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Be a Part of Your San Francisco Community

0 Comments 04 December 2007

So, you’re sitting at home complaining about the nuisance in your neighborhood… whether it’s an unsafe intersection where people speed through the stop signs going 50mph, the giant new development coming to your block that will block half of your block’s sunshine, or the homeless camp down the block from your home (I’m not insensitive to homeless issues, but having a lot of folks without “permanent addresses” can bring some serious problems to a neighborhood), you might have plenty of good reasons to complain. But how about actually getting involved and doing something about it?

You CAN be a part of the solution. Most neighborhoods in San Francisco have a neighborhood community group, and every police station has a monthly meeting where you can come and meet your neighbors and bring up concerns with your local police Captain. Below is a list of of neighborhood community group information, as well as a schedule for the monthly meetings at the police stations.

Before attending the meetings listed below, please check the groups’ contacts, or check with the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice where this list was originally posted.

Standing Neighborhood Meetings

16th Street/Mission Public Safety Task Force
2nd Tuesday of the month, 10 am
1885 Walden House, 2nd Floor | Mission Street between 15th and 16th
Contact: Emily Classen: emily@micocosf.org

Alamo Square Neighborhood Association
4th Monday of Each Month, 7PM
1399 McAllister Street, Basement

Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center:
Youth Violence Prevention Group Discussion Meetings:
Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, 6:00 -7:00 PM
4468 Mission Street, Greater Mission Consortium (GMC)

Cole Valley Improvement Association
1st Monday of Each Month
Call (415) 431-1414 or email cviasf@aol.com for Time and Location.

Community Leadership Alliance
Community Advocacy Commission, Monthly meetings, City Hall Room 034
Tenderloin Public Safety Committee, and Informational Forums, Monthly meetings. Tenderloin Police Station Community Room.
For further information contact: David Villa-Lobos at (415) 921-4192 or admin@CommunityLeadershipAlliance.net

Duboce Triangle Neighborhood Association
2nd Monday of EVERY OTHER MONTH, 7PM
CA Pacific Medical Center, Davies Camps, 45 Castro Street

East Mission Improvement Association
2nd Tuesday of the month, 7-8 pm
SF General Hospital, 1001 Potrero Avenue – Hospital Bldg. Room 2A6
Judy Berkowitz (415) 824-0617, sfjberk@mac.com| Milt Gaines, miltgaines@comcast.net

Friends of Boeddeker Park
2nd Tuesday of the month, 3:30-4:30 pm
Boedekker Recreation Center, 240 Eddy Street
Plan Park events, activities and improvements.
Contact: Betty Traynor
Btraynor@rcn.com; 415-552-4866

Haight Ashbury Improvement Association
3rd Wednesday of Each Month, 6:30PM
Urban School, 1563 Page St.

Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association
3rd Thursday of Each Month, 7:00 PM
First Baptist Church, 7 Octavia St.

Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council
2nd Thursday of Each Month, 7PM-9PM
Park Branch Library, 1833 Page St

Haight Ashbury Service Association
Contact Caitlin Henry caitlinh@safetynetwork.org for Time & Location

Inner Sunset/Haight Ashbury Senior Central
3rd Thursday of Each Month.
Call (415) 682-2810 for time and location (Park or Taraval SFPD station).

Inner & Outer Sunset District Advisory Council (DAC) Meeting
Thursday, July 26, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Taraval Police Station Community Room, 2345 -24th Ave.@ Taraval St.
Get together with service providers and community members in the Sunset District to voice out your concerns and opinions, and get informed district news!

Japanese Cultural Community Center
Last Wednesday of Each Month, 7PM
1840 Sutter Street, 3rd Floor Exhibit Hall

Japan town Merchants Association
3rd Thursday of EVERY ODD Numbered Month, 11AM
Kimochi Building, 1715 Buchanan

Lower 24th Street Association
1st Monday of the month, 6:30 pm
L’s Caffe, 24th Street @ Bryant
Contact: Erick Arguello: lower24thst@aol.com

Mid-Market Project Area Committee (PAC)
Second Wednesday of the month, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (canceled in November)
Ramada Plaza Hotel, 1231 Market St @ 8th St
Addresses Market Street redevelopment and improvement issues from 5th to 8th Street
Contact: Carolyn Diamond, 362-2500

Mission Merchants Association
3rd Tuesday of the month – Rotating location
www.missionmerchants.com

Mission Parents
Last Saturday of the month, please contact for more information
The Mission is for families. The Mission Parents Group brings together parents, neighbors, and friends commited to making the Mission a healthy place to raise kids.
To subscribe email: missionparents-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
For more info: Email Kate Pavao at katepavao@yahoo.com

North of Panhandle Neighborhood Association
3rd Thursday of Every Other Month 7:30PM
Cafe Neon, 1801 McAllister Street

Oak Fillmore Neighborhood Association
2nd Tuesday of Each Month, 7PM
Call (415) 255-0665 for Location

Richmond Community Coalition Quarterly Breakfast
Every fourth Tuesday of each quarter, 8:30 am to 10 am
Richmond Community Coalition, St. James, California St. @ 9th Ave.
Sample topic on April 25: “Please come hear the results of the Richmond District YMCA’s recent Community Needs Assessment. This will be an opportunity to learn about the most recent demographics of the community and find out what you, the community, identified as our greatest needs. Light refreshment provided.
Please call Kitty Ha at 415-668-5955 x 375 for more information

Rincon Point South Beach Citizens’ Advisory Committee
Third Monday of every other month, 5:00 p.m.
South Beach Harbor, Embarcadero at Pier 40
The ballpark is a standing item on the agenda, and representatives from the ballpark attend every meeting.
To be added to the mailing list: e-mail Deborah Lucero: Deborah.lucero@sfgov.org

SF-5 Together
1st Wednesday of Each Month, 7PM-9:30PM
Northern Police Station, 1125 Fillmore St.

South of Market Project Area Committee (SOMPAC)
Third Monday of the month, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
SOMPAC Office, 1035 Folsom St, between 6th and 7th Sts.
SOMPAC provides advice, recommendations, and direction to the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency for the revitalization of the South of Market Redevelopment Project Area (roughly 5th to 7th and Harrison to Stevenson Streets).
Contact: 487-2166 or www.sompac.com

SOMA Leadership Council Meeting
Third Wednesday of the month, 6:00 p.m.
The Arc of San Francisco, 1500 Howard St @ 11th St.
The SOMA Leadership Council hosts a monthly discussion of good planning and good government, particularly as they apply to the South of Market. The membership of the council includes a broad spectrum of stake-holders. Meetings open to the general public. Contact: Jim Meko, 624-4309 or visit web.mac.com/jimmeko/iWeb/SoMaLeadershipCouncil/Welcome.html

Sunset District Neighborhood Coalition
Where: Taraval Police Station, Community Room, 2345 24th Ave
The Sunset District Neighborhood Coalition (SDNC) meets monthly to discuss local issues, share neighborhood resources and plan community projects such as the Sunset Community Festival , the Rebuild Sunset Playground Campaign and the Pedestrian Safety Project.
Contact Susan Suval for more information: call 415-665-5579 or email: sunsetfestival@sbcglobal.net

Stanyan Fell Neighborhood Association
2nd Thursday of Each Month, 6:30PM.
Call (415) 221-5567 for location

Sunset Heights Association of Responsible People
Last Tuesday of the Month, 7:00 p.m.
173 9th Ave (Between Moraga and Noriega)

Tenderloin Futures Collaborative (TFC)
Second Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m.
Tenderloin Police Station Community Room, 301 Eddy St
TFC is a network of residents, non-profit organizations, and businesses that share information and address neighborhood development issues.
The Tenderloin Futures Collaborative has a new website at www.tlfutures.org.
Contact: Tomiquia Moss, 358-3909, or Glenda Hope, 928-6209

Waller Street Association
1st Thursday of Each Month
Call (415) 252-1550 for Time and Location.

West of Divisadero Emergency Preparedness Committee
4th Tuesday of Each Month, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Boys & Girls Club, 1950 Page St.

Westside Neighbors to End Homelessness Monthly Meeting
First Monday of the month unless otherwise noted 6:30 p.m.
Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center, 3925 Noriega Street
The Westside Neighbors to End Homelessness is a coalition of residents from the west side of San Francisco (Richmond and Sunset districts) which advocate for and serve the growing numbers of homeless individuals in the districts.

SFPD Community Forum Meetings

Central: 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm
660 Lombard Street

Southern: 4th Monday of the month at 6:00 pm
Yerba Buena Gardens

Bayview: 1st Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm
201 William St. (Bayview Station)

Mission: Last Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm
630 Valencia Street (Mission Station)

Northern: 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm
1125 Fillmore (Northern Station)

Park: Last Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm
1899 Waller Street (Park Station)

Richmond: 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm
461 6th Ave (Richmond Station)

Ingleside: 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm
1 John Young Lane (Ingleside Station)

Taraval: 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm
2345 24th Avenue (Taraval Station)

Tenderloin: Last Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm
301 Eddy Street (Tenderloin Station)

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