the Mission

I want
in the Mission, San Francisco.

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Plaza 16 Coalition
Plaza 16 Coalition
Oct 2, 2014

No Monster in the Mission
Saturday, October 4, 2014, 1:00pm - 4pm
Brava Theater

Saturday October 4, 2014

March will begin at 24th and York and march on 24th towards Mission then on Mission to 16th St. Plaza.

1:00 PM Gather at BRAVA Theater 24th and York
2:00 PM March begins
3:00 PM Rally and Festival 16 St. Plaza

Contact for more info
or Roberto Hernandez at 415-206-0577

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Clarence Wong

I hope more people will support this and that the right people will also see it in helping with them on fixing and making Mission a better neighborhood. So that locals from other neighborhoods will want to go there.

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Clarence Wong

Since I went beyond my limit on the original these are also what want to say on the Mission.

Beside all those ideas, also think about these words and terms. In fixing up the neighborhood and making it look nice and great. So that it don't look like a run down neighborhood or people would even want to put money in to help fix it up.



-soft rock

-warm and inviting

-architectural street lights

-commercial architectural street lights

-colorful plants


-mini tree(s)



-mom and pop

-architectural d├ęcor(for the mom and pop business)







-rope lights

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Clarence Wong

I live in the Outer Sunset and don't really go that much to the Mission. But these are things I would like to see, that could make the Mission look even better.

For the street lights, I want nice commercial architectural street lights:

Examples with links

If they do plant more trees, not all of them have to be very tall some can be at the max the height of a 8 or 9 year old kid. Also it don't have to be just one kind of tree it can be mixture of different ones like maybe these:

Pygmy Date Palm

Chinese Hackberry

Callery Pear

Flax (Phormium) Tricolor

Some of the trees can even have a flower bed around them.

Examples of flower beds with links

For the trees that don't have a flower bed around them, it can have a tree grate or tree guard around it. Also some of the trees should have rope lights around them, so the neighborhood look nice at night.

As for the street, pave the crosswalks so it look nice. There are lots of different ways to do that.

Examples of different ways with links

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Love this idea Lee - are there models from other neighborhoods or cities that you've seen work well?

Lee Hsu
Lee Hsu
Jun 12, 2014

New Traditions in San Francisco is the best local example of an elementary school that's been revitalized by having an arts focused theme. There are many more "success stories" with language immersion, like Starr King (Mandarin) and Fairmount (Spanish). School of the Arts (SOTA) is a hugely popular high school, yet we don't offer something similar at the middle school level. We're great at language immersion, but San Francisco is also unique in having such an amazing arts culture, which we can leverage for our schools. The beauty of arts integration is that it's great for inviting kids from different backgrounds to learn in their own ways, and you can have cultural aspects that embrace diversity. I met a mom who lives in San Francisco and has been doing amazing things in East Palo Alto and Palo Alto, including for English Learners, and she'd love to do similar things in SF.

Posted by Lee Hsu on Jun 12, 2014
Jun 12, 2014

Great insight - thank you. Is there anyone actively working on a project like this?

Posted by Dan on Jun 12, 2014
Lee Hsu
Lee Hsu
Jun 12, 2014

Just me right now. :) I hope to press the issue with school and city leaders. I've met with a few leaders from the SF arts community and know there is interest. It's just a matter of finding the right places to push forward.

Posted by Lee Hsu on Jun 12, 2014
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