November ASNA meeting postponed

The regularly scheduled ASNA general meeting for Monday, Nov. 28 is being rescheduled to a new date, to be announced.

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Trees for Future Generations – Alamo Square Fundraising Campaign

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ASNA-logoGOOD news about the park closure! ASNA has launched a fundraiser to replace the trees that have died in the past few years and reforest the park for the next 100 years. Neighbors can contribute at alamosquaretrees.com and ASNA will match every dollar donated !  Your $100 contribution will allow ASNA to donate $200 directly to ASNA-badge-282x300the park.

The fundraising website has details, including information on how many trees will die of old age in the next few years.  This is our chance to ensure another 100 years of a beautiful urban park!

 

 

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May 10, 2016 – Park Closure Countdown

0 days left – Construction begins at Alamo Square.

Some nearby alternate dog play areas and children’s playgrounds can be found below.

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Project Scope

Irrigation Replacement

  • Replace antiquated irrigation system
  • Install “smart” controllers
  • Replace quick coupler lines
  • Install booster pump
  • 37% water savings, or 3,260,000 gallons

Wheelchair-Accessible Restroom

  • The curving walls of the restroom mimics the nearby playground

Landscaping

  • New lawn in the dog play area and open areas of the park
  • Native no-mow grasses at the park perimeter along Fulton and Scott streets
  • Understory shrub plantings at park entrances and interior installed in phases
  • 40+ new tree plantings installed in phases

Project Schedule

  • Construction will begin early May 2016
  • 10/5/16 Update: Open to the public March 2017 (orig. Fall / Winter 2016)

Construction Budget

  • Total Construction Cost $2,434,100

More info: http://sfrecpark.org/closure-alamo-square-park/

http://hoodline.com/2016/05/alamo-square-park-to-close-may-10th-here-is-your-survival-guide

 

 

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Park Renovation 2016

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:

http://hoodline.com/2013/07/upgrades-coming-to-alamo-square

http://hoodline.com/2016/01/alamo-square-renovations-to-start-in-april-closing-entire-park-for-9-months

 

 

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Membership dues

Become a member of ASNA.  Alamo Square Neighborhood Association is a volunteer organization of neighbors and businesses around Alamo Square.

We are renters, homeowners, and neighborhood merchants.  Membership dues are for the calendar year.

We are dedicated to building community, creating a safe neighborhood, and preserving and maintaining our park.  We sponsor the annual Alamo Square Flea Market, and host Park Volunteer Days, Alamo Square Playgroups, and more!

$15 Basic Membership
$30 General/Family Membership (up to 2 people)
$50 Contributing Member
$100 Supporting Member

Send a check, payable to ASNA
New Mailing Address:

530 Divisadero Street #176
SF, CA 94117

Please write Membership Dues in memo line

Or make a payment online via PayPal:

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Neighborhood Updates

TOUR BUS RESTRICTION UPDATE 

Tour bus restrictions are now in place on residential streets bounded by Webster, Fell, Divisadero and Golden Gate Ave.  If you see a tour bus on the streets within this area please contact SFPD 415-553-0123 and report the tour bus company, date, and time of incident.  You can also email your photo of the tour bus (with the tour bus company name showing) to Tom.Maguire@sfmta.com, SFPDParkStation@sfgov.org, and SFPDNorthernStation@sfgov.org.

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Commuter Shuttle update 11/2016

The SFMTA has been collecting and analyzing data about commuter shuttle behavior and we are pleased to share a Status Report from April – September 2016.  Key findings indicate that despite a 15 ridership increase since the Pilot there has been:

A 91 percent decrease in the total number of shuttles operating on small, residential streets each month (3,696 shuttles in April 2016 to 334 shuttles in August 2016).

  • A 65 percent reduction in shuttles stopping on small, residential streetsbetween the Pilot Program and now (842 to 292). The only stop events remaining on non-arterial streets are small buses under 35 feet in length.
  • A 23 percent reduction in shuttles stopping in Muni zones between the Pilot Program and now (2302 to 1783)
  • A 129% increase in the number of citations issued each month between the Pilot Program and now (72 to 165)                                      

Click here to read a copy of the report in its entirety.  

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The hub study is now available online. Under four concept models analyzed, key findings included:

  • Shuttle ridership would drop between 24 to 45 percent, and nearly all those prior shuttle riders would switch to driving, resulting in 1,780 to 3,300 more cars on the road each day.
  • Vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in the city would increase 422 to 729 percent annually (from 7.9 million VMT today to at least 41.6 million VMT, and at most 66 million VMT.)
  • All hub scenarios analyzed would increase the risk for crashes, due to the significant increase in car trips.
  • Voluntary participation and compliance rates among the shuttle operators are the greatest unknown under a hub system, with the possibility that shuttle operators would opt out of the program and its regulations.

Read more at SFMTA’s Commuter Shuttle Program page.

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DPW Sewer Project Update 10/24/16

This Week (10/24)

Crews will continue work on remaining sewer laterals. This work will occur on Haight Street near the intersection of Haight and Fillmore. The “no parking” barricades will be placed at locations where sewer lateral and/or culvert work is to be performed. This work will not impact sewer service.

On Scott Street, south of Hayes Street, the Contractor is expected to complete the installation of the sewer main, a drainage culvert and two manholes.

Week of October 31, 2016

The contractor will begin sewer main replacement on Hayes Street between Lyon and Central streets.

On Haight St, between Scott St. and Buchanan St., the contractor will begin sewer main trench restoration work. The sewer trench restoration work on Haight Street, Scott to Buchanan, is expected to take 2.5 weeks to complete barring any weather delays.

The water lateral connection work is tentatively scheduled to commence towards the middle of the week on the 1400 block of Haight Street.

*** Please Note:  The schedule may change due to rain in the forecast. Please see the posted “no parking” barricades for exact parking restrictions. Parking restrictions may vary per block. ***

Feel free to contact Alex Murillo if you have additional questions/concerns. Also, please invite your neighbors to visit our project page and sign-up for email updates. The DPW project page is www.sfpublicworks.org/haight-hayes. Thank you.

Alex M. Murillo
Public Affairs Officer

Office of Communications & Public Affairs | San Francisco Public Works | City and County of San Francisco
30 Van Ness Ave., 5th Floor | San Francisco, CA 94102 | W (415) 558-5296 | sfpublicworks.org · twitter.com/sfpublicworks

 

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New Tree Planting in Progress

 

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Each of these roped-off squares will be planted with one of the trees bought by the Alamo Square Trees for Future Generations fundraiser! Thank you to all our donors and the Alamo Square Neighborhood Association!

Read more on Hoodline:

http://hoodline.com/2016/10/planting-for-50-donated-alamo-square-trees-breaks-ground

 

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DPW Sewer Replacement Update 10/5/16

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This week (October 3-7)

The contractor has completed the sewer main replacement work on Hayes Street between Scott and Divisadero streets. This week, the contractor is replacing sewer laterals on the north side of this block.

Week of October 10, 2016

 

On Hayes Street, between Scott and Divisadero, the contractor will begin replacing sewer laterals on the south side of the block.

Week of October 17, 2016

The contractor will complete the sewer work on Hayes Street between Scott and Divisadero streets.   Sewer main replacement work is tentatively scheduled to commence on Hayes Street from Lyon to Central the week of October 24, 2016.

On Haight St, between Scott St. and Buchanan St., the contractor will begin sewer trench restoration work. The trench restoration work will begin at the Haight and Scott streets intersection and proceed in an easterly direction towards Buchanan Street. The contractor is anticipated to complete this phase of trench restoration work by the first week of November. The bus stops at Pierce, Fillmore and Buchanan will be temporarily relocated as work progresses along Haight Street. Bus stops will be relocated to mid-block locations. The “no parking” barricades will be placed at locations where trench restoration work is to be performed.

*** Please Note:  The schedule is subject to change due to rain, equipment breakdown, and/or unforeseen field conditions. Please see the posted “no parking” barricades for exact parking restrictions. Parking restrictions may vary per block. ***

For additional information on the project please visit www.sfpublicworks.org/haight-hayes. Also, please invite your neighbors to sign-up for email updates by adding themselves to the distribution list via the webpage. Thank you.

 

Alex M. Murillo

Public Affairs Officer

Office of Communications & Public Affairs  |  San Francisco Public Works  |  City and County of San Francisco

30 Van Ness Ave., 5th Floor  |  San Francisco, CA 94102  |  W (415) 558-5296  |  sfpublicworks.org ·twitter.com/sfpublicworks

 

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DPW Sewer Line Update 9/23/2016

This week

Crews continued sewer lateral work on Haight Street between Fillmore and Steiner streets. The lateral replacement work on this block should be complete next week.

Also this week, the contractor continued sewer main replacement work on Hayes Street between Scott and Divisadero streets. The mainline work on this block is expected to take another 2-3 weeks to complete. Once work on the main line is complete, crews will schedule sewer lateral replacement on the block.

Week of September 26, 2016

 

Crews will also continue sewer lateral replacement work on Haight Street between Fillmore and Steiner streets. The contractor will then continue localized sewer lateral replacement work on Haight Street. The “no parking” barricades will be placed at any locations where lateral work is to be performed. This work won’t impact sewer service.

Sewer main replacement will continue on Hayes Street between Scott and Divisadero.

 

*** Please Note:  The schedule is subject to change due to rain, equipment breakdown, and/or unforeseen field conditions. Please see the posted “no parking” barricades for exact parking restrictions. Parking restrictions may vary per block. ***

Contact:

Alex M. Murillo
Public Affairs Officer
Office of Communications & Public Affairs  |  San Francisco Public Works  |  City and County of San Francisco
30 Van Ness Ave., 5th Floor  |  San Francisco, CA 94102  |  W (415) 558-5296  |  sfpublicworks.org ·twitter.com/sfpublicworks

For additional information on the project and to sign up for email updates, please visit  www.sfpublicworks.org/haight-hayes.

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District 5 Candidate Forum

Please join us at a community forum to discuss the issues most important to D5 residents.
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016
Candidates: 
Supervisor London Breed – District 5 Supervisor
Dean Preston – Director, Housing nonprofit

Doors open at 6:00pm
Start time: 6:30

Arrive early to get a seat

FREE EVENT

Saint Mary’s Cathedral

1111 Gough Street At Geary

Format: Moderator will select questions to ask the candidates.

Event moderator: NUALA SAWYER, Journalist and ASNA board member!

Nuala is a freelance reporter who focuses on local SF news. For three years she worked as a staff writer for Hoodline, covering crime, politics, transportation, housing, development and the arts in District 5.

Visit www.nualawrites.com for more information about Nuala Sawyer.
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