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.
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.