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The Yerba Buena Community Benefit District (YBCBD) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life within the Yerba Buena neighborhood through clean and safe services, beautification projects, and marketing and promotions. The YBCBD Services Committee is seeking your feedback regarding safety and security in the neighborhood.

The neighborhood boundaries are roughly the south side of Market Street to Perry Street (just south of Harrison), and the west side of 2nd Street to 5th Street. Please see the map below for the specific neighborhood boundaries.

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This survey is anonymous. Your answers will not be attached to your name or email address. The survey should take about 5-10 minutes to complete. Please share this survey link with anyone you feel is best able to complete the survey.

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* 1. Are you a property owner in the Yerba Buena neighborhood?

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* 2. How are you connected to the Yerba Buena neighborhood? Select all that apply.

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* 3. Looking at the map above, please identify which YBCBD zone you live or work in.

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* 4. How long have you lived, worked, or attended school in the neighborhood?

Please indicate your level of agreement or disagreement with the following statements about the Yerba Buena neighborhood:

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* 5. Yerba Buena is a clean neighborhood.

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* 6. Yerba Buena is a safe neighborhood.

Please rate your level of satisfaction with the following YBCBD cleaning and safety services:

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* 7. Cleaning services (includes sidewalk sweeping, steam cleaning, and litter removal)

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* 8. Graffiti removal (up to 10 feet on public-facing structures)

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* 9. YBCBD Community Guides (direct visitors to local businesses, contact YBCBD Dispatch to report cleaning and safety issues, and help those in need)

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* 10. SF Police Department Bike Patrol (focuses on quality-of-life issues such as noise complaints or blocked driveways)

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* 11. Dispatch services (responds to issues reported by public and dispatches services accordingly)

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* 12. Are there particular areas within Yerba Buena that cause concern for safety? Please tell us the location, time of day/day of week, and what about these places causes concern for safety.

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* 13. Are there particular areas within Yerba Buena that make you feel safe? Please tell us the location, time of day/day of week, and what about these places make you feel safe.

Please indicate the degree to which any of the following are current issues in Yerba Buena:

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* 14. Aggressive panhandling (Soliciting coercively, with menacing actions. Examples of this would be aggressive tone, following an individual and continuing to ask/beg for money, blocking the pedestrians right away, threatening the pedestrian if they fail to give)

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* 15. Passive panhandling (Soliciting with a sign or a cup laid out in front of the individual, or an ask in a non-threatening manner)

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* 16. Assaults (An unlawful attempt to commit a violent injury on another person)

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* 17. Encampments (Locations where one or more unhoused people inhabit public spaces such as sidewalks)

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* 18. Erratic and unusual behavior (Unpredictable or dangerous behavior from individuals who may be experiencing mental health or substance use issues)

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* 19. Indecent exposure (Willfully exposing one's naked body or genitals with the intent to offend or annoy another person)

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* 20. Noise/disturbing the peace

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* 21. Open-air drug use

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* 22. Property damage/vandalism

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* 23. Public intoxication

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* 24. Theft/shoplifting

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* 25. Traffic/parking issues

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* 26. Street vendors

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* 27. Trespassing/loitering

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* 28. Out of the list below, please select your top three safety concerns affecting Yerba Buena:

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* 29. What do you think contributes to your top three safety concerns? Answers might include abandoned buildings, blight, drugs, poorly lit areas, poverty, unoccupied storefronts, etc.

Please indicate the degree to which you think the following security features improve neighborhood safety:

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* 30. Presence of YBCBD Community Guides

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* 31. Presence of SFPD officer

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* 32. Security cameras

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* 33. Pedestrian-level sidewalk lighting

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* 34. Neighborhood watch group

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* 35. Business watch group

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* 36. If you could make three changes to improve neighborhood safety, what would they be?

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* 37. Are you involved in any neighborhood safety groups? If so, please tell us which one/s. Ex: neighborhood watch group, homeowners association, neighborhood emergency response team (NERT)

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* 38. What would you like to see the YBCBD do to enhance neighborhood safety?

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* 39. What is your age?

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* 40. How do you describe your gender identity? Select all that apply.

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* 41. What race and/or ethnicity do you identify with? Select all that apply.

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* 42. What is your household income?

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* 43. (Optional) If you'd like to stay connected with the YBCBD, please enter your contact information below:

Thank you for your time!

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