The South of Market Business Association is a nonprofit organization working to promote South of Market as a vital place to live, work, visit and do business. SOMBA mobilizes businesses, residents, community groups and government to identify priorities, challenges and solutions to maintain a strong and vibrant community. For more information: Contact Form.
SOMA EVENTS AND RECENT NEWS!
SomBa’s Election Slate:
50: Suspension of Legislators – Yes
A: Public Health and Safety Bond – No
B: Charter Amendment: Park, Recreation & Open Space Fund – No
C: Charter Amendment: Affordable Housing – Yes
D: Initiative Ordinance: Office of Citizen Complaint Investigations – No
E: Amendment of Sick Leave Ordinance – No position
AA: SF Bay Clean Water Pollution Prevention & Habitat Restor. Program – No
SomBa and 5M’s Mixer on August 27th – a Photo Collage!
Recently, SF kicked off the Shop & Dine in the 49 initiative, which focuses on bringing spending back into our diverse neighborhoods. By shopping, eating, drinking and playing in our neighborhoods, we ensure these unique corridors remain thriving, successful, and vibrant.
Every dollar spent at local businesses in San Francisco directly supports jobs and our local economy. San Francisco has more than 90,000 businesses, including more than 7,700 restaurants, cafes, food stores, and beverage establishments that employ approximately 100,000 local residents. A 1 percent increase in spending at restaurants and retailers would generate an additional $100 million into our economy. Check out Mayor Ed Lee’s full shop local challenge here.