To report street cleaning or other issues, call 311 or submit a 311 service request online.
The Community Corridors Partnership Program began in 2006 to address cleaning and greening needs along San Francisco's busiest commercial corridors. The goal is to improve the quality of life on busy San Francisco merchant corridors. DPW coordinates work between the city and merchants to provide increased and expedited maintenance.
As part of the Corridors Program, local residents are hired and trained through DPW's Pre-Apprenticeship Program. The pre-apprentices, also known as Ambassadors, will help preserve vital cleaning services along over 700 blocks of San Francisco's busiest commercial corridors by helping sweep sidewalks, remove graffiti, identify and report deficiencies, and landscape public spaces and tree basins. The Ambassadors can be found along these corridors.
Night Walks and Spruce Up by Sun Up
DPW's Night Walks and Spruce Up by Sun Up inspections will resume on July 17, 2012. DPW and its partners will revisit the Corridors early evening and before sunrise to follow up on earlier inspections. This is to ensure that City ordinances are still being observed and to verify that deficiencies reported during past inspections have been rectified. Night Walks and Spruce Up by Sun Up are the lastest initiative undertaken by the Communtiy Corridors Partnership Program, a program that dedicates cleanin resources to over 300 of San Francisco's busiest Streets. All inspections are every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Night Walks are from 7 P.M. to 9 P.M. Spruce Up is from 5 A.M to 7 A.M. Staff reports issues such as no-garbage service, trees that need pruning, dirty sidewalks and broken curbs. For tips on how to avoid a Notice of Violation or citation, visit this page. For the summary of Spruce Up Round 2, click here for a detailed summary of the inspections, or see the Corridors Newsletter. Click here to access the Spruce Up calendar.
Graffiti-Free Neighborhood - DPW abates public property graffiti and, under the program, private contractors remove graffiti on street level private property.
Increased City Services -Through inter-agency service coordination (curb painting, tree basin maintenance, sidewalk repair, etc.), city services are provided more efficiently.
Better Communication - Residents, businesses and City agencies work together to identify problems and make improvements.
What you can do
Keep your building graffiti free at all times. Report street cleaning, graffiti, or other issues by calling 311 or submitting a 311 service request online.
Explore opportunities such as Community Benefit Districts (CBDs) to make long-term sustainable improvements. Call 415-554-6936 for information.
Do your part by abiding by all City Codes (PDF) that help keep sidewalks clean and litter free; learn about merchant and property owner responsibilities.