Focus Areas

We pride ourselves on our boots-on-the-ground approach. Our volunteer advocates have 45+ years of experience championing for quality of life, public safety, housing and small business initiatives in Hayes Valley.

Here are some of the areas/issues that we have focus on:

  1. Community Outreach & Representation: we drill down on initiatives impacting the neighborhood.
  2. Social Justice
  3. Public Safety
  4. Traffic Calming: we are advocating for traffic calming measures at various points in the neighborhood. See our 2023 Traffic Mitigation Strategies.
  5. Small Business Representation
  6. Housing
  7. Hayes Valley Freeway Commemoration Project
  8. Inserting checks and balances for actions/projects initiated in the neighborhood.
  9. Street Cleanliness & Garbage Issues
  10. Octavia Undeveloped Parcels: K, L, R, S
  11. Shared Streets: we continue to advocate for fair and just process in the permit review and approval process to ensure equal opportunity representation for businesses impacted by the closure. We successfully advocated for the re-opening of the 500 block of Hayes. Last year we advocated for the re-opening of the 300 block of Hayes.
  12. Camera Surveillance: gathering information regarding the possibility of camera surveillance being implemented in our business district.
  13. Extended Parking Meter times
  14. Hayes Valley Playground & Clubhouse
  15. Formula Retail Ban Enforcement
  16. 555 Fulton: Trader Joe’s
  17. Homelessness, Tents & Addiction
  18. Affordability
  19. Transit: restoring bus line 21 Hayes
  20. Living Alley Projects in Hayes Valley
  21. Tree issues
  22. Hayes Valley Freeway Commemoration Project: we continue to advocate for a fair process for this project. Extensive info is available on our blog.
  23. 340 and 362 Fell Street: Rivian Automotive
  24. History Preservation: Patricia Walkup Interview
  25. Tenancy and Lease issues
  26. Head West event permit
  27. Closed/Shared Streets
  28. Hayes Valley “Community Board”