2014 Membership dues

July 12, 2014 by

Become a member of ASNA.  Alamo Square Neighborhood Association is a volunteer organization of neighbors and businesses around Alamo Square.

We are renters, homeowners, and neighborhood merchants.  Membership dues are for the calendar year.

We are dedicated to building community, creating a safe neighborhood, and preserving and maintaining our park.  We sponsor the annual Alamo Square Flea Market, and host Park Volunteer Days, Alamo Square Playgroups, and more!

$15 Basic Membership
$30 General/Family Membership (up to 2 people)
$50 Contributing Member
$100 Supporting Member

Send a check, payable to ASNA
P.O. Box 15372, San Francisco, CA 94115
Please write Membership Dues in memo line

Or make a payment online via PayPal:


Neighborhood Updates

July 1, 2014 by


Tour bus restrictions are now in place on residential streets bounded by Webster, Fell, Divisadero and Golden Gate Ave.  If you see a tour bus on the streets within this area please contact SFPD 415-553-0123 and report the tour bus company, date, and time of incident.  You can also email your photo of the tour bus (with the tour bus company name showing) to Jerry.Robbins@sfmta.com, SFPDParkStation@sfgov.org, and SFPDNorthernStation@sfgov.org.

Last Alamo Square meeting for 2014: Monday, Dec. 8

November 23, 2014 by

Join us on Monday, Dec. 8 for our last meeting of the year at the Oasis Cafe, McAllister at Divisadero. On the agenda:

- RPP update/Jan. meeting
– COF/Picnic Area plan
– Rec & Park improvements  irrigation system and restroom renovation
– 2015 ASNA Board nominees

Monday Dec. 8, 2014
7 p.m.
Oasis Cafe
901 Divisadero St., San Francisco

Nov. 10 MTA Hearing on Proposed RPP Area Q

November 3, 2014 by

RPP Area Q_0

The proposed Residential Parking Permit, Area Q, would be established in Alamo Square and North of the Panhandle neighborhoods to reduce commuter parking and long-term car storage in the area.

Update: ASNA Board of Directors has written a letter to SFMTA in opposition to excluding the Park-Side parking spots on park-adjacent streets around Alamo Square from the Residential Permit Parking proposal (Scott, Fulton, Steiner, Hayes).

If you cannot attend the hearing please email your input to Kathryn.Studwell@sfmta.com.


Brief Natural Gas Venting – Friday, Oct. 17

October 17, 2014 by

PG and E Holds News Conference To Discuss Most Vulnerable PipelinesFrom PG&E:

As part of our ongoing efforts to enhance the safety of our gas lines, PG&E will vent natural gas from during the hours 10am and 3pm tomorrow, Friday, October 17th at the intersection of Oak St and Divisadero St for approximately 15 minutes.

As we perform this work, customers in the area may briefly smell natural gas and hear the sound of it venting from the pipe. It will quickly dissipate into the atmosphere and is not harmful; however, safety is always our top priority, and we encourage anyone who has concerns about natural gas odors in or around their home or business to call us at 1-800-743-5000, so we can safely determine the specific cause. Service to customers will not be interrupted during this work.

Nike Women’s Half Marathon on Sunday Oct. 19

October 17, 2014 by


The Nike Women’s Half Marathon will be held on Oct. 19, 2014.  SF has hosted the marathon since 2004.  In those 10 years the event has raised over $135 million dollars for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

The course will finish at the Marina Green this year and will run through the Alamo Square neighborhood (and many others — starting in Union Square, through Alamo Square and Golden Gate Park, and up to Marina Green via Presidio).

Please note the following street closures planned.

  • Golden Gate from Steiner to Gough:  5- 9 a.m.
  • Webster from Fulton to Gough: 5-9 a.m.
  • Fulton from Webster to Scott:  5-9 a.m.
  • Steiner from Golden Gate to Fulton:  5-9 a.m.
  • Scott from Fulton to Fell:  5-9 a.m.
  • Broderick from Grove to Fell:  5-9 a.m.
  • Grove from Scott to Broderick:  5-9 a.m.
  • Fell from Stanyan to Scott:  5-10 a.m.

For east-east access, please use Hayes or McAllister.  For north-south access, please use Crossover in Golden Gate Park.  Access points will also be available at Van Ness, Fillmore, and Divisadero, but these will have longer wait times.

Question or concerns:  runnikewomen@nike.com or 866.RUN-NIKE.

Free parking for residents, first come first served, at Ida B. Wells High School and at the DMV parking lot starting Saturday, Oct. 18 through mid-day Sunday, Oct. 19.  Residents will need to show a driver’s license with a valid neighborhood address for access to these lots.


New Residential Permit Parking Area Proposed – Area Q

October 2, 2014 by


After reviewing preliminary proposals earlier this year, a revised Residential Permit Parking proposal, now called Area Q, has been developed with input from members of NOPNA, ASNA, and other neighbors and community members.

The area’s time limits, hours, and boundaries include the following streets, Monday-Friday:

  • Two-Hour Parking, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., except Area Q Permits,for west of Divisadero bounded by Divisadero, Page, Masonic Ave., and Fulton
  • Two-Hour Parking, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., except Area Q Permits, for east of Divisadero bounded by Divisadero, Page, Webster and Golden Gate Ave.
  • Extension of Area P:  Two-Hour Parking, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., except Area P Permits for the area bounded by McAllister, Divisadero, Fulton, and Masonic Ave.

Streets where Area Q overlaps with adjacent RPP Zones (Area P, Area R, Area S) would be considered buffer streets, allowing for parking of vehicles with permits from either area.

Excluded from Area Q is any street with meters, including Divisadero between McAllister and Page and Fillmore from Golden Gate to McAllister.

Also excluded per SFMTA regulations is the side of the street immediately adjacent to any public park.  Streets immediately adjacent to parks will have 2-hour parking limits for all vehicles, regardless of whether or not they have an Area Q permit.

SFMTA’s next step in this process is to host a community meeting and public hearing for public input on this proposal.  Please attend to provide your input.

View MTA’s RPP-Area-Q map (PDF).

Residential Permit Parking Area Q Community Meeting/Public Hearing
Monday, Nov. 10, 2014
6 p.m.
San Francisco Day School, Auditorium
350 Masonic Ave. at Golden Gate

If you cannot attend the meeting, please email your input to Kathryn.Studwell@sfmta.com.

After the community meeting, the MTA Board of Directors needs to approve the proposal in order for the RPP area to take effect.

Park Volunteer Day: Saturday, Oct. 4

September 27, 2014 by


Join us for the last Park Volunteer Day of 2014 at Alamo Square!  Email park@alamosq.org to let us know you’re coming so we can plan the activities for the day.

Meet by the tennis court, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Coffee provided.  THANK YOU!!



Monday Sept. 22 Meeting – Cancelled

September 16, 2014 by

We are cancelling the September 22 Alamo Square General Meeting.  Stay tuned for upcoming meetings and events from the Alamo Square Neighborhood Association!  Happy late summer, and thank you for joining us at the Alamo Square Flea Market!

MTA plans to install traffic signals on McAllister from Steiner to Baker

September 4, 2014 by

TRAFFICMTA is proposing new traffic signals along McAllister Street, at the following intersections:  Steiner Street, Pierce Street, Scott Street, Broderick Street, and Baker Street.  (There is already a traffic signal at Divisadero.)

The Sustainable Streets Division of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will  hold a public hearing on Friday, September 5, 2014, at 10:00 AM, in Room 416 (Hearing Room 4), City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102, to consider the
proposal.  Item 24(f) (see below) goes along with a series of other changes proposed for McAllister and other nearby streets.

Read the full agenda here.


A. McAllister Street at Baker Street
B. McAllister Street at Broderick Street
C. McAllister Street at Scott Street
D. McAllister Street at Pierce Street
E. McAllister Street at Steiner Street

Flea Market Update: Scott Street spots are sold out!

August 18, 2014 by

Update 9/10/2014:  All spots sold out at the Flea Market (Scott, Hayes and Fulton)

See you at the Flea Market this Sunday!


RPP Follow Up

July 25, 2014 by

Results are in from the RPP Survey.  We will review this information for discussion at the ASNA Meeting on Monday, July 28 and will ask ASNA members to vote on how to proceed with this process.  Thank you.

564 responses; 46 skipped the question, “Please indicate your support for RPP.”
Option 1: 9am-6pm, 2-hr time limit, with 3-hr time limits around merchant corridor and parks
478 responses
151 Strongly Support (31.59%)
120 Moderately Support (25.1%)
= 271 Strongly/Moderately Support (56.69%)
37 Neutral (7.74%)
42 Moderately Opposed (8.79%)
128 Strongly Opposed (26.78%)
= 168 Strongly/Moderately Opposed (35.57%)
Option 2:  9am-10pm, 2-hour time limit
488 responses
186 Strongly Support (38.11%)
73 Moderately Support (14.96%)
= 259 Strongly/Moderately Support (53.07%)
44 Neutral (9.02%)
32 Moderately Opposed (6.56%)
153 Strongly Opposed (31.35%)
= 185 Strongly/Moderately Opposed (37.91%)
Option 3:  No RPP
409 responses.  144 Strongly Support (35.21%)
23 Moderately Support (5.62%)
= 167 Strongly/Moderately Support (40.83%)
39 Neutral (9.54%)
21 Moderately Opposed (5.13%)
182 Strongly Opposed (44.5%)
= 203 Strongly/Moderately Opposed (49.63%)
You can view the responses on a block-by-block basis here.  Each block shows the preferred option for that block based on responses received.


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