In addition to providing core neighborhood services with its Community Guides and Clean Teams, the Central Market CBD promotes local businesses; encourages economic development and public improvements; co-coordinates numerous major events and advocates on behalf of its constituents with respect to a host of public policy, planning and quality-of-life issues.
The Central Market CBD Corporation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization led by a staff and Board of Directors, all of whom are property owners or other neighborhood stakeholders from the District. This entirely local nonprofit organization administers CMCBD funds and manages the services provided on behalf of all the property owners and the district it serves.
The CMCBD makes the Central Market area a safer, more attractive, more desirable place to work, live, shop, locate a business and own property by delivering services beyond those the City of San Francisco can provide. Initial funding began in 2007 and a 15-year renewal was voted on in 2013.
In 2012, when the City of San Francisco’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development objectively evaluated all the CBDs in the City, it found that Community Benefit Districts:
Bottom line: However you measure it, the Central Market area is a better place to be, thanks to the CMCBD.