2019 District 7 Participatory Budget Winners Announced

Here are the winning proposals in this year’s D7 Participatory Budget. Four of the twenty-six awardee projects impact Sunnyside directly, plus an item for Unity Plaza nearby:

  • Landscaping and Art for Sunnyside’s Detroit Steps [read more]
  • Havelock Street Bridge Beautification and Safety
  • Green Gathering Space at Sunnyside Elementary School
  • Disaster Relief Supplies for Neighborhood Resilience in Sunnyside
  • Decorative Lights at Unity Plaza

Continue reading “2019 District 7 Participatory Budget Winners Announced”

Congratulations to the Detroit Steps Project!

Breaking news: The Participatory Budgeting proposal entitled ‘Preparing Sunnyside’s Detroit Steps for Landscaping and Art’ secured 678 votes during the recent voting period, and will receive the full $25,000 funding. This group effort on the part of local residents has been generating a lot of excitement. More about the project here.

Preparing Sunnyside’s Detroit Steps for Landscaping and Art
This project will fund needed preparations for Sunnyside’s Detroit Steps for landscaping and artwork, including the evaluation and repair of the concrete stairway structures on which art will be later affixed and the evaluation and preparation of terracing on the slope for landscaping. These necessary steps will ensure a successful outcome for the next phases of the art and beautification project, which aims to bring visibility to the area, spur small business development, and benefit the entire Monterey Corridor. We envision the Detroit Steps becoming an appealing and inspirational site for walkers and commuters as well as local residents.

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A gathering of supporters during one of the Detroit Steps Projects events. Photo: Flora Clerque Photography.

Two days left to vote! Participatory Budgeting 2019

VOTING IS NOW CLOSED.

Be a Sunnyside booster! Take two minutes to cast your vote for five excellent local projects. Vote here: https://sfpbd.sfgov.org/en/district/7/vote Voting closes on April 14.

Be sure to check off the Sunnyside-based projects:  Continue reading “Two days left to vote! Participatory Budgeting 2019”

Your vote counts: 2019 Participatory Budgeting now open

VOTING IS NOW CLOSED.

District 7 Participatory Budgeting is now open. Cast your vote here: https://sfpbd.sfgov.org/en/district/7/vote

(Not sure you are D7? View map of District 7 here.)  Continue reading “Your vote counts: 2019 Participatory Budgeting now open”

Your vote counts: 2019 Participatory Budgeting now open

VOTING IS NOW CLOSED.

District 7 Participatory Budgeting is now open. Cast your vote here: https://sfpbd.sfgov.org/en/district/7/vote

(Not sure you are D7? View map of District 7 here.) Continue reading “Your vote counts: 2019 Participatory Budgeting now open”

D7 Participatory Budgeting 2019 voting opens, April 1-14

VOTING IS NOW CLOSED.Participatory_Budgeting_flyer_2019_03_28

Every District 7 resident sixteen and older is eligible to vote. $650,000 available for local projects that win the vote. Vote online (April 1-14):  https://sfpbd.sfgov.org/en/district/7/vote 

Vote in person (April 1 -14): At West Portal Library; at Ingleside Library; and at City Hall.

Want to know if you live in District 7? Here is a map: Continue reading “D7 Participatory Budgeting 2019 voting opens, April 1-14”

Participatory Budgeting 2019: The Detroit Steps

The 2019 Participatory Budgeting ballot will include several Sunnyside-based projects. One is aimed at beginning the process of beautifying the local stairways called the Detroit Steps (Detroit St between Hearst and Joost).  Voting will be open April 1-14, 2019 and take place both online and in person.

Preparing Sunnyside’s Detroit Steps for Landscaping and Art

A proposal to fund repairs of the concrete structure, clearing overgrown and address water drainage issues on the Lower and Upper Detroit Steps, as a community-led effort gathers into planning landscape and artwork for future beautification project

VOTE & MAKE SUNNYSIDE SHINE — Voting is open April 1-14, 2019 

To learn more about RE-IMAGINING the Detroit Steps as a lovely pedestrian route, a jogger paradise, or a peaceful haven, visit: https://sunnysideassociation.wordpress.com/detroit-steps/  

Or contact: Rosaura Valle / rpcvalle@gmail.com