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Board Agendas & Minutes


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 Directors Meeting Minutes



Present: Steve Daniel, Steve Grabowski, Tony Motakef , Brett Barnes, Bill Cuppy,  Stephanie Inbody, Susie Smith & Bob Bolen Connie Pedenko- Guests: Laurie Payne- Kate Hoffman- Kerry Lovett


Absent: Ron McLin


BID member comments were heard- and noted


Steve Daniel-Opened the Meeting 2:30pm


Pesentation by: Laurie Payne, Community Relations Officer, City of HB, went through the monthly centennial activities that are being organized in committee by a cross section of community leaders.  She asked that we participate in several of the planned activities. With the city having float built to add to the celebration, Laurie asked the Board of Directors to consider coordinating a breakfast activity for Rose Parade morning, with a large screen TV.  The HB Centennial Anniversary date is on Tuesday, February 17th of 2009. There will be a Pier Plaza ceremony in the late day, where items will be entered into the Time Capsule.


Kate Hoffman, ED, Art Center suggested the upcoming BID's Surf & Soul event in September include the Annual Plain Air Event.  Kate to come to an Ambassador committee meeting to give more details


RE: Approval of Minutes-03-18--08

'         Motion to Approve by Tony 2nd Susie, motion passed


RE:  Financial Report

'         Steve G. presented the May Profit & Loss Budget Performance- Motion to approve Steve D. 2nd Bill

'         City/BID Agreement-Steve D. informed the Board of an informal meeting with the city to come to some consensus of the liability the agreement imposes on the BID as it reads now. Looking at the possibility of the Farmers Market Coordinator assume some of the liability on city/BID contract.

'         Steve G. proposed the BID change it's fiscal year to October 1st to co-inside with the city's financial year-end.  Motion to approve Bill 2nd Susie. With the understanding that within the next two weeks and budget meeting to be set to better understand the financial program being used.


RE:  Old Business

'         Chili At The Beach-Susie presented the events Profit & Loss financial report. The event was deemed a success and CHOC will be getting their donation check next Tuesday, at SCN. The committee is gathering comments about the event and will review them at the Wednesday meeting next week. Susie suggested the event be only one day next year, which the committee will also discuss. As a result of a concern from Hurricane's that the weekend closure may be hurting their business, another survey will be hand carried out by the BID Board members.

'         Surf City Nights-Connie reported SCN Idol contest received some positive press in several newspapers


RE: New Business

  • Block to Block Cleaning Ambassadors-tabled to the next meeting

  • A BID General Membership meeting- was set for Wednesday August 13th, time and location to be determined

  • Fourth of July Closure- Committee asking whether or not to close all three blocks-The BID Board determined it would be best to leave the first block open and close the 2nd and 3rd.  Connie to carry the message to the committee

  • Sand Soccer-Open discussion on the BID participation.  A request for $500.00 was made, but the board recommended $250.00 to put logo on the shirts and brochures.

The event date being June 28-29, may make the BID participation offer too late.


Meeting Adjourned ' 3:30 PM. Next meeting Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at IHop at 2:00 PM






Connie Pedenko, Executive Director

Cell (714) 655-0569 E-Mail

412 Olive Street, Suite 149 Huntington Beach, CA  92648