The Civic Center Community Benefit District (CCCBD) is an assessment district organized by a group of concerned property owners, arts organizations, and other stakeholders to improve the image, safety, beautification, and cleanliness of the area. I had the honor of being the first executive director of this unique blend of public entities and private ones that also included the major arts groups.
The Civic Center Community Benefit District, Inc. was formed July 1, 2011, with the goal of implementing the services, representing the owners and institutions and meeting the following objectives set forth in the management plan:
- Create and manage programs that best respond to the top priorities of the Civic Center CBD stakeholders;
- Maximize coordination with the City and County of San Francisco and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to avoid duplication of services and leverage resources;
- Deliver services through a cost-effective non-bureaucratic and easy to assess organizational structure;
- Provide for accountability to those who pay assessments.
The Board of Directors employs an executive director to handle the management and operations for the Civic Center CBD Inc. Property owners who are assessed by the CBD elect members of the CBD Board of Directors.
To ensure broad representation and accountability, the Board of Directors is comprised of stakeholders within the district, a mix of large and small property owners, businesses, district art organizations, governmental, commercial and residential tenants.