BMA August Meeting Minutes

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BMA August Meeting Recap

Thanks to all that came out to last night’s BMA meeting at Taqueria La Laguna on Third and Fairfax.  Despite the extreme heat (yesterday’s high was a whopping 99 degrees!) and the low  attendance (low being a relative term, as we usually have  upwards of 30 attendees) due to summer vacation and a District 10 Supervisor candidates’ “Meet & Greet” a few blocks away, there was a wealth of information at the meeting of concern to Bayview merchants and residents alike. And thanks to BMA Secretary ShaMauda Bishop’s videotaping of the meeting, the BMA is able to share this information with everyone who wasn’t able to make it.

The meeting began with a brief report from the SFPD Bayview Station, followed by an introduction and subsequent debate on Proposition G, a Proposition on the November ballot that would change the work rules and pay structure of MUNI drivers and operators. District 7 Supervisor Sean Elsbernd, author and sponsor of the proposition, and Rafael Cabrera, interim President of the San Francisco Transit Workers’ Union, discussed the merits of the Proposition:

This conversation was followed by another MUNI-related issue: fare evasion “stings” conducted by the SFPD and SFMTA to set an example for folks who do not pay their MUNI fares and to help generate revenue for the cash-strapped agency.  Critics attest that these “stings” are being disproportionately targeted at low-income communities of color.  Here is the second half of the Proposition G debate followed by SFPD Deputy Chief of the MUNI Response Team speaking to the Bayview merchants about the recent uptick in these “stings” that have resulted in several fines and even some arrests:

The remainder of the meeting was dedicated to a couple of presentations and announcements, including a presentation on the Southeast Food Access (SEFA) Working Group’s efforts to improve safe & healthy food access in the Bayview and a presentation on the available affordable apartments for sale at 4800 Third Street at Oakdale in the heart of the Bayview.  For more information on this meeting, please see the meeting’s minutes or the Bayview Merchants’ Association’s Youtube channel, where the rest of the meeting’s footage is posted.

BMA July Meeting Minutes

If you did not get a chance to make it to Tuesday night’s BMA meeting at Auntie Aprils, and you are interested in what was discussed, please see the meeting’s minutes here.

A big thank you to everyone who showed up and we’ll see you all at next month’s meeting!

July 27th BMA Meeting Agenda Now Available

This coming Tuesday, the BMA’s July meeting will be held at Auntie April’s on Third and McKinnon. We will be talking about a whole bunch of issues including contracting opportunities for local contractors, affordable housing on Third Street, a Third Street beautification project, and a local merchant-run energy savings program, among others.  Please see the below flier for further details.  We look forward to seeing you all there!

Third Street Stakeholder’s Meeting THIS THURSDAY @ Southeast Community Center

This Thursday, July 22nd, at 10:00am in the Alex Pitcher Community Room at the Southeast Community Center (1800 Oakdale Avenue), the Third Street Stakeholder’s Committee will be convening for the first time under the new leadership of Third Street Corridor Manager James Moore to discuss all things Third Street.

The upcoming meeting will specifically address upcoming events including National Night Out Against Crime (on August 3rd) and next year’s Bayview Music Festival (sometime in May), as well as a Third Street marketing campaign that will include T-shirts and banners that will be installed along the corridor.

If you are interested in the vitality of the Bayview’s main commercial street, please join the Committee by showing up on Thursday morning!  It is a great opportunity to be involved in your community and to get your voice heard on issues affecting the neighborhood.

For more information, please contact Third Street Corridor Manager James Moore at (415) 647-3728 x411 or via email at jmoore@rencenter.org.

BMA Monthly Meeting @ Auntie April’s Soul Food

Everyone mark your calendars for July 27th at 6:00pm when the BMA will be having its monthly meeting at none other than award-winning Auntie April’s Soul Food at 4618 Third Street (between McKinnon and Newcomb).  April will be catering, so bring your appetites!  Look out for the meeting agenda, which will be posted sometime next week…

“Meet the Banker” Workshop: Wed, July 21st @ 6:00pm

  • Are you tired of paying high fees on your bank account or don’t have one?
  • Why spend hundreds of dollars at a check-cashing company when you can deposit your money for free and pay your bills at no additional cost?
  • Did you know that many people are “unbanked” or “underbanked”?
  • Need a banker who can speak a language other than English?
  • Have you had a bank about be closed by the bank within the last twelve months?

Without a bank account, the average person will spend 5% of there income at check cashing places each year. The Bank on San Francisco program’s mission is to give every San Francisco access to a bank account and has helped San Franciscans open over 25,000 accounts so far!  Come to the upcoming workshop in the Bayview and learn about Bank on San Francisco and other second-chance banking options so you and your family don’t have to continue to pay exorbitant fees to predatory financial institutions.  And bring your friends!  See the flier below for details.

When: Wednesday, July 21st 2010
Time: 6:00 P.M.
Where: Soo Fong Restaurant
3801 Third Street, Suite 370
San Francisco, CA 94124

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Community Workshop TOMORROW on Improvements to Candlestick Point Recreation Area

Tomorrow, Wednesday, July 14th at 6pm, there will be a public workshop at the Southeast Community Facility for all Bayview-Hunters Point residents interested in discussing new park improvements and design ideas for the Candlestick Point Recreation Area.  Details from the flier:

California State Parks is taking a fresh look at Candlestick Point State Recreation Area, embarking on an exciting process to improve the park. Along with the public, we will be exploring ideas to enhance existing attributes—the extensive shoreline, scenic vistas and habitat areas—as well as opportunities for new recreation, education, and cultural activities. With large-scale new developments being proposed in the surrounding areas, and potential funding for major park improvements, now is the ideal time to rethink Candlestick Point State Recreation Area. Please join us as we create a new vision for the park!

If you live in the community, this is your opportunity to get your voice heard on improvements to Candlestick Park!  Please see further details on the flier below:

SBC Special Meeting this Monday: Proposed Business Tax Revisions

This coming Monday, June 26th, a special meeting will be held at City Hall to discuss Supervisor David Chiu’s proposed revisions to the business tax structure in San Francisco known as the “Progressive Payroll Tax.”  This proposed ordinance will likely mean significant changes to the way San Francisco businesses are taxed through a change in the tax structure for those businesses who pay payroll taxes and those who rent commercial property.  The meeting will be held at the following time and location:
  • Special Meeting of the San Francisco Small Business Commission
  • June 28, 2010 at 2:00pm
  • San Francisco City Hall, Room 400
  • To discuss a proposed ballot initiative which, if passed, will change the business tax structure in the City and County of San Francisco.
If you are interested in hearing more about this topic and available on Monday at 2:00pm, please show up for this very important and informational meeting.  For more information on the proposed “Progressive Payroll Tax,” please read the email HERE for more details or contact Chris Shulman from the Office of Small Business at:

Chris Schulman
Senior Policy Analyst / Commission Secretary
Office of Small Business
City Hall, Room 110
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415.554-6408
Fax: 415.558-7844

Navy Promoting Opportunity for Local Bayview Contractors & Business Owners

An end of June community meeting coordinated by the Department of the Navy will bring information to local Bayview contractors and business owners about opportunities to get contracting work on the Hunters Point Shipyard, according to Navy officials.  The meeting will be held in the Alex Pitcher community room at the Southeast Community Facility (1800 Oakdale Avenue) at 5:00pm on Wednesday, June 30th.  For more details, please see the flier below or contact:

  • Mr. Keith Forman
  • Navy Base Realignment and Closure Environmental Coordinator
  • 1455 Frazee Road, Suite 900
  • San Diego, CA 92108-4310
  • Local telephone number: (415) 308-1458
  • Office telephone number: (619) 532-0913
  • Fax number: (619) 532-0995
  • E-mail: keith.s.forman@navy.milInformation is also available on the Department of the Navy’s Hunters Point Shipyard website: http://www.bracpmo.navy.mil


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June 2010

PUBLIC NOTICE

HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD

Business Information Meeting

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The Department of the Navy invites the community to participate in a Hunters Point Shipyard Business Information Meeting.  This is an opportunity for local business owners and independent contractors to learn how to become a contractor for the Navy.  Navy contractors and the Navy environmental cleanup team will present information and answer questions.

Hunters Point Shipyard Business Information Meeting

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Southeast Community Facility

Alex Pitcher Room

1800 Oakdale Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94124

For more information on the cleanup activities at Hunters Point Shipyard, please contact:

Mr. Keith Forman

Navy Base Realignment and Closure Environmental Coordinator

1455 Frazee Road, Suite 900

San Diego, CA 92108-4310

Local telephone number: (415) 308-1458

Office telephone number: (619) 532-0913

Fax number: (619) 532-0995

E-mail: keith.s.forman@navy.mil

Information is also available on the Department of the Navy’s Hunters Point Shipyard website:

http://www.bracpmo.navy.mil

Click ‘Prior BRAC Installations’ drop-down menu, and then select ‘Former NSY Hunters Point’.

Information and project documents also available at Hunters Point Shipyard Information Repositories: