Today Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the results of the Office of Economic and Workforce Development’s (OEWD) Impact Analysis of San Francisco’s Community Benefit Districts (CBDs). The evaluation was conducted to measure the success of existing districts in meeting strategic goals set forth for the CBD program including the improvement of the public realm, cleanliness and public safety and the creation of economically viable neighborhood business districts.
“Community Benefit Districts are a prime example of successful public-private partnerships,” said Mayor Lee. “This new OEWD Impact Analysis demonstrates the positive and measurable impacts that CBD service and investment have on our City’s commercial neighborhood corridors. More importantly, as each neighborhood takes an economic step forward, so does our City.”
“CBDs are key partners in our efforts to keep our neighborhoods safe, clean, and vibrant,” said District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener. “They perform critical work in the neighborhoods and are effective eyes and ears, since their staff is physically present every day. CBDs can quickly alert city agencies of issues that need to be addressed. I work closely with the CBDs in my district to ensure good management of our neighborhood public spaces. I’m grateful for their work.”