Community Benefit Districts (CBDs) are spreading all over South of Market, spurred on by new residents who are horrified by the detritus of urban living and facilitated by the increasing proficiency of organizations like MJM Management Group to satisfy this newfound need.
The Central Market CBD was created in 2006 and established for a seven-year term that expires on May 31, 2013. The organization is looking to its South of Market neighbors to expand its boundaries and draw in the growing upper scale residential projects and high tech industries flooding into Western SoMa.
The benefits include:
- Sidewalk cleaning and periodic steam cleaning of sidewalks/structures
- Off-duty officers to exclusively patrol within the boundaries of the benefit district
- Community Guides
- Small Business promotion
- Improved relationships with city supervisors and district representatives
The annual assessment would cost between $75-$150 per year for each residential unit.
They are sponsoring an open house to explain the advantages of belonging to a CBD and answer your questions. The event takes place on October 25 from 7-9:00 p.m. at the International Art Museum of America at 1025 Market Street. For more information, contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.