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Our Top 3 Offenders, Policing Updates, President's Day Weekend, Tips and Tricks for Businesses, FISHnet Radio Handset Application

FWCBD's Top 3 Offenders 
The SFPD and FWCBD Target the District's Worst Offenders

The PIERsafe committee and the FWCBD Ambassadors have been working with Captain Lazar and our neighborhood officers to target three of our district's worst offenders.

The goal of this strategic initiative is to build a case against each offender in order to create a stay away order to keep the offenders out of our district permanently. 

To assist the street population in our district, the Fisherman’s Wharf CBD is committed to working with the SFPD and the Homeless OutreachTeam. Our organization has developed a compassionate plan to deal with inappropriate street behavior. Our preferred course of action is to align individuals with the appropriate resources and care. 

How you can help -- Sharing Information on Townsquared
The Top 3 have been announced on Townsquared so that constituents can comment and share information. By creating a public record of these offenses, everyone can contribute. Our ambassadors will also reach out to businesses that have had previous issues with the Top 3 to request their assistance chronicling any violations and/or issues. We encourage you to contact the ambassadors directly via phone or text at 415-726-3088, or the office at info@visitfishermanswharf.com,             415-673-3530. 
 

Operation Slight of Hand

SFPD Initiative Targeting 3 Card Monte Gambling

In January the SFPD started an initiative to crack down on Three Card Monte/slight of hand games and illegal gambling in the district. More sophisticated crews can make upwards of $3,000 a day in Fisherman's Wharf.
To date, Captain Lazar has reported that multiple arrests have been made.
 

Do Not Trespass Signs Available
Please Make Sure the Updated Sign is Displayed

As part of an ongoing effort to maintain clean and safe sidewalks and to discourage trespassing, our ambassadors are in the district seven days a week. Please contact them for the 2016 Do Not Trespass signs, they will deliver them to your business.

President's/Valentine's Day Weekend 

The FWCBD Prepares for Our Best Attended Weekend

When ranking the top ten days of traffic to Fisherman’s Wharf for the 2014/2015 fiscal year, the February 13-15 weekend dominated. Saturday, February 14 was the busiest day of 2015 with counters tracking a total of 118,663 people. Sunday, February 15 counted 108,549 people. Valentine's day 2015 day beat both 4th of July and the Fleet Week Festival!

To help with the added crowds that we anticipate for February 13-15 2016, the FWCBD has requested 4 Parking Control Officers for Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Two officers will be stationed from 11-6pm at Jefferson & Powell, and two officers will be stationed from 11-6pm at Jefferson and Taylor. We are also requesting two 10b police officers to assist Feb 13, Saturday, 6-10pm, Feb 14, Sunday, 6-10pm and Feb 15, Monday 4-8pm.
 
FISHnet Radio Handset Application

Community Members are Encouraged to Apply
Deadline: March 4th, 2016 


The FWCBD is seeking applications from businesses interested in receiving a radio and participating in the FISHnet Radio Roll Call that is conducted every Tuesday at Noon after the City Alert tone. The purpose of this application is to further the emergency outreach protocol in our District. Three Radios have been purchased for businesses interested in participating. Each radio will be given to the chosen business at the cost of one dollar. The radio will become the sole property of the chosen business who will be responsible for the continued maintenance and repair of the radio without any liability or cost to The FWCBD. Link to the application
 

Tips and Tricks for Businesses

Helpful Resources, Low-Cost Workshops and Free Business Mentoring 

San Francisco Business Portal
With comprehensive information and tailored tools, the Portal helps you easily navigate the steps to start, manage, and grow a business, quickly learn what it takes to be compliant, and obtain resources along the way. Find the permits, licenses, requirements, and guidelines you need now.
http://businessportal.sfgov.org/

SCORE SF (A division of the Small Business Administration)
Whether you are starting a business, expanding your business or facing challenges, SCORE’s experienced business volunteers can help with free mentoring and low-cost workshops.
Website
Workshops 

 


The Wharf By the Numbers
People Counting Devices track Wharf footfall

Each month we share our pedestrian counts for the previous month and previous year. January footfall shows an overall decrease of 18.6 % over the previous year. 
 
FISHERMAN'S WHARF FOOTFALL   Jan 2015      Jan 2016
JEFFERSON AT BAY COMPANY  315,547      230,234
JEFFERSON AT BOUDINS 455,315      362,877
JEFFERSON AT WAX MUSEUM 369,083      317,911
     
Stay tuned for more annual comparisons. The FWCBD is using footfall data to help provide valuable information to the City to help advocate for more services for local property owners, merchants and visitors. 

Super Bowl 50 Springboard Update
To assess the impact of SB50 in our district, the FWCBD compared the 2015 Sunday-Sunday counts to the same week-long period in 2016. In 2015 310,724 people visited the district during that period of time compared to 366,562 in 2016. This results in an 18% increase in foot traffic year over year from 2015 to 2016. We also compared the Thursday to Sunday of Super Bowl weekend in 2015 and 2016. While the dates are different, in 2015 we counted 213,871 people versus 228,345 in 2016, showing a 6.8% increase in the traffic during a Super Bowl weekend. 
 

Wharf News

People's Choice Award Presentation for Best Chowder
"CONGRATULATIONS to McCormick & Kuleto's Seafood - San Francisco, CA! They won the People's Choice Award for Best Chowder at Fisherman's Wharf during Wharf Fest 2015. At the plaque presentation this week, we learned that their award-winning chowder will be back for Valentine's Day Weekend 2016." Read the Full Article>> 

1895 Schooner Gets Three New Masts
"The C.A. Thayer will return to Hyde Street Pier later this month, where park staff will completely rig the vessel. The newly-masted schooner will be honored at the park’s 2016 Festival of the Sea, a free, all-day public event scheduled for Saturday, August 20." Read the Full Article>> 
 
Follow all the Wharf News>>
 

Business Openings

The Baked Bear, a custom ice cream sandwich shop
located at 2824 Jones Street. Grand opening Saturday, February 13, 3016.

Rocket Fizz, a candy emporium featuring memorabilia and unique soda flavors located at 333 Jefferson Street. Opening Sunday, February 14, 2016.

 
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Winter 2016- Issue 42

In this Issue:
Top 3 Offenders
Operation Slight of Hand
Do Not Trespass Signs
President's Day Weekend
FISHnet Radio Handset Application
Tips and Tricks for Businesses
By the Numbers

Wharf News
Business Openings
 

 
UPCOMING MEETINGS

Board of Directors Mtg. 
February 23, 2016
10:00 AM
Bistro Boudin

Police Community Mtg.
April 21 2016
12:00 PM
Aquarium of the Bay Auditorium

PIERsafe Committee 
March 9, 2016
9:00 AM
FWCBD Office

SOBO Committee 
March 10, 2016
3:00 PM
FWCBD Office

UPCOMING EVENTS

PIER 39's Tulipmania!
February 13, 2016  9 AM 
to February 21, 2016 9 PM


For district-wide events  please visit our website.

CRUISE SCHEDULE

2/13-Grand Princess
2/23-Grand Princess
See More Dates>>
 

FWCBD Strategic Partners


 

Fisherman's Wharf Community Benefit District

2801 Leavenworth Street, Suite B-16 San Francisco, CA 94133
415-673-3530

Troy Campbell - Executive Director
John Cannizzaro - Board President

FWCBD Ambassador Services
 415-726-3088

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