Alamo Square Proposal AreaYou may remember that at this time last year, we were collecting signatures to gather support to bring Residential Parking Permits (RPPs) to the neighborhood.  We submitted will over the minimum number of signatures required to initiate the process, and the SFMTA performed an engineering survey during the month of December, 2013.  After the analysis, it was determined that the proposed RPP Zone Q (encompassing most of NoPA and Alamo Square) qualifies to move forward with the planning stages by having greater than 80% of street parking occupied, while less than 50% of the occupancy is by vehicles registered to the area (Occupancy Survey Summary).

The next steps are to determine the times and duration for non-permitted vehicles within the zone.  We have come up with 2 options that cover fairly well the initial feedback we received:

  1. Monday-Friday, 9:00am-6:00pm, 2 hour limit (3 hours on/adjacent to commercial corridors and parks)  RPP Proposal #1
  2. Monday-Friday, 9:00am-10:00pm, 2 hour limit RPP Proposal #2
We are asking that if you live within the zone identified, to please complete THIS SURVEY.  The survey results will be analyzed, published and utilized by NOPNA, ASNA and the SFMTA in coming up with a final proposal to bring before you in a final discussion led by the SFMTA in late summer/early autumn.

More Details

Required Findings to Establish a New RPP Area

Overview of RPP Legislative Process for a New Area


How much does a permit cost?

Are visitor permits available?

Can we get a permit for our Nanny/Caregiver?

I do not live within the area but I work there and require a vehicle for work, can I still get a permit?



Panhandle Park Improvements

by jj on February 12, 2014

Join us at any of 3 meetings to discuss upgrades to park paths and develop an application to be submitted to SF Rec and Park’s Community Opportunity Fund Grant Program. This is a program of the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond. We will discuss:

  • Feedback on what types of improvements are needed
  • Preliminary ideas includes:
    1. Wayfinding/ signage for all users (pedestrians, cyclists, locals, visitors)
    2. Re-paving the South pedestrian-only path, including improved drainage
    3. Improved lighting, including quantity and quality
    4. Increased amenities: benches, trash + recycle cans, bike racks
  • Design solutions, including location, materials and detail concepts

SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 11:00am – 12:30 pm Panhandle Playground Bulletin Board (Rain or shine following Steward’s Work Day)

TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 6:30 – 8:00 pm PRO/SF General Mtg @ Bread & Butter Café 1901 Hayes St

SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 1–2:30 pm Park Branch Library, Park Meeting Room 1833 Page St

This is a joint effort of NOPNA, PRO/SF, and HANC, the surrounding neighborhood associations of the Panhandle Park. See the attached flyer, and feel free to share with other media outlets and organizations. You may contact me, the project manager, with any comments or questions.




Our beloved 5 Fulton is getting a little faster and more reliable.

November 3, 2013

SFMTA’s 5 Fulton bus, an essential bus service that carries 19,000 riders per day, has seen some significant modifications and a new Limited service starting October 28 as part of a pilot study for the systemwide Transit Effectiveness Project (TEP).  The plan goals are to decrease crowding, improve service reliability and transit and pedestrian safety. […]

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NOPNA/Grove Street Halloween Block Party

October 28, 2013

Neighborhood Halloween Party! Residents of Nopa are invited to a Halloween Block Party Date: 10/31/13 Time: 5-8pm Location: 1500-1600 Blocks of Grove Street Costume contest for kids & families at 5:30pm Kung Fu Tacos will be set up at Lyon & Grove so bring your appetite! Drop your candy donation in the big tent at […]

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San Francisco Day School Seeks Community Input on their Master Plan

September 25, 2013

Update 3/6/2013 – Notes from the September 18 meeting with neighbors can be found at  SFDS would like to emphasize that they would like to discuss any concerns or comments with you individually, as they feel they can address your specific concerns more directly that way. San Francisco Day School is seeking the community’s input […]

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NOPNA General Meeting is moved to Cyprian’s Center this week

September 18, 2013

Due to construction overruns at Oasis Cafe’, we will be holding our NOPNA General Meeting on Thursday, September 19 at CYPRIAN’S CENTER at St. Cyprian’s Church at Turk and Lyon. Agenda: 7:00pm-7:30pm Meet and Greet 7:30pm-9:00pm General Meeting Guests & Topics: Announcements & Calendar Items Sgt Callaway from Park Station AT&T U-Verse Box Installation Update Prop B – […]

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2013 September/October Newsletter is here!

September 6, 2013
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Filing Deadline for appeal of the 2013/2014 Assessed Property Value is September 16, 2013

August 28, 2013

From the Office of the Assessor: Many property owners are not aware of this appeals deadline, so the Office of the Assessor-Recorder wants to make every effort to ensure they are aware of their rights.  We see the appeals process as an opportunity for property owners to bring additional information to the table. 2013.8.27_AAB Filing […]

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CommunityGrows is currently hiring San Francisco teens (aged 15-19) for fall 2013 BEETS session!!!

August 15, 2013

CommunityGrows is currently hiring San Francisco teens (aged 15-19) for fall 2013 BEETS session!!! BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) is a green job training program for 15-19 year olds, primarily living in the Western Addition neighborhood of San Francisco. BEETS gain experience: working in community gardens and parks designing, building, and maintaining gardens learning […]

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Residential Parking Permits

August 15, 2013

The North of Panhandle Neighborhood Association has recently submitted over 300 signatures for a petition to establish a new Residential Parking Permit Zone (EE) in the neighborhood.  This petition was the result of a number of drivers (no pun intended): The loss of parking due to the recent safety upgrades on Fell and Oak The […]

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