San Francisco is planning to create a cultural district for Pacific Islander residents. According to SF Examiner, Supervisor Shamann Walton and Connie Chan announced the city’s plans on Tuesday.
Walton represents Visitacion Valley, which is home to many Pacific Islanders. San Francisco Standard reports that Walton wants to create the district to boost the visibility of Pacific Islanders and get the group much-needed resources.
“No community is ignored under our watch,” Walton said at a Tuesday press conference, according to San Francisco Standard. “We are designating the area in Visitacion Valley, in Sunnydale, because of the great contributions of the entire Pacific Islander community.”
According to SF Examiner, the plans are part of San Francisco’s cultural district program that was created to provide resources to the city’s diverse communities. If the Board of Supervisors approves the plans, it would be the 10th cultural district in San Francisco. City officials say it would be the nation’s first Pacific Islander cultural district.
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