1st Annual GBD Stakeholders & Friends Party

Free if you sign up at GreenBenefit.or/invite to attend

Wednesday, March 8, 6:00-8:00 PM at 1275 Minnesota Street
Join special guests Supervisor Malia Cohen, City Attorney & neighbor Dennis Herrera, Public Works Director & GBD sponsor Mohammed Nuru, our hosts Andy & Deborah Rappaport, founders of the Minnesota Street Project, plus neighbors and friends for a celebration of Dogpatch, NW Potrero Hill and the first ever Green Benefit District. Members meeting at 6:00 followed at 6:30 by music, food, and friends in a great venue. Please register at

GBD Board Elections coming up!

Candidates register at  by  Feb 17!

The Board of the GBD sets goals and policy for the organization and manages its finances and outreach. Find out more about the Board’s members and the seats to be filled in the next election plus the election schedule and process at

Volunteer Day at Benches Garden

Meet your neighbors and help improve the 'hood.

Benches Garden, San Bruno & 18th
Sunday March 5, 9:30 AM – Noon 
Meet your neighbors and improve your ‘hood. We will weed, prune and mulch. Wear sturdy shoes. Tools, coffee & donuts provided

Climate-proofing the GBD

Washington State University professor Dr. Hope Rising and her students conducted 3 days of workshops cosponsored by the GBD in late Janurary. City staff from Public Works, the Public Utilities Commission, the Port, the Municipal Transportation Authority and the Mayor’s Office participated along with GBD neighbors.  Attendees considered ways to prepare the district for climate change and to make it more resilient in the face of storms, floods, drought and other changes.  The highly successful workshops generated a lot of attention to the district and made both professionals and neighbors more aware of the needs and challenges facing all of us in Dogpatch and Potrero Hill and along the eastern waterfront.

Alex Garvin visits Dogpatch

Noted urban planner, author and Yale professor Alex Garvin visited Dogpatch during a recent trip to San Francisco and expressed delight at the energy and inventiveness of the GBD community and their wonderful additions to the public realm. Mr. Garvin, an adjunct professor at Yale, was involved in the creation of Atlanta’s Beltline greenway and the redesign of lower Manhattan after the 911 attacks. He was in San Francisco to lecture on his book The American City: What Works, What Doesn't. Mr. Garvin’s other books include The Planning Game: Lessons for Great Cities and Public Parks: The Key to Livable Communities. Mr. Garvin was joined on the tour by Friends of the Urban Forest and Neighborhood Parks Council founder Isabel Wade and colleagues Anne Halsted and Jan Chernoff.

Planning Department Ideas for Dogpatch Upgrades

Tuesday February 21, 7:00-9:00 PM, Harmonic Brewing, 1050 26th St @ Minnesota
Draft concept streetscape plans resulting from the Planning Department's Central Waterfront/Dogpatch Public Realm Plan will be shared with neighbors on February 21 at a workshop at Harmonic Brewing. For more information go to
Is there something that needs attention? Do you have ideas or suggestions you'd like to shsre? Contact us at
Regards from your Executive Director, Julie Christensen and The GBD Board of Directors:   Jean Bogiages, Robert Broucaret, Janet Carpinelli, Michele Davis, Susan Eslick, Jesse Herzog, Lisa Jacobs, Adam Mendelson, James Naylor, Phillip Pierce, Kat Sawyer, Alison Sullivan, and Michael Yarne
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