21 Mar CBDs are effective
We don’t have to look any further than immediately south of the Discover Polk district boundaries for evidence of effectiveness of CBD services. Lower Polk CBD has only been operational since January 2016, and has already had a significant impact. Alleys and sidewalks are cleaner, sidewalk planters are regularly weeded, graffiti is painted over, and there is a decrease in calls to 311 about syringes and human waste. Our proposal is for the programs of the Discover Polk CBD to be managed, via contractual agreement, by the staff of Lower Polk CBD, thereby achieving efficiencies and economy of scale and benefiting from Lower Polk’s experience.