Alex Lemberg, EVNA President,
Our next public meeting will be held on Thursday, March 24 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. We will be joined by three City leaders who will share their projects, initiatives, and progress, and answer questions from attendees.
At the beginning of the meeting, we will be joined by City Administrator Carmen Chu, who is in charge of civic engagement, 311, the County Clerk, the Office of Cannabis, and significant efforts regarding planning and equity issues.
Next, we will be joined by San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, who will share his office's projects, progress, and future plans. If you've never seen DA Boudin speak, I strongly encourage you to attend this meeting.
Finally, we will be joined by my friend and colleague Tina V. Aguirre, the Executive Director of the Castro LGBTQ Cultural District. Tina will share the massive amount of work that the Cultural District does, which focuses on preserving and building LGBTQ culture in the neighborhood.
A major issue the Castro faces right now is census-based redistricting. The entire Castro/Duboce Triangle neighborhood is currently in District 8, but there is a proposal to split the Duboce Triangle and Corona Heights into District 5. The city-wide redistricting task-force is hosting a series of meetings this week, and you should attend if you can and are interested in this important subject. See this website for more details; meetings are listed below.
The Eureka Valley Dog Owners Group, which was created to coordinate the Eureka Valley Dog Play Area's upcoming renovation, will have its next meeting on Tuesday, March 29 at 6:00 p.m. Please email me if you are interested in attending the meeting.
I am also excited to announce a Holocaust memorial event hosted by the EVNA. It will be on the evening of Yom Ha'Shoah, the Jewish Day of Holocaust Remembrance, which this year is Wednesday, April 27, at the Pink Triangle Memorial at 17th and Market Streets. We will be joined by the Rabbi at Congregation Sha'ar Zahav, Mychal Copeland, and other guests to be announced soon. Keep an eye out for more information on this event.
Finally, our next neighborhood clean-up day will be held on Sunday, April 3, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Please join us, even if you can only come for a a short while! Meet your neighbors and take some tangible actions to improve the Castro We will meet in front of Eureka Sky at Jane Warner Plaza. Please email me to RSVP!
Please check out our event information below this letter and I hope to see you next Thursday, the 24th for our meeting!
Alex Lemberg, President