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Happy September Richmond District YIMBYs,

The summer months are drawing to a close (goodbye Fogust!), and we have many more opportunities to get involved in the coming weeks and advocate for pro-housing candidates and pro-housing policies as the fall election season heats up in neighboring Districts 2 and 4. 

Here's a few updates since we circulated the last newsletter: 

  1. The Frisc covered the possibility and potential for Geary Boulevard to be transformed into a much more housing & transit rich corridor.
  2. YIMBY Action (our affiliate org) published their first round of endorsements for the fall election. Check them out here and then share them with your friends & neighbors! 
  3. Grow The Richmond volunteer Jane Natoli wrote about how the Yes in YIMBY means much more than just saying yes to housing
  4. YIMBY Action executive director Laura Clark wrote an op-ed about the need to prioritize the provision of housing and break through the squabbling and gridlock at city hall. 

Grow the Richmond members attended the Playland at Balboa event this year. It was a wonderful festival and a testament to dedicating ourselves to creating people oriented spaces. 
Below are a few critical things you can do right now to help Grow The Richmond and the broader YIMBY movement:
 Come to our upcoming Parent Salon on September 8th
Join fellow Richmond District parents & YIMBYs and learn about the basics of the housing crisis and how it affects families in our community. Special guest & SFUSD School Board candidate Michelle Parker will be in attendance. 
RSVP to the Parent Salon

Come to a fundraiser for pro-housing candidate Trevor McNeil on September 12th 
There isn't an election in our neighborhood this fall, however Trevor McNeil is running a very close race against several other candidates in the Sunset, our neighboring District to the south
RSVP to the Trevor McNeil Fundraiser
Contact Supervisor Fewer and urge her to support the creation of a Navigation Center on the Westside
San Francisco has a dire need for more shelters and navigation centers for our homeless population, as well as resources to ensure that we can get every single person off the streets and into homes.

In addition to supporting Proposition C this November, please email Supervisor Fewer and urge her to propose a location for a navigation center on the West Side 
Email Supervisor Fewer about locating a site for a Navigation Center

Upcoming Events

Here are other ways you can get involved with Grow The Richmond in the coming weeks!

  1. September 5th - YIMBY Action's citywide general meeting is always the first Wednesday of the month at 6pm. We're meeting with all of the endorsed candidates and learning about how YIMBYs can help volunteer for these pro-housing candidates.  
  2. September 6th - Come to another community meeting at the Golden Gate Park Senior Center at 6pm to give your opinion on the Outside Lands concert, held every year in our very own GGP. This time, they're discussing whether or not the permit should be renewed. 
  3. September 8th - Join fellow Richmond District residents and parents and learn about the unique ways in which our housing crisis affects parents in the district. School Board candidate Michelle Parker will also be our guest and available to talk about her candidacy. 
  4. September 12th - Come to a fundraiser for YIMBY Action endorsed candidate Trevor McNeil, hosted by a few Grow The Richmond members who are friends of Trevor's and big believers in his candidacy. 
  5. September 20th - Join neighbors & other Richmond District stakeholders for our September Happy Hour at 6:30pm. We'll be at Natives Bar this time. 
  6. September 24th - New to all this YIMBY stuff and not sure where to go? Come to Intro to YIMBY! 

We look forward to seeing you at one of these events. Bring a friend or neighbor too!

Grow The Richmond volunteers discussing recent events at our July Happy Hour at 540 Club and August Coffee Hour at La Promenade Café
Editors note: Several folks already know about this news, but two of our volunteers, friends, and neighbors, Claire and Peter have allowed me to disclose this on the GtR newsletter: 

Alayne Fedewa, Claire and Peter's daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia the evening of May 14th. 

Read Alayne's story on their GoFundMe page and if you're able to, please consider giving to them as well: 
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