Civic Center

The Civic Center Community Benefit District (CBD) was recently 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. As the current term will sunset on June 30, 2021, the CBD decided on an early renewal process. On July 23, 2019, with majority support from property owners, the Board of Supervisors voted to renew and expand the Civic Center CBD for a 15 year-duration.

For more information on the renewed term that passed on July 23, 2019, please click here. 

Funded Services

Services may include but are not limited to:

  • Safety – Community Service Ambassadors
  • Public Space and Sidewalk Activation
  • Daily Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Beautification
  • Advocacy


Service areas
Annual First Year costs
Public Rights of Way and Sidewalk Operations* (PROWSO) plus Public Safety Services $353,920.05 51.66%
District Identity and Streetscape Improvements (DISI) $138,491.10 20.22%
Administrative/Corporate Operations $22,647.24 3.31%
Contigency/Reserve $23,840.19 3.48%
Assessment Revenues $685,044.36 99.00%
Other Revenues/General Benefit Contributions $6,919.64 1.00%


The district is generally bounded on the north by Turk Street; on the east by a varying boundary along Hyde, Larkin and Ninth Street; on the south by and including the south side of Market Street; and on the west by the west side of Franklin Street. It also includes both sides of Grove, Ivy and Hayes Streets westward to Gough Street.


District Map

Map of Civic Center Community Benefit District

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 2016-2017 and pertinent information can be found here.

Please click the following link for a PDF version of the map.


Tracy Everwine, Executive Director
901 Market Street, Suite 490
San Francisco, CA 94103