Provide Safety Ambassadors & prevent Hate Crimes on elderly in San Francisco Chinatown

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Nearing 300 signers, how do we move forward?

Thank you for signing the petition urging SF Leaders to address the safety of elderly living in Chinatown! As you may recall, we are proposing a solution: to provides official, trained and employed Safety Ambassadors in Chinatown's tourist-less streets by means of a Community Benefits District (CBD) organization. A similar proposal is moving forward in Oakland Chinatown! These organizations are serving other tourist areas of San Francisco! Why not Chinatown??? We are calling on Mayor London Breed, Supervisor Aaron Peskin, the Board of Supervisors, and the SF Chinatown Community Leaders to lead and fast track the process to get this started! I did more digging on how to create a Community Benefits District in San Francisco, tried to summarize what I learned from an SF Planning presentation and public data from the Assessor Historical Secured Property Tax Rolls., and tried to give you an idea the path forward. But again, we need SF and community leadership to carry this out.  [ OBJECTIVE ] I will use for example a 1% special assessment tax to fund a Community Benefits District in Chinatown. In this example, the 1,446 properties that fall under the “Analysis Neighborhood” of Chinatown would generate $440,000 a year to improve the area and a majority (57%) of Single Family Residence property owners would pay under $100 a year. Here is my data analysis. [ STEP 1: Feasibility Study ] Conduct a Feasibility Study. Oakland Chinatown has spent the past year working on a Feasibility Study. We call on Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Aaron Peskin to start and expedite a feasibility study. From what I can tell, we need an Engineer’s Report. [ STEP 2: Petition Phase ] Property owners who will pay 30% of the proposed assessments need to sign a petition. That could be signatures from the 1,263 property owners who would pay the least or six signatures from the property owners who would pay the most. (In the 1% goal of $440,000/year, it could be any combination of property owners who would pay a combined special assessment value of $132,000.) The petition should be submitted to OEWD with: cover letter, spreadsheet tabulating the received petitions, and boundary map. (See samples on SF Department of Elections). [ STEP 3: Ballot Phase ] THE NEXT ELECTION IS JUNE 7, 2021. Similar to the Petition Phase, but this time Property owners who will pay 50% of the proposed assessments need to vote yes. Yerba Buena posts both their timeline and their tabulations which would be helpful for the leader who will step forward and lead the effort! We are calling on Mayor London Breed, Supervisor Aaron Peskin, the Board of Supervisors, and the SF Chinatown Community Leaders to lead and fast track the process to get this started! Hope you learned something, I sure did! M

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1 year ago