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September 1, 2016

BID Board of Directors Election
 


On January 1, 2017 five (5) seats on the LA Fashion District Business Improvement District (BID) Board of Directors will be available for the upcoming 2016 election.
 
All qualified property owners within the boundaries of the LA Fashion District BID are eligible for Board membership. In November, all property owners, or their representative, will be asked to vote for their candidates by a mail-in ballot.

The LA Fashion District's Board of Directors oversees the Business Improvement District's:
  • Clean & Safe services
  • Promotions
  • Advocacy programs
  • Establishing the budget to ensure that every dollar of the BID budget is well spent
All candidates must be a property owner or their representative in good standing with all assessments paid in full by the Board approved record date of September 22, 2016. BID Board Members are required to attend a minimum of 8 Board meetings per year as well as periodic committee meetings. All terms will commence on January 1, 2017. 
All property owners should have received notice of the election by mail. If you have any questions please contact Executive Director, Rena Masten Leddy at 213-488-1153 ext. 712.

DASH Service Change



Earlier this year, the LA Fashion District BID joined a small working group organized by the Central City Association (CCA) to put together a proposal for improved DASH service in Downtown. The DASH provides frequent and inexpensive bus service throughout Downtown and the City of Los Angeles. The group has been asking the City's Department of Transportation (LADOT) for later evening and nighttime service and new or extended routes.

Group members testified at a hearing on Monday about the recommendations for Downtown. We believe the LADOT recommendations must go further to addressing the needs of the entire Downtown community through new routes and even longer hours.

CCA's working group will be meeting with LADOT to discuss the proposal early next month.


Kent Recognized at City Council



City Council recognized Kent Smith, the BID's former executive director on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 for his 17 years of service and dedication to the LA Fashion District. Council District 14 presented him with plaque and Councilmember Curren Price spoke of Kent's accomplishments. Thank you to all of the board members who were able to join us in honoring Kent!



Unique LA Returns to the CMC September 10 & 11
Discover independent designers and artists and support the local economy during this month's Unique LA Fall Market. The 2-day event will feature 125 independent designers and artists selling everything from jewelry to home décor and furniture, stationary to men's leather goods.

Admission is $12 online or $15 at the door and includes free drinks from Honest Tea and GT's Kombucha, DIY watercolor projects, photo booth portraits, and access to the Kids Play Area.

Unique LA Fall Market
September 10 & 11, 2016
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
California Market Center, 110 E 9th St.

Visit www.uniquemarkets.com/markets-l a for more information.

Win $10,000 to Makeover Your Small Business
StickerYou invites you to win a marketing package that includes a location makeover, product labels, decals, media exposure and more valued at $10,000. A small business from Canada and one from the U.S. will win this package. All applicants will receive free samples.

Interested business owners can apply on the contest page at contest.stickeryou.com.

Sign Up and Start Planning for Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26
Small Business Saturday is right around the corner. Become a Neighborhood Champion and rally your community by throwing an event on Small Business Saturday or simply sign up as a participating business at shopsmall.com

Small Business Saturday is held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and encourages shoppers to support small local businesses.


 
Farmer's Market
Every Saturday, 9a-2p
Enjoy fresh produce, gourmet food, flowers, and entertainment at The Wall Farmer's Market, located on Wall Street between 8th and 7th Streets. Food, flowers, farmers, and fun!
 

Sample Sale Friday
Sample sales are held on the last Friday of every month and take place in the designer showrooms on 9th and Los Angeles Streets. Sample sale hours are typically 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here for more info. 

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