Micro Neighborhood Cleaning Program
HELP US BRING THE NEXT MICRO NEIGHBORHOOD TO YOUR BLOCK
TLCBD has secured $100,000 from Supervisor Jane Kim's District 6 budget to match private investment. Each Micro Neighborhood costs $60,000 to operate for one year. This makes the total private investment needed to begin operations just $40,000.
After the TLCBD Renewal in 2020, this initiative will become our standard service, and not a recurring fundraising need.
Help us activate your micro neighborhood today!
Cleaner sidewalks and increased safety
Clean Team Member you know by name
More engaged, proactive service
Prompt coordination with TLCBD pressure washer
TLCBD Clean Team Hot Line
Proactive response to graffiti and removal within 24 hours
Prompt coordination with partner agencies
Cost savings on private cleaning/security where applicable
Cost savings in reduction/elimination of fines
Larkin-Little Saigon Micro Neighborhood
The first Micro Neighborhood Program was launched in June 2018 along the Larkin Street-Little Saigon Corridor with funding from San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development Invest in Neighborhoods. Merchants, hotel managers, residents, and other community members have noted the difference.
Measuring Success: In May 2018, before the micro neighborhood program on Larkin, the TLCBD Clean Team was able to reconcile 81 instances of needed attention, including responses to feces, needles, illegal dumping, and graffiti. In the month of July, after the Larkin-Little Saigon Micro Neighborhood Cleaning Program launch, our more engaged, proactive, response more than tripled to 277.
Our Clean Team currently takes a District-wide, route-based approach, supplemented by “Hot Spot” responses.
TLCBD is creating a new “Micro Neighborhood” system, which will provide cleaner sidewalks throughout the day and allow more engagement, focus, and connection with the community.
As part of the TLCBD Micro Neighborhood Cleaning Program, we have identified six, smaller geographic areas within the District boundaries to be created as micro neighborhoods. Each micro neighborhood will have a dedicated TLCBD Clean Team Member who will get to know the businesses and residents of their “beat,” providing better, more engaged and focused service.
Under the current route-based approach, Clean Team members may pass a storefront or residence once a day. Due to the challenges of our sidewalks, these areas often become dirty again; sometimes within hours. Under a Micro Neighborhood approach the Clean Team Member will pass a storefront, home, or business a minimum of three times per day, and will never be too far away from any location in the Micro Neighborhood. This focused attention will foster connection and pride and sense of safety among neighbors, potentially shifting negative behavior such as littering over time.
TLCBD Annual Cleaning Statistics Highlights (May 2017 to May 2018)
TLCBD has removed the following from District boundaries:
387,876 lbs. of trash
1936 instances human/animal waste
11521 graffiti/stickers removed