Business Improvement Districts

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is a strong proponent of business improvement districts (BID). The Chamber was the creator of the Hollywood Entertainment District, which became Hollywood’s first BID, and was very supportive of the formation of the other Hollywood BIDs. A business improvement district is a voluntary assessment district where the businesses or property owners vote to assess themselves a fee in order to achieve a common goal. Such goals typically include such things as: cleaning sidewalks, beautification, security patrols, and marketing the area. The assessment funds are collected by the City of Los Angeles and returned to the BID, which has a board of directors that administers the funds. Here are Hollywood’s four BIDs, and links where you can go for further information:

East Hollywood Business Improvement District

When formed: 2007
Annual budget: $90,000
Address: 7018 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028
Phone: 323-469-8311
Fax: 323-469-2805
Contact: Nicole Shahenian, Nicole@hollywoodchamber.net

Hollywood Entertainment District

When formed: 1996
Annual budget: $3.4-million
Address: 1680 N. Vine Street, Suite 414, Hollywood, CA 90028
Phone: 323-463-6767
Fax: 323-463-1839
Contact: Devin Strecker, Marketing Director, devin@hollywoodbid.org
www.hollywoodbid.org

Sunset & Vine BID

When formed: 2006
Annual budget: $1.26-million
Address: 1680 N. Vine Street, Suite 414, Hollywood, CA 90028
Phone: 323-463-8845
Fax: 323-463-1839
Contact: Devin Strecker, Marketing Director, devin@hollywoodbid.org
www.sunsetandvinebid.org 

Hollywood Media District BID

When formed: 2000
Annual budget: $1.1-million
Address: 1304 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028
Phone: 323-460-6322
Fax: 323-460-6488
Contact: Jim Omahen, Operations Manager,  jim@mediadistrict.org
www.mediadistrict.org


 

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