The DeBaliviere Place Special Business District (SBD) is a special taxation district within the DeBaliviere Place Neighborhood (47), and a sliver of the Skinker-DeBaliviere Neighborhood (46). For the protection and enjoyment of the property owners and general public, the District focuses on:
- Public safety and security,
- Improve cleanliness, beautification, and infrastructure
- Marketing, and District promotion.
The District is managed by a 7-member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Mayor. The Commissioners serve four year terms without compensation. Any District resident, renter, or property owner may serve on the Board. The Board initiated its first meeting in January 2016. The fix term for the District is 10 years.
At the April 7, 2015 election, District residents and property owners approved $0.85 on one hundred dollars assessed valuations for 2015-2024. The District files a Annual Budget with the Board of Aldermen with estimated projected revenues of about $330,000.
Major services within the District include providing police patrols, monitoring security cameras, landscaping Lasater Plaza and maintaining Pet Waste Stations. A pedestrian lighting project in the 5300 block of Pershing Avenue is to be completed in 2021.
At the monthly meeting the Board reviews the financial, security reports and conducts pending business. The meetings are open to the public. Resident and property owner are welcome to voiced their opinions to the Board during Public Comments.
- Sid Chakraverty, President
- Bobbie Butterly, Treasurer
- Kathryn Ruth
- Sherrone Beatty
- Charles Wiltsch
- Neil Costello
- Open renter board seat