September Message from the Executive Committee
Dear Members, Merchants and Friends,
We began September with San Francisco’s hottest temperatures on record. Hope you were able to find ways to stay cool and join us in welcoming back the fog. This month is filled with many events you will not want to miss including Family Night at Helen Wills Park from 4:00 – 6:00 PM on September 22. (See all events on the Calendar below.)
RHN’s Executive Committee continues its collaborative leadership of our neighborhood organization in lieu of an interim president following Past President Emily Harrold’s move to the East Bay. On September 5, we met to discuss key issues and set important dates for the remainder of 2017 and into 2018. We also finalized, with extensive input from the Board and our DZLU Committee, RHN’s position statement on the proposed Medical Cannabis Dispensary on Polk Street near Filbert. This letter will be RHN’s response to inquiries on this topic until further notice. You can view the letter elsewhere in this eblast as well as on the RHN website.
We also reaffirmed RHN’s deep concern and involvement with safety issues in our neighborhood. To that end, we are encouraging all of you to attend the Police Commission Meeting on September 20th at 6:00 PM in the Wilsey Conference Room of Grace Cathedral on Nob Hill. Hosted by Central Station and Captain Paul Yep, the focus of the meeting will be on crime and the state of affairs surrounding the Lombard Crooked Street and Russian Hill in general. This will be an interactive meeting. RHN Past President Tina Moylan will be a panelist. This is an important opportunity to learn what is being done to address safety issues in our specific neighborhood. As we move through the remainder of 2017, we will be looking for additional ways to educate ourselves and you the membership, and to collaborate in identifying solutions with our local officials and police department.
For many of us, September is traditionally a month to get involved in new endeavors. If you want to make a difference at a very local level with important benefits to our special neighborhood, consider joining an RHN Committee (DZLU, Transportation, Families with Children, Social, Safety, Parks, Street Sweeps/Neighborhood Improvement, Communications and Marketing, Membership, History) or becoming a candidate for a Board position.
As always, we welcome your suggestions, questions and especially your personal involvement.
RHN Executive Committee