WHY A GBD?
We live, work and play in the Dolores neighborhood. We want to build a safe, clean, connected and vibrant community, and think the Green Benefit District is an idea worth exploring.
Some persistent issues in our neighborhood include (but not limited to): garbage in public spaces, sidewalk obstructions and unsanitary conditions, and public safety.
Our formation effort is guided by the following values:
We share a sense of responsibility to work together to care for and enhance our neighborhood
We align and collaborate with fellow residents, local businesses, neighborhood associations, and City government to make our community as livable and enjoyable as it can be
We are inclusive and respectful of the diversity of our community and visitors
We commit to a green, sustainable city and environment
We share a concern for the safety and well-being of all
Ultimately, we are working toward the following outcomes:
A connected and engaged community
Enhanced maintenance and safety of our neighborhood’s public spaces
Small scale greening improvements such as sidewalk and median gardens
Improved pedestrian and bicycle safety
Thriving local businesses
Honoring our history while actively shaping our future
City agencies held accountable for providing their baseline services
A formation process that is democratic, accountable and responsive to community interests