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Selected THD Accomplishments

  • We added more than 100 new members.

  • We published the Semaphore, a quarterly publication telling the stories of Telegraph Hill, North Beach, and the Northeast Waterfront for more than sixty years.

  • Every First Friday of the month, we met at Caffe Trieste, first for conversation and fun and then to wander the street of North Beach together, sampling the many amusements of First Fridays.

  • Every Third (Thirsty) Thursday of the month, we gathered for fun and friendship at Savoy Tivoli, celebrating everything and nothing in particular, enjoying each other's company and discovering new best friends we didn't even know we had.

  • We successfully worked to restore and grow our urban tree canopy, including joining in Friends of the Urban Forest’s filling of more than fifty empty tree basins in and near Telegraph Hill, sponsoring thousands of dollars of new trees, one of THD's largest commitments of funds for trees in our history.

  • We won a major victory at the Board of Appeals, saving trees that were threatened with destruction by a developer.

  • We organized two town hall meetings on affordable housing, with a third planned in January 2024, and we held ballot forums.

  • Every third Wednesday for six months, working with the film collective Those Guys, we sponsored the exciting and innovative Films with Friends, with as many as eight different venues and films each time, spread across the evening.

  • We joined with Shaping SF to celebrate their 25th anniversary and an evening of North Beach and Telegraph Hill history, and we added new oral histories to our website.

  • Staffed by more than twenty THD'ers, we organized a hugely successful THD booth at the North Beach Festival, recruiting nearly 40 new members and raising more than four times the money as in previous years.

  • We joined with other organizations to fight Sacramento’s hostile take-over of City land use controls, which will impact our neighborhood for years to come.

  • We engaged with the Port and played an active role in a series of important projects affecting the Northeast Waterfront, including a successful effort to block misguided Ferry Building renovation proposed by the Port's manager, and we engaged on the Port's Waterfront Resilience Program and Draft Waterfront Adaptation Strategies.

  • We wrote letters and presented comments interacting with the City and others on a wide range of projects before the Board of Supervisors, the Planning Commission, the Historic Preservation Commission, the Entertainment Commission, the Board of Appeals, the Municipal Transportation Agency, the Port's Waterfront Design Advisory Committee, and the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission's Design Review Board.

  • We served on the Port's Northern Advisory Committee and Historic Preservation Technical Advisory Committee, and we were named as consultants to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the Port's Waterfront Resilience Program.

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