by Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer
I hope everyone has been busy doing a One Richmond thing every day this summer. Whether you are keeping our neighborhood clean, caring for our neighbors or shopping and eating in the ’hood, everyone can do a One Richmond thing every day. To join the One Richmond movement, sign on at www.OneRichmondSF.com. Come join us!
Make sure your calendars are marked for our second annual Autumn Moon Festival coming up on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on Clement Street between Fifth and Eighth avenues. This will be a fun, family-friendly event where attendees will get a taste of the cultural diversity of the Richmond District.
My office will be hosting a booth for “neighborhood office hours” at the Autumn Moon, so please stop by to say “hello.” In addition, we will have a booth for One Richmond where neighbors can sign up as a member and get a free pair of One Richmond sunglasses! For more information, you can visit the website at www.RichmondDistrictAutumn Moon.weebly.com or contact my aide Angelina at (415) 554-7411. I hope to see you all there.
In the neighborhood
We had some great community events here in the Richmond during the month of August.
Thank you to the Richmond District Neighborhood Center and the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development for organizing the Playland on Balboa Music Festival. By bringing together community, live music, film, arts and crafts and the nostalgic memories of the original Playland at the Beach, this event really celebrated the Richmond District.
A few days later, I attended National Night Out in order to promote neighborhood camaraderie and strengthen the relationship between police and our communities to make our neighborhoods safer places to live. It was great to join Capt. Michelle Jean at Richmond Station and Capt. Una Bailey at Park Station to help promote community policing. Thank you to the Richmond Station Community Police Advisory Board for organizing the event for our Richmond residents.
I also attended the SF Health Commission’s annual community meeting at the Richmond Recreation Center, which focuses on public health issues specific to the Richmond. My staff and I appreciated hearing from the Department of Public Health, Richmond Area Multi-Services (RAMS) and North East Medical Services about our health needs and services.
I had the opportunity to visit the SF Municipal Transit Agency’s new Transportation Management Center, where all of San Francisco’s buses, trains and cable cars are controlled. I also joined many elected officials throughout the Bay Area to congratulate and thank Sing Tao Daily for 80 successful years of providing wonderful media service to our Chinese community.
Looking for a great One Richmond opportunity? Before the Autumn Moon Festival on Sept. 8, join your neighbors for the “Love our City citywide clean-up.” It’s as easy as grabbing a broom and sweeping the sidewalk in front of your home or business and picking up litter in your neighborhood. If you don’t have the tools needed to get the job done, the SF Department of Public Works does. You can get supplies the morning of Sept. 8, at 9 a.m., during the event at the Argonne Playground or Lafayette or George Peabody elementary schools. I will be at Peabody Elementary that morning to say a few words before the clean-up begins. Register today at www.sfgiantsweep.org or by calling (415) 641-2600.
Get ready for the sixth annual Richmond District Jog in the Fog coming up on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 8 a.m., to benefit the Richmond District YMCA. This is a 5K fun run or walk for the whole family. Racers ages 12 and under can register for free online or on the morning of the race; a parent or guardian must sign a waiver and accompany them on the course. To register and learn more, visit the website at http://www.joginthefog.com.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival this year. Please join me for a community meeting with organizers to discuss the festival and a potential extension of the agreement. The meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m., at the Golden Gate Park Senior Center (6101 Fulton St.).
I want to thank Nicholas Persky for his dedicated service to the Richmond as he will be leaving my office in September. Nicholas started out as our lead intern and became a legislative aide in February to fill in for Angelina while she was on maternity leave. He has been a critical part of my office by putting in place organizational systems and responding to all kinds of constituent requests at all hours of the day (and night). He was the lead on the Geary repaving project as well as many other community improvements and events. While we will miss Nicholas dearly, I look forward to welcoming Beth Rubenstein, a veteran legislative aide, who will be filling in for Chelsea while she is on maternity leave after giving birth to Nailah, one of our newest District 1 constituents! Chelsea and baby are doing fine.
School is back in session, so please drive and bike carefully.
Let’s all do a One Richmond thing every day.
San Francisco Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer represents District 1.
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