Category: Activism

Connect with neighbors by joining NextDoor! offers a community bulletin board As my schedule is pretty full and this website sometimes suffers lags in attention, I’d like to remind folks that the best way to connect with neighbors around Rincon Hill and nearby is the website and smartphone app NextDoor.  I tend to post things on there more frequently that […] Keep reading

Write a Letter to Planning – Oppose 1532 Harrison Street!

10/11/2015 Update – Planning Department did not honor their commitment to the community and instead just explained it is allowed by the Planning Code that they did not take the time and care to legislate the 5′ bump properly in the first place. If they had properly written the General Plan amendments to reflect what […] Keep reading

525 Harrison Needs Pedestrian Safety Improvements

Sharing this message from pedestrian safety advocacy organization Walk San Francisco about the 525 Harrison Street project coming before the Planning Commission this Thursday: On Thursday, August 13th, the Planning Commission will be voting on the 525 Harrison St. project (a 7-story, 205 rental unit residential project with ground floor retail).   Walk SF and members of the South Beach | […] Keep reading

Online petition to fix flaw in Sanctuary City law

Please sign this online petition asking for amendment to San Francisco’s Sanctuary City laws to prioritize public safety, health, and welfare. There has been a pretty robust conversation on among neighbors about public safety concerns following the tragic killing of Rincon Hill resident Kathryn Steinle on Pier 14 along the popular Embarcadero Pedestrian Promenade last Wednesday, July 1, […] Keep reading

Nighttime Noisy Construction Permits – Online Petition and Meeting on Monday!

Hi neighbors, The City’s leaders are prioritizing the profits of developers yet again (big surprise since they’re major political money contributors, right?).  Please watch this news clip about the excessive numbers of nighttime construction noise permits that San Francisco’s Dept. of Building Inspections keeps approving with no regard for the impacts of sleep deprivation on […] Keep reading

Petition – Discretionary review of recycling center proposed for 10th and Harrison

Please check out this posting about a proposed recycling center at 10th and Harrison and the neighbors’ online petition when you have a chance: Keep reading

Protect the Bay! Petition to Oppose AB 1273!

State Senators: Protect our San Francisco Bay waters and oppose AB 1273 Hi SoMa waterfront neighbors, I created a petition to Senator Fran Pavley, Senator Anthony Cannella, and 10 others titled “State Senators: Protect our San Francisco Bay waters and oppose AB 1273” because I do not believe that over 48 years of thoughtful planning […] Keep reading

Please sign petition to Mayor Lee to add Rincon Hill Park as a public park!

Please take 2 minutes to sign the petition I’ve created with’s petition tool which asks the Mayor and Board of Supervisors to add the pastoral park in front of Rincon Green at 333 Harrison Street to the City parks system.  Click here for the petition: The $24,000 per year maintenance cost is based on […] Keep reading

Bravo for SF Examiner Editors Column for Congestion Pricing!

While the Rincon neighborhood will grow by some 14,000 additional residents to about 20,000 in total by 2020, there is one huge problem that MUST be addressed. The problem is that our residential neighborhood sits between a few hundred thousand office workers’ jobs and the Bay Bridge along with other highway ramps.  Weekday evening traffic […] Keep reading

Healthy children growing up in urban dwellings need playgrounds!

While it should be obvious that the 300+ kids in the Rincon neighborhood need a playground in order to be healthy, here’s a detailed explanation of the benefits from an early childhood development professional: Over the past three years the Children’s Creativity Museum (CCM), located in the Yerba Buena Garden children’s quarter, has experienced an […] Keep reading

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