• Vol. 120, No. 2
A NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATION SINCE
And I feel the members have assured us
that they are a vigorous and assertive group who wish to enhance EVPA's
reputation in the neighborhood and with our city agencies. Much of the
discussion on election night focused on the availability of EVPA's by-laws
and the membership roster.
As we begin the new year's work of our
organization, in addition to discussing issues as we have always done, we
will also be discussing our internal policies and procedures. Members can
expect increased email updates and notifications.
And I hope that lots of our long standing
and new members take part in our discussions, at our monthly meetings and
online, to make sure that EVPA truly represents our neighborhood's
concerns and interests.
If we don't yet have you on our email
list, please send a message to Lion atmailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. And of course, our printed newsletter will continue to be
mailed to all members.
-- Lion Barnett, President
Historic Building Survey
On Thursday, February 8, at
the regular CAPA monthly meeting, a group of planners presented
information on how to embark on a survey of cultural resources in the
Staff from the City's Planning Department
explained the preparations, procedures, forms, and costs of these
type of surveys, which can cost approximately $250 per building in
the selected area.
Left unclear was the exact benefit of
such a survey. One benefit could be the foundation for the creation of an
historic district, or as a possible tool in the prevention of demolition of significant or valuable
If we in EVPA are interested in pursuing
such a survey, we would need to have discussions on the purpose and value
of this urban planning tool, weighing its goal, costs, and requirements in
McCreery Library at 16th and Pond Streets
Eureka Valley library, destroyed by 1958 earthquake
photo: SF Library History
Next meeting Thursday, February 15th 7:30PM
Eureka Valley Recreation Center, 100 Collingwood
Check out our new web site
Roger Yates designed and set up EVPA's
original web site over 3 years ago. EVPA was one of the first neighborhood
organizations to go online. For the last two months Roger has been
dedicated to relocating and revamping the site. While it is still under
construction, it has a wealth of new features that are already up and
You can download membership
applications, EVPA by-laws, historical data going back to the 1960s, plus
links to other neighborhood organizations and city
As this site develops, EVPA members and
others will be able to use it to read and print minutes from our meetings
and information on our activities.
The 2001 election of officers was
probably one of the more interesting in EVPA's recent history. I
will be proud to serve with my fellow officers, Gerald as Vice-president,
Mike as our new Secretary, and Heide as Treasurer.