Downtown Business Improvement District

Earlier this year, 70% of downtown property owners voted to support the formation of a new Santa Paula Downtown Property Business Improvement District (PBID).  Though the collection of a property-based assessment, the PBID will finance activities and amenities that will improve Santa Paula’s downtown corridor and enhance the experience for residents and visitors to the downtown.  The PBID will be formed for a 3-year period, starting January 1, 2020 and will be governed by a volunteer board of directors.  Assessments will be levied for the 2020 calendar year and invoices will be sent out in early January under separate cover. 

Mission Statement

Our mission is to facilitate growth within the downtown community and utilize resources efficiently. 

Downtown revitalization will be achieved through:

  • Focusing on developing local business
  • Improving and renewing infrastructure
  • Increased marketing and visibility
  • Keeping the streets safe and clean


January 20, 2021

February 24, 2021

March 17, 2021

April 28, 2021

May 19, 2021

Board of Directors

David Lippert
Business and Property Owner
Garman’s Pub, Rabalais

Greg Grimes
Business Owner
The Draft at Mupu Grill

Jose Luis Melgar
Business Owner
Palazzio Event Center, Melgar Photo Studio

Krys Bojanowski
Business and Property Owner
Sunny BioDiscovery, Inc.

Chamber of Commerce Representative

John Marquez
Executive Director
Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce


Leslie Cornejo

City Representative

Jeff Mitchem
Community & Economic Development Manager


If you would like to submit public comments or attend a meeting, please contact or 805-933-4201, Ext.263.