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The Downtown Huntington Beach Business Improvement District is a business organization, dedicated to enhancing the downtown business environment by providing opportunities, service, information, and encourages businesses to work together for their collective best interest. It perpetuates the spirit, values and vision that a community must exercise in order to achieve an exemplary life style.


                                            HBDBID BOARD OF DIRECTOR MEETING MINUTES


Date: 12-18- 07



Present: Steve Daniel, Ron McLin, Brett Barnes, Steve Garbowski, Susie Smith, Bill Cubby, Connie Pedenko


Absent: Stephanie Inbody, Bob Bolen, Tony Motakef


Steve Daniel- Opened meeting at 2:05 PM


RE: Approval of Minutes-11-27-07


  • Motion to Approve by Ron, Brett 2nd, motion passed


RE: Presentation

  • Lee Ostendorf, SCN Farmers Market Coordinator, spoke to the BOD on the importance of keeping the market open year round.  An alternative winter layout plan to reviewed, particularly the use of the 2nd and 3rd block, rather than the 1st block. Ron spoke of the need to do more SCN advertising.  Connie told the BOD that she met with Nova and the Economic Development has future plans to advertise in the OC weekly and the Register.


RE:  Financial Report- Steve G.

  • Motion to approve budget as presented Brett, Ron 2nd, motion passed (budget on file)

  • Connie to ask Carol Runzel in the Economic Development Dept. once again to identify BID Dues owed for this fiscal


RE:  Old Business

  • Marathon, Feb. 1-3- Connie and Susie reported the Surf City Marathon 'Runners Guide' is slow going and more attention will be given after the holidays, with the help of the Ambassadors. Connie got the pricing on the Shuttle in the amount of $90.00 an hour. Ron, Connie and Amy to create a route and hours of operation. BOD has decided not only to create a Runners Guide, but also request an exhibit space at no charge
  • Woody Car Show, March 7th & 8th- Ron and Connie met with Tom Long and Bob Jiminiz the Woody Car Show organizers. They expressed the need for help with lodging for the participants, since a 2nd day, had been approved by their BOD. Connie contacted Best Western, and gave Tom Long all the key contact information. Ron sent a memo out to the Hilton and the Hyatt. Connie contacted Naida at the City to see the possibility of parking cars on the Pier, and was informed the request needs to come in with the car show permit. Tom Long was given the key contacts, of the Auto Dealer Association by Connie. BID to assist where needed
  • Paint Ball, March 27-30- Connie reported she has a call out to the Paint Ball organizer Gavin Smith and Kara Kottler, to see how the BID may possible participate and have an exhibit table again this year at no charge. Connie reminded the Board per discussion at the April 10, 2007 BOD meeting, statement on record
  • General Liability Insurance- Connie has contacted a local Insurance Broker for a quote. Waiting for response.
  • HBDBID By-laws- Discussion tabled to next board meeting
  • BID General Membership- Meeting/Mixer was changed to Thursday February 21, 2008.  Brett to contact Stephanie at Fred's to see if meeting room available.


    RE: New Business

  • Downtown Marquee's- Connie presented some photos of other cities marquees that were presented at the last Downtown Economic Development Committee meeting. Connie also met with Nova to discuss possible sign locations and due to downtown power challenge's, solar type signs are being researched. It was once again suggested that Connie contact Dick Harlow, who has done past research on possible types of downtown signs.


    RE: Adjournment 3:00- Next Board meeting January 15, 2008, 2:00PM at IHop









Connie Pedenko, Executive Director

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412 Olive Street, Suite 149 Huntington Beach, CA  92648