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Van Ness Corridor Construction Update

We are re-posting this Van Ness Improvement Construction Forecast from SFMTA: Construction Forecast: July 30 - August 10, 2018 The following Van Ness Improvement Project construction forecast is subject to change. For more project details, please visit sfmta.com/vanness. The night shift for construction is scheduled between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. During this time, neighbors are advised to anticipate construction-related noise and vibrations as crews

Dockless Scooter Share Companies And The Unbanked: A Policy Suggestion

TL;DR “Unbanked people should be able to rent scooters with EBT cards.” Dear Dockless Scooter Share Companies, In this short open letter, we make the case that unbanked people are the very people who can most benefit from new and emerging mobility services. We also point out that unbanked people, precisely because they are unbanked, often face the largest barriers to the adoption of such

Join the Lower Polk Fix-It Team!

The Mayor's Fix-It Team is empowered by the City to fix quality of life issues identified by residents and businesses in 35 San Francisco neighborhoods. They have worked with over 1,000 residents to accomplish 3,000+ fixes. Their work in Lower Polk will begin with a kick-off meeting on Thursday, July 12. Be sure to mark your calendars (and attend)! WHAT: Lower Polk Fix-It Zone Public Kick-Off

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: , , , , , |
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