D7 Conversations with Bruce Fisher
This week, I'm talking with Bruce Fisher, Former Executive Director of Huckleberry Youth Programs and Balboa Terrace Neighbor about the history of the Youth Guidance Center facility in D7 and San Francisco's evolving policies.Posted by Myrna Melgar 梅義加 Supervisor, District 7 on Wednesday, May 27, 2020
D7 Conversations with Alice Guidry
In this D7 conversation, I spoke with Alice Guidry, active member of the St. Finn Barr Parish, about services for seniors, what we need to do during and after shelter in place is lifted, and the arts in our district.Posted by Myrna Melgar 梅義加 Supervisor, District 7 on Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Myrna Melgar plans to step away from her role as president of the San Francisco Planning Commission in the next few weeks to run for the District Seven seat on the Board of Supervisors.
Melgar, a self-described “planning nerd,” has worked on the commission for 3½ years, during which she’s cultivated a reputation as an amenable, even-keeled voice on the often divisive body. District Seven includes the Inner Sunset, Parkmerced, Parkside, Lakeside, Forest Hill and West Portal, among other neighborhoods.Read more
The hard-fought battle to reclaim a once-imperiled neighborhood institution ended Wednesday as Mission District community leaders embraced and celebrated at the Centro Social Obrero building at Florida and 19th streets.
A consortium of neighborhood nonprofits banded together to purchase a portion of the building, which the Mission Language and Vocational School had nearly lost in a messy legal battle. As of Wednesday, the nearly 100-year-old structure is once again a fully-fledged nonprofit hub.Read more
Planning commissioners might just have one of San Francisco’s hardest jobs.
The appointed Planning Commission oversees San Francisco’s Planning Department and has the final say on what gets built in San Francisco and where. In the midst of a severe housing crisis, commissioners face a lot of angry people and have a lot of work.
You might be surprised to learn then, that for all intents and purposes, planning commissioners are practically unpaid.
According to Planning Commission President Myrna Melgar, the commissioners’ workload can sometimes exceed 40–50 hours.Read more