The Downtown Community Benefit District is the newest CBD in San Francisco and was formed in January 2020. Developed by a coalition of property and business owners, the Downtown Community Benefit District includes two of the oldest continuous business districts in the City (Financial and Jackson Square) and funds special benefit services over and above what the City already provides.



Improve district vitality through best-in-class clean and safe programming, infrastructure enhancements, dynamic partnerships and productive marketing.


Cleaning Services

Attention to detail is our thing! Cleaning Ambassadors work tirelessly to ensure the sidewalks and public spaces stay as clean as possible.  

Downtown Cleaning Ambassadors are dedicated to keeping the streets clean and beautiful. Starting their day early in the morning, team members prepare the district before shops and businesses open by sweeping away litter and removing debris and unwanted hazardous materials and waste. Cleaning services go above and beyond what is provided by the City and County of San Francisco to include; pressure washing, graffiti removal, and more. 

Cleaning Services are offered daily, 6 am - 5 pm. To report a cleaning issue, call DCBD Dispatch at 415-205-6465.


Safety, Hospitality, Social Services

At the forefront of the Downtown CBD’s safety efforts, Safety Ambassadors are visible and engaged members of the team to primarily observe, advise, and report quality of life issues throughout the Financial District and Jackson Square. They can be seen wearing district branded navy attire walking or riding a tall T3 scooter or bicycle. Safety Ambassadors offer a friendly helping hand to those in need, either by providing directions to a nearby restaurant or public transportation, or even safely escorting workers to their vehicles. Safety Program will begin in March 2021.


The Downtown CBD also employs a full-time Social Services Ambassador to provide compassionate outreach to those who are struggling on our streets with homelessness and substance abuse. Consistent outreach helps to provide pathways for workforce development opportunities and housing. 


Public Realm Improvements & Beautification

Our public spaces should be functional, attractive, and safe for all to use. Downtown San Francisco is filled with alleys and backstreets shadowed by rich historical infrastructure dating back to the Gold Rush. The Downtown CBD works closely with stakeholders to develop a vision on how best to achieve exciting, clean, safe, activations for public spaces. Examples include events, flower baskets, landscaping, specialty lighting, art sculptures, murals, and more! Creating mini destinations in public spaces drives new tourism and inspires a sense of place for those who live, work, and play. 

Marketing & Promotion

We give downtown businesses opportunities and a voice to welcome back guests and customers and promote themselves to new audiences. As San Francisco recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, we'll be right there standing side by side with our businesses ready to welcome customers and visitors back downtown. 

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July - December 2020

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Special Meetings: 

None at this time.

Regular Meetings:


Regular Executive Committee virtual meeting on April 2, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.

  • The Executive Committee usually meets virtually or at 333 Bush Street, Suite 2010, San Francisco, CA 94104, monthly every first Friday at 1:30 p.m.

  • Agenda

Regular Board of Directors virtual meeting on March 15, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.

  • The Board of Directors usually meets virtually or at 333 Bush Street, Suite 2010, San Francisco, CA 94104, monthly every third Monday at 12:00 p.m.​​

  • Agenda TBD

​Regular District Identity Streetscape Improvement Committee (DISI) virtual meeting on March 17, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

  • The District Identity Streetscape Improvement Committee (DISI) usually meets virtually or at 333 Bush Street, Suite 2010, San Francisco, CA 94104, monthly every third Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.

  • Agenda TBD​

Regular Clean and Safe Committee virtual meeting on March 22, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.​​

  • ​The Clean and Safe Committee usually meets virtually or at 333 Bush Street, Suite 2010, San Francisco, CA 94104, monthly every fourth Monday at 10:00 a.m.

  • Agenda TBD

Regular Finance Committee virtual meeting on May 4, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

  • The Finance Committee usually meets on a quarterly basis virtually or at 333 Bush Street, Suite 2010, San Francisco, CA 94104.

  • Agenda TBD


Marketing & Promotion



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Robbie Silver, Interim Executive Director:

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