The film with its harsh name, “Drugs in the Tenderloin,” is nevertheless a tender film. After the documentary premiered on television in 1967, it never aired again— until the Tenderloin Museum resurfaced it. The film has since been shown a number of times with current audiences still intrigued. Read more via SF Chronicle.
The Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing has less oversight, less accountability, and less transparency over its budget, strategy, and policies than nearly every other large city department. This November, San Franciscans will have the opportunity to vote on a common sense Homelessness Oversight Commission that will improve the City’s ability to get people off the streets. Read more via SF Examiner.
Problems with dog poop have prompted a city supervisor to call for more waste receptacles in his district. Supervisor Matt Haney has secured $15,000 in next year’s budget, which he plans to allocate toward dog stations featuring compostable trash bags and a space for discarding the waste. Read more via SF Examiner.
Hoodline’s latest edition of SF Eats, includes Slingshot, a new breakfast and burger joint in the Tenderloin. The eatery is owned by the Bandit Burgers folks at 638 Geary (near Leavenworth). Read more here.
TNDC’s Community Organizing department will be celebrating International Friendship Day on Wednesday, July 31st from at Boeddeker Park - a day that honors the struggles that youth face all over the world. The purpose of the event is to promote unity, peace and friendship between people of different ethnic backgrounds. More than 13 organizations/groups will be tabling at the event. Join in for family-friendly fun, including games, prizes, and performances from neighborhood groups. All are welcome!
On Sunday, June 30 the TLCBD staff, friends, and neighbors joined up to march with Team Haney in the Pride Parade from Embarcadero to Civic Center. Here are some photos! Great to see everyone out, bringing the positive vibes!
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.
This work is part of TLCBD’s model for Block Safety Groups to bring creative and fun solutions, as well a City funding, to improve the issues they identify on their blocks. We are taking the traditional safety model of physical improvement “Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)” and reframing it as “Community Pride Through Environmental Design”.
Welcome to Tenderloin Arts LIVE, a collection of monthly Tenderloin arts events sourced from organizations, individuals, and venues from the neighborhood. From comedy shows, to live music performances, and art openings, here’s what’s happening this July!
San Francisco is expected to begin operating a 24-hour public bathroom with attendants in the Tenderloin beginning this summer. The three-month pilot program is planned for a toilet at Hyde Street at Golden Gate Avenue and comes at the urging of Supervisor Matt Haney, who represents the Tenderloin and made 24-hour public toilets a campaign promise. Read more via the SF Examiner.