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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.

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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

2023 Statement of Activities

2022 Annual Report

2022 Meeting Minutes

2022 Compiled Financial Statements

2022 Form 990

2021 Annual Report

2021 Form 990

2021 Compiled Financial Statements

2020 Annual Report


To request a copy of any financial documents, tax filings or past meeting minutes, email or call (707) 636-2845.

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Meeting Details

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.

Upcoming Meetings

December 6, 9am - Executive Committee

December 13, 2pm - DAO Board

Past Meetings

January 11, 2023, 9am - Executive Committee

January 12, 2023, 1pm - Design & Improvement Committee

January 18, 9am - Board Meeting at TLCD Architecture

February 8, 9am - Executive Committee

February 9, 1pm - Design & Improvement Committee

February 15, 9am - Board Meeting

March 8 - Executive Committee Meeting

March 15, 9am - Board Meeting

April 12, 9am - Executive Committee

​April 19, 9am - Board 

May 10, 9am - Executive Committee

May 17, 9am - Board

May 22 , 9am - Joint Meeting of the Executive Committees for Downtown Action Organization &  Historic Railroad Square Association

May 24, 9:30am -Meeting with Parking District Manager Chad Hedge

May 30, 10am - Joint Meeting of the Executive Committees of the Downtown Action Organization and Historic Railroad Square Association

June 14, 2023, 9am - Executive Committee

June 28, 2023, 9am - Board Meeting

July 12, 2023, 9am - Executive Committee

July 17, 2023, 10:30am - Design & Improvement Committee

July 19, 2023, 9am - Board

August 16, 2023, 9am - Board Meeting at Macy's Santa Rosa Plaza

August 30, 1pm - Design & Improvement Committee

​September 20, 9am - Board

October 11, 9am - Executive Committee

October 18, 9am - Board Meeting

October 30, 10am - Design & Improvement

November 8, 9am - Executive Committee

November 15, 9am - Board Meeting at coLAB


2023 Board of Directors

Executive Committee

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

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