About South Lake Business Association

The South Lake Business Association’s mission is to proactively promote and improve the economic interest of the membership of the South Lake Property Business Improvement District (PBID). The South Lake Avenue Business District is bound by Colorado Boulevard on the north, Mentor Avenue on the east, an east-west line approximately 260 feet south of California Boulevard on the south, and Hudson Avenue on the west.

Who is the South Lake Business Association?

The South Lake Business Association (SLBA) is a non-profit 501(c)6 dedicated to providing and managing supplemental services and improvements for the South Lake Avenue Property Business Improvement District (PBID).  Originally formed in 1988, the South Lake Business Association is currently contracted by the City of Pasadena and the South Lake Avenue PBID.

The Value of South Lake’s PBID

Formed in 2007, the South Lake Avenue Property and Business Improvement District (“PBID”) is a unique benefit assessment district that enables the South Lake Avenue district property owners, businesses and City of Pasadena to work as a cohesive organization dedicated to the long-term vitality of the District. The organization provides and / or manages supplemental services and improvements above what can be provided by the City of Pasadena including a “clean and safe” program, a professional marketing and business promotion program and a program to enhance the physical environment and amenities throughout the South Lake Avenue District.   The organization works closely and in partnership with the City of Pasadena for funding District Capital Improvement programs. Through 2009, this partnership has funded over 1.1 million in needed improvements.

Activities and programs of the South Lake Avenue PBID are funded through assessments paid by property owners.  The South Lake Business Association manages and disburses PBID funds and is governed by a Board of Directors selected from among PBID members.

What are the District’s Boundaries?

The South Lake Avenue Business District is bound by Colorado Boulevard on the north, Mentor Avenue on the east, an east-west line approximately 260 feet south of California Boulevard on the south, and Hudson Avenue on the west.