Sunday, October 14, 2007

Neighborhoods and Streets within District 6

District 6 boundaries include:
North of Market, South of Market, Union Square, Lower Polk, Lower Nob Hill, Civic Center, part of Financial District, Inner Mission, South Beach, Mission Bay, Yerba Buena Island, Treasure Island and Western Addition.

Where in San Francisco is District 6?

This map shows you what part of San Franisco is District 6.

What Alliance for A Better District 6 is all about:

Alliance for a Better District 6 is the voice of San Franisco's downtown. Our mission is to improve the quality of San Francisco urban life by:
• protecting public spaces and historical assets
• supporting pedestrian-oriented development policies
• addressing safety and public nuisance concerns
• encouraging mixed-use residential development
• Designing and implementing programs which develop a sense of community within ABD6 boundaries
• forming alliances with other organizations and individuals that share ABD6 interests

To contact us:
Alliance for a Better District 6
P.O. Box 420782
San Francisco, CA 94142-0782
(415) 820-1560
(415) 820-1565 - Fax

2013-14 Alliance for a Better District 6 Board Members & Committee Chairs

Michael Nulty, President
Dennis Isner, Administrative Officer

Susan Bryan, Treasurer
Marvis Phillips, Parliamentarian
Michael Pedersen, Air Horn Abatement Chair

Marvis Phillips, Safety/Planning Chair

Susan Bryan, Fundraising Chair

Michael Nulty, Housing Chair
Michael Nulty, Executive Director

*Each Board of Director member/Committee Chair has a web link attached to their name to learn more about each member.

Revitalization of Central City

Community creating partnerships with residents and community groups opens the doors for more small business opportunities which create a stronger Central City for all.

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Jim Meko is honored with Jim Berk Memorial Award

In photo Michael Nulty, President of Alliance for A Better District 6 presents Jim Meko with the 1st Jim Berk Memorial Award for his lifetime of leadership and public service to the diverse communities of San Francisco. Also in picture is Captain Daniel McDonagh of Southern Station. Award presentation was apart of the Alliance’s annual meeting on January 8th, 2008.

If You Are Going To San Francisco

Installation of Little Saigon Lion Statues

3-29-07 Plastic Bag Ban

ABD6 winner of 2008 Safety Network Community Leadership Award

2008 Safety Network Community Leadership Awards

Info on Executive Director

Michael Nulty

1-17-08 San Francisco Nightlife Summit

Online Petitions:

Open Space Petition:
TNT Petition:
Full Service Post Office Petition:

Alliance for A Better District 6 sponsored blogs:

Cadillac Hotel Centennial

TNT & San Francisco Board of Supervisors Public Safety Committee

TNT & San Francisco Police Commission

TNT & Hyde/Turk Street Stop

Post Office Patrons

10th Anniversary of Tenant Associations Coalition

9th Anniversary of Tenant Associations Coalition

Tenderloin Transportation Plan

2008 Ribbon Cuttings

201 Turk Coomunity Room Ribbon cutting & 125 Mason Street Family Housing Ribbon cutting

Safe Haven Locations and Map

Safe Havens:
Safe Havens are neighborhood points of refuge for children and seniors to use if they are feeling vulnerable on the streets of the Tenderloin. To get more information please contact me, Dina Hilliard at or call (415) 538-8100 x204
Locations (Refer to Map above):
Gene Friend Recreation Center 270 6th Street
City Produce 174 6th street
San Cristina Hotel 1000 Market
Ambassador Hotel 50 Mason
TNDC admin office (201 Eddy) 201 Eddy St.
TNDC admin office (215 Taylor) 215 Taylor
Youth With a Mission 357 Ellis St.
Downtown Grocery 289 Eddy St.
201 Turk Street Apartments 201 Turk St.
TL Community Benefit District 118 Jones St.
Boys and Girls Club 115 Jones St.
St. Boniface Church 133 Golden Gate Avenue
Art Studio/CCHH 146 Leavenworth Street
CCHH Men's Shelter 146 Leavenworth Street
Shi-yu Lang YMCA - youth deparment 220 Golden Gate Avenue
Hospitality House 290 Turk St.
Empire Market 399 Eddy St.
Senator Hotel 519 Ellis St.
Wild Awakenings Café 142 Mc Allister Street
Morty's Deli 280 Golden Gate Ave
Central City SRO Collaborative 259 Hyde St.
Coalition On Homelessness 468 Turk St.
Iroquois Hotel 835 O' Farrell Street

Community Cameras are they solving crime?

Go to this video link

2-14-08 Establishing Retail Services at 101 Hyde Hearing at City Hall

For more details on establishing a full service post office in Civic Center go to:

Today's Weather




2-26-08 City Attorney Neli Palma says good bye

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

George Dias reads certificate of honor wording to Captain Jimenez

Captain Jimenez asks the Police Commissioners if he can accept Alliance for a Better District 6's Certificate of Honor

Steve Conley reads Achievement Award wording to Southern Station's Captain McDonagh

Achievement Award for Captain McDonagh and Southern Station Officers

San Francisco Police Metro Division Map and Contact Info

The Metro Division is comprised of five district stations encompassing downtown San Francisco. Areas and neighborhoods serviced include the Marina, Civic Center, North Beach, Chinatown, Tenderloin, South of Market, and the Mission district.

Central Police Station
766 Vallejo Street
(415) 315-2400

Mission Police Station
630 Valencia Street
(415) 558-5400

Northern Police Station
1125 Fillmore Street
(415) 614-3400

Southern Police Station
850 Bryant Street
(415) 553-1373

Tenderloin Police Station
301 Eddy Street
(415) 345-7300

Building Family Housing on Mason Street

Mint Plaza Opening Ceremony, Chris Daly

San Francisco Community Benefit Districts Map

Downtown Community Benefit Districts Map

Central Market Community Benefit District

North of Market/Tenderloin Community Benefit District

Union Square Business Improvement District

Yerba Buena Alliance

Central Market Community Benefit District Map

Community Justice Center

Community Justice Center Needs Assessment Report:
Tenderloin, South of Market, Civic Center, and Union Square

Bikes Belong In Traffic - SFPD Training Video

Wave of development could sweep through four eastern neighborhoods

A building boom in San Francisco’s east side could start within a year, with white-collar jobs and thousands of new homes expected to replace dwindling industrial jobs in a sweeping 2,200-acre rezoning proposal ready to be debated by city leaders after nine years of planning efforts.
The 1,373-page draft Eastern Neighborhood plan — which will guide the future development of areas including the Central Waterfront, Potrero Hill, the Mission and some part of the South of Market neighborhood — goes before The City’s Planning Commission today.
The plan, if eventually adopted by the Board of Supervisors, is expected to reduce the amount of light industry in those areas, by allowing increased housing density and building heights, and changing building rules.
If the plan is approved, higher-density homes could be built in the neighborhoods to house more than 20,000 new residents by 2025 — a 30 percent population rise, according to findings in a draft environmental impact report.

Uptown Tenderloin Walking Map

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Housing Forum Sponsored by Alliance for a Better District 6

12-7-03 Mid-Market Project Area Committee is being discussed on how it will provide future housing opportunities.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

ABD6 has memberships with:

Neighborhood Empowerment Network

South of Market Business Association

North of Market Business Association

Alliance for a Better District 6 History

The Alliance for a Better District 6 (ABD6) was formed in October 1999, initially as an effort to respond to the change in the manner in which candidates were elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. The election in 2000 would mark a return to district elections, where candidates would be elected from a particular district instead of campaigning city-wide. Given this change at the Board of Supervisors, community activists and community based organizations seized this opportunity to create a community platform for the new district. From this grassroots endeavor to represent the interests of low income residents in what would become District 6 and to find common ground between residents and other stakeholders came the Alliance for a Better District 6.

From its inception, ABD6 has been at the forefront of the struggle to incorporate the interests of District 6’s low income households into San Francisco public, social and land use policy. The community platform that ABD6 created was endorsed by all 17 candidates that ran for Supervisor in District 6 in 2000. In 2002 ABD6 submitted its proposal for changes to the boundaries of District 6 with the intent to prevent the Tenderloin and South of Market neighborhoods from being split. As the District 6 map attests, the effort of ABD6 was successful.

ABD6 partnered with KPFA 94.1 FM to jointly host the Tenderloin Summit 2002 and with KPFA 94.1FM and a local business owner to jointly host the Tenderloin Summit 2004. These events, broadcast live over the airwaves, provided a community forum to discuss such topics as the living conditions in Single Room Occupancy Hotels (District 6 has the most SRO Hotels in the San Francisco), crime and public safety, at risk and youth of color, homelessness, and quality of life issues for seniors and those with disabilities. The Summits were very well attended, with over 120 participants at each.

In June 2005, ABD6 co-sponsored the Emergency Vehicles Sirens Community Forum. This Forum served as a means for the residents of Lower Nob Hill, the Tenderloin, and the Mid Market (all areas in District 6) to voice their concerns over the excessive noise from the continual and excessive use of air horns and sirens on the part of emergency vehicles. This Forum was attended by either the Directors or high level staff of the San Francisco Fire Department, the San Francisco Police Department, Department of Emergency Services “911 Dispatch”, Department of Environment, Department of Parking & Traffic, Mayor Office of Neighborhood Services, with representatives from both Supervisor’s Chris Daly and Aaron Peskin’s Office and over 70 residents from District 6.

ABD6 also led the fight against the removal of half the bus stops along the Geary Corridor. This Corridor provides residents of the Tenderloin access to supermarkets, medical facilities, and other necessities of life. The efforts of ABD6 limited the elimination of bus stops to only 3 stops out of a proposed 6. The efforts also led to the inclusion of ABD6 members onto the Citizens Advisory Committee and the Technical Advisory Committee for the Geary Bus Rapid Transit project and the Tenderloin/Little Saigon Neighborhood Transportation study. More importantly, the San Francisco’s transportation bureaucracy realizes that any transportation changes to the Tenderloin must be made with the input and approval of the residents of the Tenderloin.

ABD6 also participates in tree planting efforts with organizations such as the Friends of the Urban Forest; its executive officers are Board Members of the North of Market Community Benefits District; it played an integral role in the decision to site a San Francisco Police Department station in the Tenderloin; and it continues to serve the interests of lower income residents of District 6 by actively monitoring land use decisions by the San Francisco Planning Commission, San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, and private developers.

As shown by its achievements, the purpose of ABD6 is to empower people who live, work or have an interest in improving the quality of live in District 6; to resolve problems affecting District 6 and Citywide and to achieve these results by consensus. The underlying belief of ABD6 is that government at all levels must be responsive and accountable to the needs of all people, particularly those who are under served and under represented. ABD6 is a non-partisan unincorporated civic association.