Skateboard Sign and Ramps at Patricia’s Green

We were prompted of a skateboard sign and ramps newly installed at Patricia’s Green. The sign installation was captured on Twitter. Definitely not a sign Public Works would post there. That’s not a Public Works employee. We don’t have unmarked white hardhats like that and there is no logo on the vest. This is some classic monkeywrenching going on. A … Read post

Head West Market Seeks 2 More Event Dates

(previously aka: Urban Air) Dear Neighbors: An SFMTA ISCOTT hearing is slated for this Thursday at 9 am for a proposed Head West event venue change. If approved 2 more event dates will be added for this year. You can revisit our prior post with details of what has transpired thus far. Communications by Head West has been dismal and … Read post

Head West Market Event Permit Initiative

(previously aka: Urban Air) Update March 9th:At today’s hearing, Head West received approval for only 2 dates. We anticipate another round of permitting will be forthcoming to address their desire to add 2 more weekends. We will update you here with any further developments. Dear Neighbors: An SFMTA ISCOTT hearing is slated for this Thursday for a proposed Head West … Read post

Lyft Bike Station on Octavia at Hayes

We’ve checked in with SFMTA regarding the Lyft Bike Station now located on Octavia at Hayes. Update provided: “This is just a temporary move for construction related to the Laguna St/Hayes location. Once the construction is finished, the bikeshare station will go back to its originally legislated area.

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