New businesses, events, and updates from DTLA's SPBID.
Volume 53 - January 2018
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BID News & Events
 
The first full Board of Directors meeting of 2018 is on Thursday, February 22. Sign up for meeting notifications, and visit our calendar for more information and to RSVP.
2/22: Green Carpet at Testa 

 

Newcomer Testa is making a name for itself with fresh pastas, Mexican and Japanese influenced dishes, and an inventive cocktail menu. Join us and check it out during our February Green Carpet. For more information and to RSVP click here.


Victor Gonzalez, our Clean Team Program Manager, has worked for the  Los Angeles Conservation Corps  (LACC) for 25 years [...]

We've made some changes to our website navigation so you can access the South Park Stories Blog directly from southpark.la. Check it out, and let us know what you think!
Upcoming South Park Committee Meetings
Infrastructure and Planning Committee (Formerly Operations and Enhanced Beautification)
Wednesday, February 7, 8:30 AM - RSVP
Provides guidance to the full Board of Directors on all matters relating to clean and safe services and streetscape projects.

All are welcome to attend SPBID meetings, which take place at our office.  Agendas are available online. Click here to view our 2018 Meeting Schedule.
South Park Spotlights
Update: MyFigueroa

Progress is being made on the north side of 11th St, with new, wider sidewalks and ADA-compliant curb ramps installed. The majority of the northern sidewalk will be complete this month, and the north side of 11th St will be landscaped as construction shifts to the south side of the street. Sign up for updates.

Greg Stangl is a South Park resident with a passion for the vibrant community he inhabits. We sat down with him to talk about his own experience in South Park, and what he loves most.


dineL.A. is back, and participating South Park restaurants include barcito, Mikkeller, and  Cleo, Katsuya, and Rock'n Fish at L.A. LIVE. Check out all of the participating restaurants, view menus, and make reservations here.

From design to printing, CR&A Custom creates everything from custom signs and posters to building wraps and billboards for small businesses to large corporations in all industries. Click here to learn more about this South Park business.

Next to Bee Organic Dry Cleaners and Starbucks in new residential building. Surrounded by new residences, one block from California Hospital and next to Morrison Hotel.  For more information, contact  Josh Kreger at  josh@southpark.la  or (213) 663-1123, or view the listing.
In the News
Bloomberg

"When I was growing up, I would tell people to get out of Downtown L.A. by 6 or 7 p.m.-it wasn't safe," my Uber driver told me as we wrapped around the Hollywood Freeway before making a turn [...]
Los Angeles Downtown News

When it comes to transformative projects, it will be hard for Downtown Los Angeles to top 2017. After all, last year saw the opening of the $1.2 billion Wilshire Grand Center, the tallest building west of the Mississippi.
Los Angeles Downtown News

In April 2015, Dan Johnson began volunteering to teach a weekly English class at the Midnight Mission. Soon after starting, Johnson - a Downtown resident, writer and calendar editor for Los Angeles Downtown News - realized the eighth-grade level [...]
More News
Stay in the know about the issues that affect our community.  Check out these links, and visit our In the News  section for more.

Tunnel Milestone on Regional Connector  Los Angeles Downtown News
Testa: A Tasty Twist LA Downtowner
Upcoming Events

Night on Broadway is a free arts and music festival produced in celebration of Councilmember José Huizar's Bringing Back Broadway economic development initiative. Like never before, Night on Broadway awakens beautiful historic theaters and the blocks between them.

Come early on select Friday nights, starting at 6:30pm, and enjoy complimentary drinks and a spectacular view of the DTLA skyline from the Garden. Then head over to the Upbeat Live pre-concert talk in BP Hall.
More Events
There's always something happening in South Park.  Check out these events, or visit our  calendar  for more.
Clean & Safe
Report maintenance & safety issues 
at (866) 560-9346 or by clicking here.
Monthly Focus

South Park's Clean Team focuses on a monthly special project. I n December, we focused on alley maintenance.  Have an idea for a special project?  Let us know!
Clean Team Updates


December YTD
Streets Maintained
3,627
42,822
Streets Maintained (linear ft)
1,759,684
20,775,624
Trash Disposed (bags)
2,539
31,007
Trash Disposed (pounds)
34,740
431,995
Bulky Items Disposed
34
769
Number of Requests/Jobs
314
5,225
Graffiti Removed (square ft)
5,221
55,037
Citizen Assists
482
6,891
Tree Wells Serviced
914
11,376
Pressure Washing (square ft)
8,100
117,200
Alleys Maintained (510)
465
5,520
Weed Abatement (square ft)
0
14,767

Safety Team Updates


December YTD
Observations
1,530
15,882
Merchant Contact
613
3,119
Resident Contact 
7
63
Citizen Assist
23
496
Call for Service
332
2,335
Kiosk Assists 
0
148
Guard Tour Check in
4,918
90,516
Benches/Sidewalks cleared
65
1,139

SPII Updates


December YTD
Trash Disposed (bags)
320
6,843
Trash Disposed (pounds) 
8,000
171,075
Pan and Broom (block faces)
1,200
14,400
Weed Abatement 
0
160
Graffiti Removed 
23
1,295
Graffiti Reported 
119
855
Graffiti Special Projects 
0
0
Hospitality - Directions Provided
6
158
Hospitality - Assistance Provided
2
46
Pressure Washing (block faces)
4
24
Pressure Washing (gallons of h2o)
200
1,550
Business/Merchant Contacts
119
841
Homelessness - Wake-Up Service
30
545
Calls for Assistance
34
63

Sponsor South Park
If you'd like to advertise on SPBID's newsletter, website, mobile kiosk, social media, street furniture, and more, check out our Sponsorship Package. Your financial support will increase funding straight into the local community, while we promote your business or event! For more information, contact wallis@southpark.la.
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.
South Park Business Improvement District
Admin & Field Office: (213) 663-1111
24/7 Dispatch: (866) 560-9346
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