Downtown Property Business Improvement District

Mission Statement

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
  • Increasing marketing and visibility
  • Keeping the streets safe and clean

History

In 2019, 70% of downtown property owners voted to support the formation of a new Santa Paula Downtown Property Business Improvement District (PBID). Through the collection of a property-based assessment, the PBID began financing activities and amenities that improved Santa Paula’s downtown corridor and enhanced the experience for residents and visitors. The PBID is governed by a volunteer board of directors.

The PBID also strengthened the voice of downtown business and property owners. It fostered the creation of a dedicated group of business owners who are ready and willing to advocate at City Hall for the downtown. As a result, in December 2021, the Santa Paula City Council set aside $50,000 for downtown revitalization and improvements. In addition, the City repaved Main St. just in time for the holiday shopping season that month.

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Board of Directors

David Lippert
Business and Property Owner
Rabalais' Bistro

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

Councilmember

Leslie Cornejo

Member at Large

Neal Morrissette
Community Development Technician

City Representative

Jonathan Royas
Management Analyst and Public Information Officer

Meeting Agendas

January 20, 2021
February 24, 2021
March 17, 2021
April 28, 2021
May 19, 2021
June 30, 2021
July 28, 2021
August 25, 2021
September 29, 2021
October 27, 2021
January 12, 2022
February 9, 2022
March 9, 2022
April 20, 2022

If you would like to submit public comments or attend a meeting, please contact cityclerk@spcity.org or (805) 933-4201, ext. 263.

Projects

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Future Design Ideas Map

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