Our History

Since 1981, North Beach Neighbors has advocated and worked on behalf of our members to ensure that North Beach is a vibrant, safe community that is welcoming to all.

We meet regularly on the second Monday of each month, and typically feature forums with guest speakers. The meetings are open to everyone with a stake in North Beach. 

We are proud to have achieved a number of initiatives in our time, including:

  • Started the North Beach Farmers Market to bring fresh, healthy food to our neighborhood

  • Achieved progress on making it easier to open a small business in North Beach as part of our comprehensive Small Business Roadmap

  • Quarterly street and park “Adopt-a-Street” cleanups to beautify streets and parks

  • Planned the Festival of Lights and Buon Natale events to bring the holiday spirit to our neighborhoods

  • Planned Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (N.E.R.T) training to help neighbors prepare for emergencies

  • Conducted a 2018 Vacancy Study of the neighborhood’s commercial corridor

  • Secured funds from the city’s participatory budget to complete and repair the Bill Weber Jazz Mural at Columbus & Broadway

  • Supported the creation of the new Francisco Reservoir Park and the Michelangelo Playground

  • Advocated to lessen impacts of the 2018 Washington Square Park closure

  • Facilitated monthly community meetings to give a forum for neighbors to hear updates on projects and give their input

  • Improved pedestrian safety at the Columbus & Powell/Powell & Filbert intersection through daylighting, tree trimming, and pedestrian head start signaling

  • Organized community forums on the Central Subway project