Downtown San Mateo Association

DSMA Overview

DSMA Overview

Background Since 1986, the Downtown San Mateo Association (“DSMA”) has been designated by the City Council to manage the Downtown Business Improvement District (“DBIA”). Originally activated to serve a largely retail-oriented district, the DSMA now manages a district with a much broader range of businesses.  Over the years, there has been a natural increase in the cost of operations for the DSMA (staff, cleaning, event production, etc.) while revenues have remained flat with the same rate structure since 2009.  As result, community leaders came together and agreed to review the level of service provided, budget and funding provided by the …

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DSMA Downtown Business Improvement Area

DSMA Downtown Business Improvement Area

Introduction: Downtown San Mateo Association The DSMA is the advisory board appointed by the City Council of the City of San Mateo to make recommendations to the Council on the expenditure of revenues derived from the levy of assessments collected through the annual business license tax for businesses in the Downtown Business Improvement Area (“DBIA”).  The City established the DBIA assessment in 1986 to provide decorations, promote public events, furnish music, and generally promote business activities within the DBIA.  More recently, the DSMA has focused on beautification and cleanliness, public outreach, promotion of the DBIA, and events. Changing Times in …

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CivicMic Services for the Downtown San Mateo Association

CivicMic works with the Downtown San Mateo Association to facilitate community outreach and public engagement opportunities to determine the level of public support for the expansion of existing services and activities creating additional value for the Downtown Business Improvement Area. Please visit CivicMic often as additional information will be posted. In the meantime, please use the “Share this:” buttons below to share this announcement with fellow business owners. Want to receive updates? Subscribe to receive updates via email and get a free copy of the NBS Primer on Special Financing Districts! Click Here to Subscribe Looking for more information? Click …

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