Mission Statement

Our mission is to improve quality of life
Advance the quality of life for residents and visitors in the Yerba Buena Neighborhood and San Francisco on an ongoing basis by fostering a safer and more secure community, enhancing environmental quality and beauty, and reinforcing the viability of our economic base.

District Snapshot
The YBCBD strives to achieve its mission by working as partners in 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 to provide services and programs covering the area of Second to Fifth and Market to Perry streets. Our services are in addition to City cleaning, safety and marketing services. Today, Yerba Buena is a thriving hub of cultural charisma, entrepreneurship, and diversity. The area bustles with more than 400 shopping, dining and entertainment venues, world-class museums, 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.

District Management Plan

The YBCBD was created as part of a comprehensive and thoughtful effort by people who live and work in the district. The YBCBD management corporation, a nonprofit organization, was created to manage the district. We hire paid staff and sub-contractors to implement programs outlined in the YBCBD District Management Plan. YBCBD’s executive director works with a board of directors, multiple committees and contractors to advance services.

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

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

YBCBD Board of Directors

Board Chair
Lynn Farzaroli, San Francisco Travel

Board Vice-Chair
Peter Hartman, Resident/Owner

Secretary/Treasurer
Scott Rowitz, Yerba Buena Gardens Conservancy

Board Members

David Allison, Resident/Owner
Julie Anderson, Resident/Tenant
Catherine Bartels, Bloomingdale’s
Noah Bartlett, SF Museum of Modern Art
Clif Clark, The Palace Hotel
Michelle Delaney, 111 Minna Gallery
Lynn Farzaroli, Tourism Improvement District

Elizabeth Gessel, Museum of the African Diaspora
Pat Kilduff, Children’s Creativity Museum
Kerry King, The Contemporary Jewish Museum
Lisa Kirvin, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center
Lawrence Li, SPUR
Frank Miskus, Brookfield Properties
Michel Notten, Virgin Hotels
Jason Phillips, Patelco Credit Union

Richard Rendon, VA Outpatient Clinic
Gail Ringer, Kilroy Realty
Shelly Robb, San Francisco Marriott Marquis
Wilfred Selvaraj, Resident
Christopher Sullivan, San Francisco Marriott Marquis
Micah Tell, The Keystone
Brennan Zerbe, Hearst Properties