For Businesses

DOWNTOWN ALAMEDA

We’re excited to report that the City of Alameda has approved the expansion of Downtown Alameda's Park Street Business Improvement Area (BIA) to incorporate Park Street Landing, the shopping area located near the intersection of Blanding Ave & Park Street. Join us for a welcome party to be held during the September mixer. More info to come!

For Members:

Minimum Wage Notice

Employers are required to post the city’s Official Minimum Wage Notice in a conspicuous place for employees and interviewees. Businesses not in compliance will be fined.

Board Nominations

Nominations for the 2020 Board of Directors are now being accepted. Up for election are two (2) At Large Director positions, as well as the President-Elect position.

Clean Sidewalk Grant

Arrange to have your sidewalk pressure washed by an authorized cleaning company and receive a reimbursement of up to 35% of the contractor fee.

About the Downtown Alameda Business Association

Mission & Purpose

The Downtown Alameda Business Association serves as a support network for the businesses located in Alameda's Park Street Business District. The Downtown Association's goal is to develop an economically prosperous business district through a united effort of its members.

Committees

Economic & Government Relations Committee - Assists the City in bringing new businesses to the District, retaining current businesses, and addresses community and governmental concerns that might affect our members.
Meets first Tuesdays, 8:30am.

Membership Committee - Greets new members, plans networking events like our monthly mixers, oversees annual awards event, ensures members are informed of news and happenings.
Meets second Mondays, Noon.

Clean, Green, and Safe Committee - Collaborates with city, community organizations, and vendors to keep the district Clean, Green, and Safe including, pedestrian and bicycle programs, street and landscape beautification, and public safety improvements.
Meets second Tuesdays, 8:30am.

Promotions & Events Committee - Reviews promotional opportunities, plans and implements public fundraising events, recruits volunteers, and assists in developing sponsorships for district events.
Meets third Mondays, 4:00pm.

Board of Directors - Provides oversight and governance of the association, determines the annual budget, and represents the membership on issues that affect the District. Board members are elected by the membership.
Meets last Wednesdays, 8:00am.

View the FY2019/2020 Work Plan

Business Improvement Area

Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) are used extensively throughout California to promote a healthy retail/service climate as well as a district that is aesthetically pleasing and clean. Perhaps the biggest advantage to being in a Business Improvement Area is the knowledge that the welfare of the district is being actively pursued by both hired staff and civic-minded volunteers.

The Park Street Business Improvement Area (BIA) was formed in 1989 and codified in the Alameda Municipal Code (AMC), Section 6-7. The Park Street BIA includes the "Theatre District" (Zone A) and the surrounding downtown business area (Zone B), including the newly added Park Street Landing. Revenues from the BIA directly benefit businesses located in Downtown Alameda through the general promotion of business activities and public events, beautification and ambiance, construction and maintenance of parking facilities, and special projects benefitting the business area.

The Park Street Business Improvement Area (BIA) is managed by the Downtown Alameda Business Association (formerly known as the Park Street Business Association). Each year, the City Council re-confirms the Park Street BIA and sets the levy that becomes "dues" for businesses located within the designated improvement area.

View background info for fiscal year 2019/2020 (boundaries map and address list, BIA fee schedule, Downtown Association work plan): City Council agenda item (May 7, 2019)

Additional information about the City of Alameda's Business Improvement Areas (BIA's) is available on the city website:
www.alamedaca.gov/Business/Business-Associations-Improvement-Areas

Businesses located in and around Park Street are encouraged to contact the Downtown Alameda Business Association for further details.

Guiding Documents

The Park Street Business Association (dba Downtown Alameda Business Association) is a 501(c)6 organization. The association was first formed in 1981 by community leaders and downtown business owners. The association acts as the advisory board for the Park Street Business Improvement Area which was codified in 1989.

By-Laws:

Association By-Laws; revised 8/8/18

Policies:

Operating Reserve; adopted 1/30/19

Document Retention; adopted 1/30/19

Transparency; adopted 1/30/19

Procurement & Purchasing; adopted 2/27/19

Financial Reports:

FY17/18 Tax Return (most current report filed)

Work Plans:

FY19/20 Budget

FY2019/2020 Work Plan

Monthly Mixers

Business mixers are typically held the third Wednesday of each month. The mixers provide an opportunity for our members to network and receive district updates.

Bring your business card for a chance to win a door prize!

Next Downtown Mixer:

Comerica Bank in Alameda

August Mixer

  • Wednesday, August 21
  • 5:30-7:00pm
  • Comerica Bank,
    2416 Central Ave

Mixers are usually held on the third Wednesday of the month.

Newsletters

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