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Join The Tender Bender Block Party On 8/23/18!

August 17th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Events, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Please support young people experiencing homelessness, and have FUN by joining the Tender Bender Block Party! DATE: Thu, August 23, 2018 TIME: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT LOCATION: Corner of Cedar St. and Larkin St. Sponsored by the folks at the Tenderloin Center City Design District, the 3rd annual Tender Bender BLOCK PARTY is

Van Ness Corridor Construction Update

July 30th, 2018|Categories: Blog, News, Projects|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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,

Polk Street Construction Summer Update

July 30th, 2018|Categories: Events, News, Projects|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

We are posting this Lower Polk Street Summer Construction Update on behalf of SFDPW: Greetings Polk Street Community Member, View the latest construction information for the Polk Streetscape Project. Project Activity: Crews will begin paving work on Polk Street, between Jackson and Sutter streets starting on Monday, July 30, 2018. Crews will also pave the intersection of

Dockless Scooter Share Companies And The Unbanked: A Policy Suggestion

July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Blog, News, Policy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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

Join the Lower Polk Fix-It Team!

June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Blog, Events, News, Projects|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

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

Join Our Summer Wine Walk!

June 13th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Events, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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

Support the 8th Annual Polk Street Blues Festival!

May 8th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Events, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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

Our San Francisco Dockless Scooter Share Policy Proposals

April 25th, 2018|Categories: Blog, News, Policy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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

Come to the Tenant/Landlord Resource Forum!

April 18th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Events, News, Programs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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

Join Our Spring Wine Walk!

March 28th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Events, News|Tags: , , , , , |

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