“Community Benefit Districts (CBDs) strive to improve the overall quality of life in targeted commercial districts and mixed-use neighborhoods through a partnership between the City and local communities. In California, CBDs are also known as Business Improvement Districts. Once an area has voted to establish a CBD, local property owners are levied a special assessment to fund improvements to their neighborhood. The funds are administered by a non-profit organization established by the neighborhood.
“Currently, San Francisco has 14 CBDs including Castro, Central Market, Civic Center, Fisherman’s Wharf, Greater Rincon Hill, Lower Polk, Moscone Expansion District, Noe Valley, Tenderloin, Ocean Avenue, Top of Broadway, Tourism Improvement District, Union Square, and Yerba Buena.
“For a brief summary of services provided in each district, please click here.”