Resources for business and property owners
Santa Rosa Downtown District
Born out of the reunification of Courthouse Square, the Downtown District is a formal Community Benefit District recognized by the City of Santa Rosa. The District, which encompasses properties in the area surrounding Courthouse Square, works to support property and business owners, connect with the City and maintain the Downtown area.
Downtown Action Organization
The DAO is the nonprofit organization that oversees the Santa Rosa Downtown District. The board hosts open meetings monthly on the third Wednesday at 9am. The DAO partners with local businesses to promote, enhance and beautify Downtown Santa Rosa.
NexStreet employees provide critical maintenance, sanitation and beautification efforts in the Downtown. All business and property owners can contact NexStreet directly for support. They currently operate seven days a week and can be reached at (707) 318-7777.
Parklet Policy Information
Click here to read the City's Parklet Program manual and find out more about establishing a permanent parklet.
Reports, Financial Documents, Tax Filings and Past Meeting Minutes
To request a copy of any financial documents, tax filings or past meeting minutes, email or call (707) 636-2845.
If you are a Downtown business owner and don't currently receive our monthly newsletters, please contact us.
Agendas are posted 48 hours prior to the meeting and linked to each meeting date. Meeting locations are included on each agenda, along with minutes from the previous meeting.
Board Meetings occur every third Wednesday at 9am. Executive Committee meetings occur every second Wednesday at 9am. Committee meetings occur on an as-needed or project basis.
December 6, 9am - Executive Committee
December 13, 2pm - DAO Board
August 16, 2023, 9am - Board Meeting at Macy's Santa Rosa Plaza
2023 Board of Directors
Chair: Hugh Futrell, Hugh Futrell Corp.
Vice-Chair: Pauline Block, Cornerstone Properties / coLAB
Treasurer: Joe Dietzen, West America Bank
Secretary: Danielle Nelson, Santa Rosa Plaza / Simon Properties
Immediate Past Chair: Natalie Balfour, Airport Business Center
Members of the Board
Leeanna Ausiello-Kane, Ausiello's / AGA Acquisitions
Zach Berkowitz, Property Owner
Britt Cooper, Exchange Bank
Chris Denny, The Engine is Red
Daryel Dunston, City of Santa Rosa
Nicole Gaddis, California Luggage
Caitlin Kurasek, La Rosa Tequileria & Grille
Ken Lafranchi, Lafranchi Architecture & Development
Don Tomasi, TLCD Architecture
Argo Thompson, The California / Left Edge Theatre
Executive Director, Cadance Hinkle Allinson