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Discover Polk: Part of a growing movement to improve our cities

Relying on local government is no longer enough. Community Benefit Districts (CBDs) represent an equitable, modern and proven successful method for making significant improvements in neighborhoods. The Discover Polk CBD will be adding to the momentum that includes neighbors to the north and south–Fisherman’s Wharf......

Dateline: 24 July 2018: THANK YOU!

Today the San Francisco Board of Elections tallied the ballots from property owners in the Discover Polk neighborhood, and reported that we had a majority in favor of forming the CBD!  The Board of Supervisors heard from supporters and one opponent, considered the election results,......

CBD services reduce risks

This morning as I walked my dog I came upon a scene of trash and garbage that I reported via the smart app (SF311). Upon closer observation, I realized that it was –in addition to a shoe and food  waste– about a dozen new, full prescription containers......

Community Benefit in action!

One of the benefits of a CBD is graffiti abatement. Businesses and residences can count on support of the CBD crew to remove paint, stickers, tape, etc, from their property in a timely and effective fashion, thereby avoiding costly and annoying violation notices for the owner.......

Business Improvement/Community Benefit Districts

Did you know that there are at least 73 Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in New York City alone, representing a budget of over $134 million and including over 85,000 businesses? In Los Angeles, there are 42 property-based BIDs, and in Philadelphia, at least 14. Washington,......

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......

Discover Polk will improve our community with accountability

The Discover Polk CBD will offer greater citizen involvement in our community. Democratic accountability is built into the bylaws of the CBD in the form of board and committee membership. We will have greater voice in City Hall to lobby for the services we need......