San Francisco’s neighborhood commercial corridors contribute to the City’s vitality, serving residents and businesses and showcasing our diverse communities. At Public Works, we are doing our part to keep those areas looking good with our Corridor Ambassadors program that puts underemployed and unemployed people to work sweeping litter from the sidewalk, cleaning tree basins and helping troubleshoot graffiti vandalism, broken sidewalks and other problems that can degrade a neighborhood.
Community Ambassadors – a contingent of 145 workers – service more than 700 blocks of San Francisco’s busiest commercial areas – from the Mission to the Richmond, from North Beach to the Castro. We also partnered with Caltrans to clean up the areas around the freeway ramps.
The program, which began in 2006, compliments our work encouraging residents and merchants to do their part to keep the sidewalks fronting their homes and businesses clean and safe.