ABOUT THE LOS FELIZ VILLAGE BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
Welcome to the OFFICIAL web site of the Los Feliz Village Business Improvement District.
The BID is dedicated to improving & promoting business in the area of Los Angeles known as Los Feliz Village. The Village is an inviting & charming community nestled at the foot of Griffith Park.
It is rich with culture, traditions, art, historic landmarks, hip new businesses & many attractions. It has an exciting history and a promising, prosperous future.
Long known for its fiercely independent and creative spirit, Los Feliz Village encompasses a diverse selection of businesses – from warmly familiar restaurants and services which have been steady L.A. Basin favorites for over 50 years, to cutting edge designers and hip “retro” clothing, vintage and collectibles shops.
The Los Feliz district is a unique neighborhood tucked between two of the most important Los Angeles parks – Griffith Park to the north, and Barnsdall Art Park to the south.
Visit over 300 merchants – “The Village” runs parallel to Vermont Ave to the west, and Hillhurst Ave to the east.
The Village includes portions of Hollywood Blvd, Los Feliz Blvd and Sunset Drive as well as many adjacent streets between the two main thoroughfares of Hillhurst and Vermont.
MEET THE BOARD
Céline Vacher of La La Ling
The owner of La La Ling Boutique for the last 10 years, Céline also serves as Business Representative on the Los Feliz Neighborhood Council.
Dora Herrera of Yuca’s Restaurants
A founding member of the LFVBID, Yuca’s incomparable Dora is back as our new Vice President! In addition to running a legendary Los Feliz business, Dora is President of the Friends of The Los Feliz Library.
Jason Chi of Chi Dynasty
After leading the LFVBID as our President during a most challenging year, Jason, owner of Chi Dynasty, will be stepping into the role of Treasurer for 2022.
Chair of Marketing and PR
of Mend Family Acupuncture
Stacy, of Mend Family Acupuncture, has been volunteering on the LFVBID Board for several years and will be reprising her role as Chair of our Marketing and PR Committee.
Ziad Richa of Desert Rose
Ziad, owner of Desert Rose restaurant, was elected to the LFVBID Board in 2017 and has been volunteering his time to better our community ever since.
Chair of our Beautification Team
Ermanno Neiviller of Il Capriccio
Ermanno, owner of Il Capriccio, was once President of the LFVBID and is making his return to the Board this year as Chair of our Beautification Team.
BID ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES
The first step is to prepare an Annual Report and Budget. The report is usually prepared by the BID President with an advisory board and mailed to the City Clerk’s Office (Los Angeles). There the report is subject to review, approved and then sent to the Housing, Community and Economic Development (HCED) Committee of the City Council. This committee meets every Wednesday.
Once approved by the Committee, the report is sent to the City Council for approval of the Ordinance of Intention to renew the BID. The mayor has 7 days, following the City Council approval, in which to sign the Ordinance.
Once signed, the Ordinance and all pertinent information are mailed to the existing BID database. The information includes the date(s) of the Public Hearing, which occurs a minimum of 10 days after council approval. At the public hearing, if there is NOT a majority protest and it so desires, the City Council will adopt an Ordinance renewing the BID.
If the Ordinance is approved, it takes 40 days for it to become effective. Forty days AFTER the approval of the Ordinance, the assessment bills are mailed out to the BID membership. The entire process takes approximately 8-10 weeks, typically beginning in the month of January.
The Los Feliz Village BID is renewed EVERY year because it is a business-based BID. For more information regarding BIDs we recommend visiting: Los Angeles Office of the City Clerk
Prepare an Annual Report and Budget to send it to HCED for approval.
Once approved the report is sent to the City Council for approval and signature.
After City Council approval wait 40 days for it to become effective.
All records are saved on the BID database.