Home The Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood Council is a neighborhood group whose mission is to aid and encourage the people of the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood to work through democratic means and in a spirit of neighborliness, mutual respect and goodwill toward the improvement and enrichment of life and living conditions in their neighborhood. The Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood Council operates a neighborhood recycling center and a garden education project. http://www.hanc-sf.org/ Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:09:51 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb June 8 at HANC: Summer of Love - Neighborhood Impacts and Lasting Change http://www.hanc-sf.org/next-meeting/june-8-at-hanc-summer-of-love-neighborhood-impacts-and-lasting-change.html http://www.hanc-sf.org/next-meeting/june-8-at-hanc-summer-of-love-neighborhood-impacts-and-lasting-change.html By Richard Ivanhoe, HANC Board

HANC's monthly (except August) general membership meeting is held downstairs at the Park Branch Library, 1833 Page Street (between Cole and Shrader) on the second Thursday of the month, beginning at 7 pm.  Our meetinngs are open to the public and free to attend.

     As you’ve probably heard by now, this year is the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. But what is it that is being celebrated? Was the Summer of Love a cultural revolution or media hype? How did the Haight Ashbury prepare for and respond to the influx of tens of thousands of young people? How did the social movements of the Fifties and Sixties influence the hippies? How did the events in the Haight Ashbury in the 1960s influence the future? What does it mean for the present?

richardivanhoe@sbcglobal.net (Richard Ivanhoe) frontpage Fri, 02 Jun 2017 06:18:04 +0000
Haight Ashbury Street Fair June 11 http://www.hanc-sf.org/newsflash/haight-ashbury-street-fair-june-11.html http://www.hanc-sf.org/newsflash/haight-ashbury-street-fair-june-11.html      hasf 2017 posterThe Haight Ashbury Street Fair will take place on Sunday, June 11, from 11 am to 5:30 pm, on Haight Street between Masonic and Stanyan, with a Children’s Alley on Belvedere between Haight and Waller.

     The Haight Ashbury Street Fair is dedicated to celebrating the cultural history and diversity of one of San Francisco’s most internationally celebrated neighborhoods. The Street Fair was developed in response to the re-birth of the economic and residential spirit of the community in the mid 1970’s. With the assistance of Harvey Milk, the first District 5 Supervisor, a group of neighborhood merchants, activists, and residents developed the Haight Ashbury Street Fair organization, and sponsored the first Haight Ashbury Street Fair on April 30, 1978.

richardivanhoe@sbcglobal.net (Richard Ivanhoe) frontpage Fri, 02 Jun 2017 06:30:45 +0000
May HANC Meeting Recap: Healthcare at a Crossroads http://www.hanc-sf.org/meetings/may-hanc-meeting-recap-healthcare-at-a-crossroads.html http://www.hanc-sf.org/meetings/may-hanc-meeting-recap-healthcare-at-a-crossroads.html By James Sword, HANC Board

     Affordable Health Care in the United States is behind other industrialized nations. More than twenty nations in the world have universal healthcare, including Serbia, Ukraine, and Croatia.  The United States is not one of them.  May's Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council meeting highlighted healthcare shortcomings nationwide and efforts at the local and state levels to improve the situation.

richardivanhoe@sbcglobal.net (James Sword) frontpage Fri, 02 Jun 2017 06:39:55 +0000
Recology and Muni Rate Increases Coming http://www.hanc-sf.org/newsflash/recology-and-muni-rate-increases-coming.html http://www.hanc-sf.org/newsflash/recology-and-muni-rate-increases-coming.html      Recology has applied to raise the rates for trash, recycling and compost pick-up.

     The City’s Refuse Rate Board has received an application from Recology, the San Francisco refuse collection and disposal processing company, for an increase in residential refuse collection and disposal rates for trash, recyclables, and compostables (black, blue, and green bin services).

richardivanhoe@sbcglobal.net (Richard Ivanhoe) frontpage Fri, 02 Jun 2017 07:29:26 +0000
Proposal for New Neighborhood Parklet http://www.hanc-sf.org/newsflash/proposal-for-new-neighborhood-parklet.html http://www.hanc-sf.org/newsflash/proposal-for-new-neighborhood-parklet.html     american cyclery parklet imageAmerican Cyclery, at the corner of Fredrick and Stanyan Streets, has developed plans for a Public Parklet and Plaza in front of the entrance on Stanyan Street.  The Parklet area will be 225 square feet and the Plaza is planned to be 757 square feet.

     The bicycle shop has permits from the SF Planning Department and Public Works, but so far has not raised enough money to build it.  The estimated project cost is $50,000 and so far they have raised $10,000.

richardivanhoe@sbcglobal.net (Jim Rhoads) frontpage Fri, 02 Jun 2017 07:39:05 +0000
April 2017 HANC Membership Meeting Report http://www.hanc-sf.org/meetings/april-2017-hanc-membership-meeting-report.html http://www.hanc-sf.org/meetings/april-2017-hanc-membership-meeting-report.html By Bruce Wolfe, HANC President

Despite somehow being locked out of the building due to a pass-key foul-up, we started about ten minutes late. Board President/Supervisor London Breed was on time but had to leave within 30 minutes. We began right away. Unfortuantely, not enough time to get deeper into issues, she fielded questions from members about bike safety, affordable housing, Panhandle southern walkway repair, Haight Street construction and 4/20 event. There wasn’t anything earthshattering to report other than status quo and that she was monitoring these issues.

brucew@hanc-sf.org (Bruce Wolfe) frontpage Fri, 05 May 2017 04:39:56 +0000
4/20 Debrief: How the First Year With a Neighborhood Sponsor Went http://www.hanc-sf.org/hanc-blog/420-debrief-how-the-first-year-with-a-neighborhood-sponsor-went.html http://www.hanc-sf.org/hanc-blog/420-debrief-how-the-first-year-with-a-neighborhood-sponsor-went.html Dave Groeschel interviews Alex Aquino, HANC Board members

We asked Dave Groeschel, owner of Mom’s Tattoo (1408 Haight) to interview Alex Aquino, owner of Black Scale (1409 Haight). Here is the debrief he shared with us.

     I sat down with Alex Aquino, the owner of Black Scale on Haight Street, this morning to talk about how the 4/20 event went.  Alex put together a group of local sponsors, including Diamond Supply (1560 Haight), Cookie’s (1429 Haight), and Black Scale and some not so local ones like High Times magazine to raise $145,000 so the event would have security, clean-up, medical services, portable toilets and more.  

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Affordable Housing - Plan B for Prop C http://www.hanc-sf.org/newsflash/affordable-housing-plan-b-for-prop-c.html http://www.hanc-sf.org/newsflash/affordable-housing-plan-b-for-prop-c.html By Richard Ivanhoe, HANC Board

 On April 27, the Planning Commission considered competing proposals regarding affordable housing, one from Supervisors Kim and Peskin (Proposal A) and another from Supervisors Safai, Breed and Tang (Proposal B). Either proposal would make significant changes to the affordable housing requirements passed overwhelmingly (67.9% of the vote) in June, 2016 as Proposition C.

Proposition C did not change the requirement that developers of projects of 10 or more units must either a) pay an affordable housing fee, b) build affordable housing on the project site, or c) build affordable units offsite, but it did change the number of affordable units or amount of the fee.

richardivanhoe@sbcglobal.net (Richard Ivanhoe) frontpage Fri, 05 May 2017 05:02:53 +0000
Lava Mae Update http://www.hanc-sf.org/newsflash/lava-mae-update.html http://www.hanc-sf.org/newsflash/lava-mae-update.html Founded by Doniece Sandoval, Lava Mae launched its mobile hygiene service in June of 2014 and has since provided more than 14,000 showers to 2,400 people moving through homelessness, inspired replication of its hygiene services, and dramatically raised awareness about the lack of access to showers and basic hygiene across the U.S. and around the globe.

Lava Mae is undergoing some upgrades and will be returning to the neighborhood in the near future. We may get an update at the April meeting; if not, then it will be presented in May.

richardivanhoe@sbcglobal.net (Richard Ivanhoe) frontpage Thu, 06 Apr 2017 04:42:43 +0000
Last Month at HANC: Impact of New Federal Policies on Privacy and Free Clinics http://www.hanc-sf.org/meetings/last-month-at-hanc-impact-of-new-federal-policies-on-privacy-and-free-clinics.html http://www.hanc-sf.org/meetings/last-month-at-hanc-impact-of-new-federal-policies-on-privacy-and-free-clinics.html By Bruce Wolfe, HANC President

At the March Membership meeting, we heard from Shahid Buttar, director of grassroots advocacy for the Electronic Freedom Frontier (EFF). Shahid gave interesting insights as to what is current and coming up on the horizon from the new presidential administration under Donald Trump. He gave an overview of the new FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and what we could expect from his tenure, including the repeal of Net Neutrality and online privacy. Shahid gave some simple suggestions to help us all be safe online and fielded many questions.

brucew@hanc-sf.org (Bruce Wolfe) frontpage Thu, 06 Apr 2017 04:49:07 +0000