Neighborhood Issues

August 2020: IBNA Updates, Event Invite, Welcome POSH, Meet the Shipyard Artists

Below find an event invite for August 15 and updates on the India Basin Industrial Park art sign and cancellations of both the 2020 Bay Day India Basin and the 2020 Annual General Meeting. On a happier note, learn about an IBNA membership extension deal, welcome a new business on Innes, and meet some of the artists working at the Shipyard.

Innes Avenue Beautification August 15

Join an IBNA Beautification Action to help clean up Innes Avenue. Meet on Saturday, August 15, 9:30 a.m., at the Big Fish sculpture near the corner of Arelious Walker and Innes. IBNA will provide trash bags, the pincers, and other clean-up tools. Wear a good pair of washable gloves, long pants, close-toed shoes, and a mask. Bring your own water and any sun protection you might need. We expect to go until about 11:00 a.m. At the end of the clean-up there will be free goodies at Cafe Alma for everyone who participates.

IBIP Art Sign

This week Michael Manwaring’s India Basin Industrial Park art sign will be removed from its 40-year home at Third and Evans and placed into temporary storage. IBNA is working on several creative reuse ideas to get the sign back in the neighborhood soon.

Bay Day India Basin Cancellation

Sadly, due to pandemic restrictions the annual October kayak event has been cancelled for 2020. We appreciate the 15 years our partners America True and Kayaks Unlimited have provided this fun day along with the support of Recology (the BBQ!), Recreation and Parks Department, and CEMEX. We look forward to getting back on the water in 2021.

Annual General Meeting Cancellation

Also cancelled is our 2020 Annual General Meeting while we research methods for virtual membership meetings in the future. Because we did not hold a Board of Directors vote per our bylaws, Board members have agreed to extend their terms until 2021. Board members are volunteers who agree to give at least 4 hours a month to the organization. The Board has continued to meet and maintain the business of the organization via Zoom. There are open Board seats. REPLY for details about joining the Board.

Membership Extension through 2021

Because of the limits on in-person meetings and events, the IBNA Board has agreed to extend all memberships paid in 2020 through 2021. What a deal! IBNA members and sponsors support the organization’s mission (and keep the bills paid!). Join at: https://www.indiabasin.org/membership

Welcome POSH

Welcome new India Basin neighbor Posh Green Cannabis Boutique, the first Equity Retail Cannabis Dispensary in SF independently owned by a woman of color. POSH is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 am to 7 pm at 828 Innes Avenue #110 and online:https://www.poshgreencollective.com/

Meet the Shipyard Artists

In July IBNA added What’s Going on Here about the Shipyard Studios at: https://www.indiabasin.org/the-shipyard-studios. And IBNA members and videographers Sean Karlin and Orli Damari have created a series of microdocumentaries about the Shipyard artists and the impact of this unique site on their work: https://www.shipyardartists.com/shipyard-artist-video-series/

Confirm Your Voter Registration

Make sure your voice is heard this November. Check that you are registered to vote, be sure the Department of Elections has your current mailing address, and learn about changes in voting procedures this year at: https://sfelections.sfgov.org/

The all-volunteer India Basin Neighborhood Association continues to advocate for our community as it has since 1994. Keep checking the IBNA website for new images and information:   https://www.indiabasin.org/