Downtown Oakland Association
388 19th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 452-4529
Fax: (510) 452-4530
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1981 N. Broadway, Ste 400
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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The Downtown Oakland Association is a Community Benefit District (CBD) committed to revitalizing the heart of Downtown Oakland, California. Our efforts include district maintenance, safety and security management, and community and cultural enrichment. The Downtown Oakland Association seeks to foster an environment where businesses thrive, art flourishes, and residents and visitors alike can enjoy all that downtown Oakland has to offer.
Last summer, property owners in both Downtown Oakland and the Lake Merritt/Uptown districts voted by a margin of almost 8 to 1 to support a voluntary property tax to fund services that would improve the quality of life in their respective communities. The associations meet and function jointly. Services funded by this new district include maintaining cleanliness and order in the public rights of way, improving district identity and advocating on behalf of the area property owners, business owners and residents.
The Downtown Oakland Community Benefit District is comprised of 19-block area, which will generate an annual budget of approximately $904,000. The Lake Merritt/Uptown Community Benefit District is comprised of 37-block area, which will generate an annual budget of approximately $1.1m from collected assessment fees. During this first year, both districts will generate almost 2 million dollars to fund these special benefit services.