Frequently Asked Questions
The Huntington Beach Downtown Business Improvement District (HBDBID) is an organization, comprised of the businesses located in downtown Huntington Beach from 1st Street to 8th Street including the pier and concessions on the beach path and Main Street to Acacia (including side streets). Its sole purpose is the dedication to the improvement of the economic business environment of Downtown HB related to marketing, safety, maintenance, tourism, parking and special events. Established in 2004, this organization is a non-profit which not only enhances the area, but also provides opportunities, service, information, and encourages businesses to work together for the collective best interest of the businesses and the community.
WHAT IS A BID?
The Huntington Beach Downtown Business Improvement District is an organization, comprised of the businesses located in the downtown area, united in purpose and dedicated to the improvement of the economic business environment of downtown Huntington Beach related to marketing, safety, maintenance, tourism, parking and special events.
WHO MANAGES THE HBDBID?
The HBDBID is governed by an elected Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is comprised of not more than nine directors. The Executive Committee is composed of four officers - President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. The Board serves in an advisory capacity to City Council by submitting request for their approval on expenditures of revenues derived from the levy of assessments.
HOW CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT SURF CITY NIGHTS?
Surf City Nights is on Tuesdays 5:00 - 9:00 pm on Main Street. It is a Certified Farmers Market. For more information and to become a vendor visit our Surf City Nights page on this website and complete an application.
HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER OF THE BID?
Any firm or corporation with a legitimate business license within the defined assessment district in the downtown area of Huntington Beach and businesses outside the assessment area (in the downtown area)(or property owners) that shall voluntarily pay the assessment may participate, with pre-approval of the Board.
HOW ARE THE ANNUAL FEES CALCULATED?
Fees are recommended by the Board of Directors and may be modified once a fiscal year, with the approval of the Huntington Beach City Council.
WHAT DO THE FEES GO TOWARD?
The assessment fees collected are applied towards the improvement of the economic business environment of downtown Huntington Beach related to marketing, safety, maintenance, tourism, parking and special events.
WHEN DOES THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEET?
The dates are posted on the meeting agendas which are posted on the HBDIBD website.
CAN THE PUBLIC ATTEND THE MEETINGS?
The public is welcome to attend and have the opportunity to speak to the Board at the meetings during public comments for up to three minutes each.
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
Every HBDBID Member should get involved! There are many opportunities for involvement from being elected and participating on the Board to serving on a committee. We are always looking for new ideas and working to continuously improve Huntington Beach Downtown. If you are interested, please contact us.
For cleaning issues downtown: contact the BID M-F, 9 am to 4 pm at 714.536.8300
For cleaning issues on the pier: contact the City of HB Beach Operations 7 days a week, 8 am - 5 pm at 714.536.5287
For emergency Day Porter service (spills on sidewalks, etc.): contact Malco Maintenance at 714.630.0194
Graffiti: IF YOU SEE IT....PLEASE REPORT IT!! 714.960.8861 or use the My HB app