About PBID

What Property Owners Are Saying

The Midtown PBID has been incredibly impactful in developing public-private partnerships for clean and safe services, capital improvements and lighting. I continue to be a proud supporter of their renewal expansion.
Steve Hansen, District 4 Councilmember
As a member of the Midtown Association and its board for decades, I find the growth and progress of the organization over the last several years to be truly remarkable. I attribute this in large part to participation in the PBID. My expectations have been raised as a result and I look forward to even more success moving forward.
Larry Watson, 1332 21st Street
I’m happy to pay my assessment for (the Midtown Association) to keep an eye out on our neighborhood.
Skip Rosenbloom, Tahoma Group
We are impressed with your progress in Midtown and appreciate the work you do.
Kost Family, 1630 J Street
WEAVE is grateful for the support of the Midtown Association in assisting us with property matters, serving the homeless community and helping create buzz around the opening of our new store TRUE.
Beth Hassett, WEAVE Executive Director
Regional Transit supports the PBID because it allows us to lower our maintenance and facilities costs while supporting the enhancement of Midtown.
Mike Wiley, Sacramento Regional Transit
I support the Midtown PBID expansion to Alhambra Boulevard because I believe when the Midtown Association, Sacramento Police Department, Sacramento Steps Forward and our property owners work together, we will be able to build a safe and thriving commercial district on Alhambra boulevard.
Jeff Harris, District 3 Councilmember
I can’t wait for the building maintenance services Midtown Association will provide in the expanded PBID!
Lucy Eidam Crocker, Crocker & Crocker
I look forward to an improved and beautified Stockton Boulevard to welcome visitors to the District. The Midtown PBID has my support.
Mark Friedman, Fulcrum Properties
The folks at BevMo! can’t say enough good things about the work you do, keep it up!
Rich Soehren, 1700 J Street
Thank you to Midtown Association for standing with B Street Theatre in support of our new theatre project in Midtown! We look forward to participating in the collaborative communications programs as our new theatre is built in the PBID.”
Bill Blake, B Street Theatre Managing Director


Parcels in the Entire District
Parcels in Midtown
(91 in Alhambra District)
9085081sq. ft.
Total Landmass of Midtown
(2,842,195 sq. ft. in the Alhambra District)
Total Landmass of Entire District
Total Blocks in Midtown
(12 in Alhambra District)

The Midtown Property Business Improvement District (PBID) provide three areas of service: (1) Streetscape, Maintenance & Safety, (2) Placemaking & Capital Improvements, and (3) Advocacy, Communications and Administration.


District services will continue to focus first on Category 1: graffiti abatement, litter removal, streetscape maintenance, and safety (including homeless services). The District will continue to offer Category 2: advocacy, communications and prudent administration.


The District will expand its services to offer placemaking and capital improvements. This includes leveraging PBID funds to attract public investment and create a unique sense of place. The District is considering expansion to service areas requesting support.


  • Category 1: Safety, Maintenance and Streetscape (55%)
  • Category 2: Administration, Advocacy and Communications (25%)
  • Category 3: Placemaking and Capital Improvements (15%)
  • Category 4: Reserve (5%)

Note that categories can vary by up to 20% with board authorization as priorities evolve.


Assessment methodologies will remain the same in the next term. Rate is based on lot size and use. Use is determined by tax code associated with the parcel by the County Assessor’s office. The annual budget of the District will grow from 700k to appx 1.2M.


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Note that categories can vary by up to 20% with board authorization as priorities evolve.


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Board Chair Mike Wiley (General Manager, Regional Transit) has led the organization since late 2013, preceded by Keri Thomas (Community and Government Relations Director, Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region). Midtown Association is governed by a policy board of 25 comprised primarily of property owners. Under the board’s leadership, Midtown Association has grown from a grassroots organization established in 1985 to the “go-to” organization for business leadership and policy for Midtown Sacramento. The board is self-electing with open nominations each fall.



Emily Baime Michaels, Executive Director, has led the Midtown Association for two years. Under her leadership, policy positions taken on behalf of Midtown have been successful, the Farmers Market has grown to be one of the best in the region, clean and safe efforts have expanded, and the organization has received clean audits for prudent fiscal management. Prior to Midtown Association, Michaels was the CEO of the Downtown Stockton Alliance and has 15 years’ experience with PBID/Business Association leadership. She holds a Master’s in Public Policy (USC), a BS in Hospitality and Tourism (SDSU), a Certificate in Fundraising Management (IU) and a Certificate in Hospitality Law.

The staff team includes Kelly Hoskins, Admin & (Clean & Safe) Program Manager; Lauren Machi, Communications Coordinator; Luis and Kadeem, two full time Safety Ambassadors; and Chris, George, and Jose, Maintenance Team Members. Midtown Association also contracts for external bookkeeping, auditing, public relations, website development, graphic design, homeless navigation, police services, and event production. Front line staffing will expand in ratio to new service area.


What is a PBID

Service Area Map

Management Plan

PBID Overview


“How PBIDs Help Sacramento Neighborhoods”

“Zone Improvement”