Long Beach, CA
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File #: 20-0053    Version: 1 Name: ED - Midtown PBID D46
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 1/3/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/21/2020 Final action: 1/21/2020
Title: Recommendation to approve the Midtown Property and Business Improvement District Annual Report continuing the property assessment for the period of January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020, automatically extending the current agreement with the Midtown Property and Business Owner’s Association for a one-year period; and, authorize payment of $25,256 in City property assessments from the General Fund Group. (Districts 4,6)
Sponsors: Economic Development
Attachments: 1. 012120-C-5sr&att.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to approve the Midtown Property and Business Improvement District Annual Report continuing the property assessment for the period of January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020, automatically extending the current agreement with the Midtown Property and Business Owner’s Association for a one-year period; and, authorize payment of $25,256 in City property assessments from the General Fund Group. (Districts 4,6)

DISCUSSION
The Midtown Property and Business Improvement District (MBID) was established by the City Council in 2015 for a five-year period. The City of Long Beach (City) contracts with Midtown Property and Business Owner’s Association (MPBOA) to manage the MBID and the MPBOA Board of Directors serve as the Advisory Board to the City Council on matters related to the MBID. MPBOA utilizes the MBID funding to provide enhanced maintenance, security, marketing, and economic development, above and beyond the services provided by the City.

State law governing Property and Business Improvement Districts requires that an Annual Report be submitted to the City Council by the Advisory Board designated for this Assessment District. The MBID 2019-2020 Annual Report (Annual Report) (Attachment) describes the boundaries, proposed activities, and budgetary information, as well as the method and basis for continuation of the assessment. The Annual Report proposes no change to the MBID boundaries, the method of assessment, and activities.

The Annual Report, transmitting the recommendations of the Advisory Board, proposes the following assessment rates:

Method of Assessment

The original assessment engineer determined the assessment should be allocated based on two parcel characteristics: lot square footage and building square footage. The original assessment rate per assessable square foot was $0.0836. Assessable square foot is the sum of lot square footage and building square footage. Per the original engineer's report, "the assessment calculation ...

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