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Executives at the Downtown San Diego Partnership have been busy making their rounds, appearing at community group meetings in search of support for the renewal of downtown's Property-Based Business Improvement District (PBID).

On Thursday August 9, executives will make their pitch to the Little Italy Residents Association, just one week after presenting a version of the plan to the East Village Residents Association.

By the looks of the itinerary, it would seem as if the Downtown Partnership is wasting no time, despite the fact that the current contract for the assessment district doesn't end until 2015 and that thousands of residents have not yet received refunds for overpayments made when the program was renewed in 2005 due to a flawed engineer's report.

At the meeting president of the Downtown Partnership, Kris Michell, will also be presenting her plans to expand the agency to not only administer programs such as the PBID but to transform the Partnership into a public/private organization tasked with improving the quality of life downtown in the absence of redevelopment agencies.

"We have a 'Must See' presentation this month by Kris Michell, President of the Downtown San Diego Partnership," reads an email from Annie Eichman of the Little Italy Resident's Association.

"Kris [Michelle] is an exceptional speaker who captivates audiences with her knowledge, creativity and sincerity. Even if you saw her presentation back in May, you will want to see "A Bold, New Vison for Downtown" again. It is that good!

"...This presentation is the result of input from numerous Community representatives in our Downtown and from exhaustive studies of how other urban areas continue to grow and prosper without help from redevelopment agencies."

Michell and her staff are riding high after July 29 city council meeting where councilmembers approved a proposal to create a "Commercial Marketing District Zone." The new assessment, if approved by voters, would require all commercial-office property owners whose office-space measures 50,000 square feet or more to pay into the newly created zone.

The meeting of the Little Italy Residents Association will begin at 6pm at the Firehouse Museum in Little Italy.

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Perhaps they should all read your columns in the Reader. Like, the ones with data on the legality of what they are doing.

Aug. 9, 2012

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