SRBA General Meeting – June 17, 2015 – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm – Tacos Al Carbon

1733 Story Rd, San Jose, CA 95122
11:30 am – 12:00 pm – Networking, Lunch not provided
(order ahead (408) 272-3318)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Meeting

June 2015 AGENDA

Guest Presentation Republic Recycling Wet/Dry Program

Republic Services of Santa Clara County invites you to attend an educational presentation about the Wet/Dry Program and waste disposal in San Jose. Commercial businesses all over San Jose are participating in this program, assisting the city with achieving their zero waste initiative.

This presentation will allow business owners to understand our waste disposal program in more detail and have the opportunity to ask a few questions about this program. Customers will also hear how they can improve their recycling habits and see how a few other businesses around San Jose have set up their recycle and compost systems for their employees.

Presented by:  Andrew Becerra, Recycling Coordinator for Downtown and East Side San Jose.

Board Elections

We are seeking directors for the following volunteer seats to provide direction from the different areas of business on Story Road.

Financial Services | Retail | Medical/Dental | Restaurants |

If interested in participating please put your name in the hat to help us move the Story Road Business District into the city spotlight.

PBID, CBID, BID What does that mean?

A BID would allow improvements like this potential project. As part of the Capitol Expressway Light Rail Transit (LRT) project Biggs Cardosa Associates designed a pedestrian structure. The two-span structure will provide pedestrian access to the aerial LRT station at Story Road. The structure consists of a 45-meter long curved S-shaped steel box superstructure with an overall deck width of approximately 3.5 meters. Special considerations were made in the design to meet the unique aesthetic requirements of the project. Photo courtesy of Poitra.

Since the dissolution of the Redevelopment Agencies in the State of California, business associations like SRBA have had less money to operate.  The budget allowed the agency to beautify, market and overall enhance the shopping, downtown and major corridors of the city.  The Story Road Business Association has requested from the City Council Member of District 5 to assist us in determining which BID is right for SRBA. We hope to have an update soon on that process.  Below is a quick bit of info about BIDs as well as a report that you can read.

Business Improvement Districts (or “BIDs”) are being used increasingly throughout California to finance services that improve the quality of life and economic vitality of downtowns, Main Streets, and commercial corridors. It is estimated that more than 2,000 BIDs now exist in North America and the phenomenon is spreading to Central and South America, Europe, Australia, and Africa.

A BID is a special benefit assessment district which allows for an assessment on property or business within a defined geographic area. Revenues from this assessment are directed back to the defined area to finance a myriad of enhanced services, including security, maintenance, marketing, economic development, tourism promotion, parking, and special events.

BIDs are formed with the consent of and active participation from property and business owners. The success of BIDs relies on forging public/private partnerships within business districts. Local government can play a key role to encourage the creation of BIDs. Continue Reading the article about BIDS in California. The ABCs of CA BIDS

Member Engagement Poster

Members…members..members.  Without you we can not drive home your needs and interests in improving the district for your benefit.  We encourage you to attend our monthly meetings as well as contact us to voice your concerns, ideas and overall comments on how to make SRBA the best business district in San Jose.  We are also seeking new members that want to be a part of the process.  Please refer to our Membership Page for more info

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