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Discussion Items on the Agenda for a Vote:
Discuss and vote on request from the REEF development project to provide grant funds to CAHD for program services and to obtain a letter of support from CAHD for the development project.
Discuss and vote on recommendations regarding the Clean Streets budget implications to take advantage of the Clean & Green program services
Discuss and vote on Hollywood Housing’s Support Letters Request for their proposed developments at 1010 E. Jefferson @ Central (Angeles Funeral Home site) and the Florence Mills project at 3501-3515 S, Central/1036-1060 E. 35th, and 1037-1047 E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.
Discuss and vote on selection of insurance provider.
Discuss and vote on selection of banking service provider.
Discuss Comments and Feedback from Property Owners and Reply Status. Vote on determined responses.
Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Small Business Workshop and Resource Expo Event on Central Avenue during Small Business Week on Tuesday May 3, 2016
Central Avenue Jazz Festival Slated for July 30th and 31st
Rendering of the REEF Development Project, Agenda Item V.a.: Discuss and vote on request from the REEF development project to provide grant funds to CAHD for program services and to obtain a letter of support from CAHD for the development project.
Site Plan for Agenda Item V.c.: Discuss and vote on Hollywood Housing’s Support Letters Request for their proposed developments at 1010 E. Jefferson @ Central (Angeles Funeral Home site) and the Florence Mills project at 3501-3515 S, Central/1036-1060 E. 35th, and 1037-1047 E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.
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Here is the Central Avenue Historic District
Assessment Fee Expenditure Plan:
I. Clean Streets
The budget includes funding to hire a team to manage graffiti removal, rubbish removal from the streets, power wash the sidewalks and to coordinate bulky item removal.
II. Safety Ambassadors:
Just like Downtown, Central Avenue will have safety ambassadors patrolling the District on bikes, greeting patrons and distributing brochures about businesses and events, helping patrons find the businesses and services they need and coordinating security efforts with property owners and the LAPD. The goal is to hire a company to retain a team of Ambassadors that can not only promote a safe environment, but also welcome patrons to Central Avenue.
The CAHD Board released the Request for Proposals (RFP) for its Safety Ambassador program on March 30, 2016 and would like to encourage Los Angeles based companies to submit a proposal. There is a mandatory pre-bid meeting on April 13, 2016 at 2:00 pm. Bids are due on May 4, 2016 @ 4:00 pm. Click Here to Obtain a Copy of the RFP.
III. Security Monitoring Program
We can use the new WiFi system installed on Central Avenue to install wireless security cameras on buildings to cover the sight lines on the Corridor in order to monitor activity. Projected for installation in August 2016.
IV. Branding Program
Cultural and historical brand identification will include creation of marketing logos, collateral and video promos about Central Avenue and street signage. The BID will promote businesses, sales and events through quarterly brochures, its website and social media pages. Funding will also be provided for 3-5 business promotion events per year. Branding strategy has commenced. The new website was launched in March 2016. Check it out: www.centralavenuehistoricdistrict.org
V. Parking Demand Management
Assessment of available parking on existing sites and vacant lots to facilitate the creation of additional parking spaces. An annual parking and business directory map will be created. Projected to commence in September 2016.
VI. BID Management Services
The CAHD board of directors will oversee the management of the BID's operations and retain consultants to promote and develop the Central Avenue Historic District brand and provide business development assistance to property owners and tenants. The search for team members will commence in April with the goal to have services in place by July 2016. The formation consultant, Urban Design Center, is serving as the interim BID manager.