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Huntington Beach Downtown BID

The City of Huntington Beach announced in March 2005 that Downtown BID has received its first check which has been processed for the Downtown Huntington Beach Business Association (DHBBA). The DHBBA was formed to oversee the operations of  the Downtown Business Improvement District (BID). The Downtown BID was set up in October to coordinate marketing and beautification efforts in the downtown business region of Main Street and its surrounding radius near Huntington Beach Pier and Huntington City Beach. The city partners with the BID by collecting assessments from the individual businesses and then forwarding those funds to the DHBBA. The DHBBA plans to produce a map for downtown visitors that highlights the unique dining and retail offerings of the area. The BID funds may also be used for advertising, to improve landscaping and fund special events. The public/private partnership was created to promote Downtown Huntington Beach as a destination for residents and visitors alike.

Huntington Beach - Downtown Huntington Beach Business Association (DHBBA) is the newly formed district to oversee expenditures of Downtown BID. A geographic and economic region comprising Huntington Beach Main Street and surrounding business area near the beach make up the member businesses of this group. An elected Advisory Board  includes: Steve Daniel, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory; Brett Barnes, Duke's Huntington Beach;  Bob Bolen from HB Realty; Andrea Swain, HB Wahine; Chris Burns, Petals on 6th Street; Steve Grabowski, UPS Store; and Ron McLin, Longboard Restaurant and Pub.

Funded by assessments collected annually from district businesses, monies are paid to the City of Huntington Beach and forwarded to the DHBBA. The City has received initial assessments and soon will begin funding DHBBA.

The Advisory Board's first project is a visitors' map of the downtown area that highlights participating businesses and the services offered.