In 1998 San Francisco Beautiful undertook a campaign to advocate for the undergrounding of utility wires. The campaign resulted in the Undergrounding Taskforce which combine private and public funds to underground a small part of is ongoing.
Prop A & C
In 2000, San Francisco Beautiful supported Proposition A, a $110 million general obligation bond measure that will fund acquisition, repair, and improvement of San Francisco’s neighborhood parks, fields, and natural areas. Proposition C, a charter amendment to extend the city’s Open Space Fund and establish a Citizen’s Advisory Committee to oversee the Fund. It also […]
Parks Bond 2012
The 2012 Parks Bond allocated an additional $195 million for parks. To date, more than 100 park facilities have been renovated providing essential safety and beautification upgrades. San Francisco Beautiful advocated for this Bond passage and supports more funding (Bond and General Funds) for parks.
Parks Bond 2008
The 2008 Parks Bond which provided $195 million in bond funding for deferred maintenance in San Francisco’s Park system. San Francisco Beautiful advocated for this Bond passage and supports more funding (Bond and General Funds) for parks.
Mid-Market Activation Report
In 1961, a report entitled “What to Do About Market Street” stated that “Market Street is a Paradox. It is San Francisco’s most famous street. It is wide, busy, and important. But is is also congested, dirty and unattractive.” Fifty years later these sentiments still persist. Once Northern California’s center for theatre and entertainment, the […]
Market Street Beautification Bond
In 1968 San Francisco voters approved a bond issue for Market Street reconstruction and beautification. San Francisco Beautiful advocated for the creation and successful passage of this funding to improve and enhance the character of Market Street. Friedel Klussmann was appointed by the Mayor to the Beautification Committee and helped with project oversight and community […]
SF Beautiful initiated the Green Schoolyards Alliance (now known as Education Outside). The Alliance led the successful campaign to secure nearly $14 million in city bond funding to design and construct green schoolyards at 84 public schools throughout San Francisco—one of the largest green schoolyards systems of any school district in the country.
SF Beautiful wrote the 1991 legislation establishing the Neighborhood Beautification and Graffiti Cleanup Fund (now known and the Community Challenge Grant) which provides small grants to community projects. Proposition D passed by a wide margin. Part of the grant included providing neighbors with Graffiti Defense kits for cleaning and painting over graffiti. In 1994, San Francisco Beautiful […]
For 30 years Friedel and San Francisco Beautiful fought local and state planners, and legislators tempted by federal funds to build freeways throughout the City – specifically along the Northern Waterfront, the Embarcadero, and through Golden Gate Park. From the January 2, 1969 Planning Commission meeting minutes: Mrs. Klussman replied that she believed that the waterfront […]
Better Market Street
Better Market Street is a coalition of City agencies tasked with improving and enhancing the public realm along Market Street between Octavia Blvd and the Embarcadero. San Francisco Beautiful sits on the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) to the Better Market Streets Initiative. The CAC serves as a liaison to the City’s Better Market Street team, […]