Civic Center

The Civic Center Community Benefit District (CBD) was first established in January 2011 as a 10-year special assessment district beginning July 2, 2011. It was conceived and organized by a group of concerned Civic Center property owners, arts organizations, government entities, and other stakeholders to improve coordination and communication around the management, image, safety, beautification and cleanliness of the greater Civic Center area for the benefit of patrons, residents, employees, merchants, property owners and other visitors within the district. On July 23, 2019, the CBD was renewed for a 15-year term with services commencing January 1, 2020. 

Funded Services

Services may include but are not limited to:

  • Daily Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Safe Program – Safety Ambassadors and Safety Stewards
  • Sidewalk and Open Space Activation
  • Destination Marketing and Branding
  • District Stakeholder Outreach

Budget

SERVICE AREAS
ANNUAL FIRST YEAR COSTS
% OF FIRST  YEAR BUDGET
Clean/Safe/Activation $2,500,855.86 75.31%
Marketing/Communication $250,000.00 7.53%
Administration/Contingency $570,000.00  17.16%
TOTAL ASSESSMENT REVENUES
$658,044.36
100.00%
Assessment Revenues $3,161,454.78 95.20%
Other Revenues/General Benefit Contributions $159,401.08 4.80%
TOTAL DISTRICT REVENUES
$3,3320,855.86​
100.00%

Location

The district is generally bounded on the north by Turk, Golden Gate, and McAllister Street on the north, Charles J Brenham Place on the east, on the south by a varying boundary of Market Street, and Gough Street on the west. 

Downloads

Annual Report

Pursuant to California Streets and Highways Code, Section 36650, each Community Benefit District and Business Improvement District must provide an annual report after their first year of operation. Annual reports and financial statements are submitted to OEWD for review. OEWD reviews these documents and determines whether or not the CBD met four benchmarks:

1) Whether the variance between the budget of that fiscal year or calendar year was within 10 percentage points of their management plan budget by service category

2) Whether the CBD or BID, if required, met its respective general benefit obligation 

3) Whether the variance between the fiscal year or calendar year budget was within 10 percentage points of their actual spending for the same time period

4) Whether the CBD or BID indicated the amount of funds carried forward from the previous fiscal year or calendar year into the next

The report is heard before the Government Audit and Oversight committee of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors where OEWD presents on its findings and the CBD or BID presents on its accomplishments and metrics for the reporting period

The latest annual report approved by the Board of Supervisors for Civic Center CBD is for FY 2017-2018 and pertinent information can be found here.

 

Contact

Tracy Everwine, Executive Director
everwine@sfciviccenter.org  
www.sfciviccenter.org
415-658-7979
901 Market Street, Suite 490
San Francisco, CA 94103