The Lombard St ambassador program officially kicked off August 29. Modeled after the ambassador program at Fisherman’s Wharf and Union Square, the hope is this friendlier approach to encouraging people to not take photographs while standing in the middle of the street, to not leave valuables parked in their car, to respect the private property of residents, to not litter the popular tourist destination will result in happier tourists and less crime and accidents. The ambassadors will collect various statistics to determine their effectivenss. They will work variable hours all days of the week until November 1 when it will be suspended until starting up again in spring. This effort has been funded by The City.