The DBA provides both “Environmental Enhancements” (Cleaning, Hospitality, and Beautification) and “Economic Enhancements” (Marketing, Communications, Events and Business Support) for Downtown Berkeley. All our programs and services augment—not replace—service already provided by the City of Berkeley.

Our staff of approximately sixteen Cleaning and Hospitality Ambassadors regularly patrol and clean Downtown Berkeley to provide a more welcoming and vibrant Downtown Berkeley. We also provide landscaping and other Beautification services to enhance the resident and visitor experience in the Downtown.

Key Service Links:

Key Phone Numbers:

DBA Ambassador Hotline 510.550.7550
DBA office: 510.549.2230
City Services: 311
Police Non-emergency: 510.981.5900
Emergency: 911

Ambassador Hours of Operations:

Monday-Friday: 7am - 8pm
Saturday - Sunday: 9am - 8pm

Ambassador of the Month December 2020

Joining the team in late November 2020, Byron quickly picked up the nuts and bolts of the position.  Eager to assist the team and the Downtown community, Byron has been all over the place cleaning, weeding, removing graffiti and stickers, giving directions, and providing endless mask-veiled smiles.  For bringing his own special brand of cheer to our holidays, we salute Byron as December Ambassador of the Month!