Its getting there. I moved here April 2013. We used to peruse downtown quite a bit when we first moved here, and it was always clean (one of the reasons we love SD was that it was always way cleaner than like SF or LA). However, over time, its started to get pretty ****ing bad. Homeless encampments all along the 5 south of the 94 and along the overpasses. Even Gaslamp is starting to look dirtier and grimier. It sucks, SD is such a beautiful city too and some of the newer buildings are insane looking, but on the ground level its turning dumpy. Yup, our backup plan of moving to DFW continues to rise to the forefront of our conversations. Especially with Newsom; as he will make people like me out to be criminals all because I believe in our constitutional rights above feelings. If that happens, we out this bitch so fast. My wife could make easily as much (if not more) doing what she does in DFW and same with me, and we could have a $200k brand new 3br/2ba home in a nice area and pay less for mortgage than we do for renting our 1br/1ba apt. There's just nothing.to.do, but that just means more money for toys.