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Making the MissionPlanning and Ethnicity in San Francisco$
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Ocean Howell

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226141398

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226290287.001.0001

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The Return to the City within a City

The Return to the City within a City

The Mission Coalition Organization and the Devolution of Planning Power

(p.279) Twelve The Return to the City within a City
Making the Mission

Ocean Howell

University of Chicago Press

Neighborhood groups like the Mission Council on Redevelopment and later the Mission Coalition Organization were eager to collaborate with the SFRA. But under urban renewal law, the SFRA was unable to give neighborhood groups veto power over any specific plan. Primarily for this reason, neighborhood groups came out against the plan, eventually succeeding in blocking it. Soon thereafter, Mayor Joseph Alioto nominated the Mission for a grant under Model Cities, a Great Society program that funded neighborhood-based planning efforts. Thus was created the Mission Model Neighborhood Corporation (MMNC), a local planning authority. Collaborating with the SFRA, the MMNC built public housing, began social programs, and had a number of other successes. Though it was a multiethnic organization, it received some challenges from the Latino left, particularly a group called Los Siete de la Raza. However, the chapter argues that the ultimate failure of the organization is best explained by the Nixon administration's defunding of Model Cities.

Keywords:   Mission Coalition Organization (MCO), Mission Model Neighborhood Corporation (MMNC), San Francisco Redevelopment Agency (SFRA), neighborhood-based planning, Latino identity, multiethnicity, Los Siete de la Raza, murals, model cities, great society

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