Virtual DHCA Priorities Meeting April 17, 6:30 pm

Reminder: Virtual Diamond Heights Community Association Community Meeting
April 17, 6:30 to 8:30 on Zoom 
Please come to discuss our neighborhood priorities!

Yesterday, the Zoom link for the meeting was emailed to those who signed up for the April 17th meeting. If you did not receive the link or would like to attend the meeting, please reply to this message. You may also send a message to to request the Zoom link to the meeting.

Supervisor Rafael Mandelman will be joining us to discuss improvements for Diamond Heights, the DHCA Accomplishments for 2022 and volunteer needs to increase the impact of our Association.
Please distribute or forward this message to your email lists.
If you cannot attend the meeting, please email your priorities and suggestions for our neighborhood to
A draft list of our DHCA priorities is included below.

 Please attend to share your ideas for improving Diamond Heights!  

Draft DHCA Priorities List for 2023
 Funding Priorities in 2023 (This section is a summary for Supervisor Mandelman)

  1. Improved street lighting for intersections
    • Diamond Heights Blvd. at Upper Gold Mine next to Shopping Center
    • Diamond Heights Blvd. at Duncan near Shopping Center
    • MTA is considering new street amps at Lower/Upper Berkeley at Diamond Heights Blvd. Mandelman’s office referred these requests to MTA last year.
  2. Improve/Install lighting on stairways: Onique, Colleen, Coralino public stairways for safety and as crime deterrent.
  3. Request funding of $12,628 from Supervisor Mandelman to replace plants on medians if the DH Blvd. Median Project does not receive CCG funding.
  4. Request funding for lighting and signage for the DH Gateway sculpture

 Crime and Safety is our #1 Priority

  1. Work with SFPD and Supervisor’s Office regarding shootings and improve overall public safety.
  2. Work with the SFPD to identify and implement measures to stop home and automobile break-ins, package, and plant thefts.
  3. Advocate for SFPD and Supervisor’s Office to increase traffic enforcement including speed limits and at STOP signs on streets throughout Diamond Heights

Community Policy Goals

  1. Advocate for Diamond Heights to be recognized by the SF Planning Dept. by its original boundaries designated by the former SF Redevelopment Agency

Community Capital Goals

  1. Advocate for Public Works Staff/Funding to maintain the Diamond Heights Blvd. medians
  2. Advocate that neighborhood water pipes installed incorrectly in the 1960’s be tested and replaced as needed. (The SF Water Dept. indicated that City pipes were to be replaced on Gold Mine Drive, Topaz Way, Ora Way, and Jade Court in Fall 2021). Seek progress update
  3. Diamond Heights Gateway Redwood Sculpture Safety Wall:
    • Monitor $65,000 allocation provided to the SF Arts Commission by Supervisor Mandelman for sculpture restoration detailed in Arts Commission Treatment Report 6-15-21. (SF Arts Commission is currently restoring the sculpture)
    • Advocate for installation of lighting and a commemorative plaque by the Arts Commission
    • Advocate for “Welcome to Diamond Heights” signage at the sculpture
  4. Monitor $4,000 allocation provided to Rec and Park by Supervisor Mandelman for a bench near the Christopher Park tennis court and for additional benches.
  5. Support potential mural project on Post Office wall incorporating neighborhood schools and volunteers.
  6. Advocate for restrooms at Walter Haas Park

Pedestrian, Driver and Bicyclist Safety and Transit Goals

  1. Advocate for improved on time reliability for the 52 bus and 35 bus.

 Disaster Resilience Goals

  1. Advocate with RPD to cut more brush and remove dead trees in neighborhood parks to mitigate fire danger
  2. Continue to support the efforts of Resilient Diamond Heights to prepare for emergencies and disasters in Diamond Heights
  3. Continue to support RDH funding for Block Parties

Housing Goals

  1. Work with neighborhood residents, other community associations, City staff, and the developer to monitor and engage regarding the development of 1900 Diamond, a 24-unit housing development at the intersection of Diamond Street and Diamond Heights Blvd. (The start of construction is estimated at the end of 2023.)

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