DOWNTOWN PARTNERSHIP

CLEAN & SAFE

Providing enhanced services to make 275 blocks of Downtown San Diego’s urban neighborhoods cleaner, safer, and more vibrant.

About Clean & Safe

The Downtown Property and Business Improvement District, otherwise known as the Downtown Partnership Clean & Safe program, is a passionate group of maintenance ambassadors, safety ambassadors, unhoused care professionals, beautification experts, and support staff who have been dedicated to making Downtown cleaner and safer for more than 20 years. Residents, businesses, and property owners can have confidence in Downtown because of the best practices, continuous improvement, and recognized excellence that the DSDP Clean & Safe team brings to the responsibility of serving Downtown’s neighborhoods.   

For frequently asked questions about the Clean & Safe program including how it’s funded, who is eligible to receive Clean & Safe services, etc., visit our FAQ page.

Our Core Services

The DSDP Clean & Safe program provides enhanced maintenance and safety services, beautification efforts, and a best practice unhoused care program above and beyond the services otherwise available through existing government entities.
 
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Unhoused Care

Our compassionate unhoused care team is committed to reducing Downtown homelessness through connections to appropriate interventions and direct street outreach.

Maintenance

Maintenance ambassadors empty garbage bins, sweep sidewalks, refill dog bag stations, and perform a variety of other tasks to make the public realm cleaner for everyone to enjoy.  

Safety

Safety ambassadors are additional eyes and ears for Downtown neighborhoods. They conduct business visits, welfare checks, and can even walk you to your home or car in the Downtown area.  

Beautification

As an additional benefit to Downtown neighborhoods, the Clean & Safe program includes a robust community enhancement portfolio of projects like murals, wayfinding signage, community events, and more.   

Power Washing

To make our public realm cleaner, the Clean & Safe program provides additional power washing throughout the 275 blocks of the Property and Business Improvement District. See when your block gets cleaned.

 Don’t see your needed service listed?
Check out our Downtown Community Resource Directory for the who’s who of helping care for our neighborhoods.

Our Neighborhoods

The Clean & Safe team serves six Downtown neighborhoods over 1.15 square miles, 275 blocks and more than 13,000 unique parcels included in the Property and Business Improvement District. 

MAKING DOWNTOWN CLEANER AND SAFER LOOKS LIKE...

12,343

Feces/Urine Cleaned

959

Graffiti & Stickers Removed

801

Illegal Dumps Cleaned

2,450

Wellness Checks

7,597

Hospitality Checks

5,588

Directional Assistance

TESTIMONIALS

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NEED SERVICE?

The Downtown Partnership Clean & Safe program is here 24/7, 365 to help make Downtown cleaner, safer, and more vibrant.
Call 619-234-8900 or download our app.  
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