Neighborhood business groups throughout San Francisco are getting on board with a new model for fighting crime that updates the idea of neighborhood watch. Read the article via the SF Business Times or via the PDF of the article.
Earlier this year, Scoot, a San Francisco-based subsidiary of Bird, restricted parking in Chinatown and the Tenderloin, a neighborhood with a significant homeless population. It said the decision resulted from narrow sidewalks, and concerns raised by the local community groups. Groups were divided over a ban. Fernando Pujals, spokesperson for the Tenderloin Community Benefit District, said he reached out to Scoot about crowded sidewalk concerns, but didn't want a ban... Read the article via Local 10 News.
What stood out more than the outcome was the supporters who came to speak on behalf of TLCBD and their neighborhood. Dozens of people turned out to talk about why the TLCBD was important to them. They told personal stories about how their connections with our Corner Captains, our Clean Team and our staff had made a difference in their daily walks, the cleanliness of their sidewalk, their feeling of safety and their connection to the community.
Community Pitches In At Event To Clean-Up San Francisco’s Street | CBS, KPIX, June 12, 2019
More than 600 volunteers joined San Francisco’s mayor in an effort to help clean up the city’s streets Wednesday morning. Read the article and see the video segment, including a snippet with Fernando Pujals, TLCBD Director of Communications & Clean Engagement, via CBS.
Pedestrian "scramble" to be installed at Golden Gate & Hyde following fatal crash | Hoodline, May 21, 2019
A week after a man was struck and killed while walking at Hyde Street and Golden Gate Avenue, a new pedestrian "scramble" will be installed at the intersection. "We welcome fast action by the SFMTA to make immediate safety improvements on Tenderloin streets...rather than highways to speed vehicles through, we need neighborhood streets designed for pedestrians.” -Simon Bertrang, TLCBD Exec Director. Read in full via Hoodline.
SF supervisor has big plans to make Tenderloin, South of Market less filthy | SF Chronicle, April 19, 2019
Supervisor Matt Haney “wants to make the neighborhood less disgusting for people like Haney the [Tenderloin] resident. He has a new, 10-point plan full of commonsense solutions that innovative, creative, super rich San Francisco could implement quickly.” Read the full article here.
Journeys of Discovery: Transforming San Francisco’s Tenderloin block-by-block | NPR, December 10, 2018
The Tenderloin District is one of San Francisco’s least-understood neighborhoods. Catch a round table discussion with NPR correspondent Tom Wilmer, TLCBD Director of Communications Fernando Pujals; Frank Manchen, Area Director of Sales and Marketing at the San Francisco Hilton Union Square; and Peter Field, a Tenderloin historian and longtime social worker in the neighborhood. Listen to the podcast here.
The Tenderloin is a rare neighborhood not easily defined | 10Best, USA Today, December 10, 2018
The 31 blocks that make up San Francisco's Tenderloin District are some of the most dynamic and diverse in the city.
Although it often receives a bad rap, the Tenderloin is filled with historic, cultural and culinary gems that make it an integral stop on any visit to the Bay Area. Read the full article on USA Today.
Tenderloin's Safe Passage program celebrates 10 years of helping kids, seniors walk safely | Hoodline, November 13, 2018
This month, the Tenderloin’s Safe Passage program will mark a decade of helping schoolchildren safely cross busy intersections around the neighborhood. But the work doesn't end there. Safe Passage provides many more resources to the community that often go unnoticed, including efforts to assist seniors and children playing at neighborhood parks. Read the full article on Hoodline.
ABC7 Stars: Tenderloin community organizer leads 'Safe Passage' for kids, August 31, 2018
Over the past decade, the Safe Passage program in San Francisco's Tenderloin District has helped thousands of kids with navigating the gritty neighborhood. Watch the full segment on ABC 7 News.
Reinventing San Francisco’s historic Tenderloin neighborhood | NPR Podcast, Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer, June 21, 2018
Join Fernando Pujals, Director of Communications with San Francisco's Tenderloin Community Benefit District (TLCBD) and discover the numerous ways Tenderloin residents have come together to create safe environments for kids. Listen to full radio show on KCBX Radio.
October 24, 2018 - Safe Passage Announces 10 Year Anniversary Party & Fundraiser
Tenderloin street-cleaning program adds 'micro neighborhood' focus | Hoodline, June 20, 2018
The Tenderloin Community Benefit District (TLCBD) is expanding its street cleaning efforts. TLCBD hopes to expand its more intensive program to five other micro-neighborhoods in the coming months. Read the full article on Hoodline.
Micro Neighborhood Cleaning Program Launch | KTVU, June 7, 2018
Mayor Mark Farrell joins the Office of Economic and Workforce Development and Larkin Street Neighborhood stakeholders to commemorate the Tenderloin Community Benefit District's Micro Neighborhood Cleaning Program Launch. Watch the press coverage of the event on KTVU.
Video Release: Creating a Safe Passage for Kids in the Tenderloin | KQED News, May 30, 2018
San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood is notorious for the homelessness on its streets and open drug use and sales. But, for a few hours every school day, about two dozen volunteers help transform those same streets into a more kid-friendly environment. Check out this video documenting the effort at KQED News.
Making San Francisco’s Gritty Tenderloin Safer For Kids | Capital Public Radio, May 31, 2018
U.S. census figures report 2,200 children live in the Tenderloin, but local nonprofits estimate that there are more than 3,000 kids in that neighborhood, between Union Square and the Civic Center. There are about two dozen volunteers with Safe Passage, a citizens’ effort that transforms the Tenderloin’s sidewalks into a more kid friendly environment a couple of hours every school day. Read the full story and get a glimpse into the program on Capital Public Radio.
Meet Eugene Morallos of the TLCBD Clean Team | Heart of the City, May 7
Eugene Morallos oversees TLCBD Clean Team operations through Block by Block in coordination with Downtown Streets Team. He shared his thoughtful, reflective and unique perspective about the realities, challenges, and inspirations that come with being in the Tenderloin. Watch the clip via Heart of the City.
Safety, Community Programs Resume Today At Turk-Hyde Mini Park | Hoodline, March 26, 2018
The Tenderloin Community Benefit District launched a new 18-month fundraising campaign, Invest Tenderloin, after announcing new funding for its programing at the Turk-Hyde Mini Park. Read the full story on Hoodline.
Tenderloin CBD Opens First Storefront Location | Mid-Market News, March 30, 2017
After more than a decade of hopping offices hidden from the public, the Tenderloin Community Benefit District finally has a storefront of its own in the neighborhood.
A crowd of about 50 people gathered on the sidewalk at 512 Ellis St. on Wednesday to watch District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim and Tenderloin Police Station Captain Teresa Ewins cut the ribbon and speak enthusiastically about the CBD’s first ground-level location. Read the full story at Mid-Market News.
Tenderloin Community Benefit District Launching New Security Camera Program | Hoodline, March 26, 2016
A new set of security cameras will soon appear in the Tenderloin.
Earlier this month, the Tenderloin Community Benefit District (TLCBD) announced that it raised $100,000 for its Operation Leadership efforts, which include the launch of a surveillance camera pilot program, a public art installation on Larkin Street and fresh street banners around the neighborhood. Read the full article on Hoodline.