May 2022
Cow Hollow Association Newsletter
In This Issue
Reminder: CHA Annual Meeting: Wed, May 11 at 6:30pm via Zoom
End Street Sleeping, Now: "A Place for All" Legislation Hearing, May 12

CHA Annual Meeting
Join us for the Cow Hollow Association Annual Meeting

It's that time of year for the Cow Hollow Association Annual Meeting. Once again, we will miss the opportunity to gather at the St. Francis Yacht Club, but we don't want to forgo the chance to connect with you and share updates on what's been happening over the last year. We will also hear from former Planning Commissioner, Dennis Richards, and Supervisor Catherine Stefani.

The Annual Meeting is the primary time when residents join/renew their CHA membership. Please click here to support your local neighborhood association as we amplify your voice to protect and preserve the residential character and quality of life in the Cow Hollow neighborhood.

CHA Virtual Annual Meeting
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Keep Zoning Local - Dennis Richards
Supervisor Catherine Stefani

Please share this email with your Cow Hollow neighbors!
End Street Sleeping, Now
Hearing: May 12 at 10am
Dear Cow Hollow Resident,

The waiting line for housing, treatment, and other services can not be on our streets. It’s time for our City to provide more temporary, transitional shelter! 

“A Place for All”, sponsored by Supervisors Mandelman, Haney, Stefani, Melgar, and Mar establishes a City policy to provide shelter to all who will accept it. It also requires the City to prepare an implementation plan to expand shelter options. Your voice is needed to ensure this legislation passes.

Our City has set aggressive goals to supply more permanent housing - with significant new funding ($325 million this budget year). From July 2020 - June 2022, it will have added  2,544 permanent supportive housing units. While this is an important long-term solution, the climb out of homelessness is a multi-step process, and shelter is underfunded. With an estimated 3,000 to 5,000 people living on our streets, shelter can move people off the streets now, leading to treatment, training, and other services on a path out of homelessness.  

The annual budget operates 1,773 shelter placements (now at 83% occupancy) - with no monies for expansion. The need for shelter is real – and funding falls woefully short. By supporting shelter, we can address street conditions much more quickly. For example, since January 2022, the Tenderloin Linkage Center has placed over 700 people in shelter. However, without more placements, moving people from the streets to shelter will slow considerably. 

"A Place for All" legislation will be heard at the Public Service and Neighborhood Safety Committee of the Board of Supervisors on Thursday, May 12 at 10am.  

How you can help:

2. Make public comment on May 12th during the hearing (online or in-person). Click here for information on how to dial-in and sample comments. To watch the hearing, go to SFGOV.TV.  

Why A Place for All?
We have a human crisis on our streets. This legislation builds on successful shelter models where residents have safety, stability, and support services. Shelter is a key step on the path out of homelessness. For more information, go to RescueSF.
Cow Hollow Association Board
David Bancroft, Anne Bertrand, Lori Brooke, 
Jan Diamond, Don Emmons, Cynthia Gissler, 
Barbara Heffernan, Claire Mills, Veronica Taisch