New Year’s Greetings from DHIC Board Chair, John O’Duinn

John O'Diunn, Chair of the DHIC Board

John O’Diunn, Chair of the DHIC Board

Hello neighbors!

Watching all the election news this year, I was repeatedly reminded how important our sense of community is here in Dolores Heights. Thank you all for being such great neighbors for each other.

Looking back on 2016, I saw our neighborhood activity continue to grow in Dolores Heights. Our “Green Gardens” monthly stair clean-ups are high-impact fun events. (The next one is coming up on January 7!) Neighbors cleared trash, weeded, and planted around our stairways — making these green spaces more attractive and safer for us all. The block safety teams on Dolores Heights help keep
our streets safe and clean, even with the large crowds at the redesigned Dolores Park. Neighbor involvement with our Planning & Land Use Committee secured more balanced renovation plans and prevented development of maximum-profit monster homes that reduce housing stock and impact Dolores Heights’ unique character and views. And all this culminated with a great “block party” in October.

We’ve also been communicating more via this newsletter, the DHIC website, and articles in the Noe Valley VoiceWe’re also improving our mailing lists and (coming soon) an online credit card payment service on

Thank you to all who volunteered their time on the Board, for the Green Garden/Stairway cleanups, Neighborhood Safety and the Planning and Land
Use Committees!

Look for more DHIC neighborhood projects and activities in 2017- with
details in upcoming newsletters.

We always want to hear from you, so if you have any thoughts, please email us at or talk with any Board member.  For 2017 please join or renew your membership and if you know a neighbor who is not yet a member, please ask them to join DHIC. (Our membership form is here.)

I look forward to seeing you around the neighborhood in 2017.

Chair, DHIC Board

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