From the Director

So much is happening in the Castro through the Community Benefit District, it’s hard to keep up.

Last week the Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza (a community group led by the Castro
CBD) announced the 3 shortlisted proposals for the new Harvey Milk Plaza and
launched the community input process. Please be sure to make your voice heard and
go to the online survey, answer the questions and leave your comments.

The CBD’s efforts to revive Pink Triangle Park & Memorial were recently given a big
boost with a $100,000 grant from the city’s Community Challenge grant program.

But the most long awaited news, is The Seed! Yes, installation of The Seed, the
Castro CBD’s new public art for the Jane Warner Plaza, will begin next week! The
planters will be emptied and the foundation will be poured between September 19 –
25th. Then in mid-October the Seed will be installed. The official unveiling is
scheduled for late October.

The inspiration from the Seed came from the image of children blowing on
dandelion seeds, wishing, and those wishes blowing in the wind. Where do they go?
The artist envisions the Castro District as a collection of all these wishes into a
manifestation for human rights. The artwork is a symbol that represents how a
single wish that is blown away, into the wind, can inspire a movement.

The Seed, created by Aphidoidea, is funded by a grant from the City’s Office of
Economic & Workforce Development.

And of course, we are always cleaning & providing added security:
Clean Team Hours
5 am – 7:30 pm Sunday – Thursday
5 am – 9:30 pm Friday and Saturday
Cleaning Dispatch # 415-471- 7536
Patrol Special Hours
4 pm – 1 am Sunday – Wednesday
4 pm – 3 am Thursday, Friday & Saturday