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Preserve San Francisco's Legacy Businesses

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Keep San Francisco San Francisco

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THE LEGACY BUSINESS HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUND
IS A FIRST IN THE NATION PROGRAM THAT RECOGNIZES
30+ YEAR OLD SMALL BUSINESSES AS HISTORIC ASSETS.

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Twin Peaks Tavern – Since 1935

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Vesuvio Cafe – Since 1948

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Aub Zam Zam – Since 1941

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Roxie Theater – Since 1909

ENDORSEMENTS

Join our broad coalition of elected officials, neighborhood leaders, and historic preservationists and Vote Yes on Prop J!

Full List of Endorsements

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Supervisor John Avalos
Supervisor London Breed
Supervisor David Campos
Supervisor Julie Christensen
Supervisor Malia Cohen
Supervisor Mark Farrell
Supervisor Jane Kim
Supervisor Eric Mar
Supervisor Katy Tang
Supervisor Scott Wiener
Supervisor Norman Yee

ORGANIZATIONS

American Institute of Architects, San Francisco
Bay Area Reporter
California Music and Culture Association
California Preservation Foundation
Chinese Chamber of Commerce
Coalition for San Francisco Neighborhoods
D5 Action
Evolve-CA
Golden Gate Restaurant Association
Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood Council
Hispanic Chambers of Commerce of San Francisco
Hospital Council of Northern & Central California
League of Pissed Off Voters
National Trust for Historic Preservation
San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce
San Francisco Beautiful
San Francisco Bay Guardian
San Francisco Council of District Merchants Associations
San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Heritage
San Francisco Human Services Network
San Francisco Labor Council
San Francisco League of Conservation Voters
San Francisco Rising
San Francisco Tenants Union
San Francisco Tomorrow
San Francisco Women’s Political Committee
SEIU 1021
Sf.Citi
Sierra Club
South Beach Mission Bay Business Association
VanishingSF

DEMOCRATIC CLUBS

African American Democratic Club
Bernal Heights Democratic Club
Black Young Democrats of San Francisco
Central City Democrats
District 3 Democratic Club
District 5 Democratic Club
District 8 Democratic Club
District 11 Democratic Club
FDR Democratic Club
Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club
Latina/o Young Democrats of San Francisco
New Avenues Democratic Club
Potrero Hill Democratic Club
Richmond District Democratic Club
San Francisco Democratic Party
San Francisco Latino Democratic Club
San Francisco Tech Democrats
San Francisco Young Democrats

Vesuvio Cafe

Vote Yes on J!

Preserve San Francisco's Legacy Businesses

Vote Yes on J!

Preserve San Francisco's Legacy Businesses

Keep San Francisco San Francisco

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WHY WE NEED PROP J

San Francisco is a world-class city known for independent and historic small businesses. But our legacy restaurants, bars, retail stores, galleries, and nonprofits have never been more at risk.

Over the past 15 years, San Francisco commercial rents have risen by 256%. Otherwise healthy businesses that act as anchors for our commercial corridors are being closed down for good.

San Francisco businesses forced to close or relocate:

500
In 1992
4000
In 2014

In just the past few years, San Francisco has lost iconic businesses such as Marcus Books, Esta Noche, The Lexington Club, and The Empress of China (pictured above)

HOW IT WORKS

THE LEGACY BUSINESS REGISTRY

  • A way for the City to recognize 30+ year old small businesses and nonprofits as historic assets.

  • Passed unanimously by the Board of Supervisors in March 2015

  • Open to 300 business and nonprofits a year

  • Scheduled to begin accepting applications in late September 2015.

THE LEGACY BUSINESS HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUND (PROP J)

  • Creates a first-in-the-nation grant program:

  • For Legacy Businesses, annual grant of $500 per employee, with a cap of 100 employees.

  • For Property owners who extend ten year or longer leases to Legacy Businesses, annual grant  of $4.50 per square foot, with a cap of 5,000 square feet.