Public Works Hosts Community Clean Team Event February 16

Public Works would like to invite you to participate in the Community Clean Team taking place onSaturday, February 16, 2019. Community Clean Team is Public Works longest running and largest volunteer program that keeps San Francisco beautiful through landscaping and gardening projects, graffiti removal, litter clean up, and more!

On Saturday, February 16th, we will be joined by 200+ volunteers for various greening and landscaping activities, as well as painting out graffiti and doing general clean up all over District 8.

The event kick-off location is Mission High School, 3750 18th Street, San Francisco.

D8 Community Clean Team event
Saturday, February 16, 2019
9:00 am 1:00 pm (Registration begins at 8:30 AM)
Where:Mission High School, 3750 18th Street, San Francisco

We are hoping your group would like to get involved, and volunteer on Saturday, February 16th to help us improve your neighborhood! Please RVSP by end of day on Wednesday, February 13th by registering here, or by emailing volunteer@sfdpw.org We will need to know how many people are in your group, and if anyone has dietary restrictions so we can plan lunch accordingly.

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Gigantic 3 (G3) Recycling Event February 16

Public Works is hosting aGigantic 3 (G3) recyclingevent!

This is a great opportunity to do household cleaning!District 8 & District 9residents have a great chance to remove unwanted clutter around the home with the reassurance that the castoffs will be recycled, refurbished or disposed of properly and work towards the Citys goal ofzero waste by 2020!

The Gigantic 3 Recycling event will take place inDistrict 8 & District 9onSaturday,February 16, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Co-hosted by San Francisco Public Works, Recology and Asian Pacific American Community Center, residents can drop off bulky items for landfill, recycling and composting at a site close to their home.

G3 Sites on Saturday, February 16th:

District 8: James Lick Middle School, 1220 Noe St. (between 25thSt. & Clipper)

District 9: John OConnell High School, 2355 Folsom St. (enter back parking lot from Harrison Street side)

To take advantage of thisfreeprogram, residents are asked to call Recologybefore 12:00 noon onFriday,February 15that (415) 330-1300 to set up an appointment for drop-off in their district location.

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CANCELLED! February Green Garden Day is CANCELLED!

We are sorry, but tomorrow’s Green Garden day 2/2/19 (Noe & 20th St.) isCANCELLEDdue to forecast of heavy storm early morning. The good news is that the rain will help fill our depleted reservoirs and aquifers.

We will reschedule this location for March and send a new notice.

Thank you again to all our dedicated volunteers for their enthusiasm and good work throughout the year that improves our community.

 

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You’re Invited! Learn about the Green Benefit District

Have you heard? The greater Mission Dolores area has the opportunity to form a Green Benefit District. It will provide enhanced services (above and beyond the City’s existing services) funded via an overlap tax.

Why a GBD? Issues around safety & cleanliness came to a head last year in the Mission Dolores neighborhood. Following a series of public meetings, an exploratory group focused on finding a more sustainable way to address quality of life issues and support the whole community. Districts like this exist in business and commercial areas (like the Castro Community Business District), and Dogpatch/Potrero Hill recently adopted a GBD.

The exploratory group conducted a survey last fall among all community property owners and residents. The results are in! Come to a meeting in early February to hear about it and give us your feedback.

  • Saturday, February 2 – 10:45 am at Noe & 20th Streets (at the end of our Green Garden clean-up. Check here or on the DHIC Facebook Page for news of cancellation due to rain.)
  • Monday, February 4 – 7 pm at a 21st Street home (to RSVP and obtain address info, please email carolynkenady@gmail.com)

To learn more, visit the Mission Dolores GBD website. To connect with us, click on the Contact tab there.

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DHIC PLU Committee Sees Increase in Planned Construction Activity

The DHIC Planning & Land Use Committee (PLU)currently seeing an increase in planned construction activity in Dolores Heights. There are four proposed or pending demolitions, at 357 Cumberland, 617 Sanchez, 801 Sanchez and 835 Sanchez. Smaller proposed projects (remodels or additions) include 327 Cumberland, 328 Cumberland, 258 Cumberland, 674 Sanchez, 350 Liberty, 428 Liberty, and 439 Hill. These projects are in various stages at the Planning Department. We also know of another demolition and other projects that are under consideration. We support proposed legislation sponsored by Supervisors Peskin, Mandelman, and four other supervisors that would strengthen controls on both legal and illegal demolitions and help preserve existing housing.

(Click HERE for a map of “Active Permits in my Neighborhood”)

DHIC serves as a resource for all neighbors involved in or affected by projects. We can help neighbors who are affected by a proposed project. We also review all proposed projects and may take a position (support or oppose) for a proposed project. We work to ensure compliance with the letter and spirit of the Dolores Heights Special Use District (35 foot height limit and 45% rear yard setback), other City rules, and applicable Residential Design Guidelines. Our goal is to preserve and provide for our special neighborhood.

In Sacramento this year, we expect another busy year with legislation that will affect local planning. Senator Wiener has again introduced a bill – SB 50 – that over-rules local zoning rules to allow greater density and taller buildings in areas near transit. This includes Dolores Heights and most of San Francisco. This bill (similar to 2018s SB 827) would override our height limits & rear yard setbacks for qualifying projects. Legislation in Sacramento and San Francisco is also expected to streamline approval of Accessory Dwelling Units. For more information, write to PLU@doloresheights.org

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CANCELLED!! Green Garden Day Saturday, February 2 CANCELLED!

Our first Green Garden Day stairway clean-up of 2019 takes place on Saturday, February 2 from 9-11am at Noe & 20th Streets.

Heavy lifting and hill climbing are not required.

There’ll be coffee provided by Spikes coffee and treats from the DHIC, garden tools and gloves courtesy of SF Parks Alliance and SFDPW, as well as lots of friendly faces.

Our mission is to improve our public staircases and their surrounding green areas with a healthy combination of gardening, safety, neighbor involvement and fun!

Everyone is welcome.We are hosting the Green Benefit District discussion at 10:45 am, after this clean-up. Join us to learn more and give your opinion on the GBD.

E-mail stairs@doloresheights.org for more info, or just show up!

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CANCELLED!! – Green Garden Day – Saturday, January 5 – CANCELLED!!

Unfortunately, we are CANCELING the January Green Garden day due to forecast of heavy rain overnight and tomorrow morning.

Thank you. Hope to see you for our next Green Garden Day on Saturday, February 2, at this same location.

Our first Green Garden Day stairway clean-up of 2019 takes place on Saturday, January 5 from 9-11am at Noe & 20th Streets.

Heavy lifting and hill climbing are not required.

There’ll be coffee provided by Spikes coffee and treats from the DHIC, garden tools and gloves courtesy of SF Parks Alliance and SFDPW, as well as lots of friendly faces.

Our mission is to improve our public staircases and their surrounding green areas with a healthy combination of gardening, safety, neighbor involvement and fun!

Everyone is welcome. Please join us!

E-mail stairs@doloresheights.org for more info, or just show up!

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Year-end Greetings from the DHIC Board

What a year! State legislation, city elections, more city (and state & federal) elections, homelessness, crime, and our community’s safety and cleanliness. Thank you for your help and support during 2018!

Heres what we accomplished for Dolores Heights in 2018:

  • Improving Dolores Heights stairways – via the first Saturday Green Gardens clean-up and local stewards who sweep, clean, and cultivate their nearby stairways ongoing
  • Building block groups and helping to create a network of block safety leaders throughout Dolores Heights
  • Hosting candidates for District 8 Supervisor at our spring gathering and fall festival
  • Speaking out on behalf of Dolores Heights at City meetings on safety, housing (to protect, preserve, & produce), and homelessness
  • Working with the Dolores Park Ambassadors and the Park District to host the first-ever Dolores Park History Day and other activities to ensure that the park welcomes all community members and to discourage trashing the park
  • Participating in the feasibility assessment of a Green Benefit District for Dolores Park and surrounding neighborhoods
  • Working with Supervisor Mandelman, city agency leaders, and other community leaders to obtain shelter and services for homeless people now camping on our streets and in Dolores Park

We cannot do it without you. Support our work by sending us your 2019 dues. (DHIC membership is on a calendar-year basis.) Renew or join by downloading our membership form HERE. For more information, write us at info@doloresheights.org

Thank you and happy holidays!

Carolyn Kenady, on behalf of the DHIC Board

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Please Support Mission Station’s Toy Drive

Help Create Holiday Happiness
Give to Mission Station’s Toy Drive


On Saturday December 22, 2018 , Mission Station police officers will hold their annual toy give away for the community. This holiday event is funded by Mission Station police officers and by community members.

Please consider donating either toys and money on behalf of our police officers who’ve served our community during 2018 and make a child’s holiday happier.

You can donate a toy by dropping it off at Mission Station front desk (630 Valencia Street). Or write a check payable to: Operation Dream and write “Mission Station Toy Drive” in the memo section (TAX ID # 94-3220436.)

Or email info@doloresheights.org to arrange to drop off your donation with a neighbor who will deliver to the station. Thanks to all and happy holidays!

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CANCELLED! Green Garden Day – Saturday, December 1 CANCELLED!

The December 1 Green Garden Day has

been CANCELLED due to rain!

Best wishes for a peaceful and joyful holiday season.

Stay tuned for the schedule of our Green Garden Days in 2019


Our next Green Garden Day stairway clean-up takes place on Saturday, December 1 from 9-11 am at Noe & 20th Streets.

Heavy lifting and hill climbing are not required.

There’ll be coffee provided by Spike’s Coffees & Teas and treats from the DHIC, garden tools and gloves courtesy of SF Parks Alliance and SF DPW, as well as lots of friendly faces.

Our mission is to improve our public staircases and their surrounding green areas with a healthy combination of gardening, safety, neighbor involvement and fun!

Everyone is welcome. Please join us!

E-mail stairs@doloresheights.org for more info, or just show up!

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