Property-Based Improvement District (PBID)

Established in August 2007 and managed by the San Jose Downtown Association, the Property-Based Improvement District (PBID) (map) provides a way to help pay for downtown cleaning and beautification projects. These include lighting up the Circle of Palms and the popular Groundwerx cleaning and ambassadors programs.

PBID Renewal Consultant RFP

The Downtown San Jose Property-Based Improvement District (PBID) is a special benefit assessment district, also known as SJDA, that conveys special benefits to the properties located within the district boundaries.  SJDA is issuing this Request For Proposal (RFP) in order to solicit proposals from qualified firms to provide consultant services to manage the renewal process of the PBID and possible expansion of the district boundaries and its services, with consultant services starting January 2021. The renewed District will begin services on July 1, 2022. 

Proposals are due by 5 p.m. PST on August 31, 2020 and should be submitted to the PBID to the attention of Chloe Shipp, Operations Manager. 
Download the RFP

Important RFP Dates: 

RFP Released:June 30

Deadline for questions: August 14

Proposal / Responses due: August 31, 5 p.m.

Finalist (s) invited for interview no later than: September 8

Selection committee interviews: Approx. September 28-30

Notify contractor no later than: November 2

Begin new contract: January 4, 2020


The PBID 11-member board represents the approximately 700 property owners in the downtown area and almost 1,800 property sites. They meet every other month.

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Doug Bartl, Oracle

Vice President
Blage Zelalich, City of San Jose

Jim Ortbal, City of San Jose

Michael Messinger, Meacham Oppenheimer

Board Members

Chris Freise, REDCO Development
Eric Kline, Adobe
Jeff Lambert, Essex Property Trust
Sarah Mancuso, Harvest Properties, Inc.
Dan McGowan, Fairmont San Jose
Dan Phan, Original Gravity and Paper Plane (tenant representative)
Wolfram Schneider, Resident Representative