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

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

James Spingola Attacked

Consider Making a Donation We’re shocked at terribly saddened of the attack on James, a true pillar of the community. “James Spingola, the director of the Ella Hill Hutch Community Center, was beaten with a wooden plank Friday by two men after asking them to move away from the organization’s front doorstep, according to Rev. Amos Brown, pastor of Third … Read post

Shooting in Lower Haight

Police in San Francisco are investigating a fatal shooting that killed a man Thursday night in the city’s Lower Haight neighborhood, authorities said. The shooting was reported around 9:15 p.m. in the 400 block of Rose Street. – CBS Bay Area Read the complete post here. We have reached out to Northern Station for an update. Update from Northern Station, … Read post