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USBID November 2019 Ballot Measure Matrix

Click the above link to learn more about the
USBID's positions for the November 2019 Ballot Measure.


 

ADVOCACY AND GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

Mayor Willie Brown

*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

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

 

PUBLIC AFFAIRS & PUBLIC POLICIES
Value of Downtown Study with the IDA
Value of Downtown Study with the IDA

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
Union Square Cares Program

Union Square Cares Program launched to provide homeless workforce development and permanent housing opportunities. 

CREATED A CANNABIS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT POLICY
CREATED A CANNABIS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT POLICY

Provides District guidelines to promote a healthy "good neighbor" policy and standards to store front designs and safety measures. The Cannabis Working Group established a 'luxury zone' to preserve the integrity of flagship businesses. 

DID YOU KNOW?
FIX-IT TEAM
FIX-IT TEAM

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.

RETAIL ENVIRONMENT
RETAIL ENVIRONMENT

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.

INCREASE THE NUMBER OF BEAT OFFICERS
INCREASED THE NUMBER OF BEAT OFFICERS

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. 

For more information about our advocacy and public affairs efforts contact: 

Karin Flood, Executive Director at Karin@UnionSquareBID.com