Volume 32 - February 2016
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The Spot @ Hope St HopeStPark
Learn More About the Latest SPBID Streetscape Pilot Project


"The Spot @ Hope St" is a proposed pilot project that would temporarily repurpose lanes on Hope St. between 11th and 12th St. into a community gathering space.  The pilot has received significant support from stakeholders and a favorable editorial from the Downtown News as respondents have highlighted the need for more green space in the neighborhood. Community members have also brought up some concerns that are currently being worked through. The proposed pilot will be discussed next at the  SPBID Board of Directors meeting at 8:30 AM on Feb. 25th .

Outreach to the community has included meetings with local businesses, HOA boards and residents, as well as a a community meeting on January 27, 2016.  Along with representatives from Melendrez Landscape Architects and the DoArt Foundation, 19 community members attended and had the chance to provide input on the proposal.  Community members have also provided feedback through The Spot @ Hope St. Project page .
  If you have comments or concerns about this pilot project, please submit your feedback to The Spot @ Hope St project page so that we can take your thoughts into consideration as we move forward with this project.

Coverage of The Spot @ Hope St includes the Los Angeles Business Journal, LAist, Curbed LA, and the LA Downtown News.

For more information, click here.
RSVP to 2/25 Board Meeting BoardMtg
Featuring Special Presentations on LACC, DLANC

Thursday, February 25, 2016, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
South Park BID Office
1100 S. Flower St. Suite #3400, Los Angeles, CA 90015*

*Please note that this meeting will be taking place in our new office.

The South Park Board of Directors manages the South Park Business Improvement District (BID). This meeting is open to the public, and meets on the 4th Thursday of even months. 

Los Angeles Convention Center Expansion Project
Miguel Santana, City Administrative Officer of Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Elections
Patti Berman, DLANC President
South Park Welcomes Two New Murals Murals
SP Outdoor Public Art Gallery Now Includes 10 Murals

Two new murals have joined the South Park outdoor art gallery. 

The South Park BID is proud to announce the presence of a new mural at Pico Blvd & Grand Ave. It was completed on February 8, 2016 and celebrated with a group run that included over 500 runners in attendance. LA-based artist Drew Merritt was inspired for this mural through a collaboration between Lululemon, BlackList LA, and the Do Art Foundation. It is a love note to runners and the City of Los Angeles.

A new mural has been completed for HNYPT  in South Park II (212 W. 12 th St). Created by visiting artist duo Gabriel & Isaac Fortoul , the mural was completed during the week of February 15, 2016.

For more information about the mural at Pico and Grand, click here.

For more information about the mural at HNYPT, click here.

For more information on all 10 murals in the district, click here.
3/16 Red Mango Green Carpet Noweigh
"No Weigh" $5 Yogurt Specials, Free Juice Samples

Red Mango Green Carpet Event
Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Red Mango L.A. LIVE
1011 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, California 90015

Join us for an evening of fun and specials at your neighborhood Red Mango, featuring "no weigh" specials - as much as you can fit in a container is yours for $5!

Red Mango's award-winning, nonfat frozen yogurt has it all - calcium, protein, and live active cultures that are good for your body. And unlike other desserts that often contain artificial ingredients or excessive calories from fat and sugar, Red Mango frozen yogurt is all natural, nonfat or low-fat, and certified gluten free and kosher. 

For more information and to RSVP, click here .
South Park BID is Hiring! Hiring
Fastest Growing BID in DTLA Needs Office Coordinator
The South Park Stakeholders Group, the managing entity of the South Park Business Improvement District (SPBID), is looking for an Office Coordinator  to join our rapidly developing office in the heart of Downtown LA. This is an excellent opportunity to be a part of the renaissance occurring in this growing area of LA where you will play an important role in making an impact for local residents, businesses, and tourists.

The South Park BID is looking for a diligent, detail-oriented and proactive team player, who possesses strong administrative & computer skills, to assist and enhance the SPBID and South Park community, and support the  SPBID administrative team.

To view the job posting and to apply, click here
DLANC Introduces E-Elections DLANC
Polls Are Open Until May 5, 2016

The Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council (DLANC)
is holding elections for all seats. The polls will be open May 5, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  But you don't have to wait until Election Day to vote, because we are making history. Voting will be done online as well as at the polls.

In order to ensure South Park BID Stakeholder voices are heard on DLANC, SPBID Director of Real Estate & Planning Josh Kreger will be running for the Business seat. Vote for Josh! 

Voter Registration
Voters must be 16 years old to vote and provide proof of stakeholder status. Stakeholders either live, work or own property in the DLANC boundaries. DLANC is divided into five territories.  To determine the territory in which you are a stakeholder, please take a look at our  boundary map and click here.

Even if you are already registered to vote in regular city, state and federal elections, you will need to register for our election separately, as the systems are different.

To register to vote for the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council, click here.

Candidate Registration
DLANC plays in important role in shaping our ever changing city and you can be a part of it.

Elections will be held for all seats for two year terms. The minimum requirement is about 10-15 hours a month.  Every board member will be required to attend monthly board meetings and participate in at least one committee. 

If you are interested in running, please look at the  list of seats and the  boundary map to determine the seat(s) for which you would qualify.

To register to run, click  here.
South Park II Informational Packet SPIIMail
Introductory South Park II Packet Mailed Early February


Property owners in the newly established South Park II District were sent a mailer on some date. The mailer included important information about the SPII service schedule, SPII FAQ, and BID facts.

To download the e-packet, click here

Didn't receive your packet? Contact Priscilla Hsu, Operations Manager, at priscilla@southpark.la to update your contact information.

For more information, click here.
2/25 Circle of Hope Champions for Children CircleofHope
Join CHMC For A Luncheon Benefitting Hope St. Family Center

Circle of Hope Champions for Children Luncheon
Thursday, February 25, 2016, 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Jonathan Club
545 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Join us for the CHMC Foundation Circle of Hope Luncheon honoring Steve & Cathy Needleman and benefitting Hope Street Family Center.

Hope Street Family Center recognizes the 2016 Champions for Children honorees' contributions and volunteerism, commitment to positive societal transformation, and direct services benefitting disenfranchised families with young children.  

For more information, click  here.
4/2 Heart of the City 5K HeartofCity
Dog and Kid-Friendly 5K in Downtown LA!

Saturday, April 2, 2016, 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
California Hospital Medical Center
1401 South Grand, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Run/walk through vibrant downtown Los Angeles for a downtown community resource, California Hospital Medical Center.  The event will feature an exhilarating course that passes by the Staples Center, L.A. Live, The Bloc, FIGat7th and MORE! It is ideal for a beginner or advanced runner/walker, and is professionally timed and managed. Fun for all ages and social dogs are welcome at no extra cost. 
After the 5K, stick around for the post-race festival from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.  The post-race festival (1401 S. Grand Ave) is free to attend and will include live music, a doggie costume contest, magic show, Zumba class, pancake breakfast & family fun!
Whether you are a walker, runner, or stopping by for the food and fun, you'll have a great time!

For more information and to register, click  here.
3/9-3/12 All Star Chef Classic AllStarChef
French Masters Dinner Presented by Air Tahiti Nui


Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Restaurant Stadium™ by Fisher & Paykel at L.A. LIVE's Event Deck
800 W. Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015

The third annual French Masters Dinner presented by Air Tahiti Nui returns for an elegant evening with international culinary all-stars. This event will feature the world's most acclaimed French culinary experts and will allow you to both watch and indulge in haute-cuisine right before your eyes.

For more information, click  here.
LAFD Central Bureau Issued First Newsletter LAFDNews
Subscribe to Stay Informed on LAFD News and Updates

Stay informed on LAFD news and updates. To subscribe to the newsletter, send an email with the subject line "Newsletter Sign Up" to the Central Bureau email address at: lafd.centralbureau@lacity.org. Anyone interested may sign up.

To view the first LAFD Central Scene newsletter, click here.
SPBID Works to Improve Pico Metro Station Environment
The South Park Walkability Project continues to progress toward the goal of improving the pedestrian environment around the Pico Metro Station. The project team is currently finishing up a survey of the area and has come up with a preliminary design concept that features enhanced pedestrian lighting, public art, improved way-finding and better landscaping.

The preliminary design concept will go before the Board of Directors on February 25 for approval. If approved by the SPBID Board, the design will then go to the City for approval. The project must be completed by the end of 2016.

To participate more actively in this project, please RSVP to our next SOBO meeting on April 6, 2016  here.

For more information, click here.
Filipino Native Opens Rice Bar in DTLA RiceBar
"What's Up, Downtown?" Features Hot, New DT Restaurant

Ricebar  is a Filipino restaurant in the heart of Downtown  Los Angeles that  features non-GMO, fair-trade grains, imported from various islands in the Philippines.

RiceBar is being featured online by Hal Bastian and Ryan Morris on
What's Up, Downtown? - with Hal Bastian. Enjoy the episode and tell RiceBar you saw them on
What's Up, Downtown? Please share with your Facebook friends and beyond.

To watch the video, click here
Recap: 2/3 Triple 8 Green Carpet Triple8
Over 100 People Joined Us at SP's Chinese Restaurant

On February 3, 2016, South Park residents and friends enjoyed food samples and drink specials at the Triple 8 Green Carpet. Specials included hosted tray passed hors d'oeuvres, c omplimentary cocktails and $5 drink specials, and $20 gift certificates. 

Special thanks to the event beverage sponsor, Pernod Ricard.

For more information, click here.
Key Highlights From 2/3 SOBO Meeting and 2/10 SPII Meeting

2/3 SOBO Committee Meeting

The February 3 SOBO Committee Meeting hosted a special presentation on the progress of the " Circa" Project (1200 S. Fig) by Alex Chan of LendLease, which will be closing one lane of Flower St temporarily. The SOBO Committee reviewed and recommended approval for a preliminary My Fig Design. Updates were given on the South Park Green Alley Pilot Project as well as a crime prevention program partnership with USC. The SOBO committee also reviewed plans and funding on The Spot @ Hope St.

2/10 SPII Committee Meeting

The February 10 SPII Committee Meeting provided detailed updates on the Clean & Safe Services in the South Park II District. As of early February, the Service Team had removed nearly 5 tons of trash in 5 weeks. The Service Team is currently focused on providing heavy maintenance services, from clearing the sewer drains and intensive graffiti removal. A detailed service plan can be found on the SPII page  here.

For more information, click here.
DTLA Community Hears Latest on SP Developments

On Thursday, February 4, 2016, over 60 guests gathered at the LA Athletic Club to hear the latest on South Park developments, real estate and otherwise. The presentation was led by South Park BID Executive Director Jessica Lall.

To download the event PowerPoint presentation, click here.
60,000+ Attendees Experienced Art Exhibition South Park

The 2016 LA Art Show took place from January 27 - January 31, 2016. This year saw a record number of attendees with over 60,000 guests experiencing the many exhibits, events, and panel discussions surrounding the LA Art Show.
South Park BID Executive Director Jessica Lall participated on a panel discussion, Mural Renaissance in DTLA: Challenge of Expression and Legacy, to discuss the future of art in Downtown LA and South Park LA amidst rapid development. Other panelists included: Renowned muralist Kent Twitchell, MCLA's Board president, attorney Eric Bjorgum (Karish & Bjorgum PC), Mear One (Artist), Evan Skrederstu (Muralist), and Tanner Blackman (Kindel Gagan Public Affairs Consulting).
The South Park BID was also involved in facilitating interactive art and sculptures throughout the neighborhood and outside of the LA Convention Center during the LA Art Show weekend exhibition.

For more information, click here.

SPBID Exec. Director Moderates Discussion on Development

South Park BID Executive Director Jessica Lall was a panelist at the Cornell Real Estate Panel Discussion, held at The Bloc on January 26. Real estate industry and civic leaders had a lively discussion about the opportunities and challenges facing Downtown Los Angeles as it experiences a period of such dynamic growth.
Panelists saw many positive aspects of the investment currently taking place downtown and the consensus was that there is still room for more investment downtown. Challenges mentioned included the need for more family and middle income housing along with better approaches to addressing homelessness.

For more information, click here.
Receiving Meeting Notifications?Notifications

Meetings Will Be Taking Place At New Address!


Sign up for South Park BID public meeting notifications today!

Once you have signed up for any or all notifications, you will receive reminders a few weeks and a few days before meetings, as well as a request for your RSVP. All SP Board and Committee meetings are open to the public. Feel free to tell your friends and neighbors, too.

New to South Park meetings? Our Board of Directors meetings handle district-wide topics and approve committee recommendations. The District Identity and Marketing (DISI)  Committee discusses ideas for branding the district and special events, the Clean/Safe Operations, and Enhanced Beautifications (SOBO) Committee focuses on keeping the district  maintained  and secure, and the South Park II (SPII) Committee focuses on issues in the South Park II District. Be involved. We want to hear your input!

Sign up for notifications on our website or email Priscilla Hsu, Operations Manager, at priscilla@southpark.la to request meeting notifications. We hope to see you soon!
SPBID Clean Team's Monthly Focus CleanFocus 

Maintenance Crews Keep South Park Clean 


Starting in 2015, South Park's Clean Team focuses on a monthly special project in order to increase the overall cleanliness of the neighborhood.


This month, the Clean Team focused on painting all electrical poles.


Earlier this year, the Clean Team steam washed select locations in the district, pressure-washed every trash can in the district, removed weeds from all local tree wells, removed graffiti, touched up walls with paint, and cleaned the utility boxes and alleys.


Stay tuned for information on special projects from the South Park BID Clean Team in the coming months.


Have an idea for a special project? Let us know!

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In the News  UpcomingBoard 

In this Issue:
SP Business Spotlight:BizSpotlight
Located just 1.5 blocks from Staples Center and L.A. LIVE, BottleRock LA offers a wide array of international renowned wines and world craft beers that pair well with our thoughtfully creative cuisine.  BottleRock's extensive wine list includes over 800 different wine labels with top producers for the insatiable connoisseur, value wines for the budget-conscious, and obscure, rare varietals for adventurous types eager to explore the world of wine.
SPBID Clean & Safe Report CleanSafeMonthly
Updates from the SP Service Team

Clean Team
The Clean Team has been diligently removing graffiti, disposing of trash in the district, and pressure washing sidewalks, as needed as well as responding to special requests.
Clean Team Accomplishments for January:

Streets Maintained
Streets Maintained (linear ft)
Trash Disposed (bags)
Trash Disposed (pounds)
Bulky Items Disposed
Number of Requests/Jobs 300
Graffiti Removed (square ft)
Citizen Assists
Tree wells serviced 649
Pressure washing (sf)
Alleys Maintained
Weed abatement (sf)

Safety Team

Our Safety Team is  always  making strides in improving the security of South Park. Patrolling 24-hours a day, seven days a week by foot, bike, Segway, or vehicle, the Safety Team assists with activities such as public street disorder, and panhandling, in addition to visitor assistance, special events support, and accompanied walk services.
Selected Safe Team Statistics for January:
Merchant Contact
Resident Contact
Citizen Assist
Call For Service
Kiosk Assists 92
Guard Tour Check In

Report maintenance & safety issues 
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SPII Services Report CleanSafeMonthly
Updates from the SPII Clean & Safe Team

SPII Services Team
Five officers are assigned to clean the SPII district six days a week, with service hours from 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM. The officers are managed by Streetplus, the same company that oversees SP I security. For more information, visit the SPII page and click here.
 S PII Services Accomplishments for January:

Trash Disposed (bags)
Trash Disposed (pounds)
Pan and Broom (block faces) 768
Weed Abatement (block faces)
Graffiti Removed
Graffiti Reported 35
Graffiti Special Projects
Hospitality - Directions Provided
Hospitality - Assistance Provided 1
Pressure Washing (block faces)
Pressure Washing (gallons of water)
Business/Merchant Contacts
Homelessness - Wake-Up Service
Calls for Assistance

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Upcoming Events




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South Park Board UpcomingBoard 
& Committee Meetings

Bi-Monthly Board & Committee Meetings:
  • Board of Directors
  • District Identity & Streetscape Improvements Committee (DISI)
  • Sidewalk Beautification, Operations, and Order Committee (SOBO)
  • South Park II (SPII)
Upcoming Meetings:
Anyone is welcome to join SPBID at any of these meetings, which take place at our office.  Agendas   are available online. 
Report an issue: (866) 560-9346
Stop by: 1333 S Hope St, LA, CA 90015
Want to promote your organization or event with the South Park Post? Contact our Operations Manager at priscilla@southpark.la today!
The South Park BID was established in 2005, with the mission to continually support the unique living and commerce experience for its residents and businesses by facilitating a safe, clean, collaborative and wholesome environment.
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