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File #: 2022-1946   
Type: Consent Calendar Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 5/3/2022
Title: Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of Resolution Confirming the Park Street Business Improvement Area Annual Assessment Report for Fiscal Year 2022-23 and Levying an Annual Assessment on the Park Street Business Improvement Area. (Community Development 24061810)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Assessment Report, 2. Exhibit 2 - Assessment Fee Schedule, 3. Exhibit 3 - Boundaries Map, 4. Exhibit 4 - Address List, 5. Resolution
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Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of Resolution Confirming the Park Street Business Improvement Area Annual Assessment Report for Fiscal Year 2022-23 and Levying an Annual Assessment on the Park Street Business Improvement Area. (Community Development 24061810)

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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Alameda City Council will hold a public hearing to levy an annual assessment on the businesses within the Park Street Business Improvement Area (BIA), which is managed on behalf of the City of Alameda (City) by the Downtown Alameda Business Association (DABA). The public hearing allows business owners in the BIA an opportunity to comment on or protest, the proposed annual assessment.

On April 19, 2022, the City Council adopted a resolution declaring its intention to set the proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2022-23 BIA levy at the same level as the FY 2021-22 levy.

Staff is requesting that the City Council hold a public hearing and adopt a resolution to confirm the Park Street BIA's annual report and to levy the annual BIA assessment, with no annual Consumer Price Index (CPI) adjustment, for FY 2022-23.

BACKGROUND

In 1989, following the Parking and Business Improvement Area Law of 1979 in the California Streets and Highway Code, the City Council established regulations for BIAs in the Park Street and Webster Street commercial areas. This staff report is for the Park Street BIA, which is managed by DABA.

The Park Street BIA is funded from fees collected by the City from all businesses within the business district. The pooling of resources improves the business district as a whole and directly benefits business owners through the general promotion of business activities and public events, beautification and ambiance, construction and maintenance of parking facilities, and special projects benefitting the business area.

State law and the Alameda Municipal Code (AMC) require the City Council to work in collaboration wi...

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