The February meeting was devoted to a review of CAPA’s
activities since the organization’s inception, including
planning workshops, advocacy, and participation in related
planning activities, as a prelude to updating the work.
In the first part of the meeting, members compiled a list of
workshops, legislation and other activities, and evaluated those
activities’ success or lack thereof. These included CAPA
initiated projects such as the effort to create a pedestrian plaza
at 17th and Market, involvement in city sponsored programs
like the Better Neighborhood plan, advocacy for changes to
zoning and approvals process ( e.g. restrictions on commercial
conversions in the Castro), and providing a forum for the
community on issues like the recent Café Flore permits or
Trader Joes’ proposal.
In the second part, members listed issues and activities that
CAPA could focus on in the coming year. The issues generally
fall into the categories of land use, housing, open space and
parks, community institutions, transit and parking, and
Additional activities to support the organization include
recruitment of more members, developing the website as a
source of information for non-members and as a resource for
members, establishing better contacts with the many bother
neighborhood organizations, and sponsoring more public
events that should improve our visibility.
With so many ideas and proposals and activities facing the
group at the end of the meeting, the next step in the Castro
Plan Update is to select a few of them to focus on. This will be
the main topic of discussion at the March meeting.
CAPA members are working to update the site and keep it
current. Including putting copies of past CAPA planning
reports (both drafts and completed plans) on the site for
members and others to view and comment on. The CAPA site
is at www.capasf.org. If we have your email address, you
should be receiving notices of when these documents are
available online. (Send your email address to
email@example.com to get on our list.)
AGENDA FOR THE GENERAL MEETING
Thursday, March 10, 2005, 7:30 p.m.
1. Call to Order/Introductions 7:30 p.m.
2. Approval of Agenda and previous meeting’s Minutes
3. Better Neighborhoods Update Joe Curtin
4. Planning for Community Institutions Michael
5. Castro Plan Update
6. Finance Report and Membership Update
7. New Business
8. Adjournment 9:00 p.m.