Membership Meetings: 2nd Thursdays ~ 7-9pm
Park Branch Library, 1833 Page St, SF, CA 94117 (except August)

HANC Membership Meeting - March 2024


Do you have the desire to garden, but no backyard? Would you like to see more green and growing things in our neighborhood? Would you like to help the Haight be more ecological? At HANC's June Membership meeting, we'll talk with the people who have turned sidewalks into mini gardens, some with flower pots on top of the sidewalk, and other by removing sidewalk and planting in the ground. What does it take to make of these plantings? What does it take to maintain one? What are the benefits?

Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council

Joey Cain

Pi Ra
Vice President

Max Drukman
Corresponding Secretary

Bruce Wolfe Standing Secretary

Karen Fishkin Treasurer

Calvin Welch
Housing and Land Use

Susan Latham

Elizabeth Kirchner

Jim Rhoads


Kevin Bayuk

Larry Fergison

Karen Masonheimer

Tes Welborn

Michelle Welch

Ed Dunn Recycling Center


Position on Drafting a New Housing Element
          HANC Board , March 19th, 2009

  Overall Policy

To maximize permanently affordable housing opportunities for lower income San Franciscans, especially seniors, families, people at-risk or currently homeless, and people with special needs.

Policy 1:

To ensure in all three parts of the Housing Element- the Needs (data) Section, the Policy Section and the Implementation Section- adopted in the Housing Element, quantify, support and advance our overall policy.

Policy 2:

That policies and programs be adopted that link the production of market rate housing to increased permanently affordable housing opportunities and the development of sustainable infrastructural facilities including public transit, schools and community facilities, parks and employment opportunities.

Policy 3:

That policies and programs be adopted that protect and enhance current low income communities and neighborhoods, protects rent controlled housing from conversions and demolition. Increases in residential density, height and bulk, and reductions in parking requirements should be permitted only if they also result in significant increases in affordability of the housing created, especially to lower income households.

Policy 4:

That all “smart growth” and “sustainable development” ( as required by SB375) policies adopted clearly delineate how they will be consistent with increasing affordable housing opportunities and result in housing able to be afforded by a San Francisco based- non-commuter- workforce.

PO Box 170518  San Francisco CA 94117

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