The DHIC Presents “Safer Together” Spring Gathering Saturday, June 3


Hello Neighbor,

The DHIC serves as a voice for residents on key issues affecting Dolores Heights, which includes Block Safety, Planning & Land Use, and Green Garden Days.

Attend our annual Spring Gathering in person on Saturday, June 3rd from 11 am to 12:30 pm at the top of the Sanchez and 19th staircase.

  • Meet Block Safety leaders
  • Exchange information on ways to protect your home and family
  • Get to know your neighbors

Join or renew your membership for 2023.

Green Garden Group Gardening Day June 3


Hello Neighbor!

Please join the DHIC’s Green Garden Group for an invigorating morning of gardening and clean-up at the Sanchez & 19th St staircase on Saturday, June 3.  

Meet us from 9 – 11 am and we’ll provide all the tools needed, including Spike’s coffee and homemade treats!


Then stick around for The DHIC Presents “Safer Together” from 11 am – 12:30 pm.  Get to know your neighbors and receive tips and information from safety leaders.

CANCELED! Green Garden Day Saturday, May 6 CANCELED!

Hi everyone,

Due to rain, our Green Garden Day is canceled.  We’ll see you at our next event which is scheduled for Saturday, June 3rd.

Stay dry!

Hello Neighbor!

Please join the DHIC’s Green Garden Group for an invigorating morning of gardening and clean-up at the Cumberland & Noe staircase on Saturday, May 6.  

Meet us at 9 am and we’ll provide all the tools needed, including Spike’s coffee and homemade treats! SFDPW requires registration, so please sign up by using this link.

When Will SF End Unsheltered Homelessness?

On March 21, the Board of Supervisors reviewed “A Place for All” Implementation Plan prepared by the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing with a price tag of $1.4 billion.  The supervisors grilled the HSH representatives on the exorbitant cost of their proposed plan.  And other speakers pointed out that RescueSF, a grassroots resident and small business group, proposed an alternative that cost $1 billion less than the HSH plan.

Legislation adopted last year created a City Shelter Policy.  San Francisco has nearly 4400 persons living unsheltered on our streets.  The deaths, addiction, and other serious health conditions among them continue to grow.  The costs of street sleeping (in human lives and needed services) overwhelm our City’s capacity.  When will our City elected officials fund & provision enough shelter – as required by law?  For more information and to make your voice heard, visit RescueSF – Advocacy.

Meet Your New Board Members

The ballots are counted and the results are in. DHIC’s four director seats will be filled by Jennifer BuryJohn O’DuinnHans Kolbe, and Liz Clark. (Read their bios below.) Congratulations to them and a big thank you for serving on the DHIC board.

Jennifer Bury Standing for Re-election
I enjoy my myriad quirky neighbors and love all the green nooks and crannies in our neighborhood; I’m endlessly delighted by all the amazing plants and trees I encounter. I’ve been part of the Green Garden/stairs committee for many years. You can find my bio at

John O’Duinn Standing for Re-election
I’ve been living in Dolores Heights since 2002. I love how
the community works together on the many various green common
spaces, walkways and stairs in the area. I’ve helped in various roles over
the years… carrying trash bags, setting up online payments, helping negotiate between neighbors if issues arise… doing whatever helps this community and neighborhood be so wonderful.

Hans Kolbe Standing for Re-Election
I am a passionate member of our neighborhood and its organization, the DHIC. My wife, my two daughters, and I have lived here since 1992 and saw our children grow up and us getting older. From the start I have worked with our neighbors to protect and improve our streets. The DHIC is a critical element of what makes our neighborhood great, strong community connections, looking out for each other, and working together to defend and improve. Where we live, our home, is a foundational element of our lives. We cannot build this foundation by ourselves. Everybody needs to do their part, so please take some of your precious time and energy to work with us. Please join and stay active in DHIC.

Liz Clark Standing for Re-election
I have loved San Francisco from childhood, long before moving to the City in 1982 and making my home in Dolores Heights since 1990. The past few years have brought me great concern about the conditions of our neighborhood streets and staircases and so now I am Co-Chair of the DHIC’s Green Garden Group; a monthly (pre-COVID) clean-up of one of the seven staircases in our area. My involvement with the DHIC has been important as it allows me to have a voice in the direction of our neighborhood and to fight for its needs.

SAVE THE DATE – DHIC “Safer Together” Spring Gathering June 3


With a new focus and a new date, join us for DHIC’s “Safer Together” Gathering on Saturday, June 3 at 11 am. Please save this date!

This year, our focus is on Safety: what we can do to help ourselves and our neighbors feel safer.  We’ll introduce our block groups and hold breakouts by group – so that you can meet your neighbors, talk with each other about your key safety concerns, and share tips on how to make our homes and blocks safer. We will also have safety handouts. 

For a starter kit, here’s nine pages of safety tips.  Skim them to see how many of these you already know.  

Green Garden Day is Saturday, April 1

Please join the DHIC’s Green Garden Group on Saturday, April 1 from 9-11 am for an invigorating morning of gardening and clean-up. These companionable work parties always happen on the morning of the first Saturday of the month unless otherwise posted. Inclement weather cancels.

We provide all the tools needed, including Spike’s Coffee & Tea and homemade treats!

SFDPW requires registration and a live link will be provided here each month. Also, keep an eye on the DHIC Facebook page and email to receive email notices of each monthly event.