Community Meeting

    May Update Upper Market Safety Project Construction

    • Rainbow Honor Walk plaques (mostly) installed.
    •  Construction at 16th/Noe to intensify soon.
    • MUNI custom decorative railing installation along F Line to begin May 31st.
    •  Median repair/up lighting: additional work near Octavia.
    •  For the most up-to-date construction information please visit www.sfpublicworks.org/uppermarket

    Help Shape the Future of San Francisco’s Waterfront

    • Take the Port of San Francisco’s Survey before June 3, 2022.
    • This survey will take you through five examples of how other cities made changes to address the risks they faced. You are asked to consider how these approaches could work in San Francisco and share your feedback.

    Recent Board Actions

    • Supported Supervisor Mandelman’s “A Place for All” ordinance
    • Supported granting entitlement to the 2135 and 2140 Market Street mixed-use multi-family apartment buildings that include more on-site affordable units.

    Find Updates on the DTNA Website for:

    •  Summary of May DTNA Board meeting
    •  Slow Triangle vision development
    •  Environmental Protection Impact Committee
    •   Website reworking

    Enjoy your Memorial Day Holiday.


  • 21 May 2022 10:48 AM | Robert Bush (Administrator)

    How to Contact DTNA

    DTNA wants to hear from you: what issues are important to you, what would you like DTNA to pursue, how would you like to help and get involved? In 2022, DTNA is focusing on several efforts: Greening of the Triangle, community engagement, safety, and exploring our collective vision of a Slow Triangle.

    To contact DTNA on the website, use the Contact Form. By email, use info@dtna.org. By USPS, mail to DTNA, 2261 Market Street, PMB 301, San Francisco, CA 94114. To contact the News editor, email editor@dtna.org. For News advertising, email advertising@dtna.org. For membership inquires contact membership@dtna.org or use USPS Attn: membership.

    "One Block Beyond" Map

    Map showing blocks where neighbors are eligible for full DTNA membership “one block beyond” DTNA boundaries has been updated.

    Membership types - recurring & non-recurring payments

    Reminder that we have created both recurring and non-recurring membership types - you decide whether your membership auto-renews every year (charges your credit card on file) or you pay each year (in any form that works for you). Contact membership@dtna.org if you have any questions. 

    Land Use Values

    The Land Use Values page has been updated to reflect changes approved by the Board.

    Membership and Advertising

    We hope you’ve had a chance to get familiar with our new website, where you can join DTNA, pay your membership dues and even pay advertising fees – all online. If you are paying your membership dues online, check the FAQ to learn how to access your account for the first time. You can still mail in a check if that is preferred. Membership reminders are now sent by email so please make sure to update your email address in your account. Postcard reminders will be mailed to members without email addresses.

    The Website FAQs has lots of additional information about all things related to your membership.


  • 18 May 2022 4:15 PM | Robert Bush (Administrator)

    Rainbow Honor Walk plaques (mostly) installed, construction to intensify soon at 16th/Noe

    Our contractor has completed the relocation of 7 existing Rainbow Honor Walk plaques on Market Street and installed most of the new plaques committed to by this project. The remaining few plaques will be completed with the new bulbout locations at 16th/Noe, which we finally started to build this week (or should start any day). These bulbouts, along with a switchover to the new traffic signal poles/layout (and new dedicated left-turn arrow for westbound 16th Street left-turns onto Market Street) will be completed before Pride. (Bulbout work at 15th/Sanchez will be on hold until after the Pride weekend).

    Muni custom decorative railing installation to begin May 31

    The project team will begin installation of custom decorative railings at all Muni boarding islands along Upper Market after the Labor Day weekend. This will require temporarily closing each stop for approximately one week during construction. Existing shelters along the corridor have been temporarily removed and will be put back once work is completed.

    Work will begin at the Jane Warner Plaza terminus and move eastward toward Octavia. Work will pause during the Pride weekend so that all stops are operational. Signs will be posted during the temporary closures to alert transit riders and provide wayfinding to the nearest available stop.

    Median repair/uplighting, additional work near Octavia

    Bay Area Lightworks, the electrical sub-contractor, is completing all work in the center medians (trench restoration, final fixture installation) for the uplighting and traffic signal modifications in the coming weeks. A supply chain issue remains for the uplighting conduit, unfortunately, so there is not yet a timetable for this new streetscape feature to go 'live." (We will certainly keep you posted when we find out more).

    At the eastern end of the project, a new traffic signal for Hermann/Laguna (as part of the Laguna/Guerrero/Market intersection) will be turned on soon, which will allow new dedicated left-turn signals off of Market Street to become operational as well. Sewer and water relocation work will also begin at McCoppin Street, as part of changes to the eastbound bike lane approach to Octavia/Central Freeway.

    Please feel free to reach out to Casey Hildreth or Alex Murillo at Public Works if you have any questions or concerns. For the most up-to-date construction information please visit www.sfpublicworks.org/uppermarket

     


  • 18 May 2022 4:04 PM | Robert Bush (Administrator)

    On what would have been his 92nd birthday, Sunday, May 22nd the life and legacy of the “Mayor of Castro Street” lives on, as the Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club, the Castro LGBTQ Cultural District, the Castro Community Benefit District, the Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza, and the Castro Merchants Association kicks off a day of celebration, education, activism, and community.

    Programming starts at noon and will be kicked off by those who knew Harvey best – his friends and colleagues, including Kent Denning and Medora Payne Sobottka. They will be joined by queer community and elected officials, who in large part due to trailblazers like Milk, can continue the fight to make the LGBTQ community heard and seen in City Hall and beyond. Following the kickoff, our community block party powered by BAAAHS will bring the beats and festivities back to the streets of Castro – Harvey’s home.

    Dulce de Leche will host the event, spinning tunes will be DJ Bus Station John and DJ Carnita! 

    And across the street, you can take a virtual tour of the new memorial at Harvey Milk Plaza!  You can stand at select locations and experience what it will really feels like! You really don't want to miss this special sneak peek!

    Hope to see you on Sunday!


  • 18 May 2022 11:18 AM | Robert Bush (Administrator)

    From Heron's Head Park to Fisherman's Wharf, the Port of San Francisco's iconic waterfront has a history that is rich with innovative adaptation.

    To defend San Francisco from current and future flood risk, and to address urgent earthquake risks, we will need to adapt once again. This means making changes to our waterfront.   

    Take the Survey


    This survey will take you through five examples of how other cities made changes to address the risks they faced. We'll ask you to consider how these approaches could work in San Francisco and share your feedback.


    Your feedback will help the City develop plans for adapting the waterfront. Significant changes to the waterfront are expected in 2030 or later, but we must make initial planning choices now to access funding opportunities and plan for projects. The development of these plans is guided by the Port’s five-plus years of community engagement – and we want to hear from you again!  

    Please share your survey response by June 3, 2022. 


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