STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The Castro is a primary cultural area for the gay and
lesbian community; it
also serves as a place where people of diverse identities live, work,
and play. We are committed to shaping the future of our neighborhood through
planning and action, and building relationships with other neighbor-hoods and our
city government. Working together as residents and merchants, we will honor
the integrity of the Castro and promote respect, diversity, history, pride,
rights, and responsibilities within our community.
love the Castro as it is-and we can make it even better.
will identify what works and build on it.
acknowledge that change happens.
- With a
plan we can shape the future of our neighborhood.
solutions to our neighborhood problems must not create problems for
problems are bigger than can be solved by one neighborhood alone.
people are valued and welcome in the Castro.
will address issues of unacceptable public behaviors in our community.
is no us and them.
Castro is an international symbol for lesbians and gay men. As such it
is a travel destination, a regional recreation center, and a living
neighborhood-all at the same time.
golden age of the Castro is yet to come