President Cohen’s August 2018 Newsletter

President Malia Cohen’s


Keeping San Francisco’s District 10 affordable, working, healthy, and safe!

Malia Cohen

Keep in touch: 
(415) 554-7670



Important Changes Coming to CalFresh/Food Stamps

As of September 1st, San Francisco will be required to reinstate federal work requirements for CalFresh if recipients want to keep their benefits for more than three out of every 36 months. The requirements will apply to those known as Able Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) – adults between the age of 18 and 49 who have no children in their household and do not qualify for an exemption (visit for a list of exemptions).
Need help or have questions? The San Francisco Human Services Agency is here for support at (415) 558-4700 or visit

Public Comment on Parcel G Plan Closes Aug. 14th 

District 10 residents are heavily encouraged to review the Navy’s documents and submit a comment on the Parcel G work plan before the Navy’s 60-day public comment period ends to Derek Robinson at
The following links are for related documents:

Courtesy US Navy

Save the Date: The Navy will hold an informational meetings at the OCII Community Room (451 Galvez Ave) regarding Radiological Update on Wednesday, October 3rd at 5:30 pm. Community members are encouraged to attend.
If you would like more information on other parcels, or the overall cleanup at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard (HPNS), you may query the online Administrative Record.

Reminder: Dogpatch Permit Parking Starts Next Month

The Dogpatch Parking Management Plan establishes parking restrictions on most of the blocksand a

Courtesy SFMTA

new RPP Area, Area EE, replacing the portion of Area X east of Iowa Street. If you live or own a business within the new Residential PermitParking (RPP) Area EE you may be eligible for a RPP permit.

Please Be Advised of the Following Important Dates:
  • Installation of Area EE parking permit signs and multi-space meters will begin this month.
  • Parking Enforcement starts September 4, 2018.
You are eligible to purchase an Area EE parking permit if:
  • You are a resident of Area EE and have a motor vehicle registered in your name at your address, or
  • You own or lease commercial property and actively engage in business within the approved area (see rules for obtaining an RPP Permit, Rule # 6).
For more information about the Dogpatch Parking Management Plan, visit or email

Courtesy SFMTA

How would you spend $600,000 to improve transportation? Join the Steering Committee and help your community direct $600,000 in Bayview Transportation Funding.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has secured $600,000 to improve mobility and access for the Bayview’s residents. As part of the Bayview Community Based Transportation Plan, these funds could be spent on infrastructure, such as new bus stops and improved routes to transit, or on programs, like a community shuttle or more frequent MUNI service.
To decide on how to spend these new funds, the SFMTA is launching a participatory budgeting exercise. Through participatory budgeting, community members work together to come up with ideas, develop them into proposals and vote on where the money will go.
The first step of this participatory budgeting exercise is to create a Steering Committee of community members. This Steering Committee will decide on the rules of the participatory budgeting process, which projects are eligible for voting and funding, and how the overall process is run in the community.
The SFMTA wants there to be no barriers to participation in the Steering Committee. The agency will be offering compensation for community members willing to dedicate their time to this effort. Women, people of color, seniors, youth, and people with low incomes are especially encouraged to apply. Applications are available in both Spanish and Chinese.
Apply today or contact Christopher Kidd at or (415) 646-2852 to get more information.

Upcoming Events

District 10
Bayview Uncorked: Fourth Edition
Thursday, August 2nd, 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Bayview Opera House (4705 3rd St.)

Courtesy Anne Hamersky

Bayview Uncorked is a celebration of San Francisco’s Bayview district. This annual fundraiser brings the community together and supports local makers, wineries, breweries, and artists. This year’s beneficiary is Bayview non-profit organization, Imprint City.
Over 30 local wines and beers will be available to taste from including August West Wine, Black Hammer Brewing, Cellars 33, Fort Point Beer Company, Flywheel Wines, Gratta Wines, Harmonic Brewing, Laughing Monk Brewing, Magnolia Brewing, Raff Distillerie, Sequoia Sake, Seven Stills, and SF Mead!
Tickets are available for purchase at ($30) or at the door ($35, cash only). This event is 21+ only and IDs will be checked at the door.
August 4 to November 3
District 10
Neighborfest is right around the corner!
Starting August 4th and going through November 3rd, the  Neighborhood Empowerment Network (GSA) is supporting residents in your district as they create intimate block parties. Just as the late Mayor Ed Lee learned when he went to New Orleans to learn about their recovery, when neighbors know neighbors, their community is more resilient. And that is just what Neighborfest is designed to do, help neighbors meet neighbors. Then we take our Neighborfest table with map of the host’s neighborhood and talk to them about emergency preparedness and resources the City offers to help prepare residents for disasters.
Starting in August there are 10 planned block parties (they still have to go through the ISCOTT process but we expect they’ll be approved) in your district. Here are the details of the block parties (the hours are subject to change by the hosts).
Come out to the Neighborfests in your district and help us build more resilient communities.
Block Party Location
Est attendance
Block party host
10 AM
6 PM
Yosemite Ave btw Mendell and Lane (Approved)
April Spears
11 AM
4 PM
Ingerson Ave btw 3rd St and Jennings St (Approved)
Watkins &
Amber Allen
9 AM
4 PM
Ardath Ct and Hudson Ave (Approved)
(Toni) Mobley
  12 PM
4 PM
Hilltop Park on LaSalle Ave and Whitney Young Circle
Brittney Doyle
9 AM
7 PM
Galvez St Between 3rd St and Phelps St
Ruth Jordan
10 AM
4 PM
Minnesota St and 22nd St
Bruce Huie (Dogpatch
Neighborhood Association)
11 AM
3 PM
Bayview Opera House
11 AM
9 PM
Connecticut St. Btw 20th and 22nd St
Lisa Ryers
11 AM
4 PM
Quesada Ave at Third
Newhall btw Kirkwood and Jerrold
Kristin Houk
Community Baby Shower
Friday, August 10th, 1 pm – 4 pm
1290 Fillmore St
San Francisco Black Infant Health will be hosting a Community Baby Shower on August 10th, 2018 from 1 – 4 pm at 1290 Fillmore. There will be refreshments, gifts, activities, raffles, and more! Free transportation is provided within San Francisco. Please RSVP at (415) 776-4457.
25th Annual Pistahan Parade and Festival 
Saturday, August 11th and Sunday, August 12th
Parade: Civic Center along Market St towards 4th St.
Festival: Yerba Buena Gardens
Experience the best of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the Pistahan Parade and Festival. Billed as the largest celebration of Filipino Americans in the U.S., the the two-day event organized by the Filipino American Arts Exposition (FAAE) is expected to draw over 80,000 people over the weekend.
The Parade is the traditional kickoff for the Pistahan weekend. The Parade w

ill be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 11 am from the SF Civic Center, along Market Street towards 4th St. Following the Parade, the Festival continues on August 11th and 12th from 11 am to 5 pm at the Yerba Buena Gardens.
Admission is free and fun for the entire family! Visit for details.
SF Public Works’ Love Our City Cleanup
Saturday, September 8th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
San Francisco needs you! Join your neighbors on Saturday September 8, as we get swept up with civic pride and all do our part to keep our city clean. The ask is simple: LOVE OUR CITY! Grab a broom and dustpan, sweep the sidewalk in front of your home or business and pick up litter in your neighborhood. Together, we can make a meaningful, positive impact.
San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and it takes teamwork to keep it looking good. On September 8, we’ll make a community-wide push to improve our neighborhoods – with a goal of keeping the momentum going. Every day.
If you don’t have the tools you need to get the job done, Public Works does! You can get supplies the morning of September 8 during a LOVE OUR CITY event at a neighborhood kickoff location near you. Let us know you’re part of the team by registering on or call (415) 641-2600.
LOVE OUR CITY! Join the team. Keep SF clean.


Free School Supplies for Homeless and Low-Income Residents
Free the Need – Free the Need’s Back to School Giveaway originated at Siskiyou County in 2003, and has become a special community event that prepares children and teens for school with clothing, backpacks, school supplies, personal care items and haircuts. Last year, Free the Need successfully extended their giveaway to the San Francisco Bay Area. Parents interested are encouraged to apply online at
BMAGIC – The Bayview Hunters Point Mobilization for Adolescent Growth in our Communities (BMAGIC) aims to equip children from kindergarten to 12th grade with essential school supplies to celebrate the beginning of the new school year. They will provide backpacks filled with school supplies to Bayview-Hunters Point families in need on Sunday, August 18th from 11:00am to 2:00pm at NOW Hunters Point (155 Jennings St).
St. Anthony’s Foundation – St. Anthony Foundation’s Free Clothing Program is a free program providing homeless and low-income residents with clothing for work or job interview, winter attire, and clothes for students. Program details can be found at
Child Support Services
San Francisco Department of Child Support Services – SFDCSS empowers parents to provide economic support for their children by furnishing child support services in the form of location of parents, establishment of paternity and support obligations, and enforcement of support obligations thereby contributing to the well-being of families and children. Walk-in services are available at:
  • SFDCSS Main Office at 617 Mission Street, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • San Francisco Superior Court, 400 McAllister Street, Room 423, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • City College – Mission Campus, 1125 Valencia Street, Room 154, Mondays, 9:30 am – 12:00 noon
For more information, please visit or call (415) 356-2950 for a consultation.