Meeting Thursday Nov 7th (Notes Added 12/11/13)

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Thursday, November 7th – Time: 7-8:30PM

Location: Ingleside Library Community Room – Address: 1298 Ocean Avenue, SF CA 94112, San Francisco

DPW representatives are expected to join us – Please mark your calendars!

Ridge Lane Neighbors Meeting /Thursday November 7th 2013

San Francisco Public Library Ingleside Branch/7-8:30PM

Meeting notes  (Patricia Ris 11/12/13)

This meeting was attended by: Robert Muehlbauer and Moneka Urbanske (57 Majestic), Michelle Sarky and Robert Sarky (434 San Miguel), Patricia Ris (24 Josiah), Sandra Zuniga (DWP), Barbara Vanderborght (14 Cain) Fayaz Rajani (85 Josiah) Warren Longmire (19 Cain), Lynn Yuan (1 Cain), Eric Maier (6 Majestic), Mary Beth D’Alonzo

1/ We will have our meetings on each second Thursday of the month and I’ll try to obtain this SFPL/Ingleside meeting room for this purpose.

2/ Our next meeting will be on December 12 2013

3/ Sandra Zuniga from DPW will forward contact information from SAFE to Patricia Ris, in order to invite a representative to our December 12th meeting. They offer free consultations about neighborhood improvements and safety concerns . It’s important to focus on what we don’t want to happen in this stage of our plan, according to Sandra. The meeting will focus on safety and how improvements to Ridge Lane might affect this either positively or negatively. We will also invite a representative from the Taraval Police station to discuss safety and loitering problems on and around Ridge Lane. Both representatives from SAFE and our PD can provide advice on stairway and landscaping design that enhances safety, as well as other similar, successful neighborhood efforts.

4/ Sandra advised to contact PUC (exposed pipes) and PG&E (lighting) for a meeting and possibly the walk through, after the meeting with SAFE and the SFPD.

5/ We welcomed Michelle and Robert Sarky to our meeting, who offered a wealth of information about Ridge Lane and it’s neighbors. Robert Sarky has lived on San Miguel all his life and spoke about the families who own(ed) adjacent properties, problems with loitering and the ongoing robberies. His concern is first and foremost that possible improvements to Ridge Lane also improve its safety. Everyone agreed with this purpose of personal safety and protection.

6/ Sandra handed out a brochure titled 2013 Summer Street Parks Workshop (also available on our website ridgelaneheigbors.org), which shows an example of a newly created Street Park and the work and decision making process involved. She has worked on as many as 80 street improvements and showed optimism toward our initiative and its potential success. The decision before us is to decide how to spend the $50.000 in available grant money. In order to make an informed decision about this Sandra will present us with a more precise estimate

of the cost of surveying Ridge Lane, from Howth to San Jose Avenues. Presently we know that the entire survey costs $50.000 and the stretch between Cain and San Miguel $15.000. We will postpone our vote on how to spend this money until we have more information.

7/ For the landscape design of Ridge Lane our group can make contact with local design schools and universities to save money (SFSU, CAAC).

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