7:05pm – Meeting Called to Order by President Stan Anderson
Introductions & Announcements: Members of the community introduced themselves. President Stan Anderson made several announcement:
- Nominations are needed for Executive Council members. Current Vice-President Bill Cady volunteered to be on the Nominating Committee.
- The annual holiday pot-luck will be on Wednesday December 14th.
- President Anderson encouraged everyone to get involved in the council. He says each community should have a representative.
- President Anderson advised that the MBNC has a seat on the Marina Bay Landscape & Lighting District and that property owners in Marina Bay pay property taxes to help support the District.
- The new water taxi charter service begins on November 14th from the Harbor Master Building to downtown San Francisco during commute hours.
- The traffic lights at the intersection of Marina Bay Parkway and Regatta Blvd are now automated and no longer flashing. President Anderson advised caution as motorists get used to the new lights.
- The Charter School located on Marina Way S is pushing for a new permit from the city so they can support more students. However, the Neighborhood Council is concerned because car traffic and congestion around the school is already causing real problems. President Anderson says the MBNC is working with the city regarding our concerns.
- In October, the Planning Commission approved a new Conditional Use Permit for the Richmond Wholesale Meat business on Regatta Blvd.
- Construction of a new residential complex is expected to begin before the end of the year at the site of the old warehouse at the corner of Marina Way S and Wright Avenue.
- In October the Planning Commission approved a new Starbucks at the corner of Marina Bay Parkway and Wright Avenue.
- A new Mexican restaurant has opened in the plaza (near the CVS pharmacy).
Police Beat Report: No Report.
Presentation – Discussion of Potential Development of Vacant Lot Adjacent to Salute Restaurant: Nick Orton of Orton Development described one idea for development of the lot for commercial businesses and future housing. The lot is owned by the City. There was a conversation about desires and concerns about Orton’s concept and development of the site in general. It was stressed by Mr. Orton and by President Anderson that no specific proposals have been requested by the city or submitted by any developers at this point.
Minutes Submitted by Stephen Beard, MBNC Secretary