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File #: 21-0939    Version: 1 Name: ED - ROI for Belmont Shore PBIA D3
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 8/24/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/14/2021 Final action: 9/14/2021
Title: Recommendation to adopt resolution approving the Annual Report for October 1, 2021, to September 30, 2022, for the Belmont Shore Parking and Business Improvement Area, declaring its intention to levy the annual business assessment, and setting the date of hearing for Tuesday, October 5, 2021. (District 3)
Sponsors: Economic Development
Attachments: 1. 091421-C-6sr&att.pdf, 2. RES-21-0108.pdf

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Recommendation to adopt resolution approving the Annual Report for October 1, 2021, to September 30, 2022, for the Belmont Shore Parking and Business Improvement Area, declaring its intention to levy the annual business assessment, and setting the date of hearing for Tuesday, October 5, 2021.  (District 3)

 

DISCUSSION

The Belmont Shore Parking and Business Improvement Area (BSPBIA) was established by the City Council in 1983, allowing for the levy of an annual business license assessment to be paid by businesses located in the BSPBIA. The City of Long Beach (City) contracts with the Belmont Shore Business Association (BSBA) to manage the BSPBIA and the BSBA Board of Directors serves as the Advisory Board to the City Council on matters related to the BSPBIA. The BSBA promotes and markets the commercial area along Second Street using funds generated through the BSPBIA business license assessment.

 

State law governing Parking and Business Improvement Areas requires that an annual report be submitted to the City Council by the Advisory Board designated for this Assessment District. On August 2, 2021, the BSBA Board of Directors voted to recommend to the City Council approval of the 2021-2022 BSPBIA Annual Report (Annual Report) (Exhibit A to the Resolution).

 

The Annual Report describes boundaries, proposed activities, and budgetary information, as well as the method and basis for the continuation of the assessment. The Annual Report proposes no change to the BSPBIA boundaries or the method of levying the assessment.

 

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

 

Method of Assessment

 

The estimated 2021-2022 fiscal year revenue from business assessments is $120,000. Assessments are calculated by category of business and incorporate a base rate plus a per employee rate. Business categories and rates are as follows:

 

CATEGORIES                                                                                                                              BASE RATE                                          EMPLOYEE RATE

Financial Institution                                                                                                                               $1,646.22                                                               $16.50

Service Real Estate Office                                                                                                         $   638.70                                                                 $22.00

Retail - Restaurant w/alcohol and RTE                                                               $   640.19                                                                 $  9.63

Retail - Other                                                                                                                                                   $   548.73                                                                 $  8.25

Consulting                                                                                                                                                   $   425.80                                                                 $22.00

Construction Contractor                                                                                                         $   425.80                                                                 $22.00

Insurance Agent Professional                                                                                                         $   425.80                                                               $22.00

Professional                                                                                                                                                   $   425.80                                                                 $22.00

Service - Other                                                                                                                              $   319.35                                                                 $16.50

Misc. Recreation/Entertainment, Vending, Manufacturing,                     $   319.35                                                               $16.50                     

Unique and Wholesale                                                                                                                              

39% Reduced Rate for Service-related Independent                     $   194.80                                                               $16.50

Contractors                                                                                                                                                   

Nonprofits                                                                                                                                                            0.00                                                 0.00                     

 

Each year, the City calculates the Consumer Price Index (CPI), an adjustment for consumer goods and services, and applies the CPI to various City fees on July 1st of each year. Parking and Business Improvement Area Advisory Boards may request a CPI adjustment for business license assessments. The BSBA has decided not to request a July 2022 CPI adjustment.

 

The recommended Resolution grants approval of the Annual Report and declares the intention of the City Council to levy the assessment for proposed activities and sets the date of the public hearing for October 5, 2021.

 

This matter was reviewed by Deputy City Attorney Amy R. Webber on August 16, 2021 and by Budget Management Officer Rhutu Amin Gharib on August 23, 2021.

 

TIMING CONSIDERATIONS

City Council action is requested on September 14, 2021, to set the date of the public hearing for October 5, 2021. The new contract year begins on October 1, 2021.

 

FISCAL IMPACT

It is estimated that the BSPBIA will generate $120,000 in FY 22 through the proposed continuation of the assessment. Assessment funds are collected by the City on behalf of the BSBA through additional fees attached to BSPBIA business licenses and passed directly through to the BSBA for implementation of annual programs. This recommendation has no staffing impact beyond the normal budgeted scope of duties and is consistent with existing City Council priorities.  There is no local job impact associated with this recommendation.

 

SUGGESTED ACTION

Approve recommendation.

 

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Respectfully Submitted,

JOHN KEISLER

DIRECTOR OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

 

 

APPROVED:

 

THOMAS B. MODICA

CITY MANAGER