The San Leandro Improvement Association (SLIA) is a community benefit district (CBD) as well as a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that’s directed by a 14-member board consisting of property owners, residents, community members and businesses. The SLIA board advocates on behalf of the public’s benefit in the areas of public safety, beautification, economic development, maintenance and promotions, all while preserving and building upon the historic value of the Downtown San Leandro community.
The SLIA focuses on maintaining the cleanliness of the downtown district with its dedicated maintenance staff that works seven days a week to ensure the appearance of the downtown district is upheld. SLIA also works at activating public spaces and plazas within the district boundaries with beautification elements and new developments to enhance the open spaces within the downtown area. SLIA is responsible for installing removable table and chair and potted plants in concrete planters in an effort to create a more inviting space for residents, community members and visitors. The association is always actively making decisions based off of its members’ best interest and taking on new projects from additional community events to new building design review within the downtown district—all in an effort to create a lively, safe and beautiful downtown.