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  • Downtown Partnership calls on MTS to provide Centre City trolley loop

    The Board of Directors of the Downtown San Diego Partnership has unanimously endorsed a proposal for a high-frequency Centre City trolley loop downtown.

  • Downtown Partnership events

    The Downtown San Diego Partnership produces and promotes a number of special events throughout the year, including membership luncheons, mixers, the Alonzo Awards dinner, our popular golf tournament and many others. Partnership events have earned a reputation for their substance, relevance and entertainment.

  • Donna Jones

    As well as being the Downtown San Diego Partnership 2008 chair, Donna Jones is a partner at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton in the Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental Practice Group in the firm's San Diego office. She graduated with a B.A. in journalism, with honors, from Texas A&M University in 1981. She graduated with a J.D. from the University of Texas, with high honors, as a member of Order of the Coif and as Grand Chancellor, in 1990. She has spent her legal career specializing in land use in San Diego.

  • Barbara Warden

    Since taking the reins of the organization in August 2002, Barbara Warden has continued to increase the Downtown Partnership's role as the leading business advocate for economic growth and revitalization of downtown, and enhanced the management and implementation of the organization's many programs.

  • Clean & Safe Program

    Funded by downtown property owner assessments, the Clean & Safe Program provides enhanced maintenance and safety services in the downtown public right of way and sidewalks above and beyond the baseline level of service provided by the city of San Diego.

  • What's in store for 2008

    Civic Center

  • Downtown San Diego Partnership committees

    Arts & Culture Committee

  • 2008 Downtown Partnership event calendar


  • Getting around downtown

    Downtown San Diego is the hub of the regional transportation network. Commuters and visitors find their way to the center city by using various modes of transportation including the Coaster, trolley, train, bus and car. For the driver, there are three major freeways that converge on downtown and ample parking throughout the area.

  • San Diego celebrates the return of annual ArtWalk Festival

    In its 24th year, San Diego's ArtWalk Festival will return to downtown's hip and historic Little Italy neighborhood on April 26 and 27 from 12 noon to 6 p.m. on both days.

  • 2008 DSDP membership list

    Ace Parking Management Inc.

  • DSDP membership benefits 2008

    Chairman's Circle $10,000

  • DSDP partnerships and benefits

    Transit Pass Program -- As our downtown is growing more and more, so is the need for public transportation. The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) provides fantastic services to many who work, but do not live in our downtown. By purchasing passes through the Partnership, a business can receive a significant discount on monthly passes for its employees. This year we are distributing around 1,000 passes monthly to hotels and businesses in the area. For more information contact James Hesselgesser at or (619) 234-0201.

  • 2008 Downtown San Diego Partnership Executive Committee

    Ruben Andrews

  • Downtown Partnership staff

    Barbara Warden

  • Downtown San Diego Partnership Mission Statement

    The Downtown San Diego Partnership is a nonprofit business association comprised of about 340 local business and property owners committed to advancing downtown San Diego as the leading economic, cultural and governmental center of the San Diego region through leadership, advocacy and education.

  • San Diego Downtown Partnership accomplishments in 2007

    The San Diego Downtown Partnership had a tremendous year in 2007. With more than 325 members, our events have never been better and our committees have never been more engaged.

  • Downtown San Diego offers dynamic residential, business amenities

    Imagine living in a place where you can get to work, exercise at the gym, grab some groceries, take in a Broadway show, dine at your choice of over 100 restaurants and enjoy a sunset stroll along the waterfront -- all within walking distance. All this and more is possible for residents living in Downtown San Diego.

  • Balboa Theatre ready to wow audiences, again

    The Balboa Theatre opens its doors to the public for the fist time in more than 20 years Friday.

  • Broadway cruise ship terminal finally has a permanent design

    The Broadway cruise ship terminal has taken a long journey to this point, and funding could still be a problem.

  • Grand opening for new Children's Museum set for May 4

    Construction was recently completed on the new Children's Museum/Museo De Los Ninos San Diego.

  • Port OKs hotel plan for Lane Field site

    The Lane Field project has been approved, but could be stalled in court for years to come.

  • Mitchell completes work on new Gaslamp Quarter restaurant

    Mitchell General Contractors has recently completed work on the EXY restaurant and lounge in the Gaslamp Quarter.

  • Sunroad, Cohn Group to reopen Harbor Island steamboat, Reuben E. Lee

    What stands as a fish out of water now, could become a new landmark in the San Diego Bay if developers have their way in reconstructing the Reuben E. Lee restaurant.

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