Our mission is to revitalize Historic Old Town Vallejo as the main street of commercial and cultural activity that promotes shopping, working, dining, and living in a secure and progressive environment.
Downtown Vallejo – CCRC was first established in 1980, as a committee, to study ways to revitalize the Historic Downtown Vallejo’s central core. In 1995, CCRC was incorporated as a private non-profit management corporation and in 1998 it became Downtown Vallejo’s Property Based Improvement District (PBID).
CCRC represents and promotes the interest of property and business owners within our geographical district. This is achieved through improvements and activities that include: Beautification, Security, Promotions and Advocacy.
We have two part-time maintenance workers who keep our downtown looking clean.
Duties include but are not limited to:
- Maintain dog waste dispensers. There are 16 dog waste dispensers we have installed downtown. (Locations include Georgia Street: 2 on the north & south side 300 block and 2 on the north & south side 400 block. On Virginia Street: 2 on the north & south side 300 block and 2 on the north & south side 400 block.)
- Keeping the sidewalks clean and free from litter and cigarette butts.
- Work with public works on getting dog waste ordinance signs.
- Installation of cigarette butt dispensers.
- Maintain the foliage in the planters along Georgia Street.
- Work closely with public works to address maintenance or repair issues and weed abatement.
- Pressure washing.
- Graffiti abatement.
- Encourage all businesses and residents to maintain their trash containers, lock and/or store in an enclosure.
- Report illegal dumping using SeeClickFix .
- Provide visitors with directions.
In addition to our maintenance services, there are other projects we work on to improve the appearance and walkability of the downtown.
Examples of this are:
- Maintaining the foliage in the planters.
- Currently working on a plan to install decorative lighting on 300 – 400 block of Georgia Street, half of the 500 block and the 600 block of Marin, and 300 – 400 blocks of Virginia. This plan will be accomplished in phases, upon the release of the $100k in ARPA funding.
- Holiday Décor
- Replacing dead or dying plants.
- Bench maintenance. Currently working with public works on replacing all the wooden benches.
- Maintaining signage.
Maintaining the downtown has its ongoing challenges and we try to adapt to meet those challenges.
Downtown Safety Ambassadors
We contract with SVT Gruppe, Inc. for our downtown security needs. They provide us with two well trained armed security guards who patrol the Downtown 40 hours a week. Due to a death, we are currently down one security guard, however, we plan to revisit this staffing arrangement in the near future. Through daily interactions with the public and Vallejo Police Department’s Community Services Section, they help to reduce crime and act as the eyes and ears of the Downtown.
Duties include but are not limited to:
- Patrol the district to deter crime and nuisance behaviors.
- Respond to calls for service.
- Meet with business owners during routine patrols and discuss any issues.
- Report crime to the Vallejo Police Department.
- Help connect social services to people who need them.
- Report illegal dumping, streetscape repair issues.
- Provide safety access to the Saturday Farmers Market.
- Remove small graffiti tags.
- Escort people walking to downtown destinations.
- Help visitors with directions and information.
We have installed a couple of safety cameras downtown. Our goal is to use these cameras to help deter crime and report illegal dumping to code enforcement.
CCRC works to strengthen the downtown business community to create awareness and reasons for people to come downtown to shop, conduct business, and socialize.
These activities include but are not limited to:
- We have a website and Facebook page, we send out news blasts, for timely issues, and write a newsletter to keep our stakeholders informed, to advertise available properties, provide resources for businesses, and to promote events and other happenings downtown.
- We have a sponsorship program which provides financial support to organizers of special events or projects that promote the downtown.
- Saturday Farmers Market.
CCRC represents the interests of our downtown property and business owners to government and elected officials. We make recommendations on policies that impact downtown. These include crime and vagrancy as well as supporting downtown community projects and events.
To view our district click on the link below.