Melrose Village BID Getting Closer

Tuesday’s Poinsettia Park Advisory Board meeting saw more good news about the great upgrades happening at the park.

But perhaps the best news came from a discussion one of our correspondents had with John Darnell, field deputy for Los Angeles City Council member Paul Koretz, about the proposed Melrose Village Business Improvement District (BID).

We have reported extensively over the past year about efforts by commercial property owners on Melrose Avenue (between Fairfax and La Brea) to create a BID, which would pay for numerous improvements and services on the famed but somewhat rundown retail corridor.  Potential services include increased trash and litter removal, private security patrols, faster graffiti and sticker removal, better lighting, street trees and beautification, and more marketing of the business district and its excellent restaurants, theaters, and stores.

John Darnell filled us in on the progress of the BID, which is moving forward.  It seems on track for the BID to be fully functioning in a little over a year.

And that is the best news we have heard in quite a while….

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