The issues addressed by the CMNO span a range that includes fun events, horrible crimes, maintenance and upkeep, facilities improvements, traffic and parking, and long term quality of life improvements. These are some of the issues most important to us:
While we take no position on prostitution per se, the fact that our neighborhood is one of the three top destinations for street prostitution in the Bay Area burdens us with negative side effects that we find unacceptable. This is a trade by and for people from outside our neighborhood, and since a sudden increase in street prostitution in early 2012, we have been aggressively addressing it in coordination with the police, the district supervisor's office, citizen patrols, and nonprofits engaged in outreach to street prostitutes.
Jose Coronado Park
This potentially central asset to our neighborhood has long been neglected by the City and is a haven for public drunkenness and other unsavory activities. We are engaged with the City and the Friends of Jose Coronado Park to find solutions that make the park a better place for all its users.
In an effort to strengthen the sense of community in the Central Mission, we organize an ongoing series of public events open to all. These have included block parties and, in conjunction with the SFFD, a wildly successful Shotwell Street Hallowe'en walk that saw hundreds of costumed kids come to this once-foreboding street for trick or treating.
We have been working with the Supervisor's office and San Francisco HOPE to address the needs of the neighborhood's significant homeless population while also abating some of the worst side effects of homelessness on our streets.
Parking and Traffic
We work with various City agencies, including SFMTA, on a number of issues. Changes in parking zones, traffic calming on Capp Street, stop signs on Harrison Street, speed bumps on Shotwell Street, and excessive speed on South Van Ness are all on our agenda.