Potrero Flats is a lucky place. There are lots of Potrero Flats neighborhood organizations that work together to do things like helping local schools. For example, a recent project at Daniel Webster Elementary involved community planning to bring a mural to the side of the school. The mural will be finished by January.
However, such projects are not as easy as they look. The easy part is coming up with the idea. The hard part, however, are the hoops you must jump through in order to complete your goal. Although is well worth it, getting a community mural on the side of a building owned by the public must involve the San Francisco Arts Commission process.
Having support from experienced community members is always a great starting point when you need to jump through SF hoops. Help with hoop jumping is one of the main reasons I am considering a Potrero Boosters membership that is due every winter. When listening to the experiences of friends and neighbors in the neighborhood, it is clear that those who had memberships were able to get things done a lot quicker and a lot more effectively.
I’m not accusing the Potrero Boosters of magic, but they are the backbone of major projects in Potrero Flats. They are also essential in keeping you up to the minute on events, news, and volunteer opportunities.