Five Additional Bigbelly Trash Receptacles Planned for The East Cut

In December 2019, The East Cut CBD, District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney, and the Mayor’s Fix-It Team announced the installation of five Bigbelly smart trash receptacles. These cans are designed to fully contain waste preventing break-ins from critters or curious passers-by. In addition, they contain a foot pedal for contactless disposal and a solar-powered trash… Read more »

Goats Sustainably Clear Brush in Rincon Hill

May 13th, residents of Rincon Hill got some surprise visitors when a herd of goats were dropped off by Caltrans District 4! The goats were brought in to clear weeds and brush from the slope near the Rincon Hill Dog Park, an area determined to be too dangerous to be serviced by Caltrans maintenance crews…. Read more »

Information Regarding the Embarcadero SAFE Navigation Center

Update 1: The following letter was sent Tuesday, May 5th from the San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) to members of the Embarcadero SAFE Navigation Center Advisory Group. The message contains an update to the City’s plan to transition the Embarcadero SAFE Navigation Center to a “Post-COVID” congregate shelter. Additionally, you can… Read more »

3 Simple Ways to Support Neighborhood Businesses

Essential neighborhood businesses are working hard to serve the community and whether or not they are open during the Shelter in Place order, the entire retail community is hurting at the moment. Normally, our merchants can rely on traffic from the tens of thousands of employees working in the district but today, it is the residential community… Read more »

[Survey] Let Us Know How We Are Doing

The East Cut CBD continuously adjusts its services to best meet high standards of safety and cleanliness in the neighborhood. Community feedback is essential to help us evaluate our services and assess future changes. Please take 5 minutes to complete our annual Services Survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EastCut2020 The East Cut CBD Services Team is out in… Read more »

The East Cut CBD’s FY2018-2019 Annual Report is Here!

The East Cut Community Benefit District has had an eventful fiscal year and we are very happy to report on all the achievements made between July 2018 and June 2019. The report offers an out-and-out snapshot of the organization’s operations and activities over the 12-month period. Throughout April, area property owners will receive a postcard… Read more »

Local Easter Eggs During the Lockdown? Yes, in The East Cut!

The shelter-in-place has us all isolated and there haven’t been many causes for celebrations… until now! Socola Chocolatier + Barista is operating during the City’s shelter-in-place order and the team has worked hard on crafting beautiful eggs for Easter. If you live locally, order online before Sunday, April 5, and get your Easter goods delivered!… Read more »

DocuSign volunteers paint a 400ft-long mural on Essex St.

On Wednesday, November 13th, nearly 40 employees from DocuSign signed up to take part in the realization of a mural on the western wall bordering Essex St. This event was made possible thanks to DocuSign’s Global IMPACT Day, a company initiative helping employees to give back to communities around them. The morning group helped tape… Read more »

Saving a Piece of Rincon Hill’s History

In September, a neighborhood resident living on First Street noticed an unusual pile of rocks on Guy Place, by the Guy Place Mini Park construction site. Realizing they were old cobblestones unearthed by the construction crews working at the park, he then reached out to The East Cut Community Benefit District to ask if our… Read more »

Vision Zero SF to improve safety for bicyclists and pedestrians on Howard Street

Following a tragic accident last March, Mayor London Breed issued an executive order for faster traffic safety improvements on the City’s High Injury Network. San Francisco’s Vision Zero is leading the Mayor’s initiative and will build new safety elements on Howard, between 3rd and Embarcadero Streets. Improvements include a parking-protected bike lane, an increase in… Read more »

Salesforce Park Is Now Open!

After 10 months, we are thrilled to welcome visitors back to Salesforce Park. When walking along the pathway you will quickly notice how lush the landscape has become and how well the plants and trees have grown.

Volunteers Answer the Call for Love Our City 2019, in The East Cut

Hundreds of volunteers gathered at Embarcadero Plaza this morning at 8:00 am to answer the call from the San Francisco Travel Association and the Hotel Council of San Francisco to participate in Love Our City—a volunteering event to clean areas of District 6. About 20 volunteers were dispatched in The East Cut to paint a… Read more »

Salesforce Transit Center and Park to Reopen Monday, July 1, 2019!

It is now official, Salesforce Transit Center and Salesforce Park are both set to reopen on Monday, July 1, 2019. The transit center closed in September 2018—just weeks after its grand opening—has completed all necessary repairs and reviews to guarantee a safe return for users and visitors…

Learn More About Community Planning at SoDA Open House Events

Are you interested in community planning, neighborhood parks, streetscape, pedestrian and bike safety, and public rights of way?
Join The East Cut Community Benefit District for two South Downtown Design+Activation Plan Open House events, on Thursday, May 16th and Saturday, May 18th…

Transbay Park Survey #1 Results

Over 580 neighbors and stakeholders responded to the initial East Cut survey on Transbay Park. Together with the Office of Community of Investment and Infrastructure (OCII) and San Francisco Public Works (SFPW)…

Street Closures This Weekend for the 20th Annual How Weird Street Faire

The How Weird Street Faire is a San Francisco tradition celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2019. Please find important information. ​The How Weird Street Faire is applying for a street closure permit to hold the 20th annual faire, taking place this Sunday May 5, 2019, from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm…

Re: Proposed Navigation Center at Seawall Lot 330

The Mayor’s proposed navigation center at Seawall Lot 330 has made homelessness and the welfare of unsheltered San Franciscans top-of-mind for many of us in the East Cut area. The proposal has generated the largest amount of community engagement of any project we’ve ever seen – on both sides of the issue.