A new City program — Green Benefit Districts — may not be as great an idea as it initially sounds, especially in established neighborhoods with primarily single-family homes, like the Inner Sunset.

The idea: property owners — including homeowners — agree to pay an added assessment to their property taxes to finance maintenance and capital improvements to sidewalks, parks, and open spaces in their neighborhood.

Are Green Benefit Districts really worth the money?

A Green Benefit District has been proposed in the Inner Sunset neighborhood. (InnersunsetGBD.org)

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