Parkmerced Action Coalition


Press & Reports

News items of interest to Parkmerced residents:

Please give the editor of the Westsideobserver a pat on the back next time you see him, and Lyn Gavin, on this little battle, Lyn and the efforts of the few did justice. I remember them not telling any new tenant about the "redevelopment" just so they could get leases signed. Their agents were intent on mis-information.

sometimes the sunshine does shine through... even in foggy SF :)

Sunshine advocates beat the Anti-Sunshine Gang in City Hall

Also a heads up on the "Hack the housing event" at info-hub sponsored in part by SFHAC.  I got in with a ticket to see how they were playing the development issues and they were gung-ho especially SFHAC members on densifying the sunset and west-side of SF where 70% is RH-1 and RH-2 So be ready the push on the planning and planning dept. and development will be 10x as hard soon on the west-side of SF!!!

HE 2004/2009 case with SPEAK and the density bonus and SFT case vs. SF are the big damns that are holding back the flood of development currently in western SF.



Mayor Lee announces 2013 budget town halls

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the dates for community engagement events to get the public more involved in the City’s budget process and hear from residents about their budget priorities to build a balanced two-year budget for San Francisco. Mayor Lee will co-host District-based Budget Town Halls with members of the Board of Supervisors and provide other forums to hear from San Franciscans about their budget priorities and ideas.

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19th Avenue Transit Study Updates

We are writing with two updates:

  1. Updated Outreach Summary Now Available for Download (PDF, 12 MB). The biggest addition is that the summary announces that we have decided to drop Option N4--the aerial option in the northern part of the study area--from further Study. Like the previous decision to drop S3, removing N4 from further consideration keeps with our evaluation framework that considers community input as a key consideration. One other addition made is to Appendix C which now includes additional comment letter material received from the public. 
  2. Existing and Future Conditions Report Now Available. We've previously shared the highlights of our existing and future conditions report. The whole report is now available for download (PDF, 2.7 MB).

Next Steps

A reminder about next steps in the process. In the months ahead, the Study team will be conducting an evaluation of the remaining conceptual options for a range of a different criteria---how much faster the M-line would travel, how well each would address pedestrian safety and comfort, what the costs would be, how traffic congestion would change--among many other factors. We expect to hold another Community Meeting when the evaluation is complete, sometime in the late Summer or early Fall. We’ll be back in touch as soon as we have identified a date. In the meantime, we will continue to present to any group wishing to hear more and continue to consider this feedback in our work (the next meeting we have been invited to present at is on Wednesday, April 10, from 7-8:30pm at Temple Baptist Church, 3355 19th Avenue). Check our website often for other presentations as they are scheduled.

    (Brought to our attention by a Parkmerced resident)

Would You Choose an Apartment That Traded a Parking Space for a Garden?

  "Who needs a parking space? What you really need in the middle of the city is your own private oasis."

This is exactly what we have HERE and in Boston they call it the future!  We need to preserve our beautiful land and home. Would You Choose an Apartment That Traded a Parking Space for a Garden?


Please see this article by Glenn Rogers, PLA and Aaron Goodman on the website of The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA),

Parkmerced Update

click the following link to view the article on SF StreetsBlog from

Supervisors London Breed and Norman Yee Talk Transportation Priorities

The Battle of Brotherhood Way, January 22, 2013


D7 Supervisor Norman Yee’s First Order of Business: Pedestrian Safety,


On May 16, 2012 at their annual awards dinner San Francisco Tomorrow honored the Parkmerced Action Coalition (PmAC) as an Unsung Hero for "Working to preserve affordable housing in San Francisco". The dinner was attended by over 100 people largely dedicated the San Francisco Tomorrow mission to promoting environmental quality, neighborhood livability and good government in San Francisco.

Presenter and past Parkmerced resident Aaron Goodman presented PmAC treasurer Cathy Lentz with several certificates of merit from luminaries such as Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, in recognition of outstanding and invaluable service to the community; State Senator Mark Leno, ---commending your (our) invaluable service to the City; and Assemblyman Tom Ammiano who applauds your (our) determination and hard work in protecting our homes from being demolished. Continuing, We thank you for your commitment in preserving the quality of life and beautiful environment in Parkmerced for residents, neighbors, and the people of San Francisco.


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