In 2000, Centro San Antonio Management Corporation launched Centro San Antonio-The Downtown Public Improvement District to provide services and improvements as a supplement to services provided by the City of San Antonio. These services are in the form of Ambassadors Amigos, Streetscaping Amigos and Maintenance Amigos.
In early 2013, petitions were distributed to all property owners in the existing PID and the proposed expansion areas, requesting their support of the reauthorization and expansion. On May 16, 2013, after submission of a valid petition with signatures of support from a majority of property owners comprising a majority of property values, a public hearing was held to hear comments of support or opposition. On May 30, 2013, City Council unanimously voted to approve the reauthorization and expansion of the PID for the new term to begin October 1, 2013.
The 10-year PID term includes an estimated annual assessment budget of $3,300,000, with an additional $600,000 in estimated public and private sector contributions.