12/6 – We’ve been informed that the Shared Streets Closure will only be continuing on the 400 block of Hayes. 12/30 – We’ve been informed today by SFMTA that the HVNA (Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association) has renewed the permit for the 300 and 400 block of Hayes. We want to understand the lack of outreach and transparency in the decision … Read post
Read our part 6 post.
Brief Recap When we initially began to drill down on the Freeway Commemoration project back in early July we could not predict we would be embarking on a campaign for a rectification of a flawed process. Each attempt to gather information via conversations or meeting attendance has contributed to the handful of summaries we’ve posted on our blog; without the … Read post
Takeaways from MOCAC Meeting A handful of community members joined the Market Octavia Community Advisory Committee (MOCAC) meeting last night (Monday August 16th, 2021) to hear item 7 on the agenda (the Freeway Commemoration Project). We checked in with neighbors who attended; for all it was a first time attending a MOCAC meeting. Here’s a brief synopsis of what transpired … Read post
Project Red Flags As cited in our initial post here, HVSafe was prompted last month about several shenanigans pertaining to the process and conflicts of interest that have transpired in this project. Read our Part 1 for background on the project here. In this post we will drill down on areas that raise red flags. Budget Expenditures We’ve heard rumblings … Read post
Project Background The Freeway Commemoration Project has been a topic of discussion over the last couple of years. The idea of a project to commemorate the historic and activist nature of the event has been well received by residents and merchants of Hayes Valley. While there are many moving parts to this story and the situation remains fluid, we thought … Read post
In response to our initial inquiry posted here, we have received the following update from an Urban Forestry Inspector regarding the status of this matter. Our recent walks in the business corridor verify that the condition of the light installation remains the same. We’ll keep you posted on any progress on this front.
Flying Low Under the Radar A project to commemorate the removal of the Central Freeway has for the most part flown under the radar. We have been prompted of shenanigans pertaining to the process, selection of committee and panel members, and several conflicts of interests. Resources We have a chock-full of information on our blog and podcasts that shed light … Read post
Meeting info: Thursday, July 22, 2021 Time 1:00pm *This is item #14 – so expect this item to be presented late afternoon/early evening Info found here: https://sfplanning.org/event/planning-commission-142 555 FULTON STREET – southeast corner of Laguna Street; Lot 058 in Assessor’s Block 0794(District 5) – Request for C o nditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections303(c), 303.1, 703.4, and 249.35A … Read post
IDEO is an AGENCY that is preparing a proposal for the Hayes Valley Freeway Commemoration Project. We met with them to give background on the both the history and current state of the neighborhood. We feel their team has a solid handle on the key dynamics of the past and present Hayes Valley. To date we have not been contacted … Read post