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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

Circular Ribbon Garden cleanup event, Saturday Feb 23

Photos from the cleanup day event for the Circular Ribbon Garden. Local volunteers were joined by helpers and supplies provided by SF Parks Alliance. All photos Bill Wilson Photography billwilsonphotos.com.

Right to left: Supervisor Norman Yee, SNA President Stephen Martinpinto, and Erica Maybaum, aide to Supervisor Yee. Photo: Bill Wilson Photography.
Right to left: Supervisor Norman Yee, SNA President Stephen Martinpinto, and Erica Maybaum, aide to Supervisor Yee. Photo: Bill Wilson Photography.
Pat Moore, Circular Ribbon Garden leader and committee chair, has a word with Supervisor Yee. Photo: Bill Wilson Photography.
Pat Moore, Circular Ribbon Garden leader and committee chair, has a word with Supervisor Yee. Photo: Bill Wilson Photography.

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Feb 23: Circular Ave Ribbon Garden Cleanup Day

Join local the local greening and cleaning effort led by volunteer Pat Moore on Saturday February 23, 2019 (9am to 12noon). Meet at Congo and Circular. Sponsored by SF Parks Alliance. To participate, contact committee chair Pat Moore patmoore695@comcast.net

The long narrow planted area between Circular Avenue and I-280 freeway was dedicated as park space in 2011, and is maintained with local volunteer efforts.

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The 2011 opening ceremony for the Circular Ribbon Garden, with Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Scott Wiener in attendance, along with local residents who helped make it happen, including Pat Moore, Ming Louie, Bob Abra, and many others.

Feb 23: Detroit Steps Project Kick-off Event

Lighting the Detroit Steps for safety and preparing them for a future public art project are the aims of two of this year’s Sunnyside D7 Participatory Budgeting projects.

Local sentiment about the Steps. Photo: Flora Clerque Photography.
Local sentiment about the Steps. Photo: Flora Clerque Photography.

Learn more about this exciting project here. You are invited to stop by the Kick-off event on Saturday February 23 (12 noon – 2 pm), at the Lower Steps, Detroit Street at Hearst Ave — to learn more and talk with the project leaders. A special musical guest is expected for the event. For more info about the project, contact: Rosaura Valle rpcvalle@gmail.com.

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