City Heights Business Association FY18 Annual Report

"The mission of the City Heights Business Association is to help build a vibrant community by stimulating commerce and promoting City Heights as an international marketplace."
The City Heights Business Association is a nonprofit organization created in 2003 to enhance the growth and improvement of City Heights as an international marketplace, to create partnerships between businesses and property owners that promote economic revitalization and combat deterioration in the community.

Clean & Safe Program

The Clean & Safe Program is a service provided by the City Heights Business Association within the City Heights Maintenance Assessment District. The program provides maintenance and security services along University Avenue from Interstate 805 to 50th Street and segments of 37th Street, Central Avenue, 43rd Street, and Fairmount Avenue. The video below highlights some of the year's accomplishments:

Community Advocate Program

The Community Advocate Program is a collaborative effort whose goal is to develop and support a network of community leaders that will lead to increased resident participation in addressing neighborhood maintenance and security issues. One of the main objectives of the program is to increase the number of issue reports to government agencies and followup to ensure that problems are being addressed.

Special Events

CHBA collaborates with local nonprofit organizations on free community events. Some of those events included:

Day of the Dead
World Day of Puppetry
National Night Out
Cinco de Mayo Con Orgullo

Other Programs & Services:

Street Light Banner Program

To celebrate our cultural diversity, CHBA designed, printed, and installed over 100 "Welcome" banners in 6 different languages.

Welcome Banners
Holiday Banners

Technical Assistance and Marketing

CHBA provides technical assistance to businesses within our district on a variety of topics in collaboration with local partners such as the City of San Diego Economic Development Department, SCORE, ACCION, SBDC, CHCDC, and other organizations.

Last year CHBA coordinated an economic development tour in order to promote City Heights to local investors and developers. We also created a community profile booklet to help with marketing efforts. Click on the link below to download the booklet:

Board of Directors

  • Michael Rossler, Tower Bar
  • Marsha Ruether, Standard Plumbing
  • Juan Pablo Sanchez, Super Cocina
  • Abe Tessema, Safari Computer Graphics


Click on the button to download the FY18 financial statements:

Created By
Enrique Gandarilla

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