Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The East Cut Community Benefit District in San Francisco - Services Available to BOMA Members

Community Benefit Districts (CBDs) in San Francisco strive to improve the overall quality of life in targeted commercial districts and mixed-use neighborhoods through a partnership between the City and local communities. In California, CBDs are also known as Business Improvement Districts. Once an area has voted to establish a CBD, local property owners are levied a special assessment to fund improvements to their neighborhood. The funds are administered by a non-profit organization established by the neighborhood.

About The East Cut Community Benefit District

The East Cut encompasses the Rincon Hill and Transbay areas. These neighborhoods are transitioning from primarily commercial-industrial use into the City's new downtown - an energetic mix of sleek residential and commercial towers, historic properties repurposed for modern living and working, small businesses and corporate headquarters, and new parks and greenspaces anchored by the "Grand Central Station of the West": the Transbay Transit Center and its 5.4 acre rooftop park. The Greater Rincon Hill Community Benefit District is currently the City's largest special assessment district with over 3,300 parcels.

In 2017, the governing board of the Community Benefit District unanimously voted to rename the CBD to The East Cut Community Benefit District in an effort to be inclusive of all neighborhoods within its service area.

Services Provided

The East Cut Community Benefit District crew provides cleaning and beautification including:
sidewalk sweeping, power washing, graffiti abatement, topping off City trashcans, sidewalk tree pruning, weeding sidewalk tree basins, and spot cleaning health hazards.

The East Cut CBD works to connect homeless individuals to services, and acts as the eyes and ears for the neighborhood. It is also the only district in the city with 24/7 neighborhood security in the public realm.

These services are paid for by property owners in the District through an annual assessment.

Interested in learning more about The East Cut CBD services? Email them at and they can arrange a time to conduct a services walk-through at your property. If you are unsure if your building is within The East Cut District boundaries and would like to know more details, feel free to contact us to learn more.

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