The Yerba Buena Alliance regularly interacts with government, business and civic leaders.  Alliance members and the issues they care about are well-represented in dialog and discussion at various levels. Members can count on the Alliance to serve as a forum for discussion and resolution of issues important to the neighborhood.

Currently the Yerba Buena Alliance is focused on the future of the Yerba Buena Gardens.

Principles for the Future of Yerba Buena Gardens
Yerba Buena Gardens Principles Final Over
October 8, 2014

Current Situation:

State Law requires that the entirety of Yerba Buena Gardens – all the properties and assets be transferred from the Successor Redevelopment Agency (now, the Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure) to a government entity such as the City of San Francisco. A draft plan for this transfer must be submitted to the State Department of Finance in November 2013.

There are several potential ways to satisfy this requirement. Whatever mechanism is ultimately determined by City ordinance, the Yerba Buena community, believes that these fundamental Principles must be implemented to assure that Yerba Buena Gardens will always fulfill the Vision of its Civic and Community purposes.

The Yerba Buena Project, designed and built by the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency after consulting for many decades with the community, is an award-winning public-private partnership, a crown jewel of San Francisco that serves artists, businesses, social service organizations, conventioneers, shoppers, skaters and bowlers, movie-goers, diners, residents and visitors, rich and poor, children and seniors and everyone in-between.

It is our obligation as a community to ensure that there is a seamless transition to a governing body that continues this success and serves all stakeholders into the future.

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