renew the tlcbd

For more than 13 years, the TLCBD has worked to provide much needed supplemental services and programs for the neighborhood. Today, we are stronger than ever with a renewed vision to:

Lead the evolution of the Tenderloin into a vibrant community for ALL.

We need your help. This year, we are calling on District Property Owners to vote to renew the TLCBD and carry this investment in the Tenderloin into the future. It’s about people.

On this page you’ll find updates and pertinent information for the renewal process which is underway.

scroll below for some of our recent work for a cleaner, safer, more vibrant Tenderloin.


 
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72 neighborhood banners

30 newsletters and counting

6+Tenderloin Talk LIVE eventS and counting

 
 
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• 72 neighborhood banners

• 30 newsletters counting

• 6+Tenderloin Talk LIVE events and counting

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SAFE PASSAGE

  • In 2016, Tenderloin Safe Passage Program became an official program of TLCBD

  • Through TLCBD, Safe Passage grew from a team of 10 daily Corner Captains to 30

  • 7 Corner Captains hired to part-time staff positions and other stipend economic opportunities.

  • Multiple shifts each day, serving an average of 4,000+ people each month while covering up to 15 corners daily.

  • The presence of a Safe Passage Corner Captain reduces negativity levels, such as drug dealing and open drug use, by 33%.

  • Providing safety for 100s of neighborhood youth each day.

SAFE PASSAGE SENIOR

  • Program expansion to Safe Passage Senior, advocating for 6,000 seniors residing in the TLCBD’s boundaries.

  • Over 50 weekly walking groups for more than 150 seniors in the past year

  • Over 100,000sSafe street crossing for seniors over

TURK HYDE MINI PARK

  • Public space activation efforts to reclaim the Turk Hyde Mini Park for positive and healthy activity five days a week.

  • Turk Hyde Mini Park program has provided weekly programming with 9 partner organizations, bringing healthy activities including arts, wellness, mediation, education, workshops, and performance.

  • To date, the park activation has served 1719 youth, 1151 adults, an 441 seniors with a safe and clean experience at the Turk Hyde park.

    SAFETY CAMERA NETWORK

  • In 2016, the TLCBD launched a security camera network, installing network of cameras on tenderloin properties to deter crime, assist with evidence, arrest, and prosecution where applicable

  • Tenderloin network of multi-sensor cameras using latest IP video technology

  • Camera network provides seamless access to SFPD, eliminating site visits at camera locations.

  • Ongoing network expansion, including 16 new cameras totaling 36 additional views in 2018.


cLEANING

  • In May of 2017, TLCBD revamped the neighborhood sidewalk cleaning program.

  • Every day, Clean Team members are providing

    • Sidewalk and gutter sweeping

    • Wiping down of public fixtures

    • Deodorizing where applicable

    • Monthly scheduled sidewalk pressure washing

    • Hot spot pressure washing

    • Graffiti and sticker removal on public infrastructure

    • Needle pickup and safe removal

  • Local hires in partnership with national firm Block by Block

  • Additional cleaning by Downtown Streets Team, a workforce development model which has been recognized as a regional best practice to end homelessness.

  • Proactively worked to coordinate and improve baseline services from City partners through TLCBD’s Public Right of Way committee. Partners include Public Works, FIx It Team, Recology, Public Health, and more.

  • Successfully advocated for additional trash cans for the District, including 5 Big Belly


Neighborhood advocacy Community VOice

  • In March 2017, TLCBD leased a ground floor office space, activating a vacant storefront while strengthening our connection to the community. Come on by!

  • 72 new neighborhood banners promoting positive neighborhood “tend”encies through playful characters. “Around here, we tend to know our neighbors.”

  • Launched Tenderloin Talk e-newsletter reaching over 1000 subscribers twice a month with Tenderloin news, arts, events, and more.

  • Launched Tenderloin Talk LIVE quarterly event series, bridging community connection, raising community voice, and further influencing programs.

  • Safer Taylor Street, robust community input process, ensuring the neighborhood stakeholders are heard and implemented.

  • Launched the Tenderloin Wellness Trail initiative to improve access and usability between neighborhood open spaces.

  • Anchor partner in organizing the Tenderloin Mayoral Forum, 400 attendees called on mayoral hopefuls to prioritize the Tenderloin, and to directly commit to addressing issues of the Tenderloin. Check out a video, photos, and audio of the event here.

  • Successfully advocating for more equitable distribution of City resources with partners, including DPW, SFPD, Fix It, OEWD, SFHSH, and DPH.

  • We continue to be a powerful voice in advocating for the needs and interests of the neighborhood.

  • Joined the Clean Safe 365 Coalition to address cleanliness and safety. While taking a seat at the table with other coalition members. Read our statement on why we’re joining and how the Tenderloin must be a priority.


fREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)

History

  • What is a CBD?

  • How is the CBD funded?

  • How long has the Tenderloin had a CBD?

  • Who decides on the formation of the CBD?

The Renewal Process

  • What are the boundaries of the current TLCBD and how will it change after renewal?

  • How does the CBD get renewed and how long is it renewing for?

  • How does the CBD get renewed?

Why Vote YES on Renewal

  • How do I vote?

  • What if I haven’t received my petition?

  • Who can vote?



ensure that we can continue our neighborhood INITIATIVES

Stats:

72 neighborhood banners

30 newsletters and counting

6+Tenderloin Talk LIVE events and counting

Neighborhood Banner Program, Around here we tend to know our neighbors.

Ground floor office, activating a vacant storefront while strengthening our connection to the community. Come on by! (photo)

Launched the Tenderloin Talk e-newsletter reaching subscribers twice a month with Tenderloin news, arts, events, and more. Check out the archives and sign up for future issues at Tlcbd.org/subscribe.

Launched the Tenderloin Talk LIVE event series, bridging community connection, raising community voice, and further honing programs in dialogue with YOU, the neighborhood we serve.

Lead organizer of the Tenderloin Mayoral Forum, which called on Mayoral hopefuls to prioritize the Tenderloin, and to directly commit to addressing issues of the Tenderloin. Check out a video, transcript, including our moderator statement HERE

Leading and Supporting of community efforts to address safety including block groups.

We continue to successfuly advocated for more equitable distribution of City resources with partners, including DPW, SFPD, Fix It, OEWD, HSH, and DPH.

We continue to be a powerful voice in advocating for the needs and interests of the neighborhood, including demanding geographic equity, positing to support evidence based solutions to problems such as overdose and injection drug use.

Joined the Clean Safe 365 Coalition to address cleanliness and safety. While taking a seat at the table with other coalition members, we’ve disntinctly positioned Read our statement on the joining here.

We have advocated with SFPD police chief scott, Tenderloin Station, department of public works, mayors office, Supervisor’s office . . .

Leveraged the property owner assessment into an additional $1.1 of investment in the Tenderloin since 2016.



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About the Tenderloin Community Benefit District (TLCBD)

In 2005, TLCBD, a non-profit 501c3, was established collaboratively by community leaders and property owners. The city and neighborhood adopted the TLCBD management plan to work towards a mission of neighborhood improvement for all within the district boundaries.

The Tenderloin Community Benefit District (TLCBD) works relentlessly to provide a clean and safe environment. Strong community partnerships and supportive collaboration with city agencies will create positive change in the Tenderloin neighborhood. Organization services are focused on implementing neighborhood improvements around the physical environment, economic development, and neighborhood pride. Visit the Tenderloin Talk blog to learn more about what we're up to.

A Board of Directors, made up of Tenderloin property owners and stakeholders, oversees the management of the TLCBD. The full-time management team leads the day-to-day operations of TLCBD initiatives and programs.


FAQ

  • What is a CBD?

    A Community Benefit District (CBD) is a formally recognized assessment district managed by a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in a defined region. Typical CBD services include sidewalk cleaning, trash removal, safety ambassador patrols, beautification, and advocacy for policies and projects that will benefit the CBD’s district. The services provided by CBD's supplement services provided by the City.
     

  • How is the CBD funded?

    The CBD is funded through special assessments collected from property owners within the defined boundaries of the district.
     

  • How long has the Tenderloin had a CBD?

    The TLCBD was established in 2005.
     

  • What are the boundaries of the current TLCBD?

    Click here for a map of the current boundaries and the study area for the renewal. The study area is an area outside of current boundaries that are being looked into for possible expansion of the CBD. The final boundaries of the new CBD have not been determined as of this time. 
     

  • Who decides on the formation of the CBD?

    Property owners within the proposed boundaries decide whether or not a CBD is formed.
     

  • Why does the CBD need to be renewed?

    If the CBD is not renewed, services will be terminated per City ordinance. CBDs operate on a designated life. The current life cycle of the TLCBD ends December 31, 2020.
    In the last year of the CBD’s lifecycle, the CBD’s stakeholders decide whether or not the CBD should go through the renewal process, which enables the organization to continue providing services. The TLCBD Board has decided to renew a year early due to changes in neighborhood issues.
     

  • How long is the CBD renewing for?

    The term for renewal has not been decided as of yet, but a CBD can be renewed for as long as 15 years.
     

  • How does the CBD get renewed?

    The CBD is renewed in two steps: petitions and ballots.

    Step 1: Petition Phase
    All property owners within the proposed CBD boundaries will receive a petition package in November of 2018. The CBD must receive petitions in-favor of renewing the CBD from property owners representing 30.1% of the total assessment to be paid.

    Step 2: Ballot Phase
    All property owners within the proposed CBD boundaries will receive a ballot in the mail. For the CBD to renew, a majority of ballots must be cast in favor of the CBD, weighted by assessment to be paid.

    Petitions and ballots are sent to the mailing address on record with the County Assessor’s office.
     

  • How do I vote?

    Step 1: Return your signed petition via email or mail by February 1st, 2019.

    Email: simon@tlcbd.org

    Mail:TLCBD

  • Attn: Renewal
    512 Ellis St
    San Francisco, CA 94109
     

  • What if I have not received my petition?

    If you do not receive your petition by January 1st, 2019 please contact simon@tlcbd.org.
     

  • Who can vote?

    Only the property owner or legal representative of the property owner is allowed to vote.
     

  • Why should I vote YES?

    If your property or tenants have enjoyed the services the TLCBD has provided for over 13 years, we ask that you vote YES for

    • Clean, Safe, and Neighborhood Promotion services to continue

    • Increased focus on government advocacy for safety, transit, homelessness, etc.

    • Additional marketing, media outreach

  • What if the CBD does not get renewed?

    All CBD services will be terminated on December 31, 2020.
     

  • Why should I pay the CBD for these services? Shouldn’t the city provide them?

    CBDs do not replace City services. CBDs provide services above and beyond what the City offers. CBDs provide consistent clean and safety services and marketing and promotion services that the City does not provide. Additional services provided include: trash removal from sidewalks, pressure washing, additional graffiti removal, public safety programs, public space activation, marketing, advocacy, event programming, etc.
     

  • If the CBD is renewed, can I opt out?

    No, the CBD assessment is mandatory.
     

  • Who will manage the CBD?

    The TLCBD is managed by a 15-member Board of Directors, who are elected into office by fellow property owners, residents, and business owners in the District boundaries. The Board holds regular, public meetings.
     

  • Who should I contact with questions?

    Contact Simon Bertrang at simon@tlcbd.org.

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RENEWAL TIMEFRAME

May 2018
Appointed Steering Committee

August 2018
Develop Plan Elements & Consensus Building

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September 2018
Renewal Committee Meeting, 9/26
(TLCBD Office, 3-4pm)

November 2018
Petition Drive Begins

April 2019
Board of Supervisors review
Set public hearing date
Start ballot drive process

January 2020
Start ballot drive process

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