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. Our current efforts include working with Northern Station, Dean Preston’s office, and SFMTA.
  5. Small Business Representation
  6. Housing
  7. Hayes Valley Freeway Commemoration Project
  8. Street Cleanliness & Garbage Issues
  9. Octavia Undeveloped Parcels: K, L, R, S
  10. 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. This year we advocated for the re-opening of the 300 block of Hayes.
  11. Camera Surveillance: gathering information regarding the possibility of camera surveillance being implemented in our business district.
  12. Extended Parking Meter times
  13. Hayes Valley Playground & Clubhouse
  14. Formula Retail Ban Enforcement
  15. 555 Fulton: Trader Joe’s
  16. Homelessness, Tents & Addiction
  17. Affordability
  18. Transit: restoring bus line 21 Hayes
  19. Living Alley Projects in Hayes Valley
  20. Tree issues
  21. Hayes Valley Freeway Commemoration Project: we continue to advocate for a fair process for this project. Extensive info is available on our blog.
  22. 340 and 362 Fell Street: Rivian Automotive
  23. History Preservation
  24. Tenancy and Lease issues
  25. Inserting checks and balances for actions/projects initiated in the neighborhood