Mission Statement

Every day, our organization dedicates itself to help make Yerba Buena a thriving, welcoming and vibrant neighborhood. To sustain that goal, our district must be clean, safe, and inclusive. So, our services focus on cleaning, safety, marketing, events, and more. Our Clean Team scours our streets, sidewalks and public spaces. Trained Community Guides assist residents, visitors and people in need, as well as keeping an eye on areas in need of cleaning or reporting safety issues. The SFPD Bike Patrol office we fund keeps us safer and our Social Service Specialist helps connect our street population to available services.

The YBCBD team is at work in Yerba Buena, the City’s cultural hub, an original neighborhood that residents share with world-class museums, convention space, public gardens and educational institutions, and enjoy exceptional dining, shopping and entrainment. Our services and programs cover the Yerba Buena neighborhood, which stretches from Second to Fifth and Market to Perry streets. Since 2008, we’ve been working with our volunteer Board of Directors, committees and community partners on ways to improve Yerba Buena, and in 2015 district property owners renewed our services for 15 more years. With this support, Yerba Buena will continue to shine as a thriving neighborhood of cultural charisma, entrepreneurship, and diversity.

Yerba Buena District Snapshot

As the arts and culture hub of San Francisco, the Yerba Buena district has the highest concentration of museums and galleries in the city, and is located within the larger SOMA Pilipinas Filipino Cultural Heritage District. Our neighborhood is a thriving hub of cultural charisma, entrepreneurship, and diversity. The area bustles with hundreds of shopping, dining and entertainment venues, as well as convention space, hotels, and educational institutions. Technology companies, retailers and culinary artists incubate the next big thing. Senior housing blends with live/work lofts, family homes and condominiums. And, anchoring our neighborhood in the center is the treasured Yerba Buena Gardens. The YBCBD strives to achieve its mission by working as partners with the community. We were formed in 2008 and renewed in 2015 for a 15-year period by district property owners and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Our services and programs supplement city services and cover the area of Second to Fifth and Market to Perry streets. See VisitYerbaBuena.org to learn more about art, entertainment, dining, nightlife and shopping.


All YBCBD board and committee meetings are open to the public. To request materials presented at the meetings below, please email bynocencio@ybcbd.org. Agendas are posted here 72 hours prior to the meeting. If you plan on attending, we suggest that you RSVP in advance to bynocencio@ybcbd.org in case changes occur.

YBCBD Full Board Meeting
The YBCBD Board of Directors meets five (5) times a year in January, April, June, September, and November. Agenda and locations are posted 72 hours prior to the meeting.

Audit Committee Meeting

Community Benefit Fund Committee Meeting

Executive Committee Meeting
The Executive Committee meets in February, March, May, July, August, October, and November on the fourth Thursday of the month.

Finance Committee Meeting
The Finance Committee meets in February, April, May, August, and November on fourth Monday of the month.

Marketing Committee Meeting
The Marketing Committee meets in January, April, July, and October.

Nominating Committee Meeting
The Nominating Committee will meet seasonally.

Services Committee
The Services Committee meets in January, April, July, and October on the fourth Tuesday of the month.

Streets and Public Space Committee Meeting
The Streets and Public Space Committee meets in February, May, August, and November on the first Wednesday of the month.

Board Meeting Minutes

Minutes are posted after approval by the YBCBD Board of Directors at each subsequent meeting.

April 11, 2023

January 19, 2023

November 8, 2022

October 27, 2022

October 13, 2022

YBCBD Board of Directors

Board Chair
Rachel Gordon, San Francisco Public Works

Board Vice-Chair
Anita Engles, American Bookbinders Musuem

William Clements, Resident/Owner

Board Members

John Anderson, Marriott Marquis
Ken Bukowski, City of SF Convention Facilities
John Carrillo, Hyatt Regency, SOMA
Angie Clifton, The Palace Hotel
Ryan Cunningham, St. Regis Hotel and Residences
Jennifer De Palm, South of Market Child Care, Inc.
Opio Dupree, Bloomingdales
Paul Frentsos, San Francisco Travel Association

Dulcinea Gonzalez, K&L Wines
Ted Graff, SFMTA
Katharine Greenbaum, Children’s Creativity Museum
Seve Ghose, Yerba Buena Gardens Conservancy
Andrew Hennis, Kilroy Realty
Cristina Ibarra, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Maria Kelly, Resident/Tenant
Lindsey Lee, Epic Church

Aaron Lima, Patelco Credit Union
John McBride, Jones Lang LaSalle
John Merritt, Resident/Owner
Cheryl Ramirez, Izzy and Wooks Inspired Sandwiches
Nate Savalza, The St. Regis Hotel & Residences
Mike Seder, Moscone Convention Center
Brian Sheehy, Future Bars Group
Mark Vanderwielen, Hotel Zetta
Larry Weiner, Resident

District Management Plan

Guides the YBCBD in our efforts to sustain and to improve the quality of life in the district.

YBCBD Management Plan 2015-2030
Includes engineer’s report and bylaws

YBCBD Management Plan 2008-2015
Includes engineer’s report and bylaws

Annual & Mid-Year Reports

Offering information about YBCBD’s mission, services, projects and programs, budgeting, and assessment analysis.

Quarterly Bulletins

Keeping neighborhood property owners informed about YBCBD and district news.

2023 Spring Quarterly Bulletin

2022 Winter Quarterly Bulletin

2022 Summer Quarterly Bulletin

2022 Spring Quarterly Bulletin

Position Papers

Keeping you informed about our approach to addressing complex issues that face our city and our neighborhood.

District Map

Get Involved

We think our District is one of the best in San Francisco, and since you’ve decided to live, work, or visit, we assume you think it’s pretty special too. One of the greatest assets our community has are the people who live and work here, and that now includes you. In order to keep our District moving forward and staying the wonderful place it is, we want to encourage you to make your voice heard. Here are just a few ways to do that.

Join our Board or a Committee. The Yerba Buena Community Benefit District is always on the lookout for new members for one of its various committees. We have meetings to oversee every facet of our work in the community such as Services, Streets & Public Space, Marketing, Finance, Audit, and the Community Benefit Fund committees. Our Board of Directors is a group of 28 neighborhood leaders from all types of businesses and organizations. If you’re interested in joining one of our committees or our Board of Directors, there may be some openings available, so be sure to ask by emailing or calling us.

Street Furnishings. If you would like one of our specially designed bike racks or benches to adorn your business or residence, we have beautiful cast-iron outdoor fixtures that are only available in our District. Let us know if you’re interested and we’ll work with you to get them installed.