The Yerba Buena Alliance regularly interacts with government, business and civic leaders.  Alliance members and the issues they care about are well-represented in dialog and discussion at various levels. Members can count on the Alliance to serve as a forum for discussion and resolution of issues important to the neighborhood.

Currently the Yerba Buena Alliance is focused on the future of the Yerba Buena Gardens and the creation of a new non profit, the Yerba Buena Conservancy, which will govern and manage the Gardens in the future, once the transition from the former OCII to the City’s Department of Real Estate is complete, which we expect to happen some time in the calendar year of 2018.


Since the dissolution of the California Redevelopment Agency in late 2011, the Yerba Buena Gardens community has been working together, and with the City and the Successor Agency to Redevelopment (OCII) to ensure the continued success of this treasured, thriving, and connected collection of civic assets. This work has included funding a survey of exemplary local and national projects which informed the submission of a property management plan to the State. Out of this, it was determined that the Yerba Buena Gardens properties would be transferred to the City’s Department of Real Estate and that we would incorporate a new nonprofit – The Yerba Buena Gardens Conservancy – to provide the coordinated and cohesive governance and management that OCII has provided over the years, and to negotiate on behalf of the Yerba Buena neighborhood. Our goal is to ensure the continued vitality of one of San Francisco’s most beloved assets while addressing structural sustainability issues. The transfer of the assets from OCII to the City’s Department of Real Estate is expected to occur by July 1, 2018. That is also the target date for The Yerba Buena Gardens Conservancy to assume day-to-day management and operations of the Yerba Buena Gardens.


The mission of the Yerba Buena Gardens Conservancy is to program, operate, maintain, and improve the publicly-owned open spaces, cultural facilities, and related components of San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Gardens, working in conjunction with the Garden’s nonprofit cultural organizations, commercial tenants, and the City and County of San Francisco, for civic and public benefit and enjoyment by the City’s visitors and residents.

The Yerba Buena Conservancy is seeking a new executive director and also recruiting new board members for the non profit board.

Please see Board Recruitment Blurb – YBGC – final to see about applying to be a board member for the conservancy.

See YBGC Board Candidate Application Info 2018 – final for more information.


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