We are not the city, we are an independent organization representing the needs of the Hollywood Entertainment District. We cannot replace city & county services like LAPD, 311, or the Department of Mental Health.
Officially, our type of organization is historically called a “BID” aka a Business Improvement District.
★ Okay, so what’s “The BID”?
BID stands for Business Improvement District. Our district map is available here. We are not an independent city, and still rely on the City of Los Angeles to provide essential services to the area. However, LA is a big place and we work to provide enhanced services to fill in any cracks or holes for our particular district.
★ So, you’re like a non-profit? Where does your funding come from?
Our organization is funded by property taxes via owners in the Hollywood Entertainment District to benefit all stakeholders. So that means if you’re a renter, employee, student, or visitor of the district, you count as a stakeholder and you get to take advantage of these services without worrying about paying into the organization.
★ What’s a Stakeholder?
Anyone with a stake in Hollywood’s present & future: residents (renters & owners), business & property owners, people who work in Hollywood, visitors & tourists, you get the idea.
★ I want to know more about Pride Village this year!
New details about Pride are coming soon, but you can watch this page for updates. Looking to collab with us/have presence at the Village this year? Shoot us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
★ I’m confused and I still have questions.
We get it! This is all really new. You can email us at any time at email@example.com with further questions, or call the Dispatch Center at (323)465-0122 for real time concerns. We also have regular meetings, events, and quarterly reports about what’s happening in the district. Check out our website for more.