May 16, 2018
We began with introductions by UNN President Olga Milan-Howells.
7:00 – 7:15 Sign up and Refreshments. Erin staffing registration table. Chris Set up projector. Olga, Dave, Marianne set up literature and refreshments (no water or cookies, only wine)
7:15 – 7:35 SF Beautiful – Darcy Brown, Executive Director of San Francisco Beautiful, made a short presentation on its history; they began with preserving cable cars. Support comes from members. Some of their recent projects include lobbying the City to including historic-looking lamp poles along Van Ness during the street renovation, preserving old, natural brick from being painted over, and converting land at Fillmore and Turk into a park. Their Muni Art program (now in its third year) features artists’ works inside busses. A program with ATT selects artists from each district to design utility box covers. Each year, they present their Beautification Awards winners from public projects nominated by citizens.
7:35 – 7:50 Board Members Dave Emanuel and Erin Zielinski presented UNN proposal to make Church St more ‘green’. This project coordinates with Friends of the Urban Forest, local merchants and business property owners to open up sidewalk concrete and plant trees, shrubs and native plants to create a more inviting neighborhood experience and reduce rain run-off. Funding would come through grants. Plans include a neighborhood survey to help gather input and to develop broad community consensus.
7:50 – 8:45 Eve Pena and Iva Maurin of the Department of Elections presented non-partisan information on ranked-choice voting, registering, finding voting information, searching what’s on the ballot, and getting involved with elections. Watch a video that explains Ranked Choice Voting https://youtu.be/61KuyqOiR3k
8:45 – Adjourn