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 […]
SF Beautiful advocated for the passage of this legislative package that adds vibrancy and attention to our public plazas while encouraging local stewardship. Approved in 2014, the City’s Plaza Program allows residents and visitors to engage in and implement uses of the public realm for community supported activities such as art and music events, farmers’ markets, movie […]
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.
San Francisco Beautiful helped establish the Historic Preservation Commission in The Historic Preservation Commission is responsible for identifying and designating San Francisco landmarks and buildings and for reviewing applications for Certificates of Appropriateness for alterations, site improvements and new construction.
In 2013, San Francisco Beautiful recognized #cleanstreets with a Beautification Award. Every Friday staffers from Square meetup with neighbors using the #cleanstreets hashtag and pick up and document trash from the SOMA neighborhood. This humble and hands-on approach is noteworthy. For more than 40 years, San Francisco Beautiful has been honoring San Franciscans who make special contributions […]
In 2012, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the San Francisco Department of Public Works: Khaleed Shehadeh, Carla Short, Tom Smith, and Sandra Zuniga with a Beautification Award for Exceptional Public Service. 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 […]
In 2011, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the renovation of the Sunnyside Conservatory with a Beautification Award. A 100-year old treasure once slated for demolition in the Sunnyside neighborhood, the Sunnyside Conservatory was saved by a dedicated group of community members to preserve and repurpose this cherished neighborhood landmark. For more than 40 years, San Francisco Beautiful […]
In 2009, San Francisco Beautiful recognized San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) Urban Center with a Beautification Award. SPUR designed and funded the building of a place for the facilitation of public engagement and debate regarding civic and urban design issues important to the future of the San Francisco Bay Area. For more […]
In 2006, San Francisco Beautiful recognized Quesada Gardens Initiative with a Beautification Award. This block of Quesada in the Bayview is a postcard San Francisco street. On a hillside, its two narrow traffic lanes are separated by a sloping median. It should have been idyllic except for its proximity to 3rd Street in the heart of […]
In 2004, San Francisco Beautiful recognized Monroe Elementary School with a Beautification Award. Monroe Elementary is located in the Excelsior neighborhood. The 1970s school’s white walls and plain surfaces attracted graffiti and its curbside planters became repositories for needles and refuse. After years of neglect, school staff and volunteers got together to beautify the school. The result has […]