Local Meetings and Events

Aug 21 Sun 2:00pStern Grove Music Festival: The New Pornographers, opening by The Astronauts, Etc. Free concert. www.sterngrove.org
Aug 22 Mon 7:00-8:30pDorchester Median Project's Community Meeting Join Neighbors to discuss and give input on upcoming improvements, including building materials, and retaining walls, etc. at the home of Carolyn Johnston, 106 Dorchester Way. rsvp and info: lynjohnstonsfca@gmail.com
Aug 25 Thur 7:00-9:000pDist. 7 Candidates Forum Hosted by SHARP and GGHNA at the County Fair Building 1199 9thAve. nr. Lincoln Way in Golden Gate Park.
Aug 27 Sat 4:30-6:30pFriends of WP Playground Fundraiser: Donor Recognition Planning - Hosted at/by Vin Debut, 9 West Portal Ave. and Supervisor Norman Yee
Sep 7 Wed 6:30-8:30pGWPNA Monthly Meeting WP Playground Clubhouse 6:30    Social Meet & Greet 7:00    Meeting Begins with approval of past meeting minutes and on to committee reports, Supervisor's Update, WP Beat Cop Update, discussions, presentations and sometimes guest speakers. The agenda will be posted here about a week before the meeting.
Sep 10 Sat 10aDist. 7 Supervisorial Candidates Forum WTPCC hosts an opportunity to come meet, hear speeches and hear answers to your questions by the Qualified Candidates at the Forest Hill Clubhouse
Sep 16 Fri 9a - 11aDist. 7 Small Business Summit West Portal Avenue Association announces the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce will host our merchants and small business owners at Squat and Gobble, 1 West Portal Ave. Several city officials and business resource providers will be present.
Sep 17 Sat 10a - 12pWP Park Clean Up It's a fun neighborly event and coffee is provided.
Sep 24 Sat 6:00p*WP Park Movie Night: Big Hero 6 YMCA is planning some pre movie activities!
Oct 1 Sat 6:00p*Ingleside Movie Night: Zootopia 1298 Ocean Avenue
Oct 8 Sat 6:00p*WP Park Movie Night: Monsters Inc. Recology Waste Management will be grilling up free hotdogs for this movie night!

If you would like to help organize Movie Nights please contact Supervisor Norman Yee's Assistant, Jarlene.Choy@sfgov.org *exact times to be confirmed closer to dates

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 was 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.
https://www.tfaforms.com/290283

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 [Map]
 When: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Next Meetings: 
Sep 7
Oct 5
Nov 2

They're Getting Quite Comfortable!

http://www.urbancoyoteproject.com/blog/2015/5/16/what-to-do-if-you-encounter-a-coyote-while-walking-your-dog

acc@sfgov.org to report coyote sighting

Vice President Lee Hsu along with West Twin Peaks Council are asking the city to come up with a plan. We have heard from a member walking their dog at 5am, that with the use of the iphone flashlight, they were able to spoof off the coyote.

In the mean time, an informative blog post about living with urban coyotes and what to do while walking your dog is here at the urban coyote project website.


Supervisor Yee's Latest Newsletter covering his sponsored legislation, the budget, government accountability, street trees, the Dignity Fund, and fundraisers and more. link here

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