In 2006, San Francisco Beautiful recognized Greening Our Street Medians with a Beautification Award. Mayor Gavin Newsom’s vision of greening San Francisco has resulted in highly visible median plantings completed by City staff and volunteers. Under Mayor Newsom’s administration, Van Ness Avenue’s medians have been embellished with hanging flower baskets and Lombard Street’s medians have also been planted. Community groups like the San Jose/Guerrero Coalition to Save Our Streets have also initiated beautiful and sustainable median improvements.
For more than 40 years, San Francisco Beautiful has been honoring San Franciscans who make special contributions to the unique character and beauty of our City with the Annual Beautification Awards.