D7 Participatory Budgeting Voting NOW live

Thank you so much for participating in Supervisor Melgar’s 2022 Participatory Budgeting Program.

As a reminder for the Sunnyside Neighborhood nominee:

Make a parklet on Monterey Business Corridor in Sunnyside

Area: Sunnyside

Submitted by: Sunnyside Neighborhood Association

Category: Community Recovery

We want to make the sidewalk in the Corridor better by putting in 2 benches and a planter. This will increase foot traffic and provide seating for shoppers.

Attached you will find an English flyer for the program – the link (see below) and QR code included. Translation is a little slow so working on the translated flyers over to you all to distribute. Voting is open from June 13th to June 27th. District 7 residents aged 16 and up can vote! With a 400-vote minimum please make sure you share widely and Get Out the Vote to get your projects funding!

Background:

WHAT IS PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING? Participatory budgeting is a democratic process that gives community members the opportunity to set budgeting priorities and make decisions on what community projects should be funded. 

For more details visit Supervisor Melgar’s Participatory Budgeting Website HERE! You can find out more about what projects are being placed on the ballot etc.

Link to virtual ballot:

The short link to the voting page is SF.GOV/D7VOTE 

The long link to the voting page is: https://sf.gov/vote-fund-community-projects-district-7

For Spanish use: https://sf.gov/es/vote-fund-community-projects-district-7

For Chinese use: https://sf.gov/zh-hant/vote-fund-community-projects-district-7

Filipino will be updated by COB today as well.

People can also vote in person at the Ingleside, Merced, or West Portal Libraries if they don’t have internet access!

Full list of Projects on the Ballot:

1. Better traffic flow and pedestrian safety at Yerba Buena Ave and Miraloma Drive

Area: Monterey Heights

Submitted by: Monterey Heights Housing Association

Category: Vision Zero

We want to make it easier to cross the street, by improving the signs and crosswalk and painting. We also want to extend the concrete median to make the intersection safer for cars and people.

2. Add a pedestrian island at Teresita and Reposa

Area: Miraloma Park

Submitted by: Miraloma Park Improvement Club

Category: Vision Zero

We want to add a pedestrian island at the intersection. The island will make it easier for people to cross the street safely.

3. Make a parklet on Monterey Business Corridor in Sunnyside

Area: Sunnyside

Submitted by: Sunnyside Neighborhood Association

Category: Community Recovery

We want to make the sidewalk in the Corridor better by putting in 2 benches and a planter. This will increase foot traffic and provide seating for shoppers.

4. More trash cans = less litter in Lakeside Village

Area: Lakeside Village

Submitted by: Friends of Lakeside Village nonprofit

Category: Community Recovery and Vision Zero

We want to add trash cans on the sidewalk. We think this will stop litter on the sidewalk. 

5. Make it easier to play sports at the Commodore Sloat school

Area: Balboa Terrace

Submitted by: Commodore Sloat Parents’ Community Organization (PCO)

Category: Recovery

We want to make it more fun for people to use the vacant blacktop in the Commodore Sloat schoolyard. We will do that by putting in benches, a volleyball net, basketball hoops and painting a baseball diamond on the blacktop.

6. Train teens for work

Area: Stonestown and Lake Merced, Outer Sunset, Oceanside, Merced Heights, Ingleside

Submitted by: Stonestown Family YMCA

Category: Community resiliency

We want to fund a 12-week program to train 12 teens in Lifeguarding, CPR and Foundations of Youth Development. These classes help teens find work. We want to run this program every 3 months. 

7. Slow down traffic on Pacheco at 8th Ave and Alton Ave

Area: Forest Hill, District 7- Pacheco, 8th, and Alton

Submitted by: Forest Hill Association (FHA)

Category: Vision Zero

We want to install speed bumps in the area. We think this will make it safer for pedestrians by slowing down cars.

8. Neighborfests in D7

Area: All neighborhoods in D7

Submitted by: Resilient D7

Category: Community Resiliency, Public Safety Activities, Neighborhood Disaster Preparedness, and Community Recovery

Neighborfests, or neighborhood block parties, bring neighbors together. That’s important in a disaster like an earthquake or a fire. We need to help each other, but we need to know who our neighbors are to be able to help them. We want to fund 27 neighborforests in D7.

9. Community space, garden and emergency hub

Area: Westwood Park

Submitted by: Aptos Middle School

Category: Community Resiliency, Public Safety Activities, Neighborhood Disaster Preparedness, and Community Recovery

We will build a community vegetable garden, seating, and memorial space at the Aptos Middle School. We will also make an emergency response hub with emergency supplies.

10. Traffic calming and added crosswalks on Hearst Ave

Area: Sunnyside

Submitted by: Friends of Slow Hearst

Category: Vision Zero

We want to put in 4 painted crosswalks and new speed humps. Crosswalks would be at:

Hearst and Baden

Hearst and Congo

Hearst and Detroit

Hearst and Ridgewood

11. Supplies for monthly volunteer trash pick up and graffiti clean up

Area: West Portal Corridor

Submitted by: Resilient West Portal

Category: Community Recovery

We want to have supplies for a monthly volunteer trash pick up and graffiti clean up on the West portal corridor.

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