Coaliton for San Francisco Neighborhoods
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Contact us:

PO Box 320098
San Francisco, CA 94132
(415) 262-0440
CSFN.NET@gmail.com




WELCOME TO COALITION FOR SAN FRANCISCO NEIGHBORHOODS

 

 

Upcoming Meetings and Events for AHBP - Lee/Tang legislation
Upcoming Community Meetings
Date Time Description Location

 

Tuesday, February 16

6 - 8 PM Community Meeting - Districts 11 and 9 San Francisco Muslim Community Center
4760 Mission Street
Monday, February 22 6 - 8 PM Community Meeting - District 10

Southeast Community Facility Commission
1800 Oakdale Avenue


Videos

 

Affordable Housing Bonus Program Alert
The Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP) has received a lot of attention lately. The City has provided some detail on the program, but there still remains many unanswered concerns by residents. CSFN has asked the Planning Commission to defer action on the AHBP until the Planning Department has received and integrated feedback from neighborhoods through outreach meetings in each district. CSFN encourages its members to review the Planning Department website and to attend those planning meetings.

Some of our concerns are:
  1. The program was developed over 18 months by the City and developers behind closed doors. There has been little neighborhood involvement and consideration.
  2. Although RH-1 and RH-2 areas are apparently excluded under AHBP, there will still be negative impacts on these residential areas from this program.
  3. The proposed "one size fits all" program completely disregards neighborhood uniqueness.
  4. Residents in rent-controlled units may lose their units - at a minimum temporarily if not permanently.
  5. Local small businesses could lose their leases under incentives that are favorable to developers.
Here is some background material:
  1. CSFN Resolution on the AHBP
  2. CSFN Comments and Questions
  3. Letter from Katheryn Devencenzi
  4. Exhibit A
  5. Exhibit C - The Housing Element
  6. AHBP Summary Handout from Planning

 

What We're About... The Historic Beginning of our Organization...

The Coalition for San Francisco Neighborhoods grew out of concerned neighborhood organizations whose proposals to the Planning Department for amendments to the height and bulk limits were rejected. The San Francisco Foundation gave a small grant to get the Coalition on its way, with SPEAK serving as fiscal agent, and a part time secretary was hired to set up meetings, produce a Newsletter and to recruit neighborhood organizations.

PAR - the Planning Association for the Richmond president, Martin McIntyre convened the first meeting on September 11, 1972, with 47 representatives of neighborhoods present, covering most of San Francisco neighborhoods.

    The Coalition was incorporated in 1991 as a 501(c)4 non profit civic organization with a Board of Directors made up of representatives of member organizations. It has held candidates and issues forums to educate the members and the public. It has, through member participation and lobbying, supported its members on issues affecting the broad community and continues to watch various City departments to insure fair treatment of all city residents.

History of CSFN
Monthly Meetings

Northern Police Station
1125 Fillmore Street
Turk & Fillmore Streets
(Parking in rear off Turk) Public Transit: Muni #22 Fillmore, 31 Balboa &
38 Geary Lines

3rd Tuesday of each month except Dec at 7 pm

Dec 16 Annual Dinner



Committees

Executive Committee (ExCom)

President: George Wooding gswooding@gmail.com
695-1395

1st VP: Marlayne Morgan marlayne16@gmail.com

2nd VP: Rose Hillson gumby5@att.net

Recording Secretary:
Charles Head charlesnhead@hotmail.com

Corresponding Secretary:
Glenn Rogers alderlandscape@comcast.net

Treasurer: Greg Scott lgscpa@icloud.com

Member-at-Large: Penny Clark penelopeclark@yahoo.com

Member-at-Large:
Barbara Graham barb.graham.sf@gmail.com

Member-at-Large:
Lorraine Lucas wozopozo@pacbell.net

Parliamentarian: vacant

Sergeant-At-Arms: vacant


Bylaws
Claire Zvanski (EDIA)
czvanski@hotmail.com

Land Use & Housing
Hiroshi Fukuda
ninersam@aol.com
386-2632

Government & Elections
Charles Head (SHARP)
Charlesnhead@hotmail.com

Open Space
Nancy Wuerfel
nancenumber1@aol.com
731--6432

R. Albright
621-9621

Water Task Force
Joan Girardot (MCI & POA)
csfnwatertaskforce@gmail.com
346-5525

Transportation
Mari Eliza (EMIA)
mari@abazaar.com

Media Relations
Eileen Boken (SPEAK)
aeboken@gmail.com