Coaliton for San Francisco Neighborhoods
      March newsletter posted

Contact us:

PO Box 320098
San Francisco, CA 94132
(415) 262-0440


Kezar Stadium
  1. Oppose privatization of this public facility. Weekends are high usage days for neighbors and high school teams. In addition, we'd lose additional days due to Rec and Park's “protect grass fields” policies.
  2. The sale of alcohol at Kezar is prohibited in SFRPD code, and allowing it could set a bad precedent.
  3. The pro soccer team, the Deltas, has not considered the impact of 5,000-10,000 audience attendance on the neighborhood parking and traffic.
  4. Installation of TV quality lighting would be a negative impact on the neighborhood.
  5. Rec and Park has not done outreach or planning with neighborhood involvement.
  6. Please sign the petition. >>

    And join us in writing to the San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission to oppose pro soccer.

    San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission
    501 Stanyan Street
    San Francisco, CA 94117

    cc: HANC


March 15, 2016 Meeting Agenda Highlights
  1. Program- Government and Election Committee Presents June Ballot Issues
  2. New Business
    Resolution: Retail Legislation for the Polk Street NCD
  3. Nominating Committee 2016

Don't forget to renew your CSFN membership.

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



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


Executive Committee (ExCom)

President: George Wooding

1st VP: Marlayne Morgan

2nd VP: Rose Hillson

Recording Secretary:
Charles Head

Corresponding Secretary:
Glenn Rogers

Treasurer: Greg Scott

Member-at-Large: Penny Clark

Barbara Graham

Lorraine Lucas

Parliamentarian: vacant

Sergeant-At-Arms: vacant

Claire Zvanski (EDIA)

Land Use & Housing
Hiroshi Fukuda

Government & Elections
Charles Head (SHARP)

Open Space
Nancy Wuerfel

R. Albright

Water Task Force
Joan Girardot (MCI & POA)

Mari Eliza (EMIA)

Media Relations
Eileen Boken (SPEAK)