May 2014

Getting Involved

Bayview Police Station Captain’s Community Meeting is held on the first Tuesday of each month at the Bayview Station, 201 Williams Avenue. Next meeting: May 6th, 6 p.m.

Dogpatch Neighborhood Association usually meets the second Tuesday of each odd-numbered month. Next meeting: May 13th, 7 p.m. Voting membership is open to anyone living in or owning property or a business in Dogpatch. For more information or to join/pay online:

Friends of Franklin Square Join the Friends of Franklin Square to help improve our local park! We need your ideas and input to update the master plan and to help seek grant money to improve the park. Concerned about park safety and cleanliness? Want the soccer field to be re-carpeted? Interested in getting a dog-friendly area built? Now is your chance to make it happen! Meet your neighbors and share ideas. Free snacks and drinks provided. We will also have a mini-trivia contest with prizes from our neighborhood businesses! For more information contact: 

McKinley Square Community Group is a communication and discussion group regarding events and activities, clean-up days, improvement and beautification, and other concerns such as crime in the neighborhood. MSCA board meets approximately quarterly on the second Wednesday of the month. Look to the online discussion group for postings of upcoming meetings: Locations vary between the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House and Downtown High School. For updates, including sustainable gardening and park workdays, and our grant progress, check out the MSCA blog at:

Potrero Boosters Neighborhood Association meets the last Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. (social time begins at 6:45 p.m.) in the wheelchair-accessible Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street. For more information: or email Next meeting: May 27th, 7 p.m.

Potrero Dogpatch Merchant’s Association meets the second Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. at Goat Hill Pizza, corner of Connecticut and 18th streets. Visit or call 341.8949. Next meeting: May 13th, 10 a.m.

Potrero Hill Democratic Club meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street. For more information: 648.6740, Next meeting: May 6th, 7 p.m.

Potrero Hill Garden Club usually meets the last Sunday of the month at 11 a.m. for a potluck lunch in a local home or garden. Discussions are held on organic, edible, or ornamental gardening appropriate for Potrero Hill’s microclimate. Call 648.1926 for details.

Starr King Open Space  Stewardship day, Saturday, May 10th, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Volunteer to help maintain the land. Annual Meeting & Election: Starr King Elementary School, Monday, May 19th in the cafeteria; doors open at 5:30 p.m. for an informal meet and greet with candidates, enter via Wisconsin Gate. All residents 18 and older are eligible to run for the Board, as well as vote for candidates at the Annual Meeting and Election.  Proof of residency must be provided to be a candidate or vote. Our next Spring Wildflower Walk: Sunday, June 1st at 11 a.m. Meet at Coral loop across from Starr King Elementary. Walks are free and last about an hour. Thank you for your continued donations and support.  For more information:,, or voicemail 633.6756.

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