Join Our Summer Wine Walk!

The Lower Polk Community Benefit District, The Polk District Merchants Association and Steven Restivo Event Services, Inc. are hosting the 3rd Annual Polk Street Summer Wine Walk on Thursday, July 19th, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The tasting event will include merchants offering wine samples inside their stores throughout Polk Street from Post to Filbert Streets.  We will also have a free cable car

2018-06-14T15:08:58-07:00June 13th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Events, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Support the 8th Annual Polk Street Blues Festival!

The 8th Annual Polk Street Blues Festival 2018 will be happening on Saturday, August 18 and on Sunday, August 19. This free blues festival will happen from 10 am to 6 pm on both days. The Festival will feature two main stages, a merchant marketplace, arts and crafts, gourmet food booths, a large family area, cafe seating areas, and much more. The event will receive

2018-06-13T18:05:07-07:00May 8th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Events, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Our San Francisco Dockless Scooter Share Policy Proposals

EDIT 4/27/18 - below are the current proposed amendments to Division II of the Transportation Code: https://www.sfmta.com/sites/default/files/reports-and-documents/2018/04/5-1-18_item_11_pilot_scooter_share_program_permit.docx_.pdf We support the proposed amendments with the proviso that: Community-based organizations should play an important role in scooter share monitoring and compliance. Scooter share companies should be required to contribute to an economic impact fund. -------------- We wish to share four simple policy proposals that may help with the

2018-07-23T20:08:45-07:00April 25th, 2018|Categories: Blog, News, Policy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Come to the Tenant/Landlord Resource Forum!

The Lower Polk Community Benefit District and the Lower Polk Tenant Landlord Clinic are proud to announce the first LPTLC tenant/landlord Resource Forum on May 7th at 6:30pm! It will be held at 1167 Sutter Street. We will have a panel of speakers from each partner organization explaining their services.  Whether you are a tenant who needs to understand your rights as a renter, or a

2018-04-25T19:10:14-07:00April 18th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Events, News, Programs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Join Our Spring Wine Walk!

You are invited! The Lower Polk Community Benefit District and Steven Restivo Event Services, Inc. are hosting the 2nd Annual Polk Street Spring Wine Walk on Thursday, April 12th, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The tasting event will include merchants offering wine samples inside their stores throughout Polk Street from Post to Filbert Streets. We will also have a free cable car shuttle

2018-04-25T19:10:29-07:00March 28th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Events, News|Tags: , , , , , |

Come to Our Open House on March First!

You are cordially invited to the Lower Polk Community Benefit District (CBD) and Lower Polk Tenant Landlord Clinic (TLC) Open House! This free event will be held in conjuction with the SF First Thursday Art Walk, is open to all, and light refreshments will be provided. Our Open House is a great opportunity for local residents and stakeholders to learn more about the vital work we do,

2018-04-25T19:10:39-07:00February 26th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Events, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A Great Win for Redding Elementary School

We are proud to have helped raise over $20,000 for our own Redding Elementary School! Those of you who follow our social media know that Redding was facing a severe funding cut and needed to raise over $15,000 to keep its literacy specialist. Since Redding is located on the upper edge of the Tenderloin, its students are generally on the lower end of the socioeconomic

2018-12-31T10:24:02-07:00January 17th, 2018|Categories: Blog, News, Projects|Tags: , , , , , |

Graffiti Calls Down 36 Percent in Our District

We are happy to report that calls for graffiti abatement are down 36 percent in The Lower Polk Community Benefit District! We recently used a mapping/data-analysis program entitled "Carto" to crunch through San Francisco's "311 calls" for graffiti abatement. The (megabytes of) raw data is publicly accessible here: https://data.sfgov.org/City-Infrastructure/311-Cases/vw6y-z8j6/data. Our findings were interesting, and certainly prove that we are doing something right. While graffiti abatement calls

2018-12-31T10:27:36-07:00November 21st, 2017|Categories: Blog, News, Programs|Tags: , , , , |

New Hemlock Alley Mural (TL;DR It’s Awesome!)

"Lower Polk has a new mural on Hemlock Alley well worth the visit. Six local artists adhering to the theme, “San Francisco – Its History and Its Diversity,” created a 140 foot mural, helping to transform Hemlock Alley from a back street to a vibrant, enlivened place that pays tribute to the culture of the city. "Lower Polk Neighbors, in collaboration with the Lower Polk

2018-12-31T10:36:26-07:00October 7th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Events, News, Projects|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Adopt a Plant!

Who would not want to adopt such a cute little dracaena? Join our new "Lower Polk Adopt a Plant" program! Working with the City and local business owners, we are now siting planters (with actual live plants) in alleyways in the Lower Polk district. We have already sited planters in Hemlock and Fern, with many more to (hopefully) come. The concept behind the

2018-04-25T19:11:33-07:00October 7th, 2017|Categories: Blog, News, Projects|Tags: , , , , , , |
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