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Spectrum - July 9, 2010

Reassessing downtown's business district

As group's president departs, downtown Palo Alto's Business Improvement District needs a fresh look

Already facing the challenge of some businesses refusing to pay their required assessments, downtown Palo Alto's 6-year-old business-improvement organization should pause to consider its options — especially in the aftermath of the recent sudden departure of its president, Sherry Bijan.

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Posted by Fooled Once
a resident of College Terrace
on Jul 9, 2010 at 12:44 pm

perhaps the powers to be want to checkin with the California Avenue merchants on how they're faring under the auspices of the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce since Ronna D.'s departure from the Cal Ave merchants association, before Steve Emslie and Company fold the Downtown Association into the PA Chamber.

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Posted by Forget the Chamber
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jul 15, 2010 at 11:31 pm

The Chamber is not interested in downtown businesses. Its focus is on development. THREE of their directors are from Stanford. Also Roche, HP, real estate and mortgage companies/banks.
I don't recall that they were ever interested in retail or small business.
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