I am very proud of the time and effort I
have put into working with our City's elected officials and various
departments to make known the concerns and wishes of the Eureka
Valley/Castro neighbors, and I feel that I have earned the respect of
Supervisors, Planners, engineers, and others.
I feel that I am an excellent facilitator
at our meetings where sometimes opposing points of view need to be brought
together in a short period of time in order to pursue the many items on
I hope you'll vote to re-elect me as
President of EVPA.
A 22 year resident of the Castro, I was an
active member of the committee formed in response to the proposed drop-in
shelter at 2500 Market Street for homeless young adults, working countless
hours in developing an alternative recommendation. I joined the intense
negotiations with Ark of The Refuge, DPH, Supervisor Leno's office, and
private attorneys that resulted in the contract and conditional use permit
attachments for "Transitional Housing" that will open at that location.
Consequently, our neighborhood should avoid the problems encountered when
the EVRC was used to house the same population in 1999, while assisting
those in need.
I have good working relationships with Sup.
Leno, MUMC President Patrick Batt, Capt. Roth of Mission Police, and have
attended meetings with Mayor Brown and DA Hallinan to address neighborhood
I am a member of the committee working to
transform the Triangle Park at Market, 17th and Castro Streets into a
rose-filled memorial for victims murdered by Nazis because of their sexual
I recently retired from Bank of America,
where I worked for 19 years and was a Vice-President. As "Tavo Amadorl," I
am a contributing arts writer for the The BAR. I will present my
ideas about the EVPA at our January meeting.
Update on 2500 Market
The 7 member 2500 Market Neighborhood
Advisory Group tasked with responding to neighborhood issues arising from
the 2 year, temporary homeless facility at 2500 Market has been meeting
for the past 2 months (at LYRIC on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays) Public comment is
welcomed and encouraged at each meeting. Neighborhood concerns such as
litter, vagrancy, panhandling, etc. can be can be brought to the Group's
attention via email and voicemail for discussion and
Visit the web site to view minutes and contact information for each
http://www.dph.sf.ca.us/AdvGrps/2500Mkt/2500MktAdvComm.htm. The facility is scheduled to open in mid-February, and
the client intake process will begin in the coming weeks.