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Welcome to MediaDistrict.org, the official website of the Hollywood Media District, Business Improvement District. Business Improvement Districts, or commonly referred to as BIDs, are proven to work by providing services that improve the overall viability of business districts, resulting in higher property values and sales.



    Latest News

    Making it Safer for

    Driving and Walking in the BID

    May 09, 2017














    In cooperation with LAPD Hollywood Division and LADOT, the BID has been successful in advocating for an all-way stop sign at the intersection of Romaine St. and Sycamore Ave. This had been an intersection where there only was a 2-way stop, and there had been a number of accidents. This intersection is now a 4-way stop, making it safer for vehicles as well as for walking pedestrians.









    LA City Council Approves

    Minimum Wage Hike

    November 19, 2015

    On Tuesday, May 19th, the Los Angeles City Council approved moving forward to draft a minimum wage ordinance that raises the current $9/hr. minimum wage to $15/hr. for most businesses by the year 2020. This 67% increase was approved despite concerns expressed by the business community and even the consultants, who advised not going beyond the Mayor's $13.25/hr. proposal.



    Beginning in 2016, the minimum wage in the City of L.A. will increase annually as follows:

    July 1, 2016 - $10.50

    July 1, 2017 - $12.00

    July 1, 2018 - $13.25

    July 1, 2019 - $14.25

    July 1, 2020 - $15.00



    Beginning in 2017, a modified minimum wage schedule for businesses and non-profits with 25 or fewer employees will go into effect as follows:

    July 1, 2017 - $10.50

    July 1, 2018 - $12.00

    July 1, 2019 - $13.25

    July 1, 2020 - $14.25

    July 1, 2021 - $15.00



    Starting in 2022, the minimum wage will increase every single year based on the previous year on the previous year's Consumer Price Index for the L.A. Metro area. Non-profit organizations with greater than 25 employees can apply for a waiver if their top executive earns less than five times the wage of the lowest-paid worker, or provide transitional jobs programs, or serve as child care providers, or are primarily funded by city, county, state or federal grants or reimbursements. Consistent with state law, the youth wage will stay as 85% of minimum wage for 160 hours for workers 14-17 years of age.





    PATH in the BID

    (People Assisting The Homeless)

    August 30, 2017


    Since 1984 PATH has grown into a family of agencies working together to end homelessness for individuals, families, and communities throughout Southern California. Each agency addresses homelessness in a different way – supportive services, permanent housing development, support for homeless families, and community engagement.



    As of 2013, a Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count determined that there are 58,423 individuals experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles on any given night, 74% (43,410) of whom go unsheltered and literally live on the street. These people become homeless for many reasons, including job loss, domestic violence, lack of affordable housing, under-employment, health issues, substance abuse, natural disasters, and more. Each person has a unique life history and unique issues that have contributed to their situation.



    Of people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles, 33% are living with a mental illness, many of whom are stable when receiving the support and/or medications they need. It is important to move past the stereotype that all homeless people are crazy and beyond the notion they can not be helped.



    PATH has been working with our BID's Security Patrol force, as well as the Hollywood Police Division, to mediate interactions with homeless individuals and ensure that the needs of the community and the homeless individual are addressed. For additional information you can contact PATH at path@epath.org, or go to epath.org .





    Abandoned Shopping Carts?

    What To Do

    August 30, 2017




    The California Shopping Cart Retrieval Corp. (CSCRC), located in Burbank, is your source for requesting pickups and removals of abandoned shopping carts left along public streets. (Please note that not all stores' carts are serviced by CSCRC and carts containing homeless peoples' belongings can not be removed).



    Call them toll free at 800.252.4613, or go online to cartretrieval.net .











    BID Services Keep Your Property

    and Business Clean and Safe

    August 30, 2017


    Highland Ave. looking north from Melrose Ave.
    The Hollywood Media District BID has a contract with the Hollywood Beautification Team (HBT) for cleaning and maintenance needs within the District. HBT's responsibilities include emptying trashcans located along sidewalks, removing all trash and debris from gutters, driveways, tree wells and from around trashcans. They also paint over graffiti on buildings, trees, poles, planters, utility bases or other surfaces on a daily bases, and they pressure wash bus stops and sidewalks throughout the BID.



    Also, the Media District contracts with Andrews Security Services to provide Security Patrols within the BID. These patrols are by foot, on bicycles, and in the Media District's security vehicle. If needed, they can be directly contacted by calling 323.871.4150.



    If you are having any problems keeping your property or business clean and safe – trash dumped or graffiti, suspicious or nuisance individuals coming onto your property or into your business – please consider completing two very important forms that can help. These forms are: a "Trespass Authorization" form and a "Graffiti Paint Out Agreement" form.



    The first form is a Trespass Authorization that gives permission to Officers of the LAPD and the Media District to come on to your property and exercise enforcement of your No Trespassing signage. (Please note, you must have No Trespassing signs posted.)



    The second form is a Graffiti Paint Out Agreement that allows HBT to come on to your property and paint out tagging and graffiti. Also, upon request they will accept paint from property owners and businesses in order to match your existing colors.



    To obtain these Authorization and Agreement forms, or to request any other services within the BID, please contact Jim Omahen, Operations Manager for the Media District at 323.860.0088 or email jim@mediadistrict.org .





    UPCOMING
    MEETINGS

    Arts Committee

    Thu, May 23, 2019
    2:30 to 3:30
    1125 N. McCadden Pl.

    Nominating/Board Development Committee

    Thu, May 23, 2019
    3:00 to 3:30
    1125 N. McCadden Pl. CANCELLED

    Board of Directors Monthly Meetings

    Thu, May 23, 2019
    3:30 to 4:30
    1125 N. McCadden Pl.