The North of Market/Tenderloin Community Benefit District (NOM-TLCBD) began with the united efforts of over 60 community leaders who sought to improve the Tenderloin. These community leaders – property owners, residents, business owners, nonprofit organizations, tourism industry representatives and advocates for the homelessness – undertook open, ongoing discussions that culminated in a March 30, 2004 meeting at the Original Joe’s Restaurant, where the Management District Plan for the CBD was unanimously adopted.
Following a petition to the City and County of San Francisco, 65% of property owners in the Tenderloin voted in favor of the creation of the CBD with funding through weighted property assessments, and in October 2005 a management corporation was created to administer the district funds alongside an elected interim Board of Directors consisting of 22 local property owners, residents and business owners. Shortly thereafter, policy by-laws and committees were created to guide the work of the CBD, and a District Manager was hired to conduct the daily administration of the district. The NOM-TLCBD was born with the mission of improving neighborhood cleanliness, beautification and safety.
The CBD’s revenue comes from weighted property assessments based on property square footage. Based on the 2004 management plan, this revenue funds prioritized services like comprehensive contracted cleaning services through S.F. Clean City – which range from sidewalk sweeping and scrubbing to needle pick-up and hazardous waste removal – as well as community events, murals, concerts, art shows, safe havens and youth safety programs. The CBD’s cleaning programs have provided jobs to over 140 very low-income men and women throughout the community. For more information on our ongoing projects, please refer to our Services menu above.
The CBD is governed by a 13 member volunteer Board of Directors. For more information about the responsibility of the Board of Directors and its various committees, please visit the Board and Committees pages.