Once again, the Alamo Square neighborhood scores as the top district for the cleanest streets and sidewalks. Every year the SF Public Works is evaluated by the Controller’s Office. The reports are based upon random investigations of designated corridors. For the 2010 year, there was 20-30% improvement on Tree Appearance and Cleanliness from 2008-09.
In addition, Alamo Square was voted in the top 90 percentile for doors, cleanliness, tree appearance, weedyness, and clearance. However, there were also up to 15 categories for rating. Some of the items that counted were graffiti, broken needles, and trash in the streets and sidewalks.
For example, the Excelsior neighborhood scored low on all accounts. Also, the corridor of the Mission between Duboce & 18th Street (Commercial, District 6) failed. To see how Alamo Square did as part of “district 5”, check out the Controller’s report.