State of the BIDs
Rand Report


FEATURED NEWS STORY: Blunt report finds L.A. isn't keeping up with removing dumped trash - Click here to read the full article.


Economic Journal Article: Public Safety Through Private Action: An Economic Assessment of BIDs - Click here to read the full article (pdf).


FEATURED NEWS STORY: It’s Taking a Village to Raise a BID  - Los Angeles Business Journal (Westwood Village is getting down to business on reviving its improvement district.) Click here to read the full article.


A Business Improvement District (BID) is a geographically defined area within the City of Los Angeles, in which services, activities and programs are paid for through a special assessment which is charged to all members within the district in order to equitably distribute the benefits received and the costs incurred to provide the agreed-upon services, activities and programs. The assessment money is collected by the City or by the County through a special contractual arrangement with the city. Because the assessment funds collected in a given district cannot legally be spent outside of that BID, the City creates a trust fund for each BID, with funds periodically released to support operations. For more information click here.


Arts District

Byzantine-Latino Quarter Pico Blvd.

Brentwood Village

Century City


Downtown Center

Downtown Industrial

Downtown San Pedro

East Hollywood

Encino Commons

Fashion District

Figueroa Corridor

Gateway to LA

Granada Hills

Greater Leimert Park

Highland Park

Historic Downtown LA

Historic Old Town Canoga Park

Hollywood Entertainment District

Hollywood Media District


L.A. Chinatown

Larchmont Village

Lincoln Heights Industrial Park

Little Tokyo

Los Feliz Village

North Hollywood Transit

Old Granada Village

Panorama City

San Pedro Historic Waterfront BID

South Los Angeles Industrial Tract

South Park

Studio City

Sunset & Vine


Tarzana Safari Walk

Toy District

Village at Sherman Oaks

Westchester Town Center

Westwood Village

Wilshire Center