The River District Organization & Business Improvement District

Management Plan

The services and programs provided by the River District PBID, as approved by property owners for a ten-year term.

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The River District is a non-profit community organization that manages and promotes programs to strengthen the economic and cultural well-being of the area. In 1999, private and public property owners established the 830-acre Property and Business Improvement District (PBID), named Capitol Station District after a proposed multi-modal transit station. As the plans for that station changed and a new light rail station was built at Township 9 on Richards Blvd. at N. 7th, the area became known as the River District, being located at the confluence of the American and Sacramento Rivers. 

In 2014, the River District PBID was renewed for a ten-year term. The 2015-2023 Management District Plan outlines three categories of service to be provided by the PBID: public safety and maintenance; economic development; and planning, advocacy and physical improvements. The services and programs provided by the River District PBID are above and beyond those provided by the City and County of Sacramento. Click here to read the full 2015-2024 Management District Plan.

Public Safety patrols are provided by our vendor, Sacramento Protective Services (SPS) and can be accessed by calling our River District private security dispatch number at (916) 779-5363. To request service from our in-house cleaning and maintenance team, call the River District office at (916) 321-5599. 

The District is bounded roughly by the American River to the north; Sacramento River to the west; North B Street and C/D Streets to the south; and 27th Street to the east.


Community Service Initiatives provide daily private security patrol, weekday trash abatement and on-call graffiti removal.

Economic Development activities convey a positive image for the area, assisting to attract new jobs, businesses and investment resulting in an improved marketability and regional profile for the District.

Transportation/Public Projects/Infrastructure Advocacy and Planning to advance the design and implementation of new roadway, transit, utility and streetscape projects.

Administration of District programs and activities is provided by The River District professional staff and Board of Directors.

Public Spaces Team


Under the guidance of the Public Space Manager, Public Space Team Members keep the River District public areas such as streets, sidewalks, bike lanes and parks free of stains, litter, graffiti, and bad odors. Team members cut the grass and weeds in public areas and work on private property where a contract is in place. They also act as a resource for persons experiencing homelessness, encouraging them to seek services and shelter. Most candidates have been referred to the River District through local shelters and social service agencies, or the Downtown Streets Team, a volunteer work program. Our Public Space Manager discusses goals and objectives with each team member in order to design a 24-month program to enable them to pursue their career dreams once they have been able to secure housing and thrive in their recovery programs. While several members of the team have been able to secure permanent housing, others remain in shelters or on the streets, but they all show up to work on time and ready to perform their job duties. While the amount of litter removed from the district continues to grow, and less enforcement is provided by the city, our team strives to continually do their best to keep the district looking great!