Current Issues for Upper Noe Neighbors
Protecting, improving and promoting retail in Upper Noe –
• Addressing merchants needs, advocating on their behalf, highlight businesses and events, finding solutions for empty storefronts, working to improve the streetscape.
• Public garbage receptacles – DPW has responded to our request and installed many of the new style cans. We look to have the others replaced this year.
• Church Street Greening – a tree and sidewalk planting project. It needs a boost of energy. Anyone interested in helping out?
Park – the blacktop basketball court failed inspection recently. Repaving is not guaranteed. Please call 311 and register your concern.
Disaster preparedness –
• Resilient Noe Valley – a new group to prepare for the inevitable has formed. Meets monthly.
• Neighborhood Emergency Response (NERT) Training sessions at Upper Noe Rec are in the works.
• Dangerous leaning utility poles – the one at 30th and Chenery is a documented hazard. PG&E is dragging their feet. Our Assistant Deputy Attorney stopped additional wires from installation.
• Ficus tree in front of Seokeo on Church Street leans dangerously and threatens power lines.
Street safety –
• Improved crosswalk painting – Day and Church finally repainted with yellow stripes. We are advocating for well-painted crosswalks throughout Upper Noe.
• Keep porch lights on all night – SFPD recommends this to light sidewalks better. This makes nighttime walks less creepy, allows us to see who is outside better, and gives a sense that people are aware of what is going on. It feels safer and it is safer. It’s also seems more friendly.
• Battery backup for 30th St and Dolores to have red stops blink during power outage – Currently, the intersection just goes dark and is difficult to see in two directions. SFMTA rejected this citing budget and space issues but we will keep on it.
• Speed cushions (bumps) for 27th St between Dolores and Guerrero approved.
• Recently installed Sanchez @ 28th St stop sign – Success.
• Proposed signal light at 27th St and Guerrero – SFMTA hearing should be in April.
• Initiative to install Church @ 28th St stop sign –It is the middle of a 4-block stretch with no stops. Traffic reaches high speed and accidents are frequent in that intersection.
• Initiative to install a stop sign on Noe at Day.
New items –
• Harry Street & Comerford Street neighbors want the City of San Francisco to take ownership for these two streets. Both the Harry Street & Comerford Street folks are working with Supervisor Mandelman’s office to push this initiative forward.
June 27, 2018 Formula Retail Pet Store Denied
On June 21, the SF Planning Commission heard from local pet stores, concerned citizens and Upper Noe Neighbors in opposition to a proposal for a conditional use permit to open a Los Angeles-based Healthy Spot chain store in the former Radio Shack location on 24th Street. Read about it in Hoodline.