THE WEST OF TWIN PEAKS CENTRAL COUNCIL MINUTES – June 23, 2003
11 Organizations Present:
Merced Manor, Karen Niglio
Midtown Terrace, George Linn
Miraloma Park Improvement Club, Dan Liberthson
Monterey Heights, Russell Shrader
Twin Peaks Improvement Assn., Gerald Towan
Westwood Highlands, Dave Bisho
Dorothy Johansen, Parkside Dist. Improvement Club
Arla Escontrias, Laguna Honda Hospital
Jim Kautz, Laguna Honda Hospital
D. J. Canepe, Asst to Assemblyman Leland Yee
Featured Speakers: John Hutar of the Hotel Council of San Francisco,
Michael Lane of Laguna Honda Hospital Replacement Project
Meeting came to order: 7:55 pm
Minutes: The May 19, 2003 minutes were approved
Treasurer’s Report: No report
Ocean Avenue Revitalization: Paul Conroy reported that resumption of streetcar service on Ocean Avenue was celebrated last Saturday. The ceremony was attended by Supervisors Hall and Sandoval and Mayor Brown. Paul suggested that WTPCC thank Mayor Brown for his help in making the revitalization project happen, completion of which has been extended to August.
Lowell High School: Ron Chun reported school is on summer break and there is little activity.
Stonestown Village: Karen Niglio reported that the committee was still waiting for Plg. Dept’s reply to Preserve Our Neighborhood comments on the EIR. Plg. Dept. expects that it will be Xmas before they are done. Laurie Berman related a rumor that the developer expected to begin breaking ground in April. Karen suggested that was not possible and urged people to get their neighbors involved and informed about this project. The PR firm is making it look like a done deal, but it is not.
Lakeshore Plaza: Bill Chionsini reported that there is no word so far about when work on Albertson’s remodeling will begin.
Website: Avrum Shepard reported the Website should concentrate on the current issues of member organizations.
New Business: 2003-04 officers were elected: Laurie Berman, Pres.; Dave Bisho, V. .Pres.; Margaret Reed, Treas.; Rae Doyle, Secy.; Bill Chionsini, Parliamentarian. D.J. Canepa of Assemblyman Leland Yee’s office presented a certificate of recognition to Bill Chionsini from the State Assembly honoring him for his 3-years of service as president of WTPCC.
Featured Speakers: John Hutar of the Hotel Council discussed the problems of panhandling and homelessness on San Francisco Streets & its effect on the city’s businesses. Michael Lane presented the Laguna Honda Tree Removal Program.
Meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m