A 501c3 not-for-profit organization, the CCCBD helps care for San Francisco’s Civic Center neighborhood. The men and women on the CCCBD team provide sidewalk cleaning and maintenance services, wayfinding, hospitality and social service outreach.
Seven days a week CCCBD works alongside City agency partners such as Public Works, the Police Department, the Planning Department, SFMTA and the Department of Public Health to improve the quality of life in the community’s public open spaces for residents, employees and visitors.
Annually the Clean Team:
Removes 60,000 pounds of litter from District sidewalks
Pressure washes 46,000 linear feet of sidewalk
Removes 4,000 instances of graffiti
Annually the Ambassadors and Stewards of Civic Center public spaces:
Provide 1,200 instances of support for pedestrians (wayfinding and social service support) Provide 1,300 annual hours of service as Garage Greeters at the Civic Center Garage; Tuesday-Saturday, 6-11 pm
For expedited CBD Clean Team Services, please contact the CBD Dispatch at (415) 781-4700 or send an email.
Please Note: Due to COVID-19 our temporary, modified hours are Monday-Saturday 9am to 5pm, with evening Ambassadors reassigned to daytime hours.
CCCBD’s supplemental maintenance support for Civic Center shows pride and stewardship of the District. Furthermore, addressing issues like litter, graffiti, and general upkeep in a timely manner keeps acts of vandalism at bay creating an accessible, equitable, and comfortable environment for everyone. This daily maintenance, and immediate response to cleaning needs in the District, is possible because of the dedicated work of the Clean Team, who provides services 7 days a week.
The Ambassadors assist the public in navigating the District with a welcoming and informed presence, 7 days a week 7 am to 7 pm. They are easily identified by their orange uniforms. Their presence is also a deterrent to criminal activity through their proactive and immediate reporting of unsafe conditions to CCCBD dispatch, which disperses the information to various City agencies such as the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD). They also assist in connecting those in need of medical attention or social service support with the proper agency.
Night Ambassadors work on Tuesday through Saturday evenings from 6 to 11 pm near arts venues to enhance the pedestrian experience before and after evening performances and events. An Ambassador is also dedicated to the street-level entrance to the Civic Center Garage.
Please Note: Due to COVID-19 our temporary, modified hours are Monday-Saturday 9 am to 5 pm, with evening Ambassadors reassigned to daytime hours.
Dedicated safety guards watch over both Helen Diller Civic Center Playgrounds, ensuring the safety of children and their families. The guards also ensure the safety of the grounds and equipment at night.
Each year CCCBD brings its members together with public and private sector safety experts for inspiring keynotes, best practice information, and training. If you are interested to present, participate, or sponsor an upcoming Safety Summit please contact us!