The Downtown Organization of Santa Barbara, Inc. is dedicated to the promotion and enhancement of the business, cultural, community, and environmental vitality of Downtown Santa Barbara for the benefit of its members, Santa Barbara residents, and visitors.
As the creative center of the fashion industry, the LA Fashion District is a top destination for wholesale buyers, retail shoppers, designers, fashion students and Hollywood stylists. Over one and a half million people from all around the world visit the District annually. And with the addition of residents, the Fashion District is now positioned to become a 24-hour destination.
The District also encompasses part of Gallery Row and offers a wide range of dining options. The District is alive with creative energy that is infused in the workers, residents, shoppers, businesses, and visitors who all converge here; making the LA Fashion District downtown’s most vibrant neighborhood.
Downtown SLO is a 501 (c)(6) nonprofit founded in 1975 whose mission is to foster an economically vibrant Downtown. Downtown SLO serves the community by working on initiatives like parking and beautification efforts, coordinating special events and the weekly Farmers’ Market, supporting economic activities and examining Downtown issues.
The organization began as a Business Improvement Association in 1975 when business owners decided to self-assess to improve the district and develop unified promotions, beautification projects, and parking programs for the Downtown area.
In 1998 the organization became the Downtown Association, and in 2008 changed its organizational structure from a city advisory body to an independent 501 (c) 6 nonprofit in order to better serve our members. In 2017, the Board of Directors chose to refresh our image and brand, and now we are proud to be known as Downtown SLO.
Currently, we house seven committees comprised of business owners, employees, and the public at large. The Board of Directors is comprised of business owners, managers, financial institutions, not-for-profits, the media and higher education. Together, we strive to enrich our Downtown community through beautification efforts, placemaking, and supporting a vibrant economy.
Facilitating Development of Community in Urban Places; Establishing and Renewing Business Improvement Districts; Improving Organization Effectiveness; Placemaking; Interim Business District Management; and Parking Strategy Development
The Hollywood Property Owners Alliance is a 501(c)6 nonprofit corporation that manages the Hollywood Entertainment District property business improvement district (BID). The HPOA is governed by 17 property owners and/or representatives representing the diverse array of property types in the District: commercial, residential, hotel, parking lot, nonprofit and government-owned.
The HED is funded by approximately 400 property owners who assess themselves more than $3.4M annually to pay for cleaning, security, streetscape and marketing services.
The HPOA meets monthly, on the third Thursday at 4 p.m. There are three active committees. The Joint Security Committee meets in concert with members of the Sunset & Vine BID (the sister BID to the south) on the second Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. The Joint Streetscape & Planning Committee meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m.. The HED Ad-hoc Marketing working group meets on an as-needed basis. All committees and the board meeting are open to the public. Agendas are posted at the HPOA staff office at 6562 Hollywood Blvd., and also on the website.
In addition to managing the Hollywood Entertainment District BID, under contract to the city of Los Angeles, the HPOA has also entered into a service contract with the Central Hollywood Coalition, to manage the day to day operations of the Sunset & Vine BID. There are five full-time staff employed by the HPOA. For more information, contact Kerry Morrison, executive director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission of the Old Pasadena Management District is to enhance and promote Old Pasadena as a unique, authentic, and vibrant downtown experience.
The OPMD is a non-profit management organization that exists to protect and serve the collective interests of the owners, tenants, and residents of Old Pasadena. By contract with the City of Pasadena, and governed by an elected Board of Directors, OPMD manages the Old Pasadena PBID which oversees services and programs including cleaning, security, marketing, events, economic development, and advocacy on behalf of the District. Under a separate contract with the City, OPMD oversees management of the area’s public parking garages.
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 Riverside Downtown Partnership (RDP) is a non-profit business associate that manages the Riverside Downtown Business Improvement District. Its objective is to create an environment to support downtown Riverside as a regional destination for economic, arts, cultural, and residential uses.
To do so, RDP promotes downtown Riverside as a destination for residents and regional visitors, develops and enhances RDP’s influence and activities with downtown stakeholders, and promotes Riverside as a regional center for private sector commercial and residential development.
TBID is a Property-based business improvement district in the iconic Telegraph neighborhood on the south side of the UC Berkeley campus. We have an ambassador program focused on clean and safe. We also have a new smartphone-enabled historical walking tour that is very popular.
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.
The Playhouse District Association (PDA) promotes the economic vitality of the Playhouse District as Pasadena’s home for culture, commerce and community through the management of a property-based improvement district (PBID) with 11 Board members, five standing committees and dedicated clean and safe, marketing, public art, and advocacy services.
Progressive Urban Management Associates (P.U.M.A.) is an economic development and planning firm that delivers community-based solutions to advance thriving downtowns, corridors and neighborhoods. A national leader in downtown and community development, we advise clients on a wide range of management, marketing, financial, urban design and implementation tactics to help communities and organizations create and sustain dynamic places.
The Temescal Telegraph Business Improvement District is an independent non-profit, funded by Temescal property owners that was formed in 2004 to make the Temescal Telegraph commercial corridor more pedestrian-friendly for its residents, build upon the sense of community, and attract new shoppers. Temescal is a vibrant neighborhood leading the Oakland renaissance, full of innovative and diverse people creating small independent thoughtfully-curated shops, restaurants and services, celebrating emerging arts and culture in our community.
The Downtown Long Beach Alliance is a non-profit organization operating on behalf of the residential and commercial property owners and tenants of the Property and Business Based Improvement Districts. It is dedicated to the management, marketing, security, maintenance, advocacy, and economic and community development of the assessment districts in cooperation with the City of Long Beach and the private sector.
The Downtown San Diego Partnership is a membership organization that supports redevelopment, stimulates business and economic growth, and advocates for improvements that enhance Downtown San Diego’s quality of life.
The BLVD Association is a Property-Based Improvement District (PBID) composed of property and business owners in downtown Lancaster. Originally formed as a Parking and Business Improvement District in 1989, property owners voted in 2013 to transform the organization into a PBID, thus substantially expanding the Association’s financial resources to better achieve its mission to develop, promote and protect the downtown area. The PBID and its activities aim to build upon the massive streetscape revitalization effort implemented in 2010.Welcome to EditPad.org – your online plain text editor. Enter or paste your text here. To download and save it, click on the button below.
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.
Santa Cruz County Office for Economic Development works to implement six goals within the Economic Vitality Strategy. One of the goals is related to downtown health, as we have nine downtowns in the unincorporated area. The office also coordinates a countywide celebration for Small Business Saturday and a Micro Business Summit in the spring.
Downtown Burbank is an award-winning urban neighborhood spanning 34-blocks of retail, office, residential and entertainment destinations. The District boasts more than 200 shops and 90 restaurants including IKEA, Flappers Comedy Club, The Colony Theatre, RA Organic Spa, AMC 16 Theaters and Burbank Town Center. Movie screens consistently rank in the top five of theatrical circuits nationwide. The area is bounded by Verdugo Avenue, Glenoaks Boulevard, Burbank Boulevard and the I-5 in Burbank, Calif., and contains more than 9,000 parking spaces. The District is managed by Downtown Burbank Partnership, a California nonprofit mutual benefit corporation.