Community serving


Our Ethos


Effective community advocacy relies on understanding the change you want. Steps in getting there include understanding your community, collaborating, organizing, building coalitions and pushing the boundaries on possibilities.

covering what’s happening in the neighborhood

We explore the issues around us and the challenges impacting civic engagement in San Francisco.


Initiative, Public Safety, SFMTA, Small Business

400 Block of Hayes Street Closure Update

LAST UPDATE: November 19th >Post SFMTA Board meeting/resolution adoption update. …

Neighborhood Bulletin

Hayes Valley “Community Board”

LAST UPDATE: OCT 12th > A new installation on Parcel …

Neighborhood Bulletin, Public Safety

Skateboard Sign and Ramps at Patricia’s Green

LAST UPDATE: October 22nd We were prompted of a skateboard …

Housing, Letter

HVSafe Letter to Board of Supervisors, RE: Proposed Vacancy Tax Copy

We’re sharing our recent correspondence to the Board of Supevisors …

Neighborhood Bulletin

Rabid Bat Notice

LAST UPDATE: WED OCT 11th Health Advisory – 9/27/23 Rabid …

Housing, Initiative

Mayor Proposes Plan for Easier Demolition of Rent Controlled Housing

The following information was released on September 15, 2023 by …

Civics, Letter, Neighborhood Bulletin

432 Octavia, Parcel K, Proxy “Community Sign”Letter

We sent the following letter to the office of the …

Letter, Public Safety

HVNA Meeting Censorship Letter

Richard sent this letter to San Francisco leadership following his …

Civics, Letter, Public Safety

Demand to Lift the Injunction

Attention Mayor London Breed and Board of Supervisors: We oppose …

Why Neighborhood Advocates Play a Key Role

While City and Neighborhood politics seem to be in a clash of sorts these days making it even more challenging for neighbors to often obtain answers and insights on issues impacting their neighborhood, it’s good to revisit the critical role of Neighborhood Advocacy.

While community advocates cannot guarantee greater participation, experience has shown me that they can help increase resident involvement in community development processes. Community advocates can be the difference between a successful project with strong community input and buy-in or an unsuccessful one with limited community involvement and neighborhood indifference.

– Richard Wooten, Michigan State University

“Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It’s important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It’s the way in which we ourselves grow and develop.”

Dorothy Height