Welcome to the Civic Center of San Francisco

San Francisco’s Civic Center is the home of local, state and federal government offices, combined with award-winning performing arts institutions in a changing neighborhood designated as a National Landmark. The Civic Center Community Benefit District (CBD) was formed to improve the image, safety, beauty and cleanliness of the Civic Center area for the benefit of all.

News and Updates

These items are a combination of content produced by the CBD, and related reprints from other sources.
Starting Tomorrow, Street and Sidewalk Closures For Super Bowl Activities
28 Jan
Starting Tomorrow, Street and Sidewalk Closures For Super Bowl Activities
Civic Center will not be closed off, as in other areas of the City. But starting January 29, 2016, there will be s...
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New Restaurants in Civic Center
22 Jan
New Restaurants in Civic Center
There are several new places to go in Civic Center. Cadence 1446 Market Street Between Van Ness and 10th 5:00 p-10:0...
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Super Bowl 50: Temporary Muni Changes in FiDi & SoMa
19 Jan
Super Bowl 50: Temporary Muni Changes in FiDi & SoMa
Note: The re-route description for the 38 Geary / 38R Geary Rapid route has been updated below. Commuters, residents ...
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Civic Center CBD Daily Services

Cleaning and Graffiti Team
Uniformed maintenance workers respond to maintenance calls to remove graffiti, wash down the sidewalk or pick up an accu...
Cleaning and Graffiti Team
Community Ambassadors
The ambassadors are extra eyes and ears and play a vital role in promoting the Civic Center area as safe and friendly.
Community Ambassadors
10-B Police Officer
The Civic Center CBD partnered with the Central-Market CBD to employ an off-duty police officer to work in our districts...
10-B Police Officer
Civic Center Greeter
In June, the CBD started an experiment to see if we could impact safety, both real and perceived, by adding one nighttim...
Civic Center Greeter

Services Data

Since the Civic Center CBD started services on February 1, 2012, we have completed the following:

5,473

Needles Collected

8,457

Graffitti Tags Cleaned

23,038

Sweep/Scrub Requests

45,069

Public Safety Requests

Civic Center Community Programs

Civic Center Community Programs

The Civic Center Community Benefit District creates and manages community programs that best respond to the top priorities of the Civic Center CBD stakeholders. Each program is managed by one of the CBD's committees.

Holiday Concerts
“Holiday Fanfare” is a series of concerts meant to activate neighborhood streets and bring holiday cheer to the residents and the thousands of visitors and patrons that enjoy Civic Center.
Civic Center Stars Awards
Civic Star Award recipients are distinguished members in our community identified by the CCCBD Community Ambassadors for their contributions to improving the Civic Center area.
Summer Concerts
The Civic Center CBD presents weekly concerts from June through October on Wednesdays to activate Civic Center Plaza and provide entertainment for employees and visitors.
District Advocacy
The Civic Center CBD maximizes the effects of its advocacy by partnering with organizations, both public and private, to work on various issues affecting the property owners and residents in the area.
Living Innovation Zones
A Living Innovation Zone (LIZ) is a temporary installation that activates a public space on Market Street. The Civic Center CBD has been a partner in the Studio One Project in 2015, and we will see two new LIZs in 2016.
Lighting Survey, Safety Survey, Membership Survey
We love our data. It assists us in the planning process and enables us to know what you think. Whether it's to determine lighting levels in different blocks of the district, or a Safety Survey, or others, we want to know.
Market Street Prototyping Festival
The Festival honors San Francisco’s ongoing commitment to ensuring ideas gathered through a collective, community-based effort will be incorporated into the planning and design process of public space. 
Epicenter-SF Arts Calendar
EpicenterSF is a community calendar and directory website for San Francisco’s Central Market, Civic Center and Tenderloin neighborhoods.
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