HVSafe Letter to Board of Supervisors Re: Reappointment of Cindy Elias

We’re sharing our recent correspondence to the BOS regarding the reappointment of Cindy Elias. (See agenda item #15) We recognize taking a position is often fraught with apprehension, but we believe it’s critical for the health of civic dialogue, advocacy and the right to redress. Dear Board of Supervisors: Public Safety has never been more important to San Franciscans. The … Read post

Who is the Hayes Valley Public Safety Committee?

We prompted you a while back of the confusing title status of the HVNA Public Safety Committee aka Hayes Valley Public Safety Committee lead by Bob Barnwell here. Our point is further corroborated with the details of an upcoming HVNA meeting where they HVNA is also referencing Bob’s Committee and linking to its Public Safety Committee. It’s time Bob admits … Read post

End of Year Message

As we end 2022 we want to reflect on the collective efforts by our community members and partners. Entering our 3rd year at HVSafe we are invigorated and optimistic about our role as a young organization responsible for advocating for quality of life needs and interests for neighbors and small businesses. We view our partnership with you as one that … Read post

Statement Regarding HVNA’s Involvement in Campaign Against Supervisor Dean Preston

Last month we informed you that Jen Laska, current president of HVNA (Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association) is concurrently on the payroll of GrowSF, a political action committee. The HVNA’s involvement with a political action committee presents a serious conflict of interest and compromises its credibility as a community serving association. HVSafe believes representation at the community level is critical and … Read post

HVNA (Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association) President a Paid Political Operative

In recent weeks we’ve been prompted with news regarding the HVNA president being employed by a political action committee (GrowSF). Because of our first hand experience with the overreach of the Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association we find this development detrimental to the good health of civic engagement and representation for the neighborhood. We will continue to keep you updated. You … Read post

SFPD Online Community Meeting Registration

While many of us since Covid have gotten settled with online Zoom meetings, SFPD has continued to require meeting registration rather than include meeting info with the event listing/promotion. Richard in recent months has repeatedly asked to have the link sent to HVSafe so we can share with our members via our community communications. We believe providing people a readily … Read post

Cement Installation on Octavia at Page

We have been prompted of a new cement installation at Octavia. We’ve listened to a number of public safety concerns community wide and have voiced these concerns with City Agencies. Update: Monday September 19, 3:30 pm Richard and another neighbor spoke to the installer at the site. He explained that Lloyd Silverstein/HVMA and the HVNA gave him the approval to … Read post

Explosion on Gough

In light of the recent explosion on Gough, we reached out to SFPD Northern Station for insight. Per the Police Captain: There was a small device that was set off in the area of 355 Fulton between Franklin and Gough. There was damage to a business plate glass window, but no civilians were injured. I was also made aware that … Read post

Bike Station on Grove

An insight on process Neighbors reported in on July 15th that a new bike station had been installed on Grove and Laguna. We checked in with the Bikeshare Manager at SFMTA…here’s what he said: The Laguna/Grove station was recently relocated from Fulton/Laguna due to construction needs related to the incoming paving project. Once the electrical and paving work is complete … Read post

203 Octavia

We received notification of a pre-application meeting for a restaurant and bar at 203 Octavia. It’s been brought to our attention that the person disseminating this information is both a HVNA board member and MOCAC (Market & Octavia Community Advisory Committee) member; it’s unclear why this individual is offering permit services in this capacity. We view this matter as a … Read post