Since 1982, Centro San Antonio, formerly known as the Downtown Owner’s Association and Downtown Alliance over the years, has served the property owners of downtown San Antonio by being THE nonprofit dedicated to improving the quality of place in our urban core by managing the Public Improvement District (PID). The foundation of our work is our clean + safe program performed by 100+ hard-working and friendly cleaning, landscaping, hospitality and Quality-of-Life Ambassadors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We augment this with events &amp; programming, marketing, small business support, public art, capital improvements, and advocacy for capital investments and policy changes to catalyze a more beautiful, welcoming, playful, and prosperous downtown that amplifies San Antonio’s culture, heritage, and spirit.
In short, the PID was established by the City at the request of a group of commercial and condominium property owners. Centro was then contracted by the City to perform our services based on plans approved annually by City Council. The primary funding comes from commercial and condominium property value assessments. This is supplemented by contracts, grants and contributions from the City and CPS which amount to less than 10% of our operating budget.
The PID has been renewed by downtown property owners periodically through a petitioning process, with renewal needing to occur by 9/30/23. Renewing the PID for another 10-year cycle will enable us to continue providing the above-mentioned services and more to support our growing, evolving, historic neighborhood that is the heartbeat of San Antonio.
If you’re ready, please sign the petition provided with this packet and email a scanned copy to <a href=”mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org”>email@example.com</a>.
The information below shares how we have worked over the last 10 years, in partnership with property owners, local businesses, nonprofits, and governmental entities to bring to life the downtown we have all envisioned. There are challenges to be sure, but with the support of our partners we are confident the next ten years will represent an even greater boom for downtown San Antonio.
We greatly appreciate your support and invite you to authorize the 2024-2033 PID term.