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North Beach

San Francisco to Pilot Participatory Budgeting

T.J. Johnston, Shareable.net/SF Public Press — Dec 10 2012 - 4:11pm

Residents in San Francisco’s northeastern corner will soon get a say in how a small piece of San Francisco’s budget is spent improving their neighborhood. Supervisor David Chiu announced last week that residents of District 3, which includes North Beach, Chinatown and part of the Financial District, could vote on how to spend $100,000 in discretionary funds. It’s part of a civic innovation called participatory budgeting, with the money earmarked for one-time community projects.

Welcome to the neighborhood: North Beach (photo essay)

John C. Liau, SF Public Press — Feb 15 2010 - 11:33am

North Beach was once an actual beach before landfill covered the northeastern side of San Francisco. Today, this “little Italy” sits adjacent to Fisherman’s Wharf and at times seems about to be swallowed up by Chinatown. Open spaces are at a premium in North Beach, as apartments, cafes and restaurants are stacked on top and around each other. But, if you look closely enough, you’ll see how people find creative ways to relax and use this confined space

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