2015 Alamo Square Fire – Donate Here

A fire broke out on 1/31/2015 at McAllister Street and Scott Street, affecting several buildings and residents.  ASNA is setting up a collection fund to go to those displaced by the fire.

Thank you in advance for helping our neighbors get back on their feet.

$5k Donation Challenge!  Donate via our GoFundMe page and Big 5 Sporting Goods will match the donation up to a grand total of $5k!  Help us raise an additional $5k by April 30.  A great way to make your donation count twice!

http://www.gofundme.com/5kchallenge/

You can also send a check to:

ASNA
530 Divisadero St. #176
San Francisco, CA 94117
Please write Fire Fund in memo line

Thank you!!

Updates on our fundraising progress and more details:
http://alamosq.org/fire-fund/

ASNA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  All funds raised will go directly to the residents displaced by the fire.

Info:

Hoodline:  http://hoodline.com/2015/01/4-alarm-fire-at-mcallister-and-scott

SF Gate:  http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Four-alarm-fire-burns-near-Alamo-Square-6053936.php

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2015 Membership dues

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
New Mailing Address:

530 Divisadero Street #176
SF, CA 94117

Please write Membership Dues in memo line

Or make a payment online via PayPal:

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Neighborhood Updates

TOUR BUS RESTRICTION UPDATE 

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.

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Wiggle Neighborhood Green Corridor April 3rd Public Hearing

WIGGLEFriday, April 3, 2015
10:00 am
San Francisco City Hall, Room 416
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

The public hearing will consider the subset of the project recommendations that need to be approved and legislated by the SFMTA Board of Directors. The Wiggle Neighborhood Green Corridor Public Hearing Announcement includes a maps and descriptions of the measures going to public hearing

To read the official public hearing agenda, including other items, visit the Engineering Public Hearing webpage

You may share your thoughts on the public hearing items by emailing sustainable.streets@sfmta.com or in person at the hearing. If you have specific questions, you may direct them to miriam.sorell@sfmta.com.

Further details about traffic calming components of the project not included at the public hearing are available on the SFMTA’s Wiggle Neighborhood Green Corridor webpage while information on green infrastructure can be found on the PUC’s Green Infrastructure website.

Meeting Announcement:

http://www.sfmta.com/sites/default/files/projects/2015/Public%20Hearing%20Announcement_4-3-15.pdf

Wiggle Corridor Project page:

http://www.sfmta.com/projects-planning/projects/wiggle-neighborhood-green-corridor

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SFPD Park Station hosts Police Commission Meeting – Wed. March 25

SFPD Park Station is hosting the Police Commission Meeting on Wednesday, March 25th at Grattan Elementary School, 6 p.m.  Open to the public.

View the agenda and more information here:

http://sf-police.org/index.aspx?page=4765

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Park Volunteer Day – Saturday, April 4, 2015

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Join us for our park clean up day at Alamo Square!  Email park@alamosq.org to let us know you’re coming so we can plan the activities for the day. Meet at 9 a.m. by the tennis court; coffee provided.

 

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Alamo Square Meeting, Monday March 23

Alamo Square General Meeting
Monday, March 23, 2015
 
New Location:  1660 McAllister St.
6:30 p.m. Doors open
7 p.m. Meeting starts
Agenda:
-Sup. London Breed
-Capt. Raj Vaswani, Park Station
-Bay to Breakers 2015
-Fire Fund Update
-Park Updates
-COF Fund Application/Picnic Area proposal
-The Wiggle Green Corridor Project
Come and hear from Bay to Breakers representatives about this year’s plans for the race.  We will also get an update from our Fire Fund committee regarding the January fire on McAllister St.  Also, get the latest information on our Picnic Area proposal for Alamo Square, a project we are pursuing through SF’s Community Opportunity Fund.
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Fell/Oak Bike Lane Project – Feb-March 2015

From SF DPW:

We thank you for your patience as we enter the last phases of our construction work on Fell and Oak Streets. Our infrastructure improvements have included sewer replacement, traffic routing, new curb-ramps, paving and green infrastructure “rain gardens” installed in the bulb-outs along Oak and Fell Streets. These rain gardens* act as a stormwater management technique which infiltrates storm water into the soil, diverting water from going into the sewer, adding beauty and character to the intersections.

*Note: Rain gardens will be completed in April per SFDPW

BIKE

Fell/Oak Bicycle Safety Project 

This week, crews have mobilized to install bicycle- buffers.  These landscaped barriers provide some physical separation from vehicle traffic and deter motorists from encroaching on the bike lanes.

These bike buffers will complete the Fell and Oak Pedestrian and Bike Safety Project.  If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.

  • Oak Street from Baker to Scott: 2/18-3/20
  • Fell Street from Scott to Baker: 3/2-4/30

Remaining Duration: 2-Months

(February 2015-April 2015)

Work Hours:
Mon-Fri:          9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Contact:

Dadisi Najib, Public Affairs Officer
Office  of Communications & Public Affairs
San Francisco Public Works
City and County of San Francisco
Ph (415) 437-7018 Fx (415) 522-7724
sfpublicworks.org · twitter.com/sfpublicworks

Dadisi.Najib@sfdpw.org

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Minibar Fundraiser, Wednesday March 4

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MINIBAR FUNDRAISER, MARCH 4th @ 837 DIVISADERO

RSVP on the Facebook Event Page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/898576530164739/

On Saturday, January 31, 2015 a four-alarm fire struck the 1500 block of McAllister St, damaging 4 buildings and displacing many of our neighbors.

Minibar will be hosting a raffle drawing to raise money for the victims of the fire. Raffle tickets are on sale now at Minibar for $5 each or $20 for 5. The drawing will be held March 4th at 8pm and will be part of Minibar’s overall fundraising event, going from 5pm-9pm. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated by Minibar to help the fire victims.

Gift certificates have been have been donated by these and other local merchants:

Animal House Capricorn Framing Little Star
Brenda’s Everlasting Minibar
Bar Crudo Fly Orange
Candybar Green Earth Saffron Grill
Hunted

Please stop by and make a donation and/or buy raffle tickets. Thank you for helping out!

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MTA Board of Directors will vote on RPP on March 3

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After years of discussion, the final proposal for RPP will be presented to the MTA Board of Directors on Tuesday, March 3.  MTA board hearings are open to the public for input and start at 1 p.m.  It is up to the MTA Board of Directors to decide if this proposal is approved.

MTA Board Hearing – Area Q proposal for residential permit parking
Tuesday, March 3
1 p.m.
City Hall Room 400

Attend the hearing to provide your input or email MTABoard@sfmta.com.

The proposal originated when 250+ petition signatures were gathered by neighbors who wanted the area studied by SFMTA.  The Alamo Square Neighborhood Association got involved once we were notified that there were sufficient signatures to warrant a study.  Throughout the process we polled our members and held meetings to get input on the various iterations of this proposal.  At our February 2015 ASNA Board meeting, the ASNA Board of Directors voted as follows on the final proposal: 6 supported; 4 opposed; 2 abstained.  (12 board members were present for the vote.)  We will report our vote at the upcoming SFMTA hearing.

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