Clean & Safe

 ABOUT CLEAN AND SAFEpbid opinion survey logo

The Downtown San Diego Partnership’s Clean & Safe program is a Property and Business Improvement District (PBID), providing for the following downtown neighborhoods: Core Columbia, Cortez, East Village, the Gaslamp Quarter, and Marina. Added together the five neighborhoods share your thoughts logoaccount for 10,606 parcels.

The Downtown San Diego Partnership’s Clean & Safe Maintenance and Safety Ambassadors patrol these neighborhoods 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our maintenance crews perform maintenance activities in the public right of way, supplementing the City of San Diego’s services.walkaboutlogo

The Downtown Property Business  Improvement District (PBID) Board meets on the second Tuesday of every month, except December and August, at 3:00pm at 401 B Street, Suite 100. There is an opportunity for public comment at the beginning of every meeting where members of the public are free to share your thoughts with the Board.volunteerblurrlight.jpg

To report a safety or maintenance issue in your neighborhood, please call us at (619) 234-8900 or rfp logoemail us at For emergencies, please dial 9-1-1.


Contact Kate Simpson at


Maintenance Ambassadors

A Clean & Safe employee picks up trash during Comic-Con 2013

A Clean & Safe employee picks up trash during Comic-Con 2013

The Clean & Safe program delivers 24-hour enhanced maintenance services through the hard work of its Maintenance Ambassadors. Work crews are deployed into the neighborhood districts seven days a week, where they perform a variety of maintenance activities to supplement the City of San Diego’s base-line services.

The primary responsibilities for the Maintenance Ambassadors include:

  • Sidewalk sweeping
  • Trash and debris removal
  • Power washing sidewalks
  • Systematic graffiti removal
  • Maintenance of landscaping, trees
  • Weed abatement
  • Emergency service
  • Public Safety

Safety Ambassadors

One of the primary goals of the Safety Ambassadors is to enhance and complement the City of San Diego’s Police Department services. Using two-way radios and patrolling on foot and bicycles, Ambassadors act as an extra set of “eyes and ears” for law enforcement and property owners, and can respond to Clean & Safe service calls in a matter of minutes.

Safety Ambassadors operate 24 hours a day and are proactively engaging homeless individuals and providing them with useful information about the various social services available.

The Safety Ambassadors also:

  • Deter aggressive panhandling and other nuisance crimes
  • Work with service providers to provide social service outreach referrals
  • Assist with directions and information
  • Maintain open communications with police to report on-going issues
  • Add a presence in Downtown to prevent vandalism and other undesirable behavior
  • Conduct routine patrol of all Downtown parks (Children’s Park, Gaslamp Square Park, Horton Square, and Linear Park)
  • Provide emergency services

For current information about the services and activities—or to report a maintenance issue—please contact:

Clean & Safe Operations Office
1111 Sixth Avenue, Suite 101
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 234-8900
Fax: (619) 234-2303


The Clean & Safe Program accepts applications for our Maintenance Ambassador position. You may obtain a copy of our employment application by clicking here.

Once your application is complete, please send as an attachment to our Human Resources Manager Laura Rabago at If you prefer to mail your application, please send it to:

Clean & Safe Office c/o Laura Rabago
1111 Sixth Avenue Suite 101 San Diego, CA 92101.

You may also include a resume when you email or send your application to us. We will keep applications on file for 90 days. If a position becomes available, we will contact qualified applicants for an interview.