Volume 6, No. 6: Mar, 2005

    March 2005 | Volume No.5 | Issue No.6

          Inside This Issue:

    New Board Members

    The results of the HMD's Board of Director Election were determined on January 21 and after several minor changes, the new board was up and running for their first meeting on January 27. The current Board of Directors consists of: Will Anabel (Mader Inc.); Jeff Anthony (Iron Mountain); Juan Cabral (Shakey's Pizza); Carol Cassella, Vice President (Ren-Mar Studios); Matt Chait (The Complex Theaters); Phil Feiner (Pacific Title); Jack Fleming (ADS); Ron Groeper (Groeper Photography); Mike Mallick (Marcus and Millichap); Tim Mahoney, Interim President (Hollywood Center Studios); Amie Moore, Secretary (Musicians' Union); David Mozes, Treasurer (CMS Real Estate); Mike Parker, Vice President (Mole Richardson); Brian Scane (Paladin Group); Ron Stein (Crest National); Al Sweet (Al Sweet Development); and Eliza Thorne (Seward Film Vaults).

    Congratulations to all new and returning Board Members!

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    Committees Meet

    The Board of Directors has created four different committees to oversee various aspects of the Business Improvement District. Below are the Committee names, responsibilities and members:

    1. Advocacy and Business Development:
      Zoning and City Planning, Long Term Strategies, Parking, etc.
      • Will Anabel, Carol Cassella, Tim Mahoney, Mike Mallick, Amie Moore, Mike Parker, Al Sweet, Eliza Thorne.

    2. Cleaning and Maintenance:
      Streetscape, Beautification, Manage cleaning and maintenance contracts.
      • Matt Chait, Ron Groeper, David Mozes, Brian Scane, Ron Stein, Eliza Thorne.

    3. Public Safety:
      Community relations, homeless outreach, manage security contract.
      • Juan Cabral, Carol Cassella, Jack Fleming, Ron Groeper, Tim Mahoney, Mike Parker, Brian Scane.

    4. Executive Committee:
      This committee consists of the officers, and will manage Personnel, Finances and Governance.
      • Carol Cassella, Tim Mahoney, Amie Moore, David Mozes, Mike Parker.

    The Cleaning/Maintenance Committee and the Public Safety Committee have both been meeting to choose a contractor for their respective programs. At the February board meeting, The Cleaning Committee recommended HBT (Hollywood Beautification Team) to the Board as their choice for the Cleaning and Maintenance Contract. HBT had been the BID's clean team for the past 5 years, and will continue, as the Board voted to accept their proposal for a new contract.

    The Public Safety Team is still in discussion and will be making a recommendation at the March Board Meeting.

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    Business Watch

    The Media District continues to host a monthly Business Watch Meeting in cooperation with the Hollywood Division of LAPD. Hollywood Senior Lead Officer Vince Aguirre leads the meetings, which focus on current crime trends in the area, what is being done to address security issues in the Media District, and what needs to be done.

    All business owners are encouraged to attend the meetings which take place the second Thursday of each month, unless otherwise notice is given. The meetings are held at the Hollywood Community Room, 6501 Fountain, beginning at noon. Lunch is provided and the meetings generally last one hour.

    Currently, the meetings have addressed parking problems and homeless issues in the new expansion area of the BID.

    The next Business Watch is scheduled for Thursday, April 14th. Please come and air your needs!

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    DWP Lighting Program

    The Media District is working with DWP on installing additional lighting in areas with need. The DWP offers free installation of outdoor lighting when a property owner selects a location where a wooden pole is present. The property owner then pays a nominal monthly usage bill.

    For information on how to utilize this program, please contact Devin at 323-460-4770 for additional information.

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    Quarterly Messenger

    You are holding in your hands The Media Messenger, the newsletter of the Hollywood Media District BID. This newsletter is now published quarterly by HMD, or more often if needed. The newsletter is written and edited by Devin Strecker, Operations Coordinator for the BID.

    The newsletter is available in e-mail format or by mail, and is also hand-delivered throughout the District by our Security Team. If you would like to sign up for the e-mail version, please send your information to dstrecker@mediadistrict.org The newsletter, as well as current agendas and calendar of upcoming events, is available online at the District's website, www.mediadistrict.org.

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    HMD Board Meeting
    Thursday, Mar. 24, 4:00 PM
    Musician's Union
    817 N. Vine Street
    Please call Devin at (323) 460-4770 to RSVP

    HMD & LAPD Business Watch Meeting
    Thursday, Apr. 14, 12.00 Noon
    Hollywood Community Room
    6501 Fountain (Fountain and Wilcox
    Lunch will be served. Please call Devin at (323) 460-4770 to RSVP.

    Cleaning/Maintenance Committee Meeting
    Wednesday, April 13, 3:00 PM
    RenMar Studios Commissary
    846 N. Cahuenga Boulevard
    Please call Devin at (323) 460-4770 to RSVP.

    Public Safety Committee Meeting
    Wednesday, April 13, 4:00 PM
    RenMar Studios Commissary
    846 N. Cahuenga Boulevard
    Please call Devin at (323) 460-4770 to RSVP.

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    Hollywood Media District Board of Directors

    Tim Mahoney, Interim President, Hollywood Center Studios
    Carol Cassella, Vice President I, RenMar Studios
    Mike Parker, Vice President II, Mole Richardson
    David Mozes, Treasurer, CMS Real Estate
    Amie Moore, Secretary, Musicians Union
    Wil Anabel, Mader Inc.
    Jeff Anthony, Iron Mountain
    Juan Cabral, Shakey's Pizza
    Matt Chait, The Complex Theaters
    Phil Feiner, Pacific Title
    Jack Fleming, ADS
    Ron Groeper, Groeper Photography
    Mike Malick, Marcus & Millichap
    Brian Scane, Paladin Group
    Ron Stein, Crest National
    Al Sweet, Al Sweet Development
    Eliza Thorne, Seward Film Vaults

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    Names and Numbers


    Hollywood Area Police Station (213) 485-4302
    Hollywood Community Relations (213) 485-4310
    LA Fire Department Emergency 911
    Damaged Parking Meters (877) 215-3958
    Lot Cleaning (800) 996-2489
    Department of Transportation (213) 485-2489
    Bulky Item Pick Up (Residents Only) 311
    Animal Regulation (888) 452-7381
    Building and Safety (213) 977-6966
    Potholes, Curb, Street Damage BSM (800) 996-2489








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    Contact Info

    Hollywood Media District
    1304 N. Highland Avenue
    PMB 200
    Hollywood, CA 90028
    Tel: (323) 460-6322
    Fax: (323) 460-6488

    Operations Coordinator
    Devin Tait Strecker

    District Field Office
    6775 Santa Monica Boulevard
    Suite No. 1
    Ken Nakano, Security Supervisor
    Tel: (323) 871-4150

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