Tree Planting and FIX-IT


Join us on Saturday October 14!
Help plant trees! 

District Tree Planting
Saturday, October 14, 8:30 AM to Midday, followed by lunch
Gather at Tennessee St at 24th.

GBD volunteers will be out on Saturday, October 14 to help add new street trees all over the district. Tennessee Street between 23rd and 24th will get a major makeover; we’ll be adding trees to the Penn Ave garden near 23rd; Benches Garden gets street trees along with some of the surrounding properties. Street trees will pop up all over! Thanks to The City’s Bureau of Urban Forestry, the nonprofit Friends of the Urban Forest and the neighbors and businesses who adopted trees. Volunteers will meet at Tennessee and 24th at 8:30 am, plant until midday, then break for a celebratory lunch. Sign up at


If only we could Fix It

Fix-It Community meeting
Thursday, October 12, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
1275 Minnesota

Frustrated by citizen complaints over quality-of-life issues, the Mayor appointed Sandra Zuniga as the City’s “Fix It Director”, with authority to coordinate efforts from the MTA, Public Works, RecPark, the PUC, the police and homeless services. The areas targeted for these efforts are now expanding from the original 5 zones to include Dogpatch. (The initially suggested area is Illinois to Iowa, 19th to 22nd.) Sandra and her team are coming to Dogpatch to hear first-hand about district needs. You can also contact the Fix-It group with your suggestions and comments at ­