DHCA Announcement: Candidates Forum, Jan. 13, 7:15 pm for District 17 State Assembly

Assembly District 17 Virtual Candidates Forum
January 13th, 7:15 pm

Meet the candidates vying to replace David Chiu to represent State Assembly District 17 on Thursday, January 13, 2022, at a virtual meeting hosted by the Glen Park Association, Upper Noe Neighbors and the Diamond Heights Community Association

The Special Election for Assembly District 17 is scheduled for February 15th, 2022.
At 7:15 p.m. on January 13th, you’ll meet:David Campos, chief of staff for District Attorney Chesa Boudin, former SF District Supervisor (D9)Matt Haney, SF District Supervisor (D6), former SF School Board CommissionerBilal Mahmood, neuroscientist, policy analyst in the Obama administrationThea Selby, City College trustee, former City College board president
Questions sent in advance to any of the hosting organizations will be prioritized:
info@glenparkassociation.org
info@uppernoeneighbors.com
dhcasf@gmail.com

 
Register for the January 2022 meeting here
 Thank you to the Glen Park Association for providing the link to register for the Candidates Forum on Jan. 13th.

For more more information on the special election on February 15th, go to sfgov.org/elections


Happy Holidays!

DHCA Announcement: District 8 Webinar on Driverless Cars and Impact to Businesses Jan. 15, 11 – 12 noon

Cruise + Six D8 Community Leaders discuss how innovation from Cruise will shape the future of small business,
Wednesday, December 15, 11 am – 12 Noon 

Bob Pullum, DHCA Co-President, will represent Diamond Heights in this Webinar. See below for registration.

Join Cruise and six community leaders from San Francisco District 8, for a compelling, in-depth discussion about the challenges being faced by small business in the city right now, and how new technology being developed by Cruise will transform the landscape and offer those businesses new opportunities to better connect with their customers.

The California DMV has approved Cruise’s Driverless Testing Permit. After years of careful testing, thoughtful development, and robust validation, Cruise is now taking the natural next step and slowly beginning fully driverless testing with zero emission vehicles in San Francisco.

In this 8th in a series of citywide webinars, Moderator Vas Kiniris, the Director of Business Development at NEXTSF, will be joined by Chhavi Sahni, Public Affairs Manager at Cruise, and the six District 8 leaders.

San Francisco District 8 is comprised of Glen Park, Diamond Heights, Noe Valley, Mission Dolores, and the Castro.

Bob Pullum, DHCA Co-President will represent Diamond Heights.


Message from Vas Kiniris
Hello friends and colleagues, 

Happy holidays!  Please join me and @next_sf as we explore District 8 in San Francisco! 

Listen to community leaders as they share their observations on their neighborhoods, and provide some insight into the future of retail and their commercial corridors! 
This is our last forum of the year and it’s sure to be engaging and informative! 

Where To, San Francisco?-D8 Forum
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 / 11am – 12pm

San Francisco District 8 is comprised of Glen Park, Diamond Heights, Noe Valley, Mission Dolores, and the Castro. 

OUR PANELISTS

Andrea Aiello
Executive Director, Castro CBD 
@inthecastro

Zoel Fages
Member at large
@glen_parkmerchantssf 

Michelle O’Connor
Owner
@justforfunsf 

Ryen Motzek
President
@missionmerchantsassociation 

Haley Adams
Co-Vice President
@castromerchants 

Bob Pullum
Co-President
Diamond Heights Community Association
https://dhcasf.org/

REGISTER NOW!
https://where-to-san-francisco-D8-cruise-webinar.eventbrite.com.  


Best,
Vas Kiniris
Business Development Director 
 www.next-sf.net 

Co-Chair
SFPD Chief Scott’s Small Business 
Advisory Forum

(Cell) 510-333-0401

https://linktr.ee/vaskiniris

DHCA Announcement: Join Us – Median Project Workday, Dec. 11, 9 – 12 noon

Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project Workday Dec. 11th, 9-12 noon
Please join us for even an hour or two!

Thank you to all the volunteers who have worked hard to improve the appearance of our median islands along Diamond Heights Blvd.!

Betsy Eddy
Acting Coordinator

DHCA Announcement: DH Blvd. Median Project Workday, Nov. 13, 9 am

Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project Volunteer Workday Saturday, November 13th, 9-12 noon
Please join us for even an hour or two!

The plants on the median island are happy with the recent rains. The rains have also encouraged weeds to again thrive. Your help is needed to get a handle on the weeds before they get out of hand. Our approach is to keep the block in front of the shopping center and the median in front of St. Aidan’s church weeded. We plan to continue to weed whack/trim the grass on down to Diamond Street.
Date: Saturday, Nov. 13th
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon – helping us even one hour would be terrific!
Location: Meet at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church on DH Blvd. at Gold Mine Dr.
Work: Pull weeds, pick up trash on the median islands and spread one pile of wood chips
Recommended for 12 years and older
No gardening experience required  
Supplies: Kneeling pads, gloves, safety vests, weeding tools and bottled water will be provided. You may wish to wear masks to reduce the risk to new COVID variants and to avoid breathing in dust. You may also want to bring your own gloves and weeding tools.
Bathrooms will be available in the upper level of the church. 

Please let me know if you plan to attend. Please reply if you have questions about the Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project.

Thank you to all the volunteers who have worked hard to improve the appearance of our median islands along Diamond Heights Blvd.!

Betsy Eddy
Acting Coordinator

Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project

Volunteer Workday Saturday, October 9, 9-12 noon

Please join us for even an hour or two!

Date: Saturday, October 9
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon – helping us even one hour would be terrific!
Location: Meet at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church on DH Blvd. at Gold Mine Dr.
Work: Pull weeds, pick up trash on the median islands and spread one pile of wood chips
Recommended for 12 years and older
No gardening experience required  
Supplies: Kneeling pads, gloves, safety vests, weeding tools and bottled water will be provided. You may wish to wear masks to reduce the risk to new COVID variants and to avoid breathing in dust. You may also want to bring your own gloves and weeding tools.

Bathrooms will be available in the upper level of the church. 

Please let me know if you plan to attend. Please reply if you have questions about the Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project.

Thank you to all the volunteers who have worked hard to improve the appearance of our median islands along Diamond Heights Blvd.!

Betsy Eddy
Acting Coordinator

DHCA Announcement: Median Project Workday and Trash Pickup Sept. 11, 9 am

Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project Volunteer Workday Saturday, September 11, 9-12 noon
Please join us for even an hour or two!

We will start off with a moment of silence to remember all those who died in the September 11, 2001 Attack.

For those not fond of weeding and gardening, we will have supplies to pick up trash. Please see the flyer provided by Vince Yuen. Vince is volunteering to organize trash pick up projects all around San Francisco. Thank you, Vince!

Volunteer Workday Details
Date: Saturday, September 11
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon – helping us even one hour would be terrific!
Location: Meet at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church on DH Blvd. at Gold Mine Dr.
Work: Pull weeds and pick up trash on the median islands and spread one pile of wood chips
Recommended for 12 years and older
No gardening experience required:  Kneeling pads, gloves and safety vests will be provided. You may wish to wear masks to reduce the risk to new COVID variants and to avoid breathing in dust. You may also want to bring your own gloves and weeding tools.
Bathrooms will be available in the upper level of the church. Water will be provided.
 
Please let me know if you plan to attend.
 
Please reply if you have questions about the Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project.

Stay safe and well,
 
Betsy Eddy
Acting Coordinator

DHCA Announcement: SF Planning Hearing on 5367 DH Blvd. Postponed to Oct. 14

SF Planning Commission Hearing on 5367 Diamond Heights Blvd. (1900 Diamond) Previously Scheduled on August 26 at 1 pm has been Postponed Until October 14, 2021

The SF Planning Commission has postponed the Conditional Use Authorization Hearing for 5367 Diamond Heights Blvd. (1900 Diamond) previously scheduled for Thursday, August 26 at 1 pm. The hearing is now scheduled for October 14, 1 pm. The City Attorney’s Office is investigating potential legal issues with the sale of the land.

For more information, please contact Planning Department staff: Planner:  Gabriela Pantoja Telephone: 628-652-7380 Email: Gabriela.Pantoja@sfgov.org

You may also reply to this message for more information. The Diamond Heights Community Association continues to take no position on the proposed development since there are residents who are both pro and con for the development in our neighborhood.

Since people still ask – where is the location of the proposed development? – the site location is pictured below. The photo shows the corner of Diamond Heights Blvd. and Diamond Street. The proposed development will remove this entire hillside. The property is owned by the Cesar Chavez Foundation which owns the Vista Del Monte Affordable Housing uphill to the hillside.

DHCA Announcement: Volunteers Needed for Trash Audit on DH Blvd. Aug. 17

Refuse Refuse is a citywide campaign dedicated to litter abatement and is partnering with the Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project to help keep the neighborhood clean! If you are tired of seeing and walking on food wrappers, cigarette butts, coffee cups, etc. this is your opportunity to do something about it. Come join us for the Diamond Heights Cleanup & Audits on Tuesdays August 17th and 24th from 10-11:30 am meeting at Walter Haas Dog Park (Diamond Heights Blvd and Addison St). This is how it works – we pick up and count litter to form a benchmark for the amount of waste in the neighborhood. The data is used to identify hot spots, measure progress and motivate people and commercial establishments to do their part. So mark your calendars, put on your old clothes, gloves, face masks and join your neighbors. Everything else you need is provided.

Please join me in helping to develop an organized program to pick up trash along Diamond Heights Blvd. The Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project has been picking up trash on the medians for 5 years. We need more help.

The sign up information is listed on the above flyer. You may also reply to me to sign up.

Stay safe and well,

Betsy

Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project Acting Coordinator

DHCA Announcement:

SF Planning Commission Hearing on 5367 Diamond Heights Blvd. – 1900 Diamond August 26 at 1 pm

Hi All on the DHCA Email List, 

The SF Planning Commission has scheduled a Conditional Use Authorization Hearing for 5367 Diamond Heights Blvd. – 1900 Diamond for Thursday, August 26 at 1 pm. The attached Notice of Public Hearing provides much information. Here are some highlights:

A Planning Commission approval at the public hearing would constitute the Approval Action for the project for the purposes of CEQA, pursuant to San Francisco Administrative Code Section 31.04(h)

For more information, please contact Planning Department staff: Planner:  Gabriela Pantoja Telephone: 628-652-7380 Email: Gabriela.Pantoja@sfgov.org            

Members of the public are strongly encouraged to submit their comments in written form via email to commissions.secretary@sfgov.org by 5:00  pm the day before the hearing. These comments will be made a part of the official public record and will be brought to the attention of the person or persons conducting the public hearing. 

Added note – For written comments to appear in the docket of information for the SF Planning Commissioners, submit statements by Aug. 17 to commissions.secretary@sfgov.org

The virtual hearing will be live streamed. Check the website https://sfplanning.org, select hearing agendas for the link closer to Aug. 26.  The link is not yet determined.
 
The On August 5, orange flyers were posted along Diamond Heights Blvd. and Diamond Street. 
 
The Diamond Heights Community Association continues to take no position on the proposed development. Our role is to provide information to our community.

Stay safe and well,
 
Betsy Eddy
DHCA Co-President 

Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project Volunteer Workday

Saturday, August 14, 9-12 noon – Please join us for even an hour or two!

Volunteer Workday Details
Date: Saturday, August 14
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon – helping us even one hour would be terrific!
Location: Meet at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church on DH Blvd. at Gold Mine Dr.
Work: Pull weeds on the median islands and spread one pile of wood chips
Recommended for 12 years and older
No gardening experience required:  Kneeling pads, gloves and safety vests will be
provided. You may wish to wear masks to reduce the risk to new COVID variants
and to avoid breathing in dust. You may also want to bring your own gloves
and weeding tools.

In the future, we may be able to offer lunch for volunteers when St. Aidan’s will be
open to groups. On August 14, bathrooms will be available for volunteers in the
upper level of the church. Water will be provided.
 
Please let me know if you plan to attend.
 
Please reply if you have questions about the Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project.

Stay safe and well,
 
Betsy Eddy
Acting Coordinator