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The Spirit of Sunday Streets Lives On


We have some bittersweet news to share from the Sunday Streets program.

The sad news 
Based on current health directives and capacity constraints across the board with city, private, and nonprofit partners, Livable City is cancelling all previously planned Sunday Streets events for the 2020 calendar year.

The good news 
We are directing remaining resources to create a series of regularly occurring street closures in neighborhoods that need more access to open space and have historic need for economic development resources. While these street closures will be missing the pizazz and sheer volume of activities of Sunday Streets, they will provide needed breathing room and opportunities for local businesses.



We’ve already assisted Chinatown in launching street openings on Grant Ave every Saturday and Sunday through Sept 20. In addition, we are working with partners in SoMa, the Tenderloin, the Excelsior, and Bayview to reveal community serving street programs there soon. And we’ve also launched “What’s Open SF” to help small businesses to improve their online visibility!

Though the pandemic has upset our plans to host 11 Sunday Streets this year, we are proud to continue the work of supporting our most vulnerable communities with community building, regularly occurring access to street openings and small business support.

Please stay tuned for updates, and feel free to contact me with questions or just to say hello.

Thank you for caring about the health and vitality of our neighborhoods.

Regards,
Katy Birnbaum
LEGISLATION
San Franciscans love our neighborhoods. We also recognize the urgent need for more affordable housing. How can we conserve what we love about our neighborhoods, while making them welcoming to neighbors of diverse incomes, households, ages, and physical abilities?

The density reform ordinance proposed by Supervisor Mandelman offers a path forward. Livable City worked with the supervisor to craft legislation giving thousands of existing affordable and rent-stabilized units a path to legalization, which will increase housing security for thousands of San Francisco households. It will also ease the creation of new affordable homes and residential care facilities which are compatible with the scale and character of residential neighborhoods.

This ordinance will be heard by the Board of Supervisors later this month. Please contact your supervisor to express your support for the proposed “density reform for affordable and authorized units” legislation, file #190757.

Read more about density reform here. Thank you for your support.
IN THE SOCIALS
We'd like to invite you to join us for lunchtime Facebook-Live features this week, including our Healthy Living series happening on Saturdays. 
See you there!

Thursday Thoughts
Mark your calendars for our weekly series #ThursdayThoughts: a lunchtime chat with local guests every week. Happens every Thursday in our Livable City Facebook page. Join the conversation!
ICYMI: Past #ThursdayThoughts videos are available here.


What’s Open SF
Tune in to our weekly What's Open SF #FeatureFriday lunchtime Facebook Live stream! Participate by commenting with your favorite small business for a chance to win a $25 gift card (sponsored by Sonic). A great way to find new favorite spots and support small businesses!
ICYMI: Past #FeatureFriday What’s Open SF videos are available here.
VIRTUAL WELLNESS
Healthy Living
Join us for Healthy Living, our virtual wellness sessions, Saturdays at 11AM on Facebook. Open to all levels and it does not require any equipment, except making time to take care of yourself! Let’s take care of ourselves, and stay healthy. (Available in English, and Spanish)
ICYMI: Past Healthy Living videos are available for later viewing here.
PARTNERS
Cute And Covered: District 10
Livable City has partnered with Listos California to promote disaster preparedness, COVID-19 testing and provide masks to District 10 residents.
 
If you are a District 10 resident, participate by filling out this form and receive a COVID-19 Preparedness Kit including a designer mask from Belle Noire Accessories#CuteAndCovered!
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