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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 Directors Meeting Minutes



Present: Steve Daniel, Ron McLin, Tony Motakef, Brett Barnes, Bill Cuppy, Stephanie Inbody, Susie Smith , Bob Bolen, Steve Grabowski &  Connie Pedenko


Absent:  All In attendance


Steve Daniel -Opened the Meeting 2:10pm


RE: Approval of 8-19-08 minutes

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


RE:  Financial Report- Steve G- Presented:


'         Profit & Loss Performance August & Balance Sheet As of August 31, 2008- Motion to approve by Ron, 2nd Steve D.-Report on File


RE:  Old Business


  • Management & Cost Sharing Agreement signed and submitted to the city, with Exhibit B Payment schedule- On file

'         Nominating committee presented proposed 2008/2009 slate of Officers and Directors-approved and on file.

'         SCN- Proposal for Entertainment-Remco Entertainment & Lee Ostendorf- Board need further clarification on Lee's proposal by Tuesday, 9-23-08.  Bill and Susie will be the task force to review what is proposed.

'         SCN Barricades- Steve D. presented a letter to City Council and the Economic Development Department, requesting the ED increase their budget for SCN in the amount of $72,000 to cover costs of the barricades and the time the BID Executive Director puts in coordinating the event. A possible alternative solution we discussed for barricades, by using trucks this possible is being researched. Letter to the City Council on file.

'         Captive Media Marketing T/V/Directory proposal was discussed and the Board feels more research needs to be done on other options.  Brett and Ron to communicate with the CVB about the current program they are implementing and the BID possibly tie in with them. Board said a target to move forward with any advertising program such is this would be more likely to happen in January.

'         Restaurants and Bars- Hours of operation- A letter is being prepared asking cooperation in responsible alcohol serving and being respectful to fellow business owners.  Brett to visit with each of the establishments owners.


RE: New Business

'         BID Zone- Steve D. asked City Council on behalf of the BID Board to reverse Helme Antiques from Zone 1 back to Zone 2, due to the Shorebrake Hotel construction. Council approved.

'         Taste of New Zealand 'Brett reported on the restaurants participation and Susie asked the Board to help with refreshments for the BID Fashion Show models. Freds, Dukes & the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory to provide refreshments.

'         Light of Light of love board discussion on whether or not to have it both Saturday and Sunday.  Only Sunday was the general consensus.  Susie to come back with further details next month.

'         Halloween Event- Steve D. reported it will be the same as last year, with the cost of $10,000.  The Board discussed the need to go back to seeking out sponsors for the 2009 Downtown Halloween event, to cover the costs. 

'         General Membership meeting/Inaugural-Waterfront Hilton Resort, November 13th, 5:30-7:30, Connie and Tony to meeting a coordinate.


Meeting Adjourned ' 3:30 PM. Next meeting Board Meeting, Tuesday, October 21st 2008 at IHop at 2:00 PM ' Last official meeting of the 2007/2008 Board of Directors




Connie Pedenko, Executive Director

Cell (714) 655-0569 E-Mail

412 Olive Street, Suite 149 Huntington Beach, CA  92648