Fillmore / Lower Fillmore Neighborhood Association (F/LFNA)
General Meeting – May 5th, 2011
1) Animal People Safety
a. Create Dog-Pit bull Community Education Program (Action Item)
b. Poster - Keep dog on leash sign at Charlie’s (Action Item)
c. Doggie Station at
(Action Item) Fillmore Mini Park
d. Create class or education campaign for dog care and pit bull laws. (Action Items)
e. Animal Control takes report and don’t come out.
f. Pit bulls are supposed to be strayed and neutered.
g. Only 9 animal control officers for S.F. They must prioritize emergency situations.
h. S.F. pit bull legislation only applies to S.F. residents with Pit bulls. A person with a Pit bull who lives in another city can bring their pit bull to S.F. and local rules do not apply.
i. Resident witnessed dog being abused, reported and no action.
j. Need breeders permit, only two breeders permits for pit bulls in S.F. have been issued over that last several years.
k. There are programs for free spraying and neutering.
l. Animal Control receives false and legitimate complaints.
m. File complaint, there are no quick solutions.
n. Can we verify the legal right of pit bulls that are not spayed and neutered?
What is the Pit Bull legislation?
o. All citizens must carry I.D.
p. Partner with SPCA and local animal organizations.
Fillmore Mini Park
a. Fillmore Mini Park Block Party organizing team created. (Action Item)
b. Micro Business Program at Mini Park for young people, parents and other local residents. (Action Item)
c. Dog Station contact
DPW. (Action Item)
3) Public Safety
a. Create a process for neighborhood association to prioritize addressing quality of life issues received by the association. (Action Item)
b. Break down of family. Not a lot of men protecting their community.
c. Fruits of peace are justice.
d. Neighborhood Watch
e. Make people accountable.
4) Creating Safe Passages for Youth & Seniors
a. It is not safe for young people to walk the streets in Fillmore. Most African American youth are not involved in criminal activity, but still are not safe to walk more than a few square blocks away from their home.
b. Senior citizens do not feel safe to walk in their community.
5) Community Policing
a. Why are there no beat officers on
Fillmore Street between Geary and ? Fulton
b. Constant change of station Captains and officers undermine community policing.
c. Some in SFPD feel that officers building relationships with community compromises the officer’s ability to enforce the law.
d. Long time officers know who are the real trouble and able to prevent serious crime, rather than unknowledgeable officers only able to address petty crime.
e. Reactive element of small businesses, property owners and residents to make a police sweep, rather than addressing root causes.
f. Poor people hang out and have constitutional rights.
g. Need to create real solutions that benefit local businesses while respecting the rights and not criminalizing local young people.
h. Create an Ambassadors program.
i. There is nothing for young people to do in Fillmore that is why they hang out.
j. Senior citizens are crying out for support, they are often afraid to go outside.
k. Job Readiness
l. Majority of workers in Fillmore not from neighborhood, even entry level positions.
m. Local business not hiring local youth or young people. What are the reasons?
n. What are the employment opportunities for older adults, parents or individuals coming out of retirement?
o. Job creation.
6) Racial Profiling in the Fillmore
a. “Broken Window” policing strategy focuses on arresting petty crimes in the hopes that it will lead to the arrests of more serious crime. This policy appears to have been in place for decades and crime statistics shows policy has not worked.
b. White Collar crime and government corruption has gone unchecked, which in part is responsible for local community poverty and disenfranchisement.
7) Civic Complaints
a. Neighborhood association can help by mediating civil complaints. (Action Item)
Community Court. (Action Item)
a. Nick (friend Linda) Translate Russian. (Action Item)
b. Have representatives from building complexes attend.
c. Outreach to El Beth
d. Have reps. from public housing, including residents, tenant associations and property managers.
e. Outreach to local senior citizens and senior housing.
f. Translate flyers into Russian, Korean and other.
g. Targeted outreach to immigrant communities.
h. Outreach to Mc Donalds
9) What is gentrification in the Fillmore?
a. There are two communities.
b. SFRA huge impact to Fillmore.
c. Civil Rights violations.
10) State of
5 D Summit