URGING THE CITY TO FIGHT: MITCHELL CASE
Prior to Mitchell vs. City of Los Angeles, the City had established some limits on the amount of property that a person can have on the sidewalk. The City was immediately sued (Mitchell vs. City of Los Angeles) and the City stopped enforcing these limits under code 56.11.
 
In 2016, a U.S. district court judge ruled the city of Los Angeles to stop seizing property of homeless people without providing notice or storing the items. This current injunction only applies to Downtown, specifically from Spring Street to Alameda Street and 3rd to 8th Streets, and this could be made permanent through a settlement agreement.
Along with a coalition that includes other Downtown BIDS, CCA, Weingart Center, Midnight Mission, Union Rescue Mission, and Chamber of Commerce, we are asking the City to go to trial and not settle. Settling the case by any means could permanently remove the current 60-gallon limit on the amount of property a person has on a sidewalk. Going to trial would mean a chance for the City to show the progress it has made with ending homelessness and expressing the possible issues that may arise with settling.
 
Please thank Councilmember Huizar and continue to contact your other council people.
2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION
Voting for the 2019 LA Fashion District Business Improvement District (BID) Board of Directors is now open. All Fashion District property owners will receive a letter in the mail with detailed instructions on how to vote. This year will be the first-time property owners will be casting Ballots via an online election system. Each property owner may vote in the election and will need the Assessor's Parcel Number (APN) of each property in order to log in and vote. We suggest that property owners with multiple APNs compile a list before accessing your Ballot. Votes will be weighted by the BID assessment each property owner pays.

The Ballots must be completed by 5 P.M. on Monday, December 3, 2018.

Please contact Jasmine Ramos via phone at 213-488-1153 ext. 713 or email 
jasmine@fashiondistrict.org should you require assistance with the ballot or have additional questions.
THIS MONTH IN THE FASHION DISTRICT
Holiday Sample Sales
Sample Sales are usually held the last Friday of the month at participating showrooms in the Fashion District. At Sample Sales you can score great deals and fashion finds. Most showrooms accept cash only. During the holidays, sample sales begin to take place every Friday.  Learn more .
The Makeup Show
The Makeup Show will take place November 10-11 this year at the CMC. The event is open to professionals and aspiring artists in the hair, beauty, photography or fashion industry. Proof of credentials will be required.  Learn more .

SAVE THE DATE!
Santa is Coming to Town for Santee Winter Wonderland!
Hosted by the Fashion District Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with  The Santee Alley, Santee Winter Wonderland is an annual holiday community event that will take place on Saturday, December 8th from 11AM to 4PM. There will be activities for the whole family including face painting, holiday arts and crafts, games, food, shopping and so much more! Admission to the event is FR EE. The event will be held on 11th Street between Santee Street and Maple Avenue in partnership with Councilmember Jose Huizar, Council District 14. See last year's event  here
 
Keep an eye out for more information coming soon! 
UPCOMING EVENTS
  • 11/5 - Live Nation and Nederlander Concerts Present: Lea Michele & Darren Criss The Theatre at Ace Hotel , 929 S. Broadway