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Farewell, Fennel!

Photos by Stephany Wilkes

Thanks to all who turned out for last weekend’s Greenway Clean Up, and thanks to Stephany Wilkes and Nicholas Dewar for keeping this project on track with grants, plans and clean ups.

Around a dozen Glen Parkers and another dozen from DPW’s Green Team braved the fennel forest in an effort to beat nature into submission to make way for the Greenway.

Stephany Wilkes says this is the third time we’ve worked with DPW crews. We’re starting to form very cooperative relationships with them, since now we know them from earlier clean-up days.

Neighbors gather, ready for the (fennel) kill

Halfway there!

The fruits of the labor

Take it away, DPW!

 

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City Agency Hearings + Sheehy Legislation

The Assessment Appeals Board meets Wednesday, August 16, 9:30 a.m., City Hall, room 406. See full agenda here.

  • 2) Hearing, discussion, and possible action involving: APPLICATION: 2016-0718
    APPLICANT: SAFEWAY INC
    PARCEL NO.: 2016200387
    PARCEL ADDRESS: 5290 DIAMOND HEIGHTS BLVD,
    TOPIC: Personal Property/Fixtures
    CURRENT ASSESSMENT: $1,786,400.00
    APPLICANT’S OPINION: $357,280.00
    TAXABLE YEAR: 2016
    APPEAL TYPE: Personal Property
    ROLL TYPE: REGULAR

 

  • 3) Hearing, discussion, and possible action involving: APPLICATION: 2016-0719
    APPLICANT: SAFEWAY INC
    PARCEL NO.: 2016520143
    PARCEL ADDRESS: 3350 MISSION ST,
    TOPIC: Personal Property/Fixtures
    CURRENT ASSESSMENT: $2,326,121.00
    APPLICANT’S OPINION: $465,225.00
    TAXABLE YEAR: 2016
    APPEAL TYPE: Personal Property
    ROLL TYPE: REGULAR

[Editor’s Note: In the original post, I incorrectly assumed Safeway was appealing its property tax. A helpful neighbor pointed out that Safeway is appealing the assessed value of “business personal property,” things like supplies, machines and fixtures.]


SFMTA Engineering Hearing happens Friday, August 18, 10 a.m., City Hall, room 416. Full agenda here.

  • 12.ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY NO PARKING ANYTIME Diamond Street (North), east side, from Diamond Heights Boulevard to 117 feet northerly

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Celebration of the Life of Mike Lefiti

Forwarded from the Diamond Heights Neighborhood Association and Cameron Partridge, St. Aidan’s Church:

 

What: A Diamond Heights Neighborhood Celebration of the Life of Mike Lefiti
When: Saturday, August 19, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Where: St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 101 Gold Mine Drive, corner of Diamond Heights Blvd and Gold Mine Drive.

The Diamond Heights neighborhood lost a dear friend in June when UPS driver Mike Lefiti died in a horrific shooting at the UPS facility in San Francisco. For weeks neighbors gathered outside Creighton’s Coffee Shop at the Diamond Heights Shopping Center, mourning Mike and sharing stories of how he impacted people’s lives in this neighborhood every day.

In conversation with Mike’s daughter Mercedes Lefiti, with Jeanette Oliver, and with others from around the community, we have scheduled a neighborhood-based gathering to honor Mike on Saturday, August 19.

The purpose of this service is to open a space of story-sharing, to connect with one another, and with Mike’s family, as Mike connected with us. At the conclusion of the service, we’ll walk to Mike’s memorial space in front of Creighton’s and bless two benches that are being given in his memory. Please come, and bring your stories.

For more information, call St. Aidan’s at 415-285-9540.

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