Communal action is effective action. The Tenderloin is full of concerned organizations seeking to improve life for all Tenderloin residents, and when they come together in common cause, a lot can be achieved. Currently, the NOM-TLCBD is involved with the Good Neighbor Coalition, a coalition of groups, organizations and agencies working together towards a binding community benefit agreement to ensure that the planned California Pacific Medical Center development at Van Ness and Geary brings positive benefits to the neighborhood and fair treatment of residents affected by it.
The CBD’s past community involvements include the establishment of Community Justice Center and TNT – The New Tenderloin – a landmark effort to develop a new comprehensive community safety plan under the direction of the NOM-TLCBD and partner organizations like the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation, Chinatown Community Development Center, La Voz Latina, and Central City SRO Collaborative, as well as over 600 other residents, employees and community groups. Achievements of the TNT included a 200+ protest march to City Hall, a 5,000 signature petition drive demanding greater official attention for the Tenderloin, and a neighborhood-specific mini-series of community police academy classes.