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Aaron Muszalski

22 neighbors want any “solution” for 6th St. to prioritize the needs of its existing residents on 6th Street in Central Market.

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I want any “solution” for 6th St. to prioritize the needs of its existing residents, not the perceived safety of tech workers.

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Brandi Valenza
Michael McCarthy
Hunter Franks
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Rae Louise Breaux
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Meagan Patrick
Alissa Nelson
Earl G Wells Jr.
Michael Nulty
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Chris Palmatier
Leemor Chandally
Dan
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Dan

An update on Civic Center Health and Cleanliness Pilot Program from the City Administrator:

www.sfchronicle.com/local/arti...

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SF Civic Center focus of urgent, coordinated cleanup effort

In San Francisco, checking out a book from the Main Library, attending a Symphony concert or going to City Hall for a marriage license can mean confronting some of the most egregious examples of the city's drug and homelessness problems. For years, Civic Center has been a grim showcase for the city's worsening heroin and...

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Posted Aug 3, 2017
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Dan

With up to 9,000 units of housing expected to be built within the boundaries of San Francisco’s burgeoning Hub District, which is off-centered around the intersection of Market Street and South Van Ness Avenue, the plan to guide the development of the neighborhood’s “Public Realm” (i.e., all the space between the buildings and towers) has been drafted.

The Draft Public Realm Plan sets forth the vision for how the neighborhood’s streets, alleys and open spaces could be designed, with specific recommendations for which streets, alleys and open spaces should be redesigned and a host of design strategies and examples.

See SF Planning's draft plan here: default.sfplanning.org/plans-a...

Source: www.socketsite.com/archives/20...

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Posted Mar 7, 2017
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Caring for our Civic Center
Thursday, June 23, 2016, 5:00pm - 7pm
Tenderloin Museum, 398 Eddy Street

Join us for a brief history of Civic Center with local expert Jim Haas. A panel discussion will follow led by Project for Public Spaces’ Senior Vice President Ethan Kent and featuring Mary McCue of MJM Management and Tyrone Mullins of Green Streets. This dialogue will showcase best practices for improving and managing public spaces by examining case studies from around the country. Examples from Detroit, New York, Seattle, and Los Angeles as well as San Francisco will be presented in order to discuss topics including best practices for activation, stewardship, and stakeholder engagement in public spaces that serve many different populations.

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Caring For Our Civic Center: Best Practices For Great Public Space | Hoodline

Join us for a brief history of Civic Center with local expert Jim Haas, and a panel discussion about its future.

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amit patel

The problems and solutions for the people is the people and thier dependency on drugs. I've lived on 6th street 20 years and know for a fact that 99% of of low income individuals are drug addicts. Out of these, 90% rely on goverment assistance. They blow majority of thier money on drugs and thats what brings in majority of the crimes committed on 6th street and lures drug dealers to open up shop. For 6th street to be safer, drugs or the people using them need to be moved but that only creates a problem elsewhere. My opinion, give drug tests to everyone using government assistance and if they fail, take them off assistance.

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Posted Sep 8, 2013
Tom K.
Tom K.
Sep 8, 2013

So then what happens if you no longer have money to buy food?

Posted by Tom K. on Sep 8, 2013
Alissa Nelson
Alissa Nelson
Sep 10, 2013

Amit, as a public health professional I'm curious about your numbers.

Personally, I work with low income individuals and very few are chemically dependent. Additionally, it's very difficult to maintain public assistance funds -- being on GA, MediCal, CALWORKS, and other programs is a full time job for families, which makes it extremely difficult to search for a job or build additional skills.

Posted by Alissa Nelson on Sep 10, 2013
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Brandi Valenza

uhm... we're all talking about the same 6th street, right? these buildings are almost exclusively SROs. the best education that many of them can hope for is to be taught where the closest needle exchange is (but most of them already know that because it's also on 6th street). per capita, 6th street houses the bulk of the registered sex offenders in the city, as well -- since there aren't any close by playgrounds or schools. what these residents need are more *actual* services to help them access food, harm reduction education and supplies, and proper mental and physical health care.

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Posted Jun 11, 2013
Tom K.
Tom K.
Jun 25, 2013

Good article about disappearing SROs in Chicago including an example of an organization dedicated to creating better SROs: archpaper.com/news/articles.as...

Posted by Tom K. on Jun 25, 2013
Brandi Valenza
Brandi Valenza
Jun 26, 2013

interesting article, thank you for posting it!

Posted by Brandi Valenza on Jun 26, 2013
Brandi Valenza
Brandi Valenza
Jun 26, 2013

Also, this really drives it home. “I’m going to be homeless because of your humanity.”

Posted by Brandi Valenza on Jun 26, 2013
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Brandi Valenza

as soon as you renovate no one will be able to afford any housing here. it's kinda a DUH.

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Posted Jun 10, 2013
Tom K.
Tom K.
Jun 10, 2013

Great idea, Casey! So maybe it's something designed to help educate tenants so he/she can take action?

Posted by Tom K. on Jun 10, 2013
Tom K.
Tom K.
Jun 10, 2013

One part of the answer, Casey: "Each company has signed a community benefit agreement with the city that is reviewed every year. Twitter, for example, agrees to offer free advertising via sponsored posts to neighborhood nonprofits, and is holding two "Days for Good" this year where employees are encouraged to use a work day to do community service work while still being paid."

Posted by Tom K. on Jun 10, 2013
Tom K.
Tom K.
Jun 10, 2013

^ Source: www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/ar...

Posted by Tom K. on Jun 10, 2013
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Tom K.

It seems like upgrading the housing stock would be one potential solution. My perception is that 6th Street hosts a pretty rough collection of dwellings. Maybe renovation of some of the existing housing for residents as well as building new?

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Posted Jun 10, 2013
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