Building a thriving business district that protects and promotes the interests of new and existing members while pursuing public and private investment.
About the Association
The Franklin Boulevard Business Association is focused on providing excellent maintenance and safety services; advocating for business-friendly public policies, increased economic development and enhanced public spaces; and promoting and marketing the area’s culturally diverse businesses, in particular its Latino and Hmong cultures. The Association facilitates positive development and change in the Historic Monterey Trail District and connects business, community, county and city partners to work together.
The Historic Monterey Trail District (‘District’), a project of the Franklin Boulevard Business Association, is a bustling, vibrant District that straddles both the City and County of Sacramento and it’s primarily focused along Franklin Boulevard from Broadway to Turnbridge, as well as portions of Fruitridge, 47 th Avenue and 24 th Street. It includes a thriving retail district and mixed use and light industrial/manufacturing zones surrounded by residential neighborhoods.
The Franklin Boulevard Business Association (‘Association’) is a not-for- profit tax-exempt 501C6 corporation formed in 1985 by business owners and other stakeholders to make a great neighborhood even better – better for business and property owners, better for the residents, and better for visitors. Today, the Association includes both a Business Improvement Area (BIA) and a Property-Based Business Improvement District (PBID). The BIA consists of approximately 640 business owners and the PBID consists of approximately 153 commercial property owners on Franklin Boulevard between Sutterville Road and 47 th Avenue.
Current Projects Underway
- Community & Economic Development Strategic Plan
- Marketing & Social Media of the Business District
- Seek Funding to Establish a Homeless Navigator Program
- Establish a “Public Safety” Committee
- Host and Sponsor Business-Related Workshops and Trainings
2016 Board of Directors
Mike Bokan, President, Bokan Brothers
Jorge Plasencia, Vice-President
La Esperanza Bakery & Catering and Harvest Foods
Frank Cable, Secretary, Property Owner
Connie Herrera, Treasurer
Soccer Planet & La Pantera Club
Linda Avalos, Director, Jimboy’s Tacos
Aniceto Balingit, Jr., Director, Guardian Self-Storage
Aaron Chong, Director
Office of Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna
Lisa Cirill, Commercial Property Owner
Brad Clark, Director
Urban Equities Advisors
Susan McKee, Director
Office of Sacramento County Supervisor Patrick Kennedy
Greta Vohlers, Director
Sacramento Regional Transit
Jeremy Sands, Director, ABF Freight System, Inc.
Jess Huang, Director (Ex-Officio)
Office of Councilmember Jay Schenire