Through a time intensive, individual process, the Excelsior Action Group nonprofit organization has surveyed 251 businesses on the Excelsior's commercial corridor and organized their basic information into an Excelsior business directory.
The Excelsior Directory lists all the public-serving businesses along Mission Street and also includes maps highlighting some features of our community. Feel free to download, print, and distribute this booklet among family and friends to help show the world why the Excelsior community is a great community! Also, keep an eye out for copies of the directory at local businesses around the Excelsior.
We hope that the Excelsior Directory will make it easier for consumers to patronize and support the Excelsior Neighborhood, and find what they are looking for. We will give out copies of the directory to local businesses, residents, and visitors of the 10th Annual Excelsior Festival, in addition to other distribution channels. Contact us if you would like to come by and pick up a free, printed copy at our office, or click the image above to download the PDF version.
Ingleside Station has set up a voluntary bike registration system for community members to recover bikes that are lost or stolen. All you need to do is fill out some basic information about yourself and the bike to receive a sticker in the mail or you can also go to the Ingleside Police Station to fill out the form and get the sticker to place on your bicycle. Even though this can't stop it from being stolen, it will make it easier for the Police to return the bicycles to its owner if recovered. The police will not give the bike back unless you have proof that it belongs to you, so this will be an easy way to identify you as the owner.. To learn more, click here. To find the bike registration form, click here.
SFMTA Receives $49 Million from State Department of Transportation to Fund Central Subway, Persia Triangle ProjectsRead Now
State bond funds allow further progress on critical transit upgrades
San Francisco--The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which oversees transportation in the city, today announced the receipt of more than $49 million in state bond funds to support the Central Subway and Persia Triangle projects.
The Central Subway Project will receive $48.4 million in state Public Transportation Modernization, Improvement, and Service Enhancement Account Program (PTMISEA) funds, allowing for continued progress on extending the T Third Line through SoMa, Union Square and Chinatown. The Persia Triangle Project, which will improve pedestrian amenities and transit circulation at three intersections in southern San Francisco, will receive $675,734 in PTMISEA funds.
“The continued support of our funding partners reaffirms the importance of these projects in creating jobs, building community connections and improving the quality of life in our city,” said Mayor Lee. “We are investing in the future of our city with these crucial transit improvements that will serve generations of San Franciscans.”
Mayor’s Upcoming Proposed Fiscal Year 2012-13 & 2013-14 Budget Prioritizes Invest in Neighborhoods Strategy & Creation of Jobs Squad
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced new commitments to neighborhood commercial districts and small businesses in his proposed two year budget. The budget will more than double grants funding to $1.5 million; add $4 million to dramatically expand loans and other grants specifically targeted at neighborhood small businesses; double the team that works full time in neighborhood commercial corridors to streamline permitting and link small businesses with City programs and resources; and launch the Jobs Squad to help neighborhood small businesses get expert City staff out of City Hall and into the neighborhoods.
Mayor Lee was joined by Board Budget Chair Supervisor Carmen Chu, District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim, area business owners, neighborhood residents and leaders, community-based groups and City department heads to make the announcement in Little Saigon in the Uptown Tenderloin Historic District neighborhood.
“We are strengthening small businesses and entire neighborhood commercial districts,” said Mayor Lee. “This requires real resources and an ‘all hands on deck’ approach from City departments, business owners, and neighborhood leaders. By bringing a substantial commitment of new support, we are replacing vacant store fronts with vibrant small businesses. We will continue to invest in our existing small businesses, the jobs they create and aid entrepreneurs looking to open up shop in our City.”