Union Square Business Improvement District
The Union Square Business Improvement District (USBID) is a 501(C)-4 non-profit organization that works to improve the experience for visitors, workers and residents in the Union Square area by promoting a safer and more secure district, enhancing its environmental quality and beauty, and reinforcing the vitality of its economic base. The USBID’s objectives are to improve safety and security in the district; increase its cleanliness; enhance the visitor experience and the beauty of the area; define and brand the neighborhood; activate our public spaces; promote the district and the businesses located within it; provide a welcoming environment for visitors, help people effectively navigate the district; increase the economic viability of the area; and create an ideal place to live, work and visit. The organization has been in existence since 1999 but was renewed and expanded by vote of the property owners located within the district and the City and County of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors in July 2009. The expanded organization began official operations in January 2010.