SHARP is a volunteer neighborhood association serving the Inner Sunset and Sunset Heights neighborhoods of San Francisco. Our activities include free program meetings in our building, small financial grants, and a resources page with links to useful information about the neighborhood. Our programs cover civic, political, and cultural topics. The meetings are a great place to connect with friendly, constructive neighbors, like you. You’re invited! SHARP — a resource for the Inner Sunset.
Unless otherwise noted, SHARP meets at 7 p.m. on the last Monday of the month in the ground floor meeting space of our building, 1736 Ninth Avenue (between Moraga and Noriega). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for cookies and conversation.
Monday, August 31, 2015
The owners of Kirkham Heights apartments (at 5th Avenue and Kirkham Street) have proposed a redesign and expansion of them. The developers want to replace the current 86 units with up to 460 units within the same 6.35 acre site. The developers call the project “one of San Francisco’s first major urban infill developments in the western section of the City.” Tim Colen of the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition will interview representatives of the developers. Opponents of the project have also been invited to speak. More information to come.
At 8:15, Supervisor Mark Farrell (District 2) will report about an initiative he and others are drafting to increase sustainable funding for the city’s parks. He wants to hear from the public on this issue. He will speak for five minutes and take questions for ten.
Friday, September 18, 2015
This meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the County Fair Building, 1199 Ninth Avenue, near Lincoln Way in Golden Gate Park. (See map.) The meeting is being co-sponsored by the Golden Gate Heights Neighborhood Association.
State Senator Mark Leno represents the 11th State Senatorial District, which includes all of San Francisco as well as parts of Daly City and South San Francisco. State Senator Leno will be “term-limited” out of office at the end of 2016. He has been prominently mentioned as a possible candidate for higher office, including mayor and Congress.
More information to come.
Monday, September 28, 2015
A review of selected issues on the November ballot. Everyone gets a chance to ask a question. No one dominates. More information to come.
Monday, October 26, 2015
“Citizen scientists” are ordinary people all over the world who are helping to conduct scientific research by doing such things as collecting soil samples, classifying galaxies according to their shapes, and transcribing scanned images of letters written to Albert Einstein. Dr. Rebecca Johnson, a researcher and co-coordinator of citizen science at the California Academy of Sciences, will describe how the Academy is helping to enlist Bay Area residents as citizen scientists. For example, San Franciscans are discovering and documenting the city’s biodiversity in their backyards, local parks, sidewalk gardens, and walks to school or work.