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Richmond Roundup

Supervisor spends $1 million in “add-back money”

This year, all of the members of the SF Board of Supervisors were given a

$1 million budget to spend on concerns in their districts.

 

In the Richmond District, SF Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer has released the following

list of what her district priorities are:

  • Infrastructure/Beautification Planning Projects: $117,000

Projects include funds for district mural projects and 25th Avenue beautification.

There are also funds available for two planning processes – community

improvements along the Funston/14th Avenue greenbelt and a plan to work with

residents to envision a senior playground, which would be a “secure, safe

place with age-appropriate exercise equipment for socializing and physical activity,

adjacent to the Golden Gate Park Senior Center;”

  • Youth and Family Services: $405,000

Programming for children, youth and families in the Richmond – funds will help support

both new and existing programs, including family support and pre-natal services, youth

and teen evening and weekend programming, school-based youth services and a new

teen science program;

  • Public School Support: $45,000

Funding will allow a small discretionary fund for each public school in the Richmond

District, to be allocated by each school site;

  • Senior Services: $155,000

Includes a new staff position at the SF Recreation and Park Department’s

Golden Gate Park Senior Center, and expands programming, including classes, activities,

trips and a senior choir;

  • Tenant Counseling: $22,500

Funds will help support work to educate tenants about their

rights and the law;

  • Neighborhood safety: $60,000

Two areas will be funded towards the goal of increased safety:

first, to engage seniors in pedestrian safety workshops; and second, to invest in

community-driven safety strategies with the Safety Network Program;

  • Other: $95,000

Other investments include funding of the Heron Watch at Stow Lake, job training for

domestic violence victims and a Westside International Arts Festival;

  • One Richmond: $100,000

Money for a new program, called One Richmond, that Fewer is planning.

“I am so proud to announce the funding of a new One Richmond initiative for the

district, with the goal of building district unity and investing in neighborhood principles,

like inclusiveness, taking care of each other and the Richmond, and shopping local.

Stay tuned for more information in the fall about this exciting new

initiative,” Fewer said.

 

Fun Day at Classic Bowling 

The 24th annual “Fun Day” for children and adults with developmental

disabilities, including members at the Janet Pomeroy Center, located near the

SF Zoo, will be held at the Classic Bowling Center, on Aug. 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

The event is sponsored by the Bay Area Knights of Columbus Foundation and

Classic Bowling Center, which provides free bowling, lunch and entertainment.

 

Uniformed police and fire personnel from Broadmoor,Colma, Daly City and San Bruno

volunteer their time to ensure everyone has a safe and exciting day. Other volunteers are

also welcome. Interested members of the public can send an e-mail to Marian Mann at

mann98@aol.com or call (650) 991-9386 to help out.

 

The Classic Bowling Center is located at 900 King Dr., in Daly City.

 

For more information, contact Cindy Blackstone by e-mail at cblackstone@prrcsf.org.

 

National Night Out to be held at Richmond Station

There will be a community gathering at the Richmond Police Station on

Tuesday, Aug. 1, to celebrate public safety efforts in the neighborhood.

 

The event is being hosted by the Citizens’ Police Advisory Board, which is comprised of

local residents.

 

The family-friendly National Night Out will feature face painting for youth, activities,

food, raffle and an opportunity to meet officers working in the Richmond District.

There will also be a K-9 unit, fire engine, police cruiser, crime prevention information

and a tour of the police station.

 

The Night Out will be held at the Muriel Leff mini-park, located behind the police station,

which is located at 461 Sixth Ave. It will be from 4-7 p.m.

 

For more information, call (415) 666-8000.

 

Golden Gate Park Band performs concerts on Sundays

The Golden Gate Park Band presents popular concerts in Golden Gate Park, including

classical transcriptions, original works for concert band, Broadway show selections,

opera and marches.

 

The free concerts are on Sundays, at 1 p.m., and are held at the Spreckels Temple of

Music at the Music Concourse.

 

The August schedule is:

  • Aug. 6 – Honoring the SF Fire Department’s NERT and SERT volunteers;
  • Aug. 13 – Great concert band music (TBA);
  • Aug. 20 – Celebrate: St. Stephen’s Day (Hungarian music,singing, dancing);
  • Aug. 27 – Celebrate: Ukrainian-American Day (Ukrainian music, singing, dancing)

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