Category Archives: Newsletter

Who to Call When for Assistance

If you see… If you encounter issues reporting these situations contact the office of Supervisor Rafael Mandelman at mandelmanstaff@sfgov.org or (415) 554-6968

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Another Fun and Informative Fall Gathering

On Saturday, October 5 with blue skies and warm temps, about 60 Dolores Heights neighbors came to the DHIC annual Fall Gathering at the top of Sanchez Hill.  We closed the block of Sanchez between 21st & Hill Streets for … Continue reading

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2020 Friends of Noe Valley Garden Tour Seeking Gardens to Showcase

Hello Neighbors! The annual Friends of Noe Valley Garden Tour 2020 is actively looking for gardens to showcase on the tour next May. Over the years most of the gardens have been located in lower Noe Valley around 24th Street. … Continue reading

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Assessors Office’s Services for Property Owners

From the Office of Assessor Carmen Chu: Tips to Save on Property Taxes The Office of Assessor Carmen Chu determines the assessed value of all property in San Francisco. This work results in property tax revenue which goes to support … Continue reading

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Update on Homelessness Issues in Our Neighborhood

Are the Park and surrounding areas looking better? DHIC has been working for one year with other neighborhood associations to address issues caused by homelessness around Dolores Park and the Castro. At the July 31 Town Hall, City representatives heard … Continue reading

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Green Garden Day – Saturday, October 5

Our Green Garden Day stairway clean-up takes place on Saturday, October 5 from 9-11 am at Cumberland and Sanchez Streets.Heavy lifting and hill climbing are not required.There’ll be coffee provided by Spike’s Coffees & Teas and treats from the DHIC, … Continue reading

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SF 311 Reporting Advice

SF 311 – online, call or use the app for non-emergency encampments, garbage, etc. 911 – if there is an ongoing crime or threat of violence or a person is in mental distress (screaming, yelling or engaged in other alarming … Continue reading

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Educate Yourself on the Proposed Mission Dolores Green Benefit District

Have you heard about the proposed Mission Dolores Green Benefit District? The District would provide enhanced services (above and beyond the City’s existing services) funded via an overlap tax on properties. It requires obtaining support from 30% of property owners … Continue reading

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Stop AB 1487 Overreach

AB 1487. This bill, as amended this week, creates an “uber” regional agency (the Bay Area Housing Finance Authority – BARHF) that will govern and fund housing in the nine-county SF Bay Area. These last-minute amendments prevent any public review, … Continue reading

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Many State Bills Will Override San Francisco Planning Codes & Regs

Here’s a round-up on housing legislation in our state legislature. In May SB 50 was postponed until the 2020 session (though it may come back through last-minute, back-room deals and maneuvers that involve a “gut and amend” of another bill … Continue reading

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