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Lower Polk’s Bonayo.org Recognized as Finalist in Fast Company Competition

Lower Polk’s Own Bonayo.org Recognized as Finalist in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Competition The free web app was selected out of over 2000 entries. April 19, 2019 – SAN FRANCISCO, California – Bonayo.org (“Bonayo”), a free SF311 analysis, mapping, and notification web app, was recognized by Fast Company magazine as a finalist in its prestigious Third Annual World Changing Ideas competition. The competition attracted

2019-05-31T22:36:17-07:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Blog, News, Projects|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: , , , , , , , |

Google Likes Us!

Google Maps has determined that most of the Lower Polk Community Benefit District is an “area of interest.” According to Google, “areas of interest” are places where there’s a lot of activities and things to do. We think that is an accurate description of the Lower Polk! Here is more information: "Google Maps has a feature that makes exploring a new city incredibly easy — so

2018-12-31T10:58:14-07:00July 10th, 2017|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , , |

What Are CBDs?

"Community Benefit Districts (CBDs) strive to improve the overall quality of life in targeted commercial districts and mixed-use neighborhoods through a partnership between the City and local communities. In California, CBDs are also known as Business Improvement Districts. Once an area has voted to establish a CBD, local property owners are levied a special assessment to fund improvements to their neighborhood. The funds are administered by

57% Of Our Budget Goes Towards Cleaning, Safety & Maintenance

A CBD is a special assessment district that provides for the levy and collection of assessments on properties within a geographically defined area. Assessment revenue collected from the benefitting properties pays the costs associated with the improvements, services, and activities provided to the CBD area. CBDs serve as highly successful funding mechanisms for district improvements, services, and activities. Some notable CBDs/BIDs include: the Greater Union

2017-05-24T13:34:20-07:00May 18th, 2017|Categories: News, Programs|Tags: , , , , |

How The Lower Polk CBD Tackles Homelessness With Compassion

"There are 14 community benefit districts (CBDs) in San Francisco, which bring together neighbors, merchants, and local government entities to help improve the quality of life in a given neighborhood, including safety, cleanliness of the streets and overall livability. "But one neighborhood organization, the Lower Polk CBD, has been working tirelessly over the last few months to tackle quality-of-life issues for some of its most

2018-12-31T11:33:08-07:00June 29th, 2016|Categories: News, Programs|Tags: , , , , , |