‘Mission Miracle Mile’ gains support

The community benefit district being called the “Mission Miracle Mile” is on pace for a five-year renewal. Property owners along the 2500 block of Mission Street between 21st and 22nd streets vote to assess themselves to pay for services and other area enhancements.

There are 10 similar districts set up throughout San Francisco and others in the planning stages with the assistance of Mayor Gavin Newsom’s office.

“San Francisco, I believe, is fortunate that we have throughout The City partnerships between The City and local communities, what is called a community benefits district, that essentially helps to improve the overall quality of life in certain communities,” said Supervisor David Campos during a Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee meeting Wednesday.

“In these tough financial times where city resources are limited, I think that we have to think of ways of creating these kinds of partnerships,” said Campos, whose district includes Mission Street.

The committee approved the legislation that allows the renewal process to move forward. It will require approval by the full board. Ultimately property owners will likely vote in October to continue the assessment for another five years.

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