Utility Box Update

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DPW held a hearing on the New Draft DPW Order called for by Ordinance that outlines the permitting process to install Surface Mounted Facilities (utility boxes). We appreciate the Department’s efforts to improve DPW Order 175566, and we’ve come a long way – we are...

Fighting Illegal Billboards

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Since 2002 we have been we have been advocating against illegal billboards in the city. Recently, we learned that some billboard operators have taken advantage of a loophole in the Planning Code to put up “business signs” that are actually illegal billboards. Business...

November 2014 Election Endorsements

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The results from our Endorsement Meeting are out and we are proud to announce our endorsement for the following propositions: Vote ‘YES’ on Prop A– San Francisco Transportation and Road Improvement Bond Vote ‘YES’ on Prop B– Adjusting Transportation Funding for...

Members’ Ballot Endorsement Meeting

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Join San Francisco Beautiful and Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club to hear supporting and opposing arguments.

City Budget Update

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We were able to ensure that more staffing was added to the draft budget that will keep parks and sidewalks clean, safe, and beautiful!! – New cleaning crew to keep sidewalks and transit stations free from trash/graffiti/human waste for San Francisco Public Works –...

Clean, Green, and Safe Budget

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  Ask anyone to describe how San Francisco smells and you’ll learn a lot about the bad impression our sidewalks and transit stations make on visitors and neighbors. You have the chance to change this (without getting your hands dirty!) The Board of Supervisors is drafting...

New Clean, Green & Active Legislation

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Plaza Programs Legislation – The BOS unanimously passed the legislation in the first reading. This program leverages various City, private, nonprofit and stakeholder group efforts to provide long-term activation, management, and/or maintenance of City-owned plazas. The...

Francisco Reservoir / Park Project

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The Francisco Reservoir is a wonderful and rare opportunity to redevelop an underutilized PUC asset which has been fallow for decades. This site, zoned as open space, has a potential to create new parkland for the northern neighborhoods and for San Francisco. This will be an...

Fight Ad Blight

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Four times in the last twelve years San Franciscans have voted to limit, reduce, or halt corporate advertising in the public realm. 2002 Proposition G – “Shall no new general advertising signs shall be permitted at any location within the City as of March 5, 2002, except as...

Clean, Green, and Safe – Supervisor Wiener’s Budget Enhancement Package

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Along with a community coalition, Supervisor Wiener announced the Clean, Green, and Safe budget enhancement package designed to keep our public spaces clean, well maintained, and safe. San Francisco Beautiful is glad to join the Supervisor in supporting these enhancements along...