Local Meetings and Events

July 28, Thur. 6 - 8pm Taraval Station Community Meeting - presenters follow
  • Captain Denise Flaherty of Taraval Station
  • Supervisor Norman Yee for District 7
  • Officer Shawn Imhoff Footbeat Officer
  • Officer Daniel Rosiak Homeless Resource Officer
  • Furlishous Wyatt, SFSAFE
  • Gary Gravelyn, Security Director for Stonestown Mall

Aug. 3, Wed. 6:30pm GWPNA Meeting at WP Playground Clubhouse - agenda follows

6:30 Meet & Greet
6:55 Call to Order
7:00 Approval of Minutes
Officer Reports
7:10 Committee Reports:
Traffic & Safety
Friends of West Portal Playground
Economic Development
Land Use Zoning
West of Twin Peaks Council
Merchant's Association Update
Crime and Public Safety
7:30 Supervisor's Update by Jarlene Choy, Asst. to Supv. Yee
7:45 "WP Beat Cop" SFPD Officer Shawn Imhoff's Update
7:55 Presentation: Michael Rhoades, SFMTA 
8:10 Discussion on Upcoming Events:
Playground Fundraiser
Park Clean Up
WP Movie Nights
8:20 Old Business / New Business

Sept. 24 WP Movie Night! save the date

Oct. 8 WP Movie Night! save the date If you would like to help organize Movie Nights or suggest a movie please contact Supervisor Norman Yee's Assistant, Jarlene.Choy@sfgov.org

New Safe Loading Zones

White Passenger Loading Zones near tunnel entrance, 7am - 7pm Monday - Saturday  (shown in blue on map) these will be in place by mid August.

L Taraval Rapid Project

On Friday, July 22 a Public Hearing will be held at City Hall Room 412 on this project. Taraval has a safety issue. The corridor between 15th Ave and 46th Ave is on the vision zero high collision network, meaning about 12% of the city streets that make up 70% of the total accidents in the city happen on these network corridors. Taraval Street is one of the most dangerous streets in the city for pedestrians. In the past 5 years, 46 people have been hit by a vehicle while walking and 22 of those hit were getting on or off the train. The L Taraval is slow in service yet carries 30,000 passengers daily. You can find this information and more at the project website. This video explains the proposed stop changes and new boarding islands and impact to parking. You may want to skip to 21:32 in the video, where 21st to 17th Avenues are covered.

Is Your Street Covered?

Greater West Portal Neighborhood Watch

Streets highlighted green are setting up Watch Groups! To most effectively reduce crime, neighbors must work together to make their neighborhood safe. The SAFE agency manages the Neighborhood Watch Program for the City of San Francisco. GWPNA encourages concerned residents to volunteer as Block Captains. The first step in doing so is to register with SFSAFE, here is the direct link to the online sign-up form, make sure to select 'Neighborhood Watch' in the Service Request drop down menu.

GWPNA Meetings Continue

GWPNA meetings are held the first Wednesdays of the month and are open to members, guests and the public. At our June Meeting a motion was secured to keep our monthly meetings during this summer since it would serve the community in retaining the current traction and momentum of important issues and activities already in progress. 

   Where: 131 Lenox Way
West Portal Playground Clubhouse, San Francisco [Map]
 When: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Next Meetings: 
Aug 3, 2016
Sep 7
Oct 5

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Participatory Budget Winners

2016-17 GWPNA Officers:

 President Thomas Kanaley
 Vice President Lee Hsu
 Secretary and
 Website Editor
 Sarita Gardner
 Treasurer Libby Noronha

Committee Chairs:

 Crime and Public Safety Andrew Segal
 Economic Development 
 Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Mike Nerney
 Robert Pressley
 Land Use and Zoning Arthur Perkins
 Membership Libby Noronha
 Friends of WP Playground Jessica Forys

Affiliated Groups Liasons:

 West of Twin Peaks Council Matt Chamberlain
 Lee Hsu
 Libby Noronha
 Coalition for San Francisco Neighborhoods Rae June Doyle
 West Portal Avenue Merchants Association Robert Pressley
 Karen Tarantola

Steering Committee:

  • Sheila Bost
  • Ted Bowie
  • Matt Chamberlain
  • June Rae Doyle
  • Bruce Engle
  • Sarita Gardner
  • Marina Hardeman
  • Lee Hsu
  • Thomas Kanaley
  • Theodora Manty
  • Fred Martin
  • Cecile Michael
  • Emmett Miller
  • Mike Nerney
  • Libby Noronha
  • Robert Pressley
  • Andrew Segal