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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.





Present: See Attendance Sheet on file

RE: Open Meeting-Ron McLin

'        Self Introductions

RE: Financial Report-Steve Grabowski

'       Financial Reports were handed out. SCN Management and Special Events revenue is still being generated for this year 07, which will reflect in the next budget report.

RE: Election Item-Ron McLin

'        Open discussion on By-Law amendment- from 7 Board of Directors to seat a maximum of 9. More people equal more for a quorum. In the past with 7 BOD they have always been able to get a quorum. As the strand goes up more BID members will join. The By-laws would need to be adjusted from 7 to 9. The term is for 2 years & they would rotate. Steve Grabowski motions to have the BOD's max out at 9.

'        Nicole Topor motioned to approve the Board seats 9

'      Moe Memon seconds the motion-By-law amendment approved

RE: Old Business

'       Halloween-Ron reported this years Halloween event was successful & no different than last year. However, there was set up challenge with the new fire lane restrictions. The event layout will be tweaked to fit the Fire department requirements for next years Halloween event. Budget for the event was $10,000 and the actual annual revenue spent for the event was $10,000 as a gift from the BID to the community.  Very good turnout.

'       Electronic Newsletter- Moe reported still missing a couple hundred e-mails. Please go right to moe@electricchair  to register your E-mail address.

'       Dec. 1st & 2nd-Nova reported New Zealand will be here that weekend with 10 chefs cooking at 6 different stations. Sampling is free & an opportunity drawing for a trip for 2 to New Zealand. 30 people including the mayor of Waitakere (Huntington Beach's sister city) will also be here. Saturday at 9:30 pm they will be showing the film, 'World's Fastest Indian' and the director of the film will also be there. No merchants will be out on the streets & the street closure is from Walnut to Orange.

'       Light of Love- Dec. 2nd Elsa from the HB Youth Shelter will have a booth selling a little light for shelter for $8.00 or 2 for $15.00 at SCN and the day of the event.  It's a hand held snowflake that lights up. The parade begins at 3:30 and this is the 11th year for the parade which brings about 3,000 to 4,000 visitors to Main St. Christmas Promotion- snowflakes & pendants are the only decorations that are put up during the holiday season. Nov. 20th is the last day to purchase the large snowflakes that are put up on the light poles, which are currently on sale

'       Advertisement Opportunity- Clipper Magazine-Mark from Clipper is connecting with all the businesses downtown which includes the myriad of restaurants. Clipper magazine has been in HB for over 9 years & reaches over 100,000 homes.   All the artwork & photos are included in the cost of the ad, the BID marketing funds picks up half of the cost.

'       Marathon- Susie typed up a paragraph explaining the marathon & where to e-mail an offers you want to appear in the runner's guide. The runners guide will be provided by the BID & will be passed out at the Marathon Expo, the promoters are expecting 15,000 runners.

'       Non Agenda items-Lee Love from HB Lions Club is hosting the New Years Day Plunge. 75 years for the Lions club 100 years for the city of HB. Goody Bags will be handed out so if you have anything to put in the goody bags please contact the Lions Club.

'       Susie Smith has organized a Christmas tree lot run every Tuesday night beginning Dec. 4. 30-50 trees will be at the lot & a portion of the sale will be donated to the BID.

'       Announcement of the 2007-2008 Board of Directors- On file and will be announced in the BID November Newsletter

Meeting Adjourned 6:33 pm- Next Meeting TBA-check




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*Respect each other's time: be on time and stay for the entire meeting          

*Avoid side conversations *State your position first then explain the point (agenda items)

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 *Hold all non-agenda items until the entire agenda has been addressed *Turn off cell phones


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Connie Pedenko, Executive Director

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412 Olive Street, Suite 149 Huntington Beach, CA  92648