Two Green Sanctuaries in Hayes Valley

Green space is prized in Hayes Valley. Popular Patricia’s Green is just that, green. You love to be around green growing plants: potted plants at home, a window garden, on the steps, or a little space that is shaded or … Read More

Octavia Historic Commemoration Project

The Octavia Historic Commemoration Project is seeking artists and designers to submit proposals for a permanent installation to capture the spirit of that achievement. Initial proposals due Friday April 30th, 2021 @ 5:00pm. It’s been nearly 20 years since the … Read More

Vaccine Scams- Raising Community Awareness

As the COVID-19 vaccine continues to become more widely available for eligible San Franciscans, scams relating to the vaccine continue to emerge. It is important that all San Franciscans, especially those most vulnerable to these malicious attempts, understand how to … Read More

COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit

The SF Government’s Community Partners Group and Community Branch-COVID Command Center have put together this COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit, a suite of documents created to keep you and your community up-to-date on the latest information surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine and its distribution. … Read More

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2021

“The Negro also had to recognize that one hundred years after emancipation he lived on a lonely island of economic insecurity in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. Negroes are still at the bottom of the economic … Read More

October 2020 Community Meeting Recap

HVNA’s October 2020 Community Meeting featured two excellent presentations, both focused on equity. Below are resources shared during the meeting. Sheryl Davis, Executive Director SF Human Rights Commission City Fund Reallocation Investment of Funds to Support the Black Community in … Read More

Oasis in Our City – The Hayes Valley Basketball Courts

(This article originally appeared in The Bay City Beacon on September 8, 2019) by Gail Baugh Hayes Valley, the revitalized neighborhood in the center of San Francisco, has demonstrated again how people who all live in the same location can … Read More

Update on Hayes Valley Safe Sleeping Site Petition

Hello Neighbors, I hope this email finds you well during these uncertain times. I’d like to share an update regarding HVNA’s efforts to address the safety of our streets while also helping our homeless neighbors. I’d also like to clear … Read More

Hayes Valley Shared Spaces Outreach

We are applying to close the main section of the Hayes Valley commercial corridor to vehicles every day to create outdoor space for seating and physically distanced movement. This is a part of the new city’s Shared Spaces program to support economic … Read More

Tree Maintenance Update from BUF

In an effort to support local businesses as they reopen, some tree work was accelerated in recent weeks. Urban Forestry apologizes for the lack of communication around this. The timing of the work was unexpected, but needed to be completed … Read More

Public Safety Meeting Recap July 2020

On Line Meeting 7.6.20 Focus Topic: Property Crimes Principals at meeting: Chief of Police, Bill Scott Assistant Chief, Mike Redmond of the Special Operations Bureau Deputy Chief David Lazar Commander Teresa Ewins Captain Paul Yep of Northern Sgt. Brent Bradford … Read More