17 Projects Funded in 2023 Round of District 7 Participatory Budgeting

All seventeen projects that made it to the ballot will be funded this year.

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A San Francisco Department of Public Works employee paints over graffiti. | Anne Marie Kristoff/Ingleside Light

The winners of this year's round of District 7 Participatory Budgeting are in.

The Participatory Budgeting program takes tax dollars and let's District 7 constituents propose projects and then select them with a voting process.

District 7 Supervisor Myrna Melgar described this year's proposals as embodying the community empowerment and representing diversity of needs and aspirations.

"We commend the creativity and thoughtfulness that went into these proposals," Melgar said in an announcement. "Together, we will bring these ideas to life and make a positive impact on the lives of our residents."

There is $377,000 for general projects and $422,000 for Vision Zero traffic safety projects.

2023 Projects

1. Design for community space at West Portal station
2. Emergency preparedness training and capacity building in Balboa Terrace
3. Install irrigation system at Dewey Circle
4. Mural on Clarendon pedestrian bridge
5. Mural on Woodside Avenue
6. Mural on retaining wall in Merced Extension Triangle
7. Rainy day fund for small businesses
8. Remove storm damage and hazardous trees from Mt. Sutro
9. Add seating area with trees in Sunnyside
10. Series of murals in the Inner Sunset
11. Slow down traffic near Hearst Avenue and Flood Street
12. Improve traffic safety at Ocean Avenue and Woodacre Drive
13. Install safety cameras in the Inner Sunset
14. Plant trees on medians at Junipero Serra Boulevard and Ocean Avenue
15. Upgrade playground at Commodore Sloat Elementary
17. Youth nutrition education and food security

"We pledge our support and commitment to each of the winning projects, and we eagerly anticipate witnessing their progress and success," Melgar said. "Together, we will shape a brighter and more inclusive community, driven by the power of collective decision-making!"

Participatory Budgeting was brought to San Francisco by then-District 3 Supervisor David Chiu in 2012 and picked up in 2013 by District 7 Supervisor Norman Yee.

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