THE MONSTER TAKES A CRUSHING BLOW MONDAY 12 NOON :: RALLY and PRESS CONFERENCE 16th and MISSION PLAZA (southwest corner)No Monster in the Mission! YES on Prop I! No Beast on Bryant! AFFORDABLE HOUSING AT 16th/Mission :: It appears the Monster in the Mission is in turmoil. Maximus missed the deadline to close the deal on purchasing the property and is now suing the landowners. It’s time for the City to buy the property for 100% affordable housing. YES ON PROP I :: The community has spoken. It does not want or need the luxury projects developers keep proposing in Mission. NO BEAST ON BRYANT :: The Beast on Bryant luxury development comes before the Planning Commission on September 10. The beast would mean the destruction of precious art space, PDR space (light industry space), local small businesses, and rent-controlled housing in order to build luxury condos. The Mission says NO to the Beast on Bryant. ___________________________________________ ((( Have you heard?! BIG NEWS broke on Thursday! ))) READ the article –> http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/real-estate/2015/08/exclusive-16th-and-mission-developer-sues.html Maximus Real Estate Partners missed their deadline to finalize the purchase of the property at 16th and Mission. The loathed Monster in the Mission is in serious jeopardy and this is GOOD NEWS for the community. NOW is the time to demand the City purchase the property for 100% affordable housing so that no other Monsters can be built at 16th and Mission. NOW is the time for PROP I, a pause on luxury development in the Mission. Clearly the luxury projects that developers keep proposing in the Mission are not good for the community and the community will continue to fight them. We need a plan for development in the Mission that serves the people not the profits of greedy developers. JOIN US MONDAY at 12 NOON at 16th and Mission Plaza!
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YES ON PROP I KICKOFFProp “I” Love SF. “I” Love the Mission 362 Capp Street Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc. Thursday, August 13, 5-8pm Bocaditos and refreshments served, plus entertainment provided LEARN ABOUT: VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES, HOSTING A HOUSE PARTY, MAKE A DONATION Suggested Contributions: $5000+ – Padrino/Padrina $1,000 – Hermano/Hermana $500 – Primo/Prima $100 – Amigo/Amiga $25 – Guest Volunteers never turned away! WE ARE: ACCE, Calle 24 SF, Merchants & Neighbors Association, San Francisco LowRider Council, SF Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, PODER, Mission SRO Collaborative, SF Green Party,Causa Justa Just Cause San Francisco Latino Democratic Club TODCO, Mission Neighborhood Centers, The Women’s Building, Cultural Action Network, The Plaza 16 Coalition / La Plaza 16 Coalición, Living Wage Coalition, Our Mission NO Eviction, Latino Cultural District Endorsements: Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club, CCHO, D3 Democratic Club, SF Tomorrow, Chicano Latino Caucus, California Democratic Party 2015 , HERE Local 2. For further information, please contact Gabriel Medina at (415) 690-6992 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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! Community Mobilization 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 CappDINNER 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/
FROM PARKMERCED TO THE MISSION Workers, Tenants, and Mission District Unite Against MAXIMUS Greed!
WED. JUNE 24, 11AM 16th and Mission BART Plaza 11:00 a.m. Rally 11:30 am MarchRobert Rosania/Parkmerced/Maximus: 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. #NOTAnotherMissionMonster #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.
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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 HearingHearing 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 los supervisores 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.