Crisis Creates Opportunity

How San Francisco can support small businesses in a time of crisis

By Myrna Melgar and Patrick Maguire

Link to opinion piece on Medium

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D7 Conversations with Bruce Fisher

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

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Community Discussion with Alice Guidry

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

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Community Discussion with Maurice Rivers

District 7 Conversations - Maurice Rivers

In this District 7 Conversation, I spoke with Maurice Rivers about the Arts and the role of arts in the vibrancy of the Ocean Avenue corridor

Posted by Myrna Melgar 梅義加 Supervisor, District 7 on Wednesday, April 29, 2020

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Community Discussion with Jon Winston

Community Discussion with Manny Yekutiel

余鼎昂將卸任舊金山第七區市議員 挺梅義加接班

記者李晗 / 舊金山報導


舊金山現任議會議長余鼎昂將卸任,他所屬的舊金山第七區的市議員席位也已經有不少人報名角逐。日前余鼎昂已經支持西語裔的梅義加(Myrna Melgar)出戰接班。


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Planning Commission president to step down to run for San Francisco supervisor

San Francisco Chronicle | By Dominic Fracassa and Trisha Thadani

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.

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SF Mission community organizations reclaim Centro Social Obrero

Mission Local | By Julian Mark

SF Mission community organizations reclaim Centro Social Obrero

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.

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High workload and low pay leave Planning Commission roles out of reach for many

San Francisco Examiner | By Sasha Perigo

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.

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Myrna Melgar for District 7 Supervisor

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