The Lower Polk Community Benefit District works to improve the lives of all people in the Lower Polk community. We do this by keeping our neighborhood clean, by performing street outreach, by doing beautification projects, and by providing other much-needed services. We also sponsor the popular SF First Thursday Art Walk, the Polk Street Wine Walk, and the upcoming revival of the Polk Street Jazz Festival. We are honored to be working with the City to become the official sponsor of Sgt. John Macaulay Park. In addition, we operate the unique Lower Polk Tenant Landlord Clinic, and we have also developed “311.today” cloud-based software to help other local communities harness the power of open data. As a result of all that we do, we are proud to have won the prestigious 2018 NEN award for Best Community Benefit District. And don’t forget to check out our new photo gallery of pics from the recent Hemlock Mural unveiling!

Click here for a short slideshow that illustrates what we do for our community.

For a complete listing of our services to the community, please visit our Services page.

The LPCBD’s Cleaning, Maintenance, and Safety program includes regular sidewalk sweeping, alley cleaning, refuse removal, regularly scheduled steam cleanings, pressure washing, graffiti removal, tree pruning and watering, tree well weeding with crushed granite replenishment.

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Our outreach team works closely with our Ambassadors and other staff members to identify and reach out to people who are experiencing homelessness. We have formed relationships with numerous community based organizations and believe that homelessness requires an interdisciplinary approach.

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The Lower Polk CBD works closely with city agencies and non profits to help beautify and modernize the district. From tree plantings, lighting, alley way cleanups and more. We work to make Polk Street a vibrant place for residents and visitors alike.  Learn more about upcoming beautification projects.

We encourage you to make service requests directly to https://sf311.org (online or via their free apps).

We have developed special software entitled 311.today that instantly routes that open sf311 data directly to our Street Ambassadors and managers.

Visit our About page to learn about our mission, our Board Members, the areas that we serve, our partners in the community, and more.

We also have a documents page that contains our management plan and meeting agendas.

Visit our documents page to see copies of our meeting agendas, management plan, engineer’s report, and more. Here is the PowerPoint from our most recent Annual Meeting.

Our next Board Meeting is on Friday, May 25th at 1170 Sutter St., the public is invited.