District 7 Housing Town Hall

WTPCC Logo, Sensible D7 Logo, Housing Action Coalition Logo.

When: Tuesday, February 13th @ 7:00pm-8:30pm
Where: Miraloma Improvement Club Clubhouse (350 O’Shaughnessy Blvd)

Join your neighbors for a conversation surrounding changes
proposed for our single family neighborhoods.

Let’s foster open dialogue and community engagement, so join us for
a Town Hall Meeting to discuss proposed zoning changes that may
significantly impact housing in our community. Come here experts in the field discuss their perspectives.

Speakers Include:

  • Dennis Richard; SF representative of Our Neighborhood Voices, former Planning Commissioner
  • Corey Smith; Executive Director, Housing Action Coalition
  • Nick Colla; Land use attorney, partner at Colla and Ray, former SF Planning Litigator

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year 2024, West Portal Neighborhood

As we kick off 2024, we remain dedicated to our mission of delivering educational and charitable programs to benefit the West Portal area of San Francisco. That means sharing news with you on things that are happening in (or could affect) our neighborhood, being a place where you can share your thoughts and opinions on how to make West Portal a better place to live, work and shop – and coordinating volunteer activities that provide a way to meet your neighbors and get involved.

We’re working on guest speakers to help inform us on upcoming election ballot measures (the March 5th Election is closer than you think). If you have suggestions for other speakers, or you’ve noticed something in the neighborhood that needs our attention, please let our President Karen Tarantola know. She’s easy to reach at president@gwpna.org, or you can contact all of our officers at once at gwpna-officers@googlegroups.com.

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Neighborhood Assault

Update: Saturday 9/30. The assailant in the Shaws attack is being held without bail and faces up to eight years in prison if convicted.

https://sfstandard.com/2023/09/29/san-francisco-man-charged-in-west-portal-candy-store-attack/


On Wednesday, September 27th a man assaulted the owner, manager and an employee of Shaws Candy store on West Portal Avenue. This short article includes some details.

https://sfstandard.com/2023/09/27/san-francisco-police-arrest-man-for-assault-of-three-people-at-candy-store/

The West Portal Merchants Association and GWPNA have already written letters to Nancy Tung (with the District Attorney’s office) asking that the violent attacker be held in custody while his case proceeds, rather than releasing him back to the public as is normally done.

You can read the GWPNA letter here: 2023.09.28 – Letter to Nancy Tung re Shaws Assault.pdf

If you are inclined to draft a similar letter, the Merchants Association created this sample letter for your convenience. Send to nancy.tung@sfgov.org

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Help shape the Muni Metro system of the future.

West Portal is a transit centered neighborhood built around the K, L & M light rail lines that connect downtown with the west side via the underground Muni tunnel constructed in the early 1900’s. And as we’ve all learned during the last few years of significant construction on those rail lines – West Portal is highly dependent and impacted by changes with Muni. Would you be willing to represent your neighborhood to the SF MTA’s Muni Metro Community Working Group? The details are below.

Are you a regular Muni Metro rider? Are you involved in your community and live or work along Muni Metro corridors?

The SFMTA is seeking people like you to serve as representatives on the Muni Metro Community Working Group to help modernize Muni Metro to meet the future needs of San Francisco.

Your participation will help shape the Muni Metro Capacity Study to achieve a faster, more reliable and higher capacity Muni Metro.

SFMTA staff will work with Community Working Group members to discuss and consider the strategies and tradeoffs presented in the Study, and how best to balance these to achieve Muni Metro Modernization goals. The Community Working Group will provide input and community knowledge to SFMTA staff and help staff understand trade-offs and community priorities during the Muni Metro Capacity Study to shape Muni Metro Modernization strategies.

The Muni Metro Capacity Study will identify how much more rail capacity we need, in what timeframe and where, to develop a comprehensive long-term strategy for expanding Muni Metro over the coming decades.

The Community Working Group will meet approximately five times throughout 2023 and 2024.

Please visit the program webpage (SFMTA.com/MetroStudy) to learn more about the project, the Community Working Group and how to apply, and to sign up for updates.

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