CA's First Business Improvement Association Wins Approval to Continue

91% of Downtown Sacramento Partnership members vote to assess themselves $1.4 million annually.

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June 7, 2000, 6:44 PM PDT

By William Davis


The Downtown Sacramento Partnership, an association of over 200 property owners is California's first-ever business improvement association. The partnership was established five years ago to promote downtown Sacramento as a destination. Steam washing sidewalks and streets under their "clean and safe" program, posting 20 visitor "guides" in the downtown area, and successfully lobbying City officials to focus development efforts in the downtown area are among the association's major accomplishments. Lobbying successes included securing a moratorium on multi-screen movie complexes anywhere but in the downtown district. The renewed Downtown Sacramento Partnership will be promoting the revived downtown area's attractions including the new IMAX theater as well as concerts, farmer's markets, and other activities in the recently renovated Cesar Chavez Plaza.

Thanks to William Davis

Wednesday, June 7, 2000 in The Sacramento Bee

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