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With recent suspicious activity in our neighborhood, the board discussed how can we keep the neighbors informed. Pat Fry and Ralph Chern, two wonderful board members in Lakeside III, are very enthusiastic about getting Neighborhood Watch program started in our neighborhood and plan to design it based on the program which has been a success in Lakeside I. If you would like to be notified of any such activity in the neighborhood or would like to get involved, please provide your email address to the LPOA -


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Frequently Asked Questions:

What does my $68 annual dues buy?

  • The annual dues (currently $68 or 18.6 cents a day) provide funds for operating the Lakeside Property Owners Association (LPOA) including City Hall filing fees, accounting and mailing expenses, supplies for neighborhood cleanup days, maintenance of Acacia trees, and insurance.

What does the LPOA do?

LPOA Board of Directors work on volunteer basis to provide a collective voice to policy makers and other city agencies to address issues that impacts our neighborhood. Here are some of the issues the board and association members have recently worked on:

  • Researched the ownership of the green belt (Diana and Mike Mason, 2013).

  • Lobbied for restricting overnight parking of recreational vehicles on Junipero Serra Boulevard (Ralph Chern and others, 2014).

  • Obtained the support of Supervisor Norman Yee for the removal of dead trees from the green belt (Gael Bruno, Laurie Berman and Andrew Moore, 2015).

  • Published Lakeside Design review guidelines to provide historical perspective and guidance for maintaining the integrity of the neighborhood (spearheaded by Gael Bruno, 2016).

  • Annual greenbelt cleanup in partnership with DPW (Liebelt & participation of volunteers)

  • Coordinated with PG&E to ensure a permanent solution for lon black-outs in Lakeside III and street restoration (spearheaded by Madhu Macrae and others, 2018)

I don’t have a tree - why do I need to pay the dues?

  • Dues are mandated by property ownership in Lakeside.

  • It is widely known that trees enhance property values of an entire neighborhood.

  • Even if you do not have a tree, neighboring trees positively impact the value of your property.

Can the LPOA help with the repair of an easement?

  • Easement holder (the property owner) has a duty and an obligation to maintain the easement, ( easement-97268.html).

  • A poorly maintained easement can have a negative impact on property values as well as lead to extensive car repairs and potential liability.

  • Don’t have a budget – consider pooling your resources with neighbors and collectively repair the easement on your block.

Why can't I keep my Trash bins in my driveway?

  • Trash bins must not be stored in plain sight from the street.  SF Ordinance 179-06 [Enclosure of garbage receptacles]

  • Trash and recycling bins may only be placed at the curb after 6pm the day before collection and must be removed by 6pm the day of collection. Failure to comply may result in a fine of $100 - $500.

Can the LPOA help resolve a dispute with my neighbor?

  • Good neighbor policy: If you have a complaint, first try to discuss it directly with the neighbor to find a mutually agreeable solution.

  • Neighbor dispute resolution: contact the Community Board at (415) 920-3820.

  • If mediation does not resolve the problem, complaints can be made to 311.

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