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Power Inn by the Numbers

Annual Report 2010

620+ business & property owners represented 20% decrease in business crime & illegal dumping cleaned up +95 tires, 23 tons 84of trash grocery carts, 46 appliances, 59 mattresses $450,000 awarded for “Specific Plan” $1.6 million leveraged for road planning and design 2,305 web site visitors $288,000 leveraged funding for Power Inn Rd. landscaping 169 participants at “Crime & Dine” and Labor Law seminars 22 prospect leads to commercial brokers 520 attendees for “Picnic at the Park”

Annual Award Winners Best Infrastructure Improvement

Sacramento Area Sewer District Best New Development

65th St. Target Store

Best Environmental Practices

Recycling Industries Business of the Year

Plates Restaurant Member of the Year

Shawn Guttersen Top Cop

Officer Justin Thompson

LEADERSÊ MEETÊ atÊ 16thÊ AnnualÊ AwardsÊ Lunch:Ê (ltor)Ê JimÊ Reinhart,Ê president,Ê UniversityÊ Enterprises,Ê Dr.Ê AlexÊ Gonzalez,Ê president,Ê CSUSÊ andÊ CouncilmanÊ KevinÊ McCarty.

A word from the Chairman Eighteen going on Five


t’s hard to believe we’re just going into our fifth year when we’ve been around since 1994. But that’s the truth. While we’ve had 17 Annual Awards Luncheons, this will only be our fifth year as a PBID

(Property & Business Improvement District), an organization funded by voluntary property tax assessments. Prior to that we were known as the “Power Inn Business and Transportation Association,” (The BTA) and funding was precarious at best. As a PBID, we’ve made a commitment to the business and property owners and a contract with the City of Sacramento, to augment city services to improve the area. The Power Inn Alliance does this in four key ways: 1. Advocacy and Communications 2. Security and Crime Abatement 3. Economic Development and Business Growth 4. Beautification and Clean Up In addition, Transportation is a critical part of our program, as it always has been, and we spend considerable time working on traffic mitigation, road development, public transit, plus bike and pedestrian modalities. In our next PBID, Transportation will be a fifth program area. We are now planning renewal of the Business Improvement District. Our first round had only a five-year life span. The new one, which begins in 2012, will be ten years. It will also be increased by almost 60% in area, as many property and business owners outside of the current boundaries have asked us to provide these same services. They want their streets cleared of rubbish and debris, graffiti removed, security up/crime down, and business growth. I encourage you to peruse this Annual Report and take a look at some of our important accomplishments. Then weigh in. Tell us what you think, what else you think we could do and, most of all, how you might like to participate. The work goes on and we can use all the help we can get.

Dave Sikich Chairman, 2010




“The six-mile Power Inn region has full infrastructure in place, as well as competitively priced buildings and land.”

“The district also has an extensive clean up program, as illegal dumping is a problem in the primarily industrial area.”

Business Xpansion Journal August, 2010

“City planners envision a new research park, a so-called “technology village” of three and four-story office buildings south of Highway 50... If their bets pay off, Sacramentans will see a blossoming of well-paid jobs at the forefront of electrical “smart grid” technology and biomedical research.” Power Inn gears up for a smart makeover Sacramento Bee April 25, 2010

Sacramento Business Journal April 16, 2010

“The Power Inn Alliance also focuses on reducing property crime within the district, working with police and showing business owners how to (deter break-ins).” Sacramento Business Journal April 16, 2010

“That is’s making the area better is evident in the many successes the (Power Inn Alliance) has achieved in the past three years. Among the more notable was attracting the Sacramento Area Technology Alliance to the area. That Nestle Waters North America chose to put roots in the Power Inn area speaks to the organization’s potential.” Industrious Revolution Comstock’s Magazine August 10, 2010

“Since 2006, property owners massing together as the Power Inn Alliance have assessed themselves more that $260,000 annually to clean up the area and advocate its promising location to government decision-makers.” Power Inn gears up for a smart makeover Sacramento Bee April 25, 2010 AllianceÊ CEOÊ JerryÊ VorpahlÊ advocatesÊ forÊ business,Ê transportationÊ andÊ community.

Advocacy & Communications Advocacy: Speaking out in the best interests of business and property owners in the Power Inn Area.


embers and staff of the Power Inn Alliance spoke out on many important issues in 2010; Testified before City Council and the Law and Legislation Committee; sent letters of support to city, county,

state and federal officials on business issues; and met with elected officials at all levels, including traveling to Washington, D.C. on Cap-to-Cap to seek support for the Innovation/Technology Village and stimulus funding for shovel-ready projects. Among the highlights of the Advocacy and Communications efforts were the following: • Successfully opposed a major increase in the City’s Business Operations Tax (BOT). • Coordinated several rezone issues with businesses and the City Planning Dept, effectively allowing long-standing owners to expand or change uses without expensive permits. • Launched the Innovation/Technology Village Specific Plan. (See “Economic Development.”)

• Formed Task Force and designed the Management District Plan to renew PBID (Property & Business Improvement District.) • Surveyed members and property owners to assess critical business and land use needs that can be addressed by the Alliance. • Reorganized the committee structure to better align with the PBID mission. (See pg. 12)

• Received extensive media coverage, i.e. Sunday front page in Sacramento Bee, 16-pg. feature article in Comstock’s Magazine, major article in Sacramento Business Journal, plus many more.

Economic Development & Business Growth In the Power Inn Area, Business is good!


aybe we’re still climbing out of the recession pit, and maybe jobs and occupancy rates aren’t where they should be, but here business is pretty good. It’s good for the community, good for the tax base, good for the

jobs it creates. One of the major goals of The Alliance is to do everything possible to improve the economic climate of the area. Here’s what we did: • The Vision Task Force created the concept of the Innovation/Technology Village, a 140 acre site where planners envision a new research park where three and four-story office buildings will be linked conveniently to Sac State. • Worked closely with City Economic Development, SACTO, Metro Chamber and SARTA to attract and grow business and technology companies in the area. • Partnered with the Green Capitol Alliance (Valley Vision) to expand clean energy and green technology throughout the region.

• Welcomed Plates Café (job-training) and the famous Squeeze Inn (burgereating) to Power Inn. • Marketed economic opportunities and benefits with exhibits at the annual Clean Tech Showcase and the novel “Innovate Conference.” • Created a new “Planning and Business Development Committee” to better address economic development and job growth. • Assisted the relocation of SARTA (Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance), with its many incubator companies, to Power Inn.

Power Inn Area

WhileÊ seriousÊ crimeÊ throughoutÊ SacramentoÊ wentÊ Ê downÊ inÊ 2010,Ê evenÊ inÊ theÊ faceÊ ofÊ aÊ reductionÊ inÊ policeÊ Ê personnel,Ê theÊ SEÊ cornerÊ ofÊ theÊ cityÊ (PowerÊ Inn)Ê showsÊ oneÊ ofÊ theÊ mostÊ crime-freeÊ areas.Ê OneÊ dotÊ equalsÊ aÊ crimeÊ locationÊ evenÊ thoughÊ moreÊ thanÊ oneÊ crimeÊ mayÊ haveÊ beenÊ committedÊ there.Ê (Source:Ê SacramentoÊ PoliceÊ Department).

Security & Crime Abatement Security is up; business crime is down.


ince 2007, when the Improvement District was formed crimes against business in this area (burglary, vandalism, breaking-and-entering) has decreased by over 20 percent. This is due to several factors, number one being close cooperation

with the Sacramento Police Dept. But another has been the education of business owners through the popular Crime & Dine Luncheons. According to SPD statistics, Power Inn has one of the lowest crime rates in the City for business theft. We plan to keep it that way through continuation of programs such as: • Three Crime & Dine Luncheons were held in 2010 to educate members on how best to protect their business: “Preventing Personal Crime,” “Behind the Scene with 911” and “Know Your Rights - Consumer Law.” • Regular meetings with the Police Department officers and staff to emphasize the need for increased protection, particularly after hours and weekends. • Promote business initiatives to improve security (“harden the target”) such as improved lighting, fencing, video and environmental design.

• Reorganized the Security Committee into the “Crime & Code Committee” to broaden the scope of activity to include illegal and noncompliant code violations. Successfully removed several noncompliant banners and nonpermitted signs. • Met with police and private security firms to coordinate information and compatible activities. • Assisted members needing police assistance and reporting crimes.

SacramentoÊ PoliceÊ Dept.Ê hasÊ aÊ closeÊ workingÊ relationshipÊ withÊ theÊ AllianceÊ to.Ê AtÊ aÊ recentÊ meeting,Ê (lÊ toÊ r)Ê Sgt.Ê RomanÊ Murrieta,Ê Ofc.Ê JayÊ Hasigawa,Ê Ò 2010Ê TopÊ Cop,Ó Ê Ê Capt.Ê DanaÊ Matthes,Ê andÊ Lt.Ê MikeÊ Bray

Looking Good

Clockwise:Ê WeedÊ abatementÊ inÊ allÊ publicÊ areas;Ê noncompliantÊ signageÊ thatÊ getsÊ reportedÊ toÊ codeÊ enforcement;Ê theÊ popularÊ CleanÊ UpÊ CrewÊ augmentsÊ cityÊ parkÊ maintenanceÊ andÊ removesÊ trashÊ regularlyÊ fromÊ GraniteÊ RegionalÊ Park;Ê andÊ haulsÊ awayÊ overÊ 22Ê tonsÊ ofÊ illegallyÊ dumpedÊ trashÊ aÊ year.

Power Inn Area

Beautification & Clean Up Removing illegally dumped trash and debris has made the Power Inn Area the most dump-free area in the City.


hat’s not just what we say, that’s what the director of the Solid Waste Dept. says. The Alliance’s two-man crew of clean-up specialists work four days a week hauling away the refuse of scoff-laws who think nothing of unloading

a household of trash on the city streets and empty lots. Everyone in the neighborhood has seen the colorful blue truck with the men in orange who will stop traffic in an intersection to clear hazardous debris. One resident wrote, “I have noticed your trucks and workers in the area for years and am grateful for the work you all do.” • Here’s just a short list of what the crew removed from the streets in 2010: 59 mattresses, 95 tires, 46 TVs and appliances, 84 shopping carts and 154 bags of trash from Granite Regional Park alone. • Adopt-A-Road, a member-sponsored sign campaign, augments clean up and trash removal such as the twice-weekly assistance to City park maintenance. • Weed mitigation on public property and clearing bike lanes, while not required, adds greatly to safety and appearance.

• Alliance staff works closely with Code Enforcement to prevent illegal or noncompliant signage, and making sure property use complies with City regulations and code. • Successfully leveraged $288,000 for major landscape improvement along Power Inn Rd. at the RR tracks (“The Bowtie”) to be installed in 2011. The Alliance will maintain the improvements beginning six months after installation.

TwentyÊ twoÊ membersÊ sponsorÊ Ò Adopt-A-RoadÓ Ê signsÊ throughoutÊ theÊ PowerÊ InnÊ AreaÊ toÊ assistÊ theÊ beautification effort.

DuringÊ Ò MayÊ isÊ BikeÊ MonthÓ Ê theÊ PowerÊ InnÊ AllianceÊ annuallyÊ hostsÊ aÊ refreshmentÊ stationÊ forÊ workersÊ returningÊ homeÊ onÊ theÊ AmericanÊ RiverÊ BikeÊ Trail.

Transportation Moving people and goods efficiently, safely and fast are what transportation is all about.


he Power Inn Area has long been sought for its proximity to markets. Before Interstates, there were highways 50 and 99. And before that Folsom Blvd. and Stockton Blvd. that intersected nearby. In an industrial district,

transportation is key to the mobility of commuters and goods. The Alliance works with two transportation functions: Connectivity (infrastructure) and alternative commuting. Connected and “complete streets,” combined with Intelligent Traffic Systems are the focus for transforming the area for better-flowing traffic. Funded and supported by SACOG, the Alliance is also a Transportation Management Association (TMA), helping commuters realize their options for saving money and decreasing the number of cars on the road. • Major effort has been, and will continue to be, getting two critical streets extended to their logical destination. The Alliance has leveraged over $1.5 million to extend Ramona Ave. under the freeway to Sac State which will create an important connection to the new Innovation/ Technology Village.

• To mitigate the loss of Bus Route 8 (originally proposed by the TMA), The Alliance continues to work closely with Regional Transit to provide better service, particularly to low income areas. • Employee Information Stations encourage employees to take alternative means of transportation.

• In addition, the extension of 14th Ave. to Florin-Perkins Rd. will alleviate traffic on Belvedere and create an efficient two lane street with sidewalks and bike lanes. (see diagram)

• In cooperation with SACOG and CSUS, we provided 75 bikes to Sac State students who pledged to refrain from driving cars to campus. Many bikes have been reassigned to member employees who need them to get to work.

• The Alliance supported a major infrastructure improvement few knew ever took place – the Central Trunk Sewer Project where eight miles of pipeline were relined with minimal disruption of surface traffic.

• In recognition of Alliance efforts, Program Manager Dawn Carlson was appointed Chair of SACOG’s Transportation Demand Management Committee. 11

Financials 2010 PBID Budget Advocacy & Communications


Security & Crime Abatement


Economic Development & Marketing


Beautification & Clean Up


Contingency & PBID Renewal






*Transportation funding through SACOG

Board of Directors Executive Committee Dave Sikich, Chairman, Atlas Disposal Burnie Lenau, Vice Chairman, Lawnman Mike Lien, Secretary, L and D Landfill Jerry Mayberry, Treasurer, Allied Waste Company Bob Perrine, Immediate Past Chairman, A&A Concrete Sally Freedlander, Member at Large, Granite Park Partners

Michael A. Kania, SMUD Scott Lee, Sisler and Sisler Construction Susan McKee, 6th State Senate District Kevin Ramos, The Buzz Oates Group of Companies Jim Reinhart, University Enterprises, Inc. Jim Rinehart, Sacramento Economic Development Randy Sater, Teichert/Stonebridge Properties Carl Stein, C.B. Stein & Co. Chris Pahule, SHRA

Directors Maria Alvarez, City Councilman Kevin McCarty Pat Braziel, County Supervisor Don Nottoli Tom Burruss, Burruss & Associates Annette Deglow, College Glen Neighborhood Association Shawn Guttersen, Sacramento Recycling Bernardo Hubbard, Jackson Properties

Directors Emeritus Dain Domich, Granite Park Partners Darrell Steinberg, Senate President Pro Tem Trong Nguyen, Sawbridge Engineered Flooring Staff Jerry Vorpahl, Executive Director/CEO Dawn Carlson, Program Manager Jamie Szutowicz, Office Manager/Bookkeeper Barb Nobriga, Events Manager

Board of Directors PBID Renewal Task Force (ad hoc)

Policy & Procedures


Planning & Business Development

Executive Committee

Crime & Code

Finance Committee


Picnic at the Park

5310 Power Inn Road, Suite A Sacramento, CA 95820 Phone (916) 453-8888 Fax (916) 453-8880

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Power Inn Alliance 2010 Annual Report  
Power Inn Alliance 2010 Annual Report  

It’s hard to believe we’re just going into our fifth year when we’ve been around since 1994. But that’s the truth. While we’ve had 17 Annual...