With nearly twenty years’ experience, Civitas provides unparalleled expertise in forming, modifying, and renewing improvement districts.
Improvement districts provide structure and stable funding for economic development through revitalization and marketing efforts. Civitas’ team of experts has guided over 100 districts through the formation, modification, or renewal process. Civitas has formed property and business based districts, city and county wide districts, and improvement and marketing districts. Civitas’ clients are innovative cities, counties, and community organizations working together to create a strong future for their locale.
Civitas provides unmatched expertise in district formation and renewal. Civitas’ founder and current president, John Lambeth, has authored business improvement district laws in California, Nevada, and Hawaii. He helped form California’s first property and business improvement in 1995, a vigorous district that continues to operate today. Civitas has also worked with international districts in South America; in 2011 our efforts led to formation of Central America’s first BID in San Salvador, El Salvador.
Whether your district is old or new, large or small, rural or urban, Civitas’ experience will help you make a difference. Civitas provides comprehensive management of all aspects of the formation, renewal, and modification processes, for an efficient, effective, expertly guided project. Civitas approaches every project with a customer-centric philosophy and works closely with clients and district stakeholders to make their vision reality.
The River District PBID is located north of downtown Sacramento at the confluence of the Sacramento and American rivers. The district consists of almost 500 parcels and we represent almost 250 businesses.
Downtown Sacramento Partnership is a nonprofit, property-based improvement district (PBID) that serves as the collective voice for the 197 property owners and more than 400 businesses located within the 66-block urban core of Sacramento. Driven by the mission to build value downtown, Downtown Partnership is the principal advocate, champion, and steward for those who work, live, visit and do business in downtown Sacramento.
Formed in 1999 and currently representing 420 active member-businesses across many industries, the Downtown Vacaville BID works in close collaboration with city leaders and community stakeholders to advance common goals and concerns like parking allocation, cleanliness, security, streetscape design and economic/retail development. We also provide ongoing marketing and business support to our merchants and host a full calendar of festival-style music/food events and shopping strolls designed to bring locals and visitors downtown to shop, dine and play.
The Downtown San Mateo Association (DSMA) is a coalition of businesses owners who promote business and civic activity in the Downtown district and work to improve the downtown experience for all. The DSMA oversees San Mateo’s Downtown Business Improvement Area.