Here are some of our neighborhood initiatives, created alongside our public, private, and community partners.
TENDERLOIN TALK LIVE
Combining elements of a community forum, presentation, and neighborhood mixer, the Tenderloin Talk LIVE quarterly event series, held at different Tenderloin locations, is a fun, spirited way to strengthen community connection, encourage dialogue on neighborhood issues, and influence TLCBD’s neighborhood serving programs.
Tenderloin talk newsletter
We release a twice-monthly newsletter covering happenings in the Tenderloin; including the work of the TLCBD, neighborhood happenings, noteworthy moments, and more.
Glide is celebrating all father figures at GLIDE this Sunday, June 16, with Minister of Celebration Marvin K. White. Their Daily Free Meals crew will have a special breakfast and lunch planned as well. All are welcome.
Hello, artists! There is an opportunity to submit proposals for Sgt. Macaulay Park! Through La Voz Latina, a program of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, and in collaboration with the Lower Polk Community Benefit District, artists can submit project ideas for Sgt. Macaulay Park, which is currently being fully renovated. The application deadline is July 8, 2019.
Of the $12.3 billion budget, Mayor London Breed announced $11.9 million will go to adding seven new pit stops and 80 Big Belly garbage cans to the City in an effort to keep the streets clean. The Tenderloin community has been calling for a much-needed 24-hour pit stop. Public Works, in partnership with nonprofit Urban Alchemy, currently maintains five pit stops in the Tenderloin; one pit stop that’s opens until 8pm and the others close at 4pm, leaving many people, without a bathroom option after those hours. Read more and watch the video clip via KTVU.
San Francisco city leaders are applauding a project aimed at turning a troubled street corner into a foodie destination. La Cocina, a nonprofit that acts as an incubator for women looking to start restaurants. They're already working to transform the interior of the site with the idea of creating mini-restaurants inside. Read more and watch the video segment via Fox KTVU.
The colors of the transgender flag have been painted on the streetlight poles around the intersection of Turk (Vicki Mar Lane) and Taylor (Gene Compton's Cafeteria Way) streets with more poles to follow. This is a permanent installation organized by the Transgender Cultural District. Read more via the Bay Area Reporter.
Here’s a look at the May 2019 Clean Team stats, including 33,005 pounds of trash collected. We partner with both Block by Block and Downtown Streets, as well as Public Works, to coordinate cleaning efforts in the neighborhood. We encourage you to call or text the Clean Team at 415-385-5490 for incidents that pose a health hazard on our sidewalks, such as 'code browns'. Also if you see the Clean Team members out working, be sure to say hello! As neighbors, we must work together for a cleaner Tenderloin.
This year’s Love Our City clean up event, organized by the City, Public Works, San Francisco Travel, and the Hotel Council of San Francisco, served as an opportunity for volunteers in the hospitality and tourism industry to engage with their neighbors and give back to the City. Here are some photos from the painting, cleaning, gardening and tree planting projects that were done in the Tenderloin.
On Tuesday, June 18, celebrate freedom, resilience, resistance, restitution and remembrance of Black people in the United States, by attending this Juneteenth Celebration! The theme this year is The Voice of Liberation. It will include a talent show, food and music!
Friday Farmers Market & Bazaar, a new market day is launching in UN Plaza: every Friday, starting June 7th, from 7am to 4pm, UN Plaza will feature the best of San Francisco! Grab fresh fruits and veggies, buy gifts from local vendors, and grab lunch at delicious food stalls representing cuisine from diverse communities throughout the City. Read more here.
San Francisco Supervisors Hillary Ronen and Matt Haney want the city to offer free mental health care and substance abuse treatment to any city resident in need. As we’ve seen in the neighborhood, the community would greatly benefit from a more accessible mental health care system. Read more via KQED.