The Business Improvement District (BID)
As part of the annual renewal process of the BID we are required to prepare an annual report. The annual report includes proposed work plan and detailed budget for the upcoming year. You can find a copy of the annual report from 2021 below. The Petaluma Downtown Association oversees the administration of the BID but the BID Advisory Committee prioritizes projects and budgets. See the below tab to learn more about BID meetings and how to get involved.
Business Improvement District (BID) assessments are levied on the basis of the estimated benefit to the businesses and property within the BID area. A BID may assess property according to zones of benefit, in relation to the benefit being received by businesses within each zone. The BID assessment is billed annually. See the BID map above to view area boundaries and zones. The assessment schedule is as follows:
TYPE OF BUSINESS ZONE A ZONE B ZONE C
|$150 (1-3 emp.)|
$250 (4-6 emp.)
$350 (7+ emp.)
|$150 (1-3 dlr.)|
$250 (4-6 dlr.)
$350 (7+ dlr.)
|$100 (1-3 emp./ op.)|
$200 (4-6 emp./ op.)
$300 (7+ emp./ op.)
|Lodging||$150 (1-10 rooms)|
$250 (11-25 rooms)
$350 (26+ rooms)
Important Note: Retail, restaurant, and service businesses are charged based on size which is determined by number of employees (either full-time or the equivalent made up of multiples of part-time employees). Antique Collectives are charged based on the number of business licenses active within one location.
BUSINESS TYPE DEFINITIONS
Retail, Restaurant, and Antique Collectives: Businesses that buy and resell goods or comestibles. Examples are clothing stores, shoe stores, office supplies and antiques shops as well as businesses that sell prepared foods and drinks.
Service Businesses: Businesses that sell services. Examples are beauty and barbershops, repair shops, most automotive-orientated businesses, entertainment businesses such as theaters, etc.
Lodging: Includes renting rooms by the day or week to community visitors.
Professional Businesses: Includes: Architects, Engineers, Attorneys, Dentists, Doctors, Accountants, Optometrists, Realtors, Insurance Offices, Mortgage Brokers, and most other businesses that require advanced and /or specialized licenses and/or advanced academic degrees.
Financial Institutions: Includes Banking, Savings, Loan, and Credit Unions.
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