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North Manhattan Beach Business Improvement District


About Us

In January 2004, the City Council dissolved the North End Business Improvement District, which was formed in 1969 under the State's Parking and Business Improvement District Act of 1965.

The BID was limited in scope and was mainly responsible for addressing parking acquisition and construction.  Because opportunity for acquiring additional parking in North Manhattan Beach is limited, business district members wanted to use the funds for other types of activities, such as physical improvements, beautification, signage, marketing and promotion.  To accommodate this request, City Council dissolved the 1969 Business Improvement District and created the current Business Improvement District using the broader 1989 BID Act. 

The North Manhattan Beach Business Improvement District (NMB BID) is funded through a business license tax paid by those businesses located within the district, not to exceed $500 annually.  The fiscal year is from March - February.

The NMB BID boundaries are (North to South) the extent of the Highland Ave. right-of-way from the northernmost city line from 45th Street to 32nd Place. (East to West) the extent of Rosecrans Avenue right-of-way from Bell Avenue to the westside of Highland Avenue.

The 1989 Business Improvement District Act require that the City Council select a BID Advisory Board.  Advisory Board Duties include recommendations to the City Council on expenditure of revenues derived from the assessments, as well as the method and basis of levying the assessments.  

The Advisory Board serves at the pleasure of the City Council and is advisory only.  The Advisory Board shall make recommendations to the City Council on the expenditure of revenues from the NMB BID assessments, pursuant to Ordinance No. 2017, for services and improvements that directly and principally benefit its business members, namely:

  • Parking & Transportation

  • Marketing & Promotions

  • Special Events

  • Capital Improvements & Management Services

The Advisory Board shall consist of seven (7) members.  Including a chairperson, vice-chairperson, recording secretary and four board members.  Every two years, the Advisory Board shall hold an election to fill up the seven seats on the board at the first meeting in December, in time for ratification by the city council, before the next BID advisory meeting.  Our current board began their volunteer service in January of 2021. 

The following is a list of the 2021 Advisory Board elected by the NMB BID membership, and their affiliation with the district:

  • Peter Kim, Chairperson (Sloopy's Beach Cafe)

  • Janice Davenport, Vice Chairperson (Pancho's Restaurant)

  • Steve Delk, Recording Secretary (OB's Pub & Grill)

  • Harry Ashikian, Board Member (Salvatore's Shoe Repair)

  • Tommy Torri, Board Member (Manhattan Beach E-Bike Rentals)

  • Mickey Knickerbocker, Board Member (Douglas Eliman)

The NMB BID has hired it's first part-time Executive Coordinator​ Felicia Villarreal in August of 2021.  To contact Felicia please email her at

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