This past month has been a busy one in the neighborhood. This
letter summarizes major events and tells you about an important event
coming up later in September:
Many of us attended a community meeting (on Zoom) sponsored by
The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). Our
environmental experts, Lenny Siegel and Don Moore, spoke forcefully
about the need for a comprehensive clean-up of the dangerous levels of
toxic PCE soil vapor now found east of 26th Ave. through 27th Ave. and
north and south of Irving. We are pleased that DTSC is considering a
more aggressive approach with the property owners responsible for the
toxicity. We are asking for remediation to protect the whole neighborhood
instead of mitigation that only benefits the new residents at 2550 Irving.
We were out in force at the Meet the Contractor meeting, sponsored
by TNDC, last month. The contractor, Miguel Guzman, was there to
answer questions and present the sequence of events for demolition of the
building at 2550 Irving. Questions quickly turned to how the contractor
was going to protect his employees and the neighbors from the PCE that
may be disturbed by demolition. It appeared that Mr. Guzman was not
aware of the PCE and could not respond to several of our questions. A
letter has been sent, with our questions, comments and requests. We
would like a memorandum of understanding before demolition begins in
November. We have received an initial response to some of our questions
and are preparing to write corrections to information we feel is incorrect in
Our legal case against TNDC continues. The case centers around
TNDC's failure to comply with the SF Board of Supervisor's resolution that
calls for TNDC to compromise with the community on the height and
density of the new building. Three times TNDC has asked the judge to
dismiss the case. Three times the judge has refused. However, he has
requested new amendments to our lawsuit. Please donate to support MSNA's legal efforts.
MSNA sponsored two Meet the Supervisor Candidate meetings last month. Joel Engardio and Gordon Mar presented their goals for our district and answered questions, both prepared by the Board and asked by the audience.
What is Coming Up in September
One of our neighbors, Patrick Wolff, is sponsoring a house party for
all of us. Joel Engardio, running for D4 supervisor, will be present, as will
Ann Hsu, Lainie Motamedi and Lisa Weissman-Ward, the three newly
appointed Board of Education members. All of them are running for office
Please join us at 1262 26th Avenue, 7:00pm, on Thursday,
September 22, 2022. Drinks and refreshments will be served. There will
be time for your questions.
Finally, it is a joy for members of the Board to be working on these
projects for the community, but many involved financial expenditure.
Please, please donate what you can to support our efforts. A check, made
out to MSNA, can be dropped off at 1221 27th Ave. Alternatively, you can
wire funds through Zelle. Funds can be sent to the Mid-Sunset
Neighborhood Association, 415-425-2939 . We also have a Go Fund Me
Thanks for taking the time to read this letter.