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
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.
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
Member at Large
Neal Morrissette Community Development Technician
Jonathan Royas Management Analyst and Public Information Officer