WE ARE THE PLAZA 16 COALITION
WE ARE A UNIFIED MISSION DISTRICT
NO MONSTER IN THE MISSION
We are neighborhood residents, businesses, and community organizations from the 16th and Mission neighborhood and Mission District. We formed in the fall of 2013 to advocate for affordable housing in the Mission and to oppose the largest market-rate development ever proposed for the neighborhood, the development known as the Monster in the Mission. We have grown to a coalition of well over 100 organizations.
We believe in equitable development that creates healthy, vibrant, communities of opportunity. We believe this requires thoughtful, intentional, and community-based strategies to ensure that low-income communities and communities of color participate in and benefit from the decisions that shape our neighborhoods and our city’s transit-oriented development.
Read our vision statement for development in our neighborhood and our demands for development at 1979 Mission Street at the 16th and Mission BART plaza.
Check out some of the extensive media coverage on this issue.
Learn more about the Plaza 16 Coalition and how you can join our efforts.
PLAZA 16 COMMUNITY MEETING
Thursday, July 23rd at 6PM
(dinner served at 5:45pm)
St. John the Evangelist Church
1661 15th Street at Julian Street (entrance on Julian)
RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook.
So much is happening right now in the fight for affordable housing in the Mission and San Francisco! There’s much to discuss and much good work for us to do together!
So please join the Plaza 16 Coalition for our July community meeting. It’s time to get updated on the latest news with the Monster in the Mission and the larger fight for affordable housing, and to decide on the next steps for the Coalition.
We will also continue with our community vision process for development at 16th and Mission that would truly serve the community.
WE’RE DOWN TO THE LAST FEW DAYS. It’s time for the community to mobilize!
for Signature Gathering for the Mission Luxury Moratorium
THURSDAY, JULY 2nd at 6PM
Mojo Theatre (in the Redstone Building, room #217)
2940 16th Street at Capp
DINNER will be served!
We’re down to the last few days to gather all the signatures needed to get the MISSION LUXURY MORATORIUM on the ballot. Please join us 6pm Thursday to find out how you can help us gather all the signatures we need and help save the Mission!
FRIDAY :: THEN join us at La Raza / Potrero del Sol Park on FRIDAY for the FREE COMMUNITY BARBECUE and celebration and turn in all the signatures you gathered and pick up new sheet for more signatures over the weekend!
DETAILS –> https://www.facebook.com/events/839520792784290/
Join SEIU USWW, SF JOBS WITH JUSTICE, and the PLAZA 16 COALITION:
FROM PARKMERCED TO THE MISSION
Workers, Tenants, and Mission District Unite Against
WED. JUNE 24, 11AM
16th and Mission BART Plaza
11:00 a.m. Rally
11:30 am March
Respect Union Standards for Janitors!
No Monsters in the Mission!
RESPECT WORKER RIGHTS
Parkmerced Apartment Leasing Management — one of the largest privately owned residential complex in the country— terminated the employment of an entire staff of good qualified janitors and handymen workers that have worked on site for years, in some cases decades, and replaced them with Preferred Building Services — a contractor know to violate the law, pay below area standards, and drop benefits for workers.
Parkmerced janitors who have now been out of work for over two months are struggling to survive in San Francisco and more than one family have lost their home as a result. We must not let Preferred Building Services get away with arrogantly refusing to comply with laws designed to protect workers in the low wage janitorial industry! Protect our families vulnerable to the Bay area’s skyrocketing livings costs!
NO MAXIMUS MONSTER IN THE MISSION
Parkmerced owner, Robert Rosania (of MAXIMUS Real Estate Partners), is the same wealthy developer who intends to build the infamous Monster in the Mission, ten-story luxury towers at 16th and Mission. The Mission community has made it loud and clear that they need affordable housing now, not more luxury towers from greedy developers that will worsen the neighborhood’s displacement crisis.
From Parkmerced to the Mission district, workers, tenants, and neighbors are uniting to fight Robert Rosania/Maximus. We refuse see more workers and neighbors displaced!
STOP THE BEAST ON BRYANT
MISSION TAKES THE PLANNING COMMISSION SEPTEMBER 10
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 at 12:00 pm
City Hall, Room 400
Affordable housing not more luxury condos in the Mission!
Save the arts & community businesses on Bryant!
Not Another Monster in the Mission @ 2000 Bryant.
This item may be late in the agenda on July 2nd. FOR UPDATES on day of hearing:
follow on Twitter: @PlazaSixteen or on our Facebook page.
#Save the Mission
SEND A LETTER NOW to SF planning commission opposing the BEAST ON BRYANT.
NEW! San Francisco Building and Construction Trades Council issues resolution opposing the “unaffordable and exploitative” Beast on Bryant project.
THE BEAST ON BRYANT
This project requires the Planning Commission grant a Conditional Use permit, which means it MUST show:
a) some benefit to the community through the change,
b) that the project is desirable or necessary to the community.
Luxury market rate housing is NOT a benefit to the community, nor desirable, nor necessary to the majority of Mission residents.
This site is one of the few large parcels left in the Mission that is eligible for Federal Funding for 100% affordable units.
Converting this PDR block into luxury housing, which 60% of SF residents cannot afford, would create a new wealth ghetto that will squeeze working class residents and jobs out of the Mission neighborhood.
We are asking the Planning Commission to:
∙ Deny demolition and conditional use permits for 2000 Bryant Street
∙ Preserve the arts and cultural institutions in the Mission
∙ Preserve the PDR businesses and jobs in the Mission
∙ Listen to the hundreds of Mission residents calling for a Moratorium on new Market Rate Housing and PDR-to-Office conversions in the Mission, and use the power of its office to create affordable housing.
We need everyone for this one!
Mission Takes City Hall Part 2
SUPES VOTE ON LUXURY MORATORIUM for Mission
TUES. JUNE 2nd
1:30 Rally Polk Street Steps City Hall
3:00 Speak out at Board of Supervisors Hearing
Hearing may last until 5pm, possibly later. Join when you can! Text 415-710-8908 for updates or follow @PlazaSixteen on Twitter or on Facebook. Children/families welcome!
:: SUPPORT the LUXURY MORATORIUM! ::
:: #SaveTheMission ::
This temporary moratorium would allow time for a community-based plan for truly affordable housing.
Luxury housing accounts for 93% of the housing being built in the Mission. The SF Planning department has determined that only 13 sites remain in the Mission for the development of affordable housing. The very limited property left in the Mission must be prioritized for affordable housing, not luxury condos unaffordable to the majority of San Franciscans.
Full text of legislation.
SALVE EL BARRIO MISSION
MARTES 2 de Junio en la Alcaldía de SF
1:30 PM MITIN en las gradas de la Alcaldía
3:00 PM LEVANTE SU VOZ en la mesa de
La audiencia durara hasta las 6:00pm o más tarde. Alcancenos cuando puedas. Evnvie un mensaje al 415-710-8908 para manternerlo informado o signalos en twitter @PlazaSixteen. Niños y familias son bienvenidos.
:: AOPOYE un ALTO a la CONSTRUCCIÓN de CONDOMINIOS ::
Este alto temporal nos dara tiempo para crear un plan comunitario que ofresco viviendas de bajos ingresos.
Los espacios limitados en la Mission deben de ser una prioridad para vivendas de bajos ingresos y no para condominios de lujo.
We promised to take City Hall on May 8 and that is exactly what we did!
One thousand strong, we made our demands loud and clear under the Dome and at the doors of the Mayor and the Supervisors. It was truly an incredible day.
Our chants, as we marched through through the halls — No monsters in the Mission! Stop the evictions! — echoed across the country and ’round the world as the event gained national and even international media attention.
Stay tuned at this website for lots of amazing videos and images from the event and for a comprehensive list of media coverage. Here are two amazing videos for starters!
We promised to take City Hall on May 8 and that is exactly what we did. Eight hundred to a thousand strong, we made our demands loud and clear under the Dome and at the doors of the Mayor and the Supervisors. It was truly an incredible day.
Our chants as we marched through through the halls — No monsters in the Mission! Stop the evictions! — echoed across the country and ’round the world as the event gained national and even international media attention.
The People marching in unity, arm in arm, through the halls of power. Photo by Rick Gerharter
Our first speaker was Michelle Antone of the Tohono O’odham Nation
La Colectiva de Mujeres en la casa! with Idell Wilson of Mission SRO Collaborative, and Laura Guzman of Mission Neighborhood Resource Center. Photo by Rick Gerharter
We collectively recited the poem “Mission Vision” with its author, SF Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguía! Photo by Rick Gerharter
Outside Mayor Lee’s office to deliver our demands. The Mayor was nowhere to be found. Photo by Rick Gerharter.
STOP THE EVICTIONS
PAREN LOS DESALOJOS
NO MONSTER IN THE MISSION
NO AL MONSTRUO EN LA MISIÓN
TRULY AFFORDABLE HOUSING NOW
CONSTRUYAN VIVIENDA ECONÓMICA AHORA
NO MORE LUXURY-PRICED DEVELOPMENT
NO MÁS CONSTRUCCIÓN DE CONDOMINIOS LUJOSOS
MAYOR LEE: DECLARE A STATE OF EMERGENCY
ALCALDE ED LEE: DECLARE EL ESTADO DE EMERGENCIA
WE DEMAND THAT THE CITY TAKE THE FOLLOWING IMMEDIATE ACTIONS:
Declare a State of Emergency to Address Affordable Housing Crisis
- Recognize and acknowledge that San Francisco is facing a serious crisis in affordable housing and formulate a bold plan to address this crisis.
- Place a moratorium on evictions in San Francisco for at least 12 months and a moratorium on market-rate development for 2 years. No more luxury “Monsters in the Mission”.
Protect our Community
- Pass legislation to stop the displacement of our cultural and artistic communities and institutions.
- Approve Just Cause Protection 2.0 for tenants.
- Investigate the cluster of fires in the Mission District that have killed at least three people so far. Require that the owners of fire-damaged buildings in the Mission provide every resident and business the right to return at the same rental price and terms. Fast-track the rehabilitation of fire-damaged rental units.
Fund and Build Affordable Housing
- Make substantial budget allocations (at least $150 million per year) for affordable housing, down payments on Co-op Home Ownership, and Mission non-profit property and build at least 3,000 affordable housing units in the Mission over the next five years for people with 0-30% AMI.
- Generate increased funding for housing from corporate taxes, property tax increases, transfer fees, developer in lieu fees, the Housing Trust Fund, a substantial Housing Bond, and taxes on short-term rentals.
- Issue vouchers, without expiration, for all people who have been evicted from the Mission through No-Fault Evictions and create a system to manage voucher receipts.
- Provide housing to all residents of San Francisco by utilizing available Treasure Island, Presidio, and Housing Authority resources.
- Identify and purchase a sufficient amount of sites for affordable housing including publicly-owned land.
- Stop the criminalization of homeless residents of the Mission and house every homeless resident of the Mission, including single adults, families and children.
Institute Community Oversight
- Create a Mission Housing Committee that is accountable, open, transparent, and oversees bottom-up for-profit housing development in the Mission and develops a long term ten year strategic plan to preserve and expand affordable housing in the Mission.
WEDNESDAY :: T-shirt and Banner Making
Wednesday, May 6 at 6-8PM
PODER :: 474 Valencia near 16th :: Room 120
THURSDAY :: City Hall event organizing meeting
Thursday, May 7 at 6 PM
L’s Caffe :: 2871 24th Street (between Florida and Bryant)
FRIDAY :: Mission Takes City Hall
Friday, May 8
11:00am :: Gather at City Hall, Polk Street Steps
11:30am SHARP :: Four directions ceremony
12:00 SHARP :: main event begins (((BE THERE EARLY)))
:: This is a 100% PEACEFUL EVENT ::