For 23 years, the nonprofit LA Fashion District BID has been working to keep our 100-block neighborhood safe and clean. The BID has:
Today the LA Fashion District is becoming a highly sought-after neighborhood and epicenter of Los Angeles creativity and style. Property values are rising. New businesses, restaurants and residents, are contributing to a colorful, eclectic crossroads of commerce, culture, creative businesses, and culinary offerings.
A Business Improvement District (BID) is a formally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in a defined region. Typical BID services include sidewalk cleaning, trash removal, safety ambassador patrols, beautification, and advocacy for policies and projects that will benefit the BID’s district. The services provided by BIDs supplement services provided by the City.
The BID is funded through special assessments collected from property owners within the defined boundaries of the district.
The LA Fashion District has had a BID since 1996.
Click here for a map of the proposed BID boundaries.
Property owners within the proposed boundaries decide whether or not a BID is formed.
If the BID is not renewed, services will be terminated per City ordinance. BIDs operate on a designated life. The current life cycle of the LA Fashion District BID ends December 31, 2018.
In the last year of the BID’s lifecycle, the BID’s stakeholders decide whether or not the BID should go through the renewal process, which enables the organization to continue providing services.
The LA Fashion District BID is renewing for an 8-year term, 2019-2026.
The BID is renewed in two steps: petitions and ballots.
Step 1: Petition Phase
All property owners within the proposed BID boundaries will receive a petition package by February 22, 2018. The BID must receive petitions in-favor of renewing the BID from property owners representing 50.1% of the total assessment to be paid.
Step 2: Ballot Phase
All property owners within the proposed BID boundaries will receive a ballot in the mail. For the BID to renew, a majority of ballots must be cast in favor of the BID, weighted by assessment to be paid.
Petitions and ballots are sent to the mailing address on record with the County Assessor’s office.
Step 1: Return your signed petition via fax, email, or mail by March 1st.
Mail: LA Fashion District BID
110 E 9th St, Suite A-1175
Los Angeles, CA 90079
If you do not receive you petition by February 22, 2018 please call Jose at 213-488-1153 ext. 711.
Only the property owner or legal representative of the property owner is allowed to vote.
If your property or tenants have enjoyed the services the LA Fashion District has provided for over 23 years, we ask that you vote YES for
All BID services will be terminated on December 31, 2018.
BIDs do not replace City services. BIDs provide services above and beyond what the City offers. BIDs provide consistent clean and safety services and marketing and promotion services that the City does not provide. Additional services provided include: trash removal from sidewalks, tree-trimming, pressure washing, additional graffiti removal, 24-hour patrol, daily homeless outreach, crime prevention checks, marketing, advocacy, event programming, etc.
No, the BID assessment is mandatory.
The LA Fashion District BID is managed by a 15-member Board of Directors, who are elected into office by fellow property owners. The Board holds regular, public meetings.