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Sept. 16 is Deadline to Appeal Property Assessment

The Assessor's Office announced that Monday, September 16, 2013, the filing period for a formal appeal of the 2013/2014 assessed property value will close. The period for appeals opened on Tuesday, July 2, 2013.

The appeals process as an opportunity for property owners to bring additional information to the table. However, the Assessor reports that there has been a decline in the number of appeals for the first time in over four years, with 2012/13 appeals decreasing to 5,500 from 6,399 in 2011/12. As home prices in San Francisco rise, this trend of declining appeals is likely to continue as homeowners see their property regain its base year value.

In order to appeal, property owners must complete the Application for Changed Assessment form (accessible by visiting together with a non-refundable $60 administrative processing fee and submit it no later than 9/16/2013 to the Assessment Appeals Board (AAB) at 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, City Hall, Room 405, San Francisco, 94102.

The Assessment Appeals Board is independently appointed by the Board of Supervisors. The role of the AAB is to equalize the valuation of the taxable property within San Francisco. Info: Email:

September 2013

West Portal Merchant’s Gold Buyer’s Appeal

See Story

Board of Appeals • Wed, June 19th • 5:00 pm • City Hall Rm. 416.


Cuts to Evening Hours Planned by S.F. Public Library

No Locations to be Open after 8pm. SF Public Library’s administration is proposing massive cuts to evening hours at all branches that are currently open until 9pm. Forty-one evenings would be shortened by closing at 8pm instead of 9pm. Twenty of the library system’s 27 branches are currently open until 9pm one to three nights a week. The administration presented its proposal to the Library Commission adding 56 hours overall, generally during daytimes and early evenings, although the Noe Valley Branch would lose three hours on Saturdays between 10am and 1pm.

Several branches would have one or two early evening hours added where they are currently open until 6pm or 7pm, but the open hours would never end later than 8pm.

Thur June 6

4:30 PM, Koret Auditorium - Lower Level, Main Library, 100 Larkin St.


Glen Canyon Park Renovation Community Meetings

Thanks to the community planning process in 2010-2011 which identified the needs for renovation and improvement of the facilities at Glen Canyon Park, not only is the playground and tennis court renovation in construction now, your input is welcome for the Recreation Center Building Renovation was funded by voters in the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond!

Thu June 13th • 6:00 pm ­ 8:00 pm • St. John School gymnasium • 925 Chenery St.


Community Summit:
“Sustaining San Francisco’s Living History”

Sat June 15th from 10 am- 3:30 pm • Bayanihan Community
Center • 1010 Mission Street

San Francisco Heritage will convene community, business, and civic leaders for a day-long program aimed at preventing the loss of heritage businesses and community institutions that help define San Francisco’s unique cultural identity.

Morning Session, business and nonprofit leaders from the Bayview, Chinatown, Japantown, Mission District, and South of Market

Lunch Hour, Darlene Rios Drapkin of Urban Transformation will present a keynote address on lessons from the Main Street© program in the Bay Area.

Afternoon Session will focus on successful strategies for sustaining heritage businesses.

Communities, groups, and individuals that create, maintain, and transmit cultural heritage are welcome. Free $15 donation covers lunch. Space is limited, RSVP online at