San Francisco Beautiful advocates preparation of a comprehensive street lighting and outdoor lighting plan.
In 1993, San Francisco Beautiful worked with North Beach merchants and the Department of Public Works to draft Order 162,240, which made outdoor cafe and restaurant seating legal in San Francisco.
San Francisco Beautiful advocated for a change to the Administrative Code resulting in Section 3.19 Public Art Ordinance requiring 2% of the cost of new construction to go toward public art. This has resulted in millions of dollars directly funding new public art throughout the city.
In 1947, our founder, Friedel Klussmann, organized the Citizens Committee to Save the Cable Cars, fought back many threats through the years to curtail or abolish the system and finally in 1971 led the successful Proposition Q ballot initiative for the City Charter amendment freezing the minimum cable car service at the levels provided for as of July of that year.
SF Beautiful has long worked to limit the presence of billboards, general advertising, and other visual pollution throughout the city. We pass and enforce legislation to limit, reduce, and regulate billboards, and general advertising.
San Francisco Beautiful supported the passage of the 1998 ordinance which required the Department of Public works to notice adjacent property owners and other interested organizations prior to removing a street tree. The ordinance also established an appeal process for tree removal and a permitting process for community members interested in planting or removing street trees.