Volume 33 - March 2016
Security & Maintenance: (866) 560-9346  
General Inquiries & Office: (213) 663-1111
Welcome to South Park, HYPE! Hype
More Retail Options For South Park


South Park is proud to welcome a new clothing store near the corner of Pico Blvd and Flower St at 606 W Pico Blvd.
With over 300 street-wear and contemporary fashion labels curated from around the world, HYPE carries the newest releases in clothing, shoes, and accessories.

For more information, click  here .
SPBID Reduces Graffiti by 96% With Art Project DeterGrafitti
Local Charter School Students Help Enhance Public Realm

To view the South Park BID construction fence project press release, click here.
In response to unruly construction fence graffiti across the 16 active construction sites in the district, the South Park Business Improvement District (BID) developed and implemented a resoundingly successful construction fence art project, reducing graffiti by 96% on a test site
Experimenting with one of the most vandalized construction fences in South Park, the BID worked with developers, construction companies, and students from the local Metro Charter Elementary School to create a replicable project for other sites. The Onyx development site used to be tagged an average of 5 times per week on its 500 feet of fencing. Today, the Onyx construction fence experienced only two tags in nine weeks.
The South Park BID invested $10,000 to design, build, and install the project, approximately half of the amount of what proactive developers spend each year on graffiti removal.

See the fence for yourself at W Pico Ave and S Hope St, and make sure to tag #SPDoesArt in your photos! 

Interested in a fence? Contact Priscilla Hsu, Operations Manager, at priscilla@southpark.la.

For more information, click here
SP Introduces New Web Calendar NewWebCal
Feat. Bold Colors, Simpler Navigation, and More!

In a continued effort to consolidate the many exciting events in the South Park District, the BID released a newly-designed calendar of events page . Working with digital solutions provider DiranGo , the new calendar of events page highlights bold colors, event categories, simpler navigation features, happy hour specials information, and so much more.  

Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available. If interested, please contact Laura Hill, Communication and Policy Manager, at laura@southpark.la

To view the new calendar or submit an event, click here.
4/13 DLANC Elections In South Park DLANC
Register To Vote & Meet Your Candidates 

South Park DLANC Elections Town Hall
Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
California Hospital Medical Center ( Keck Hall, Leavey Auditorium)
320 15th St, Los Angeles, CA 90015 

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.  Hear from the candidates and register to vote at the South Park Town Hall event.
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. 

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. 

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! 

You don't have to wait until Election Day (May 5, 2016) to vote, because we are making history.  Voting will be done online as well as at the polls .

For more information, click here. 
4/19 Green Carpet Event Feat. barcito barcito
barcito Launches New, Gratuity-Free Service & Menu

April Green Carpet Event Feat. barcito
Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
403 W 12th St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

barcito is an Argentine-inspired shared plates bar on the corner of 12th and Grand in the EVO building of Downtown Los Angeles. Inspired by childhood summers spent visiting grandparents in Buenos Aires, owner Andrea Borgen set out to emulate the classic corner  barcito in an approachable, contemporary context. Pop in for a quick drink and mix-and-mingle, or stay for dinner.

Join us on April 19 for:
-- barcito's launch of their new, gratuity-free service and menu!
-- Complimentary happy hour snacks
-- Gift card raffle

We look forward to seeing you at the April  Green Carpet Event!

RSVP Required. To RSVP, click  here .
3/26: Join us for Next Free Public Art Class ArtClassHope
Community Art Returns To Venice Hope Park


Free Public Art Classes at Venice Hope Park
Saturday, March 26, 2016, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Venice Hope Park 
1521 S Hope St, Los Angeles, CA, 90015

Join us for a series of free art classes sponsored by the South Park BID, open to the public for all ages. The art classes teach illustrative and drawing skills using charcoal, paint, and other mediums. Individuals participate on a first come, first served basis, with priority given to children.

Classes will take place outside. Bring a hat, water, and sunscreen. In the case of rain, classes will be held at HNYPT (212 W 12th St).

Upcoming art classes in the series:
Saturday, April 2, 2016, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

For more information about the art series, click  here.
3/30 Art Salon Returns At PYO Gallery
SPBID + DoArt Provide Opportunity To Meet Local Artists artsalonseries

March Art Salon at PYO Gallery
Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
PYO Gallery
1100 S Hope St #105, Los Angeles, CA 90015

The South Park BID in partnership with the Do Art Foundation, local artists, and business owners, are continuing the popular monthly Art Salon series, where guests hear from a local artist at your neighborhood gallery.

wine tasting and a social mixer will follow to inspire and stimulate conversations about the creative landscape.

RSVP required. Availability and refreshments are first come, first serve.

Upcoming Art Talks:

For more information, click here.
South Park BID is Hiring! Hiring
Fastest Growing BID in DTLA Needs Operations Manager
The South Park Stakeholders Group, the managing entity of the South Park BID, is looking for an Operations Manager  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.

Applications are being accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

To view the job posting and to apply, click here
RSVP To Upcoming SPBID Board + Committee Meetings


All South Park BID meetings are open to the public.
RSVP Required. Unless otherwise stated on our website, all BID meetings are held at the SPBID Office at:

1100 S Flower St, Suite #3400
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Upcoming Meetings:
South Park BID Operations & Enhanced Beautification Committee Meeting
Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The South Park BID Operations & Enhanced Beautification Committee (SOBO/EBO) is a Board sub-committee open to the public that provides guidance to the full Board of Directors on the matters relating to our clean and safe services.

For more information, click  here.

South Park BID II Committee Meeting
Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

The South Park BID II Committee is a Board sub-committee open to the public that provides guidance to the full Board of Directors on all matters relating to the South Park II District.

For more information, click  here.

South Park Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, April 28, 2016, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

The South Park Board of Directors manages the South Park Business Improvement District (BID).

For more information, click  here.
Welcome, Captain Howard Leslie! Captains
Thank You For Your Service, Captain Oreb

Thank You, Captain Oreb
Captain Michael Oreb has served the LAPD Central Patrol Division since 2012. Under the first year of his leadership, Central saw violent crime fall by 21.6%, while all Part 1 crimes (the most serious infractions) dropped by 14.5%. A San Pedro native, Captain Oreb will be returning to the Harbor Area as the commander of LAPD's Harbor Division station. The South Park BID would like to thank Captain Oreb for his dedication and service, as we wish him the best in his new position.

Welcome, Captain Leslie

Captain Howard Leslie will take Captain Oreb's place in the Central Division. Captain Leslie has served the Wilshire Division as the division's patrol captain since 2013, and as the division's commanding officer since 2014. The Wilshire Division had the second lowest increase in overall crime in 2015 in all of LAPD. 

The South Park BID had the pleasure of meeting Captain Leslie, as well as recently appointed LAPD homeless czar, Todd Chamberlain.

It is with great excitement that the South Park BID welcomes Captain Leslie to the neighborhood!

For more information, click here.
One-Stop Resource For DTLA Community Plan Updates Web204


The Los Angeles Department of City Planning is partnering with the Downtown community to update Downtown's  Central City and Central City North Community Plans , as part of the department's New Community Plan Program. The update will build on Downtown's transit rich nature and will apply new zoning tools developed as part of the City's re:code LA project

A new project website DTLA2040.org has been launched to serve as your resource for all news related to the Downtown Community Plan Updates. Here you can find information about Downtown, the Plan Update process and objectives, related initiatives and public outreach events. Finally, this site is a portal for the Department to hear from you. 

The ambition of DTLA 2040 is to create and implement a collective vision for Downtown's future. The Plan will include goals, policies, and programs that frame the City's long-term priorities.

Please share with anyone who is interested in the future of Downtown Los Angeles and participate in DTLA 2040. For more information, click here.
4/2 Heart of the City Walk/Run HeartofCity
Support DTLA's Local Hospital With Dog-Friendly 5K!

 Heart of the City 5k
Saturday, April 2, 2016, 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
California Hospital Medical Center
1401 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Run or walk through vibrant Downtown Los Angeles for a downtown community resource, California Hospital Medical Center, at the annual Heart of the City 5K. Stroll through Downtown and enjoy iconic landmarks such as the Staples Center, L.A. Live, The Bloc, FIGat7th and more! The race is ideal for athletes of any level, and is professionally timed and managed. Fun for all ages and social dogs are welcome at no extra cost. The race begins and ends at 1401 S Grand Ave. 1401 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90015.

Look out for S.PARKY the South Park Information Kiosk to find free mutt mitt bags and other freebies! 
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, a magic show, a Zumba class, pancake breakfast & family fun!

For more information and to register, click  here.
Learn 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 Spot @ Hope St is on track to open April 11 for 8 weeks. Input is currently being sought for what type of programming the community would like in the space. If you have any programming suggestions or your organization would like to provide programming for The Spot, please let us know by visiting 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 and to begin reserving use of The Spot, click here.
Recap: 3/15 Urban Design Meeting Triple8
Planning For The South Park Green Alleys Project

A South Park Urban Design Task Force meeting was held on March 15th, where the BID discussed upcoming projects with representatives from the city, developers, planners and other stakeholders. The meeting included discussion of a pilot green alley project that the BID is working on with the city as part of the DTLA Forward initiative.  Building off a report on South Park green alleys completed in 2014, the BID is in the process of selecting an existing alley in South Park that can be transformed into a green, pedestrian friendly alley.  The goal is to create a process of how other alleys can be transformed through public-private partnerships in the future.

F or more information, click here.
Recap: 3/16 Streetcar Board Meeting
SPBID Efforts Continue To Support Los Angeles Streetcar Project

The SPBID attended the Los Angeles Streetcar Board meeting on March 16th and sent a letter to the Mayor's office in support of including $200 million for the streetcar in the draft Measure R2 ballot initiative funding plan. With that amount, the streetcar would be able to start final design almost immediately, and potentially bypass the federal process altogether. Thanks to the efforts of the SPBID and other stakeholders, the streetcar funding ended up being included in the draft funding plan that was subsequently released on March 18th.  It should be noted, however, that the streetcar is still very low on the funding timeline, so further effort will be needed to get the streetcar moved up the priority list.

F or more information, click here.
Recap: 3/16 Red Mango Green Carpet RedManRecap
Patrons Enjoyed $5 "No Weigh" Specials

On Wednesday March 16, community members enjoyed smoothie samples and a $5 "No Weigh" special at Red Mango L.A. LIVE.

If you attended the event, please take our post-event evaluation survey by clicking here. One lucky survey respondent will be selected at random to receive at $25 gift card to Red Mango L.A. LIVE.

F or more information about Green Carpets, click  here.
Neighborhood Convenes to Discuss Community Engagement

On March 9, 2016 the South Park Stakeholders Group District Identity and Marketing Committee (DISI) convened to discuss the following agenda items:

-South Park Community Engagement Plan

For more information, click here .
SPBID Testifies on 56.11 at Homelessness & Poverty Mtg

On March 17, South Park BID testified on behalf of article 56.11 as amended by the Public Works and Gang Reduction Committee. 
This slight amendment will encourage voluntary compliance with daily tent deconstruction. Homeless individuals must know they have to take their tents down daily between 9AM and 6PM or face a violation.
The South Park BID receives complaints daily about tents and other items left by homeless individuals blocking the public right of way.  The BID will continue to fight to promote healthy and clean communities for all who live, work or visit.

To receive City Council meeting notifications, click here.
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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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Google Cultural Institute:  Dourone in South Park

In this Issue:
SP Business Spotlight:BizSpotlight
Your neighborhood coffee shop at the corner of 11th St and Grand Ave is not your average Starbucks. The manager works hard to ensure that customers feel "at home" and comfortable in their community Starbucks. Friendly baristas do their best to remember your name and ensure you have the highest quality service. With a dog-friendly patio, this corner Starbucks is a great place for a morning cup of joe, afternoon lunch, or a friendly "hello" from the manager and her staff.

For more information, click here.
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 February:

Streets Maintained
Streets Maintained (linear ft)
Trash Disposed (bags)
Trash Disposed (pounds)
Bulky Items Disposed
Number of Requests/Jobs 243
Graffiti Removed (square ft)
Citizen Assists
Tree wells serviced 544
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 February:
Merchant Contact
Resident Contact
Citizen Assist
Call For Service
Kiosk Assists 149
Guard Tour Check In

Report maintenance & safety issues 
at (866) 560-9346 or click here.
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 (Year to Date):

Trash Disposed (bags)
Trash Disposed (pounds)
Pan and Broom (block faces) 1,867
Weed Abatement (block faces)
Graffiti Removed
Graffiti Reported 50
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

Report maintenance & safety issues 
at (866) 560-9346 or click here.
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Support Your Business & Community


Have a business or service in South Park?  Hosting or promoting an event?  Maybe you live in the neighborhood but want to support a shop just outside?


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!


Click here for more info, or contact laura@southpark.la.

Upcoming Events
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.
South Park Business Improvement District
 Admin & Field Office: (213) 663-1111 
24/7 Dispatch: (866) 560-9346
1100 S Flower St #3400  |  Los Angeles, CA 90015