Special Meeting Monday May 2, 2016

The Alamo Square park closure is currently scheduled for 5/10.

Because no new trees are in the current Rec and Park project budget, one of our ASNA board members, a licensed landscape architect, created a “reforestation” plan that could be planted while the park is closed for the other work Rec and Park has budgeted.  ASNA has developed a plan to replace the nearly 60 trees we have lost in the last four years due to age, decay and storms.

The ASNA board pledged to support implementing the tree planting plan with ASNA funds while the park is closed for irrigation construction.

According to our by-laws, the general membership must approve any expenditure over $5k. Therefore, we need to hold a special meeting for ASNA members to vote on this issue.

The meeting will be held Monday, May 2 at 7pm at 1660 McAllister St. Please mark your calendar and plan to join us!

Earth Day D5 Clean Up April 16

VOLUNTEERYou’re invited to participate in our Earth Day Community Clean Team volunteer event  — taking place in District 5 on Saturday, April 16, 2016!

Get your volunteer team together and prepare to tackle projects all around San Francisco’s iconic neighborhoods in district 5!  We have planting, cleaning, and greening projects to keep you busy!

Join us at the kick-off at Golden Gate Park – skate park (located on Stanyan at Waller) at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 16!   D5_Community Clean Team April 2016 POSTER

While volunteers are out planting tree, cleaning and greening the district, other will have an opportunities to enjoy family-friendly and educational fair activities.

Lunch will be provided for participants.

Please bring appropriate clothing for working outside.  Bringing a reusable water bottle is highly recommended.  Leave your valuables at home.

RSVP is required for lunch, please contact Jimmer.Cassiol@sfdpw.org  by Wednesday, April 13th  in order to get your group on the list.

Please be sure to mention how many volunteers in your group and if there are any special requirements (food restrictions, accessibility concerns, or if you are bringing small children).

More Info:




Changes to Commuter Shuttle Bus Program – April 2016



The SFMTA conducted an 18-month pilot (August 2014-January 2016) to test sharing designated Muni zones with eligible commuter shuttles that pay a fee and comply with permit terms. Informed by the pilot, the current program will run from April 2016-March 31, 2017 and will lead to a longer term program.


The 2016-2017 program involves the following characteristics:

  • A network of up to 125 shared Muni and shuttle, or shuttle only, stop locations
  • Shuttle service providers apply for a permit to use network, and pay a fee for permit
    • Permit fees will recover SFMTA’s costs for program
  • Permittees are responsible for ensuring that their operators comply with agreed-upon operating guidelines
  • Shuttles must display permit placards on four sides of vehicle and display a “how is my driving?” sticker
  • The program is enforced by SFMTA Parking Control Officers and Muni Inspectors
  • Permittees are required to share data on operations with the SFMTA, following specifications established by the SFMTA
  • Permittees must establish a Service Disruption Prevention Plan

Related Documents

Commuter Shuttles Stop Locations & Permitted Streets Map, April 2016

Commuter Shuttles Program Policy, 2016-2017

Permit Terms & Conditions, 2016-2017



Alamo Square Meeting, Monday 3/21

Join Us! ASNA General Meeting
Monday, 3/21/2016

Get the scoop on neighborhood happenings, meet and mingle with your neighbors!

Bay to Breakers
Park Closure Update
Fire Insurance

Doors Open 6:30 p.m.
Meeting Starts 7 p.m.

1660 McAllister St.
between Divisader & Broderick

Fire Fundraiser for tenants displaced by Fulton Street fire

Join NOPNA at the Independent tomorrow night, for a fundraiser for the folks who lost their Fulton St. homes last month.

Monday, March 14th
6 – 8 pm
The Independent, 628 Divisadero Street

***Cash or check only***

All the proceeds will go directly to the neighbors who were displaced by the fire.

A representative from Humans Services Agency will also be present to answer questions and offer resources to victims.


Hayes St. Sewer Replacement Project – Meeting

Haight Street and Hayes Street Sewer Replacement, Water Main Installation, and Pavement Renovation Project

Community Meeting
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016
7 pm – 8:30 pm
Park Branch Library, Community Room
1833 Page St. (between Cole and Shrader)

SF Public Works will host a community meeting to update residents and merchants on the status of the project, new safety measures being implemented, and impacts on the neighborhood.

More info:  Alex M. Murillo, 415-558-5296

SF Public Works is scheduled to resume construction on the Haight Street and Hayes Street infrastructure improvement projects.  Construction is scheduled to restart in March 2016 and the contractor estimates about 14 months of work remaining on the project.

Project Sites:

  • Haight Street, Ashbury to Laguna
  • Hayes Street, Clayton to Market

The project is a multi-agency effort to improve pedestrian safety and upgrade aging infrastructure.  The scope of work includes sewer main and water main replacement work, traffic and pedestrian signal work, curb ramp and bulb-out work, bus pad and bus bulb work, concrete street base repairs, and repaving along Haight Street and Hayes Street.  Not all blocks listed will include sewer and water main replacement work.



D5 Housing Workshop – Hosted by Sup. London Breed

unnamedSaturday, Feb 20, 2016
10am-1pm (Lunch provided)
African American Art & Culture Complex, 762 Fulton St.

For D5 residents interested in applying for affordable housing.



Help our NoPa neighbors displaced by fire

NOPNA will be handling donations of money clothes and resources for the folks who were burned out via the NOPNA website.

If anyone from ASNA would like to be the point person for coordinating donations please step up!  Contact board@alamosq.org to let us know if you can help.
Fundraiser for Displaced Artists – Wednesday, Feb. 17, 7-11 p.m.
Photo: Hoodline


Presidents Day Playgroup


The Alamo Square Playgroup will meet on Monday 2/15 (Presidents Day) instead of Tuesday this week.  10am-2pm at the playground.  See you there!




Park Renovation 2016-2017

SF-rec-and-park-plan-for-Alamo-Square-2013Alamo Square Park will undergo a $4.3 million renovation to update the irrigation system, build an ADA-accessible restroom, and landscape the entirety of the park. The outcome of the project will result in water savings through improved irrigation design, the installation of “smart” controllers, and the planting of lawn alternatives, including no-mow grasses that are native to the western U.S. An estimated 3,260,000 gallons of water per year (37%) is expected in water savings after completion. The project is funded by both the 2008 and 2012 Clean & Safe Neighborhood Parks Bonds, as well as a $1.6 million grant from the SF Public Utilities Commission. A contract will be awarded in February with construction anticipated to begin on May 10, 2016 – at which time, the entirety of the park will close. The project is expected to take seven months with an estimated completion in winter 2016-2017.

Alamo Square Information Updated 3-10-16

Rec and Park presentation (2013)

Rec and Park 2008/2012 Park Bond News

Hort Science:  Alamo Square Tree Report and Risk Assessment
This document was produced to identify tree health and assess the risk of tree failure. The report evaluates the trees for planning and recommends an action plan which was used to develop a tree replacement program for the trees in Alamo Square.

Hoodline Articles:





Alamo Square Board of Directors 2016

On Monday, January 25, 2016, the new ASNA Board of Directors for 2016 was elected. Congratulations to the new and returning board members, as well as the officers for 2016!

2016 ASNA Board of Directors
Lisa Zahner President
John Dallas, Vice President
Mary Bosworth, Treasurer
Sunnylyn Thibodeaux, Secretary

Board Members at Large
Gabriel Bellman
Mallory Cusenbery
Carolyn Hanrahan
Kat Hantas
LaVonne Hickerson
Katrina Jankowski
Bob Mason
Quintin Mecke
Owen O’Donnell
Nuala Sawyer
Lee Stickles
Sunnylyn Thibodeaux