Category Archives: Government

Bernal Neighbor’s Essay Ponders Housing Prices, Public Policy, and the Future of San Francisco’s Middle Class

Neighbor Hina Shah is associate professor at the Golden Gate University School of Law. She rents in the La Lengua Autonomous Zone, on 29th at Mission — for the moment. Her housing situation has been stressful, and she wrote about that, and … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Real Estate | 26 Comments

Help Wanted: How You Can Identify Potential Crime Hotspots in Bernal Heights

Neighbor Sarah, your intrepid neighborhood crime reporter and SFPD liaison, needs your assistance. She’d like you to complete a survey that will help identify crime troublespots around Bernal Heights: The Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center periodically collects a list of the … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Government | 5 Comments

Tuesday: Meeting to Discuss Rerouting the Muni 67 Bus on Ripley Street

There’s been a long-simmering dispute between a group of north Bernal neighbors and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency over the location of the existing 67 Muni bus stop on Ripley Street near Folsom. Bernalwood is told that a group of neighbors … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Government, Transportation, Uncategorized | 47 Comments

Wednesday: A City-Sponsored Meeting to Discuss the Future of Mission Street in Bernal

In the realm of “things that are very geeky but also very important,” Miss Eden from Secession Art & Design shared news with us about a City meeting that will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, November 13, from 6 to 8 pm … Continue reading

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Campos Conducts Safety Hearing After Holly Park Tragedy

Amid angry concern that City employees continue to endanger the safety of neighborhood residents, D9 Supervisor David Campos held a hearing yesterday in City Hall to review Recreation and Parks Department procedures in the wake of the Sept. 5 tragedy … Continue reading

Posted in Calamity, Government | 9 Comments

UPDATED: Weeks After Tragedy, Rec and Park Vehicles Still Drive in Holly Park; No Charges Filed Against Deadly Driver

As you know, there’s a vigil tonight at 5 pm for Christy Svanemyr, the victim in the Holly Park hit-and-run tragedy. Please attend if you can — not just because it’s a fitting way to remember Christy, but also because the … Continue reading

Posted in Calamity, Cars, Government, Uncategorized | 19 Comments

As Investigation Continues, City Worker Says He Did Not Realize He’d Hit a Person in Holly Park

The hit-and-run that caused the death of Christy Svanemyr in Holly Park at 2:30 pm on September 5 was a terrible tragedy that continues to unfold in many sad chapters. Vivian Ho at the San Francisco Chronicle has been reporting on Thomas … Continue reading

Posted in Calamity, Crime, Government, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Supervisor Campos Calls for Hearings to Review Rec and Park Vehicle Policy

More fallout from the hit-and-run death of Christy Svanemyr last Thursday in Holly Park. San Francisco Chronicle reporter (and Bernal neighbor) Marisa Lagos has the details about a round of hearings proposed by District 9 Supervisor David Campos: Campos will call for … Continue reading

Posted in Calamity, Government | 15 Comments

How to Make Holly Park Safe Again

Lilia S. lives in Sunnyside, but she wrote to Bernalwood last night with an astute list of reforms that might be undertaken in the aftermath of Christy Svanemyr’s death last week in Holly Park, to ensure that such a tragedy never happens again: … Continue reading

Posted in Calamity, Government | 7 Comments

D9 Supervisor David Campos Will Run for State Assembly

District 9 Supervisor David Campos will seek a seat in the California Assembly. The news comes via the SF Appeal: San Francisco Supervisor David Campos is announcing today that he will run for state Assembly. Campos, who represents San Francisco’s … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Politics | 25 Comments

Muni Plan Will Give Bernal Heights the Short Bus

Neighbor Keith is a valiant regular aboard Muni’s 67 Bernal bus line, and he’s rather unthrilled about a service change announced this week: As a daily rider of the 67 – San Francisco’s friendliest bus route – I’m used to … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Transportation | 18 Comments

Neighbor Offers Ten Reasons Why New Muni Bus Stop on Crescent Really Sucks

The SFMTA plans to relocate a bus stop on Crescent at Anderson, and Neighbor Ryon feels under-consulted. He writes: Two weeks ago the MTA put up a sign to announce that the 23 line bus stop would move to a … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Transportation | 70 Comments

What’s The Best Way to Prevent Illegal Dumping on Bernal Hill?

Remember that illegal dumping epidemic that plagued Bernal Hill last spring? Bernalwood does, and frankly, it kind of sucked. In the meantime, D9 Supervisor David Campos has lined up some City money to make the site less dump-friendly, and he’s … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Government, Infrastructure | 7 Comments