Thank you to all the community members who joined us for Tenderloin Talk Live at the Hamilton on September 7th. Stay tuned to the next issue of Tenderloin Talk e-newsletter for a full recap and next steps ahead of our next event in December.
Tenderloin Safe Passage kicked off the school year by hosting a safety training with five Tenderloin afterschool program providers. We offer trainings each month to anyone interested in volunteering with Safe Passage, and are currently seeking additional people to join in this important work.
The approach to the crime and drug issues must change. The community, working together, needs to develop an active partnership with SFPD. We will not be able to simply “Police” our way to a better quality of life. I believe strongly that the community, supported by the Tenderloin Community Benefit District, must lead the process to improve the Tenderloin.
In addition to the usual neighborhood-wide celebratory spirit of 4 Corner Friday, head over to 80 Turk for CounterPulse's Block Fest. All happening between 3-5pm at various corners throughout the Tenderloin this Friday September 1st.
Included here are the contents of a letter addressed to Mayor Edwin Lee, the Board of Supervisors, and the San Francisco Department of Homelessness & Supportive Housing (HSH) regarding the Tenderloin Community Benefit District's position opposing a proposed use of 440 Turk Street as a homeless resource center:
On Wednesday, August 30th, experience a Safer Taylor Street with an interactive pop-up event that promises to bring a range of demonstrative prototypes including wider sidewalks, seating areas, greenery, and a bike lane to Taylor Street. Stop by anytime between 12pm and 6pm.
Join us on September 7th as we directly work to answer the questions, What can you do and how can we, the Tenderloin Community Benefit District, help work through the quality of life issues negatively affecting the neighborhood.