Long Beach, CA
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File #: 20-1237    Version: 1 Name: ED - DLBA PBIA
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 11/30/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/15/2020 Final action: 12/15/2020
Title: Recommendation to approve the Downtown Long Beach Parking and Business Improvement Area Annual Report continuing the annual business license assessment for the period of October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021; and, authorize City Manager, or designee, to extend the agreement with the Downtown Long Beach Alliance for a one-year term. (Districts 1,2)
Sponsors: Economic Development
Attachments: 1. 121520-C-7sr&att.pdf
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Recommendation to approve the Downtown Long Beach Parking and Business Improvement Area Annual Report continuing the annual business license assessment for the period of October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021; and, authorize City Manager, or designee, to extend the agreement with the Downtown Long Beach Alliance for a one-year term. (Districts 1,2)

DISCUSSION
The Downtown Long Beach Alliance (DLBA) has three established sources of revenue that pass through the City of Long Beach (City) to the organization. These include business license assessments, property owner assessments, and downtown parking meter revenue sharing. This recommended action relates to the business license assessment funds that are used to promote and market Downtown Long Beach on behalf of business located in the Downtown Long Beach Parking and Business Improvement Area (DLBPBIA). The City Council approves the property owner assessment separately.

The DLBPBIA was established by the City Council in 1973, allowing for the levy of an annual business license assessment to be paid by businesses located in the DLBPBIA. The City contracts with the DLBA to manage the DLBPBIA and the DLBA Board of Directors serves as the Advisory Board to the City Council on matters related to the DLBPBIA. The DLBA promotes and markets the DLBPBIA using funds generated through the DLBPBIA business license assessment.

The City’s agreement with the DLBA for DLBPBIA funding requires that an annual report be submitted to the City Council by the DLBA. The DLBPBIA 2020-2021 Annual Report (Annual Report) describes boundaries, proposed activities, and budgetary information, as well as the method and basis for continuation of the assessment (Attachments A and B). The Annual Report proposes no change to the DLBPBIA boundaries or the method of levying the assessment and no significant change to proposed activities.

The Annual Report, transmitting the recommendations of the DLBA, proposes the following assessment...

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