Member Information

The support and active participation of our members are vital to the success of the Gaslamp Quarter Association. Together, we strive to maintain an organization and an exciting, urban community that we can all be proud of. For the latest news and information for Gaslamp Quarter Association Members, sign up for our weekly member newsletter by emailing

About Membership


Businesses located within the Gaslamp Quarter National Historic District are automatically members of the GQA. The boundaries of the Gaslamp Quarter National Historic District are the blocks between the south side of Broadway to the north side of Harbor Drive between the east side of 4th Avenue and the west side of 6th Avenue, as well as the one-block area along the west side of 4th Avenue between Market Street and Island Avenue. An assessment is levied annually on Business Tax Licenses registered by businesses located within the boundaries by the City of San Diego to fund the Business Improvement District.

There are many benefits to being a member business of the GQA, including:

  • Recognition as a GQA Business – The GQA uses a number of media to inform the public of who makes up our dynamic neighborhood, including our website, social media, printed maps, and directory kiosks. Your membership includes a web listing, inclusion on social media promotions through the Gaslamp Quarter’s official social networks, and listings on print maps and directories
  • Information services – Keep up to date on what’s going on in the community and impacts to your business through the GQA’s newsletters, meetings, and special forums.
  • Event participation – Opportunity to participate in GQA special events, promotions, and other cooperative marketing, including advertising and radio/TV promotions
  • Discounted advertising rates on the GQA website, kiosks, and collateral materials – save when you advertise with us and support your business community. Our reasonable rates reflect our non-profit status, with all funds generated going towards our efforts to improving and promoting our neighborhood
  • Opportunity to serve on GQA Committees and Board of Directors – Our most active business partners garner the most benefit from working with us. You are asked to choose at least one committee to have a member of your staff participate on. Members that participate regularly for a period of at least six months are eligible to serve on the Board of Directors.


Member Resources

Gaslamp Member News & Information

Stay up to date with all the latest news and information. GQA staff compiles stories, promotional opportunities, relevant street closure information in a weekly digest emailed to members. To sign up for the newsletter please email

Community Contacts

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City of San Diego, Code Enforcement

1222 1st Avenue, 5th Floor, MS 511, San Diego, CA | (619)236-5500

Report violations to the City Municipal Code, Gaslamp Quarter Planned District Ordinance, or Gaslamp Quarter Design Guidelines, including trash cans left out on sidewalks beyond collection times, noncompliant building signage, construction, or sidewalk cafes, A-frames in the public right of way, noise, food truck enforcement, demolition without permit, encroachment, and news rack corrals.

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City of San Diego, Council District 3

202 C Street, MS #10 A,  San Diego, CA | (619) 236-6633

Communicate with City Councilman Chris Ward’s office for requests for service and questions on District 3, which includes Downtown, Golden Hill, South Park, Little Italy, Balboa Park, Bankers Hill, Mission Hills, Old Town, Hillcrest, University Heights, North Park, and Normal Heights.

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City of San Diego, Economic Development

1200 3rd Avenue, 14th Floor, San Diego, CA | (619) 236-6700

Learn more about starting, growing, and financing your business, Small Business Enhancement Programs, and more.

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City of San Diego, Graffiti Control Program

(619) 525-8522

Report existing graffiti on public or private property. Note – if you see graffiti vandalism in progress, call 911 and report it immediately to the San Diego Police Department. Do not confront the vandals. If you were able to document the vandalism in progress with video or photos, please share that information with the responding officer.

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City of San Diego, Mayor’s Office

202 C Street, 11th Floor, San Diego, CA | (619) 236-6330

Keep up to date on the state of the City of San Diego with Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer.

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City of San Diego, Office of the City Attorney

1200 3rd Avenue, Suite 1620, San Diego, CA | (619) 236-6220

Get updates from the Office of City Attorney Mara Elliott, including ongoing cases pertaining to graffiti, panhandling, theft, and stay-away orders.

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City of San Diego, Special Events

1200 3rd Avenue, Suite 1326, San Diego, CA | (619) 685-1311

Provides permitting for special events that occur on public property, including festivals, parades, and endurance events.

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City of San Diego, Streets Division

2781 Caminito Chollas MS #44, San Diego, CA | (619) 527-5700

Report broken street lights, traffic signals, sidewalks, street signs, or potholes.

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Civic San Diego

401 B Street, 4th Floor, San Diego, CA | (619) 236-2200

To apply for permits for interior/tenant improvements to your building, exterior/façade modifications, signage, sidewalk cafes, live entertainment, and building/development as they pertain to the Gaslamp Quarter Planned District Ordinance and Design Guidelines and Downtown Community Plan. Also serves as the Downtown Community Parking District Advisory Board.

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County of San Diego, District 4

1600 Pacific Highway, Room 335, San Diego, CA | (619) 531-5544

Communicate with County Supervisor Ron Robert’s office to learn about updates and County programs in County District 4, which includes Encanto, Downtown, City Heights, Kensington, Kearny Mesa, Clairemont, La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Mission Hills, Linda Vista, Old Town, and Hillcrest.

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Downtown San Diego Partnership, Clean & Safe

1111 6th Avenue, Suite 1o1, San Diego, CA | (619) 234-8900

The Downtown San Diego Partnership Clean & Safe Program is a property and business improvement district that provides enhanced services for six Downtown neighborhoods, including Core, Columbia, Cortez Hill, East Village, the Gaslamp Quarter, and the Marina District. Clean & Safe ambassadors patrol the streets 24-hours a day, seven days a week, and offer safety, maintenance, and outreach services for 275 blocks of the Downtown community.

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Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation

410 Island Avenue, San Diego,  CA | (619) 233-4692

Dedicated to preserving the architecture, culture, and history of the Gaslamp Quarter, the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation manages the Gaslamp Museum at the William Heath Davis House, and the Gaslamp Quarter Land Use & Planning Committee, which serves in an advisory capacity to Civic San Diego in the review of modifications to storefronts and properties in the district.

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San Diego Convention Center

111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego,  CA | (619) 525-5000

Stay informed on upcoming conventions, expos, and events taking place at our neighbor, San Diego Convention Center.

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San Diego Fire-Rescue Department

1010 Second Avenue #400, San Diego,  CA | (619) 533-4300

More than just fighting fires, SDFD provides safety education on policies and guidelines for residents and businesses, fire code permits, emergency medical services, education on building occupancy, and more.

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San Diego Food & Beverage Association

3110 Camino Del Rio South, #315, San Diego  CA | (619) 228-2291

To keep up to date on the latest in food handler training, regulations, and certification.

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San Diego Padres

100 Park Boulevard, San Diego,  CA | (619) 795-5000

To keep up to date on the latest in food handler training, regulations, and certification.

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San Diego Police Department, Central Division

2501 Imperial Avenue, San Diego,  CA | (619) 744-9500

To report emergencies, call 911. For 24-hour non-emergencies, dial (619) 531-2000. Also offers services for permitting live entertainment, submit your Letter of Agency, and more.

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San Diego Tourism Authority

450 B Street, Suite 1500, San Diego, CA | (619) 744-3101

Stay informed of the latest marketing programs with San Diego’s sales, marketing, and visitor industry organization.

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Visit California

P.O. Box 1499, Sacramento, CA | (877) 225-436

Stay informed on travel and tourism industry trends and initiatives through Visit California, the State of California’s Travel and Tourism Commission.

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