On the Westside and throughout Greater Los Angeles, Business Improvement Districts provide placemaking services to commercial neighborhoods. BIDs are tasked with making their districts cleaner, safer, and more prosperous, and studies show they often succeed. But for BIDs funded by commercial assessments, there can be a tension between the desires and goals of the businesses in the district and those of the broader community. Whom do BIDs serve and whom should BIDs serve? Join WUF as we explore the role played by BIDs in Los Angeles, what they do well, who they represent and what the recent frictions between BIDs and their communities might mean for their future.
Panelists will include
Kathleen Rawson – President and CEO of Hollywood partnership, former Chair of International Downtown Association
Keith Corbin – business owner, West Adams BID board president
Christopher Garcia – City of Los Angeles, Office of the City Clerk – Business Improvement Districts
Dr. Fernando Guerra – Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Loyola Marymount University and Director of the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles
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