In July of 2006, more than two years of community organizing culminated in the election of the Tenderloin/North of Market C.B.D. Board of Directors. With the adoption of the Tenderloin/North of Market C.B.D., the Tenderloin joined a variety of other neighborhoods in creating a Community Benefits District in which property owners voluntarily pay into a fund earmarked for improving the community. The Central City S.R.O. Collaborative organized with other community groups, property owners, and residents to secure the 65% margin achieved in the affirmative neighborhood vote in 2005. The Tenderloin will now have the resources it needs to provide extra services that will change the face of the neighborhood. Such services will include enhanced cleaning, physical beautification, and street level services for tourists, visitors, and the homeless population.
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