What is a PBID?

Popular Questions

Learn why thousands of business districts across the U.S. have discovered the benefits of a strong private sector organization funded by a Property Business Improvement District (“a PBID”).

To establish a PBID, the local city council or board of supervisors must hold a public hearing and mail ballots to property owners in the district. If there is a vote in favor of it, the PBID is adopted by ordinance by the local government. After an initial five-year period, PBIDs can be renewed, pending re-approval, for up to 10 years at a time.

The method of assessment for Property-Based Business Improvement Districts (PBIDs) in California is governed by state law. Assessment methods are determined by each PBID based on a combination of factors. For instance, in the San Jose Downtown BID, they are based on the square footage of the lot, square footage of the building, type of business, and whether the business is in a basic or premium benefit zone.

District Services & Document Requests

The ABC District is committed to transparency and easy access to information. To that end, we have made a variety of commonly requested documents available for download on our website.

Crime Prevention Questions

The PBID provides crime prevention, security, and transient services to support a safe retail environment for customers and businesses in the district.

Each week the Antelope Community Meeting responds to specific questions regarding potential problems in the neighborhood.  The Antelope Community Meeting is a weekly gathering that provides residents with an opportunity to voice their concerns and ask questions about potential problems in the neighborhood.

The Meeting is facilitated by the PBID, and also provides residents with information about resources and services available in the community. As a result, the Antelope Community Meeting is an important forum for residents to stay informed and engaged in their neighborhood.

Property Improvement Questions

The PBIDs chief objective is to improve property values within the district.  This includes capital projects, maintenance, and beautification initiatives. 

The district promotes capital improvement projects to improve the retail district. These projects include the installation of new sidewalks and landscaping, as well as the renovation of existing storefronts.

By making these improvements, the district hopes to attract new businesses and shoppers to the area. In addition, the district also provides financial incentives to businesses that make improvements to their properties. These incentives can help offset the costs of construction, making it more affordable for businesses to make needed changes. As a result, the district is committed to making continuous improvements in order to create a vibrant and thriving retail district.