We are proud to announce that the Excelsior Community Market has launched its own website. Learn more about this growing community event and find out how you can get involved with the planning, as a vendor, as a performer, or as a volunteer! Check our the new website today!
Excelsior Action Group (EAG) is concerned about the negative view of the Excelsior District that we believe was conveyed by a recent article (“Excelsior awaits benefits of tech boom”, Feb 18, 2014). EAG’s focus is on economic development in the Outer Mission Neighborhood Commercial District and we are excited about changes happening in our vibrant,working-class neighborhood. Far from being located in “Siberia,” we are located next to the busiest BART station in San Francisco outside of downtown, and are accessible by numerous MUNI lines. While we are working to fill commercial vacancies, we also have exciting destination-worthy establishments including Live Sushi, Doctor’s Lounge, and Excelsior Yoga, to name just a few. Our library is thriving, and just up the street we have McLaren Park, the second largest park in the City. Most importantly, we are home to residents, merchants, students, and community-based organizations who are working hard for the Excelsior.We certainly don’t want to lose the affordability and charm of our community, but we are interested in attracting businesses to fill local needs, as well as tech-based companies or nonprofits that would like to help train our young people in computer skills. The Excelsior - it is San Francisco!
We’re partnering with Department of Public Works to clean up the neighborhood! Join us to paint over graffiti, pick up litter on our sidewalks, and have fun! Snacks will be provided. RSVPs are required to ensure we have enough supplies. Please contact Gwynn Mackellen, Safety Corridor, email@example.com or 415-585-0110.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
10AM – 2PM
Meet at our Ever Upward Sculpture at Geneva and Mission
Hot Spot Survey
EAG is creating a Hot Spot survey to determine safety concerns in the Excelsior. This survey will focus especially on pedestrian safety, with questions regarding dangerous intersections and areas of poor lighting. The survey will be online later this month and we will also be doing in-person surveys along the corridor. If you would like to help with community outreach, please contact Gwynn Mackellen, Safety Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-585-0110.
Excelsior Community Market 2014
Participate in the 2014 Excelsior Community Market! We are inviting Excelsior Community members to pitch in and make this great community project their own! There are opportunities to plan the Market; become a vendor and sell your wares, produce, and crafts; play music on our Street Stage; volunteer on Market Days; and of course, attend! If you're interested, please contact the Market Committee at email@example.com or 415-585-0110.
Secondhand smoke has been a frequent complaint along the Excelsior corridor. EAG is partnering with the Department of Public Health to pass out information on the city’s anti-smoking ordinance in English, Spanish, and Chinese to businesses, along with the required signage, as many businesses currently lack these. In addition, two local artists, Grace D’Anca and Deborah LeDet will be creating mosaic “no smoking” signs to communicate the message in a beautiful way. If you would like to get involved with this project or would like information on how to get a sign, please contact Gwynn Mackellen, Safety Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-585-0110.
Walk To Work Day
We’re partnering with WalkSF and Supervisor John Avalos to promote walking as a healthy way to commute to work! More details to follow. Please contact Gwynn Mackellen, Safety Coordinator, email@example.com or 415-585-0110.
Friday, April 11, 2014