Discover Polk CBD Board has initiated four Working Groups: Clean and Safe, Business Retention and Recruitment, Marketing and District Branding, and Streetscape Enhancements. Working Groups are flexible, advisory groups, who can strengthen the CBD by including the voices and efforts of community members.
–For example, the Clean and Safe Working Group is examining ways to increase community involvement in (1) ongoing projects focused on graffiti abatement, (2) regular (monthly) community clean-ups (seeking partnership with Polk District Merchants Association), and (3) collaboration with city agencies (SFPD, SFDPW, DHSH, HOT) to direct street populations to safe harbor and treatment.
–Business Retention and Recruitment has inventoried vacant storefronts and is working with property owners, brokers, and “matchmaker” agencies who are seeking spaces for small businesses. Active community participation will accelerate the benefits of the CBD. Please consider joining one of the Working Groups by reaching out to firstname.lastname@example.org .