We’re all well aware that the homeless issue has been a big problem in our city. The problems range from homeless people loitering every corner for money, urinating in public places or even storing their belongings on the public side walks to name a few issues. What is the city doing to help with fix the problem?


Believe or not, San Diego has maintenance ambassadors that work 24/7 to keeping downtown looking its very best. The company is called Clean & Safe who are funded by Downtown property owners and they service over 275 blocks in Downtown. Some of the neighborhoods included are the City Center, Columbia District, Cortez Hill, East Village, Gaslamp Quarter, and Marina.


What are the maintenance ambassador duties?

  • Sidewalk Sweeping
  • Trash and Debris Removal
  • Power-Washing Sidewalks
  • Graffiti Removal
  • Landscaping Installation and Maintenance
  • Tree Planting and Maintenance
  • Mid-Block Lighting
  • Weed Abatement
  • Gum Removal
  • Sticker Removal
  • Maintenance of Children’s Pond
  • Doggie Bag Station Installation and Maintenance


Sidewalk power washing is one of the Clean & Safe’s most popular services. See below to find out when your sidewalk is scheduled to be cleaned: