Huntington Beach Downtown Business Improvement District

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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.







Location: Gallagher's Pub & Grill


Present: See Attendance Sheet on file


RE: Open Meeting-Connie Pedenko, ED

  • Self Introductions


RE: Financial Report-Bill Cuppy, VP reported for Stephanie Inbody, Tresurer

  • Reported the BID currently has $80,000 in the bank, and had copies of the budget on file


RE: New Business

  • Downtown Maintenance Partnership- Bill reported the BID has solidified the services of Malco Commercial Property Maintenance. The services begins September 1st. A Board approved separate bank account will be established at First Bank, specifically for the maintenance services.
  • Bid Membership Directory- Connie handed out samples and said please let us know if there are any corrections that need to be done
  • Halloween- Ann Padilla reported the Ambassadors are hard at work on organizing this years event, by contacting non-profit organizations for game/activity booths, the CIM Group is working on a Haunted House for 5th Street, inflatable sponsor has be solidified, a costume contest for children with two age categories will take place as well as a dog costume contest, and much more to come! Connie said Steve Daniel is working on the City Service's Displays
  • Art Walk- Connie reported as a result of the Image Committee Cultural Task Force the BID has begun organizing and a Wednesday monthly Art Walk, to be launched in                                      October. The plan is to begin the walk from the Art Center and conclude at the Shorebreak Hotel. This will not be a structured walk and the guests may linger at any location and conclude the walk at any point they desire. Kate Hoffman the Director of the Art Center will be connecting with the Golden West College Art Department
  • Surf Boards In the Sand- Donna Mulgrew from the HB Marketing & Visitors Bureau presented information on the September 19th, 2009 event. And asked that the members be prepared to offer discounts that day. She said the Centennial event, will include a historical photo opportunity, benefiting in celebration of surf culture and our oceans. The photo will be published in Tansworld Surf Magazine and other select international publications. Posters and brochures for the event were distributed.
  • BID Coupon Website Program- Connie reminded the BID members the coupon happy hour 'special offers,' opportunity that is provided on the BID Website, and to contact the BID Webmaster Debbie Stock. She conclude by saying the site gets a tremendous amount of viewers weekly and please once again take advantage of the free marketing opportunity.
  • Parking Rate Study-Susie said the BID assisted the city in the downtown employee count. She reported that she and Connie, along with Stanley and Nova from the Economic Development Dept. net with the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and they are in support of what the BID is proposing. Proposed list and letter from the Chamber of Commerce on file.


Meeting adjourned to a Social Hour at 6:15pm




 Meeting Round Rules


*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)

 *Help create a nonjudgmental environment where ideas have value and creativity is encouraged

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


* The Bid President will manage the discussion in order to achieve meetings goal





Connie Pedenko, Executive Director/Consultant

                                                             Office number (714) 536-8300  E-Mail

412 Olive Street, Suite 149 Huntington Beach, CA  92648