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

Lower Haight Fire – 248 Divisadero

Consider Making a Donation Our neighbors in the Lower Haight have shared a GoFundMe campaign to help support residents who lost their homes as a result of yesterday’s fire on Divisadero. Yesterday afternoon, twelve (12) Lower Haight residents lost their homes as a result of a 3-Alarm fire at 248 Divisadero Street. Many of the longtime residents in this five-unit Victorian … Read post