First Meeting of Downtown San Leandro Community Benefit District Thursday, August 22 at 9:00a.m.

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Aug 15th, 2013
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PrintThe first meeting of the Downtown San Leandro Community Benefit District (CBD) is scheduled for Thursday, August 22, at 9 a.m. at The Englander, located at 101 Parrott St. The meeting will include discussion of incorporation of a management corporation to run the district, and establishment of an Interim Board of Directors. This meeting is open to the public – property owners and businesses in Downtown San Leandro are encouraged to attend.

The Downtown San Leandro CBD will provide a critical funding source to support enhanced improvements and services in the Downtown area. The CBD will fund services for the following:

  • Enhanced security for Downtown businesses and property owners;
  • Enhanced sidewalk cleaning, steam cleaning and beautification;
  • A coordinated voice for property owners and business owners alike and developing new business friendly policies;
  • Promotion of Downtown San Leandro to attract new customers, businesses, and residential development Downtown;
  • Planting of flowers, tree and landscaping planting and maintenance; and
  • Planning of events and activation of public spaces.

On July 15, 2013, the San Leandro City Council concluded a successful community benefit district balloting process by approving the formation of a CBD to generate annual funding in support of Downtown San Leandro. At the City Council meeting, ballots from property owners were tallied and 67%, by weight, voted in favor of formation.

The CBD will generate about $360,000 annually. The funds, raised through an assessment on each benefiting parcel within the district, will be controlled by the business community, residents and property owners themselves.

One Response to “First Meeting of Downtown San Leandro Community Benefit District Thursday, August 22 at 9:00a.m.”

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