SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Mayor London Breed on Tuesday unveiled a range of new investments to support downtown San Francisco and the city’s economic recovery.
This plan complements the recently announced Mid-Market Vibrancy and Safety Plan.
“A vibrant, thriving, and healthy downtown area is critical to the recovery of San Francisco. Our inner city is a central part of our city, ”said Mayor Breed. “As we open up and continue our recovery, we must invest now to ensure our downtown area is welcoming, clean and attractive so that people will want to come back and spend time in the area.”
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As part of the plan, the downtown recovery plan provides for an expansion of the number of ambassadors in downtown and Union Square. a series of events and activations throughout the city center, at the location of the temporary Transbay terminal and along the waterfront; and improvements to Hallidie Plaza, the entrance to Powell Street BART station and the place where the cable car reverses.
The mayor suggests supporting these programs with $ 9.5 million in her proposed city budget. The two-year budget proposed by the mayor will be introduced on June 1, 2021.
If this is approved in the budget, the ambassadors could be on the streets by late summer.
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Smaller events and performances are scheduled to begin in July. The Transbay and Port activations are already progressing and should begin this summer.