On August 22, 2013 an Interim Board of Directors was established to begin work on formal incorporation of a management corporation to run the district on behalf of downtown businesses and property owners. The Interim Board has engaged New City America to assist with this work. For updates on this process and information on upcoming meetings of the Interim Board please email Jeff Kay or call (510) 577-3319.
The Downtown San Leandro Community Benefit District is currently seeking an Executive Director, District Manager, or District Management Company. Please see the Request for Proposals for more information.
In February 2012, in response to the loss of redevelopment funding used to enhance security, maintenance and marketing in Downtown San Leandro, the City began working with downtown business and property owners to explore the creation of a Community Benefit District (CBD). In July 2012, following a Request for Proposal process, the City retained New City America, Inc. to assist the process of forming a CBD. General information regarding a CBD, the survey results, including prioritization of services to be offered, and a project timeline are included in the January 2013 Downtown San Leandro Newsletter found here. The CBD Steering Committee, comprised of property and business owners, provided direction to New City America, Inc. On February 28, 2013 the Steering Committee approved a Management Plan which outlines the services to be provided and budget (including assessment methodology) for the District.
On July 15, 2013, the San Leandro City Council concluded a successful community benefit district balloting process by approving the formation of a CBD; 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.
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