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What is the Venice Beach BID?

A Nonprofit Organization Helping to Make Venice Cleaner and Safer

Proposed by a group of concerned local property owners and ratified by the City in 2016, the Venice Beach Business Improvement District (VB BID) serves Venice as a nonprofit organization. Property owners within the boundaries shown below make a collective contribution to fund BID operations. The VB BID’s primary purpose is to provide Clean & Safe services within the BID zones, above and beyond what the City alone can deliver.

Nearly Three Quarters (73%) of all VB BID Funds Pay for Clean and Safe Teams

Many BIDs are focused on marketing and business development. The Venice Beach BID chose to limit its work almost exclusively to Clean & Safe services, because we believe that serves our community best. Here is the VB BID budget breakdown:

Clean & Safe Programs: $1,365,917  (73%)

Examples include: bicycle, vehicle and foot patrols, sweeping and pressure washing, landscaping, trash removal, graffiti/poster/sticker/gum removal and related activities

Administration & Management: $374,224  (20%)

Examples include: personnel, city fees, formation costs, legal, accounting, insurance, office space, supplies and equipment

District Identity & Special Projects: $130,978  (7%)

Examples include: website, newsletters, outreach programs, community partnerships

Two Different Levels of Payment and Services

As shown on the map, the VB BID has established two different zones. Zone 1 property owners are assessed at approximately twice the rate of Zone 2 owners. Both zones will receive corresponding levels of Clean & Safe services.

It’s All About Making Our Community Safer, Cleaner and More Enjoyable

Within the service area, the VB BID Clean Team helps keep sidewalks, streets and alleys free of weeds, debris, trash and graffiti. They work to identify and correct blight in our community. And our trained Safe Team responders provide services ranging from incident prevention to welfare checks to compliance with local laws and ordinances. The Safe Team is also trained to work respectfully alongside other local resources to assist with issues of homelessness.

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In the documents listed adjacent, you’ll find all the details about how this BID was formed, as well as a timeline of activities leading up to our Clean & Safe services launch – so you can see exactly what’s been done since the BID was formed. There are also more general reports on what BIDs are, how they operate, and what people think of them.

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