Committees Purposes
Community Health & Safety

The purpose of the Community/Health/Safety Committee is to help monitor, improve, implement and maintain health and safety in Japantown. This committee will advocate for community-based organizations vital to Japantown.

Key Leaders: Community organization leaders / residents / seniors / youth / religious organization leaders

Community Land Trust The purpose of the Community Land Trust Committee is to develop, implement and maintain a Japantown Community Land Trust.

Key Leaders: Property owners / business owners / real estate attorneys / architects / engineers / property managers / financial consultants

Cultural Heritage Committee

The purpose of the Cultural Heritage Committee is to advocate and implementation of  tools for preservation, maintenance of structures of historical, cultural significance to Japantown.

Key Leaders: National Japanese American Historical Society, JCCCNC, Nichi-bei Foundation, SF Japantown Foundation, Japanese American National Library, preservationists, SF Heritage, planners, educational institutions

Economic Development / Marketing Committeef

The purpose of the Economic Development/Marketing Committee is to develop and implement strategies for the economic stability, economic improvement, and business development of Japantown.

Key Leaders: Business & property owners / Japan Center owners / Japantown hotels / marketing professionals / Japantown Merchants Association(JMA) / Japantown Economic Development Marketing group / Fillmore merchants

Land Use Committee

The purpose of the Land Use Committee is to monitor land use and zoning in Japantown. This committee will be an advocate for Japantown on new real estate developments that directly affect the Japantown community by negotiating community benefit agreements.

Key Leaders: Business & property owners / Japan Center Garage Corp. / architects & planners / real estate attorneys / residents
Public Spaces Committee The Public Spaces Committee’s role is to advocate for improvement and maintenance of safe, secure and beautiful public spaces in the Japantown area.

Key Leaders - Property owners / residents / business owners / architects / planners

Transportation Committee The purpose of the Transportation Committee is to advocate projects affecting the transportation to and from the Japantown Area.

Key Leaders: Japan Center Garage Corp., Geary BRT CAC Representative, transportation consultants

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