Did you receive an invoice for a BID Assessment? Wondering what the BID does?
The Business Improvement District in downtown is a yearly assessment paid by all businesses within the district. Depending on the number of employees, location within the district, and type of business you are, your fee will vary.
Although the City administers the BID, it is managed by the Palo Alto Downtown Business and Professional Association (PADBPA), which is managed by an executive director and represented by a board of volunteers made up of downtown business leaders. Their meetings are regularly noticed and open to the public.