Property-Based Improvement District (PBID)

Established in 2007

Managed by the San Jose Downtown Association

The Property-Based Improvement District (PBID) is a special benefit assessment district that provides enhanced maintenance, public safety, beautification and economic development programs above and beyond those provided by the City of San Jose.  Key programs include Groundwerx cleaning and ambassador programs, tree-trimming and care, homeless assistance, business development and street life projects such as wall murals, crosswalk decor and decorative lighting.

In general, PBID services improve the overall viability of business districts, resulting in higher property values, sales and tax revenues.

Clean & Safe Contract Request for Proposal

The Downtown San Jose PBID is a special benefit assessment district providing unique advantages to properties within its boundaries. We are issuing this Request For Proposal (RFP) to solicit proposals from qualified firms to perform the District’s core programs: cleaning & maintenance and information ambassador services, starting January 15, 2025.

Proposals are due by 5 p.m. PST on July 26, 2024, and should be submitted to the PBID, attention Chris Kendrix, Operations Manager.

Meetings

The PBID 11-member board represents about 700 property owners in the downtown area and almost 1,800 property sites. It meets every other month.

Board of Directors

Executive Committee Members

Chris Freise

President
Chris Freise
REDCO Development

Blage Zelalich

Vice President
Blage Zelalich
City of San Jose

Ted McMahon
Treasurer
Ted McMahon

Bayview Development
Coming Soon

Secretary
Dan Phan
Original GravityPaper Plane and MINIBOSS (tenant representative)

Board Members

Coming Soon
Benjamin Egge
Essex Property Trust
Julie Garcia
Julie Garcia
Jay Paul
Coming Soon
John Ristow
City of San Jose
Coming Soon
Sara de la Riva
Rubicon Point Partners
Wolfram Schneider
Wolfram Schneider
Resident Representative
Coming Soon

John Southwell
Marriott San Jose

 

PBID Financials

In 2007 downtown property owners agreed to pay up to 7.5 cents per square foot to make downtown San Jose sparkle and created the Property-Based Improvement District.

Budget: $3.875 million for 2020-21 including $2.96 million from property owner assessments, plus $395,000 from City of San Jose baseline services.
See annual reviews and balance sheets below:

Past PBID meeting minutes

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