ADVOCACY AND GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
*USBID members sharing programs and services with Mayor Willie Brown
On behalf of its members, the Union Square BID advocates for a clean, safe, attractive, and vibrant Union Square to City officials and stakeholders. The USBID also serves as "the voice of Union Square" on City and State public policies and priorities impacting the district.
USBID IN THE NEWS
“Union Square has really become the place to showcase brands for top designers. The amount of foot traffic we get coupled with an improving economy, the success of the local tech industry and a booming tourism industry mean not only will retailers enjoy a wealth of customers in this location—they will enjoy exposure to both local and international tastemakers."
—Karin Flood, Executive Director, Union Square Business Improvement District Article on State of Retail Economy, SF Business Times—August 1, 2013
The Union Square Business Improvement District has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, SF Business Times, ABC 7, NBC 4 and much more. Check out our newsroom to see what we are doing for the community.
A study to quantify the economic impact of Union Square to the City of San Francisco, such as property tax revenue, sales tax revenue and number of jobs.
Union Square Cares Program launched to provide homeless workforce development and permanent housing opportunities.
The Late Mayor Ed Lee's "Fix-it Team" was brought to Union Square by the Union Square BID to address quality-of-life concerns and other field repair requests.
The Union Square BID informed San Francisco Planning on the retail environment of Union Square and realistic use of 2nd and 3rd floor spaces through a comprehensive study in partnership with stakeholders.
The Union Square BID successfully advocated for the "Holiday Safe Shopper Program," which provides 10,000+ of police patrolling during the holiday season thanks to a $1million grant from the Silicon Valley Foundation.