About Us

Meet the Melrose Arts District

The Melrose Arts District is managed by the Melrose Avenue Business Improvement District, a 10-year property based district formed by a vote of the commercial property owners that assess themselves for its cost of operation.

Some 186 properties are included, and it’s managed by a non-profit corporation in contract with the City. The BID proactively works to revitalize and enhance the commercial vitality of Melrose Avenue between Highland and Fairfax Avenues by providing improvements and activities such as ambassador, security, and parking services; landscape, sanitation, and beautification services; marketing and promotions; new business attraction; and policy advocacy on behalf of its stakeholders.

Melrose BID Vision

The Melrose BID effectively began operations to revitalize and redefine the commercial district located between Fairfax and Highland Avenues in March, 2013. Its goal was business revitalization. Its vision was to create a unique and distinct place within Greater Los Angeles’ urban fabric in which visitors, neighbors, business owners, and property owners could come together to engage in creative expression and commerce.

This Vision sees Melrose as:

  • A comfortable place to walk;
  • A vibrant place to experience culture;
  • A distinct, recognizable place to be and be seen;
  • A unique place for one-of-a-kind shopping — “unique, independent, and alternative;”
  • An easy place to do business; and,
  • At one with its contiguous neighborhoods and residents

BID Services

The Melrose Business Improvement Association proactively works to revitalize and enhance the commercial vitality of Melrose Avenue between Highland and Fairfax Avenues by providing the following improvements and activities: ambassador, security, and parking services; landscape, sanitation, and beautification services; marketing and promotions; new business attraction; and policy advocacy on behalf of its stakeholders.

Board of Directors

Deny Weintraub, President
Silvia Weintraub, Secretary
Julian Chicha, Treasurer

Pierson Blaetz, Board Member
Warren Blum, Board Member
Isack Fadlon, Board Member
Daniel Farasat, Board Member
David Hay, Board Member

Staff

Don Duckworth, Executive Director
Kim Sudhalter, Marketing & Community Relations Director
Security: Critical Solutions (CSPSG)
Cleaning: Streetscape Services

RESOURCES

Melrose BID Security Ambassador: (213) 423-8108 |

General Assistance, Don Duckworth: (818) 515-2159 |

Community Outreach & Marketing, Kim Sudhalter: (213) 369-6062 |

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LAPD

LAPD Senior Lead Officer (Melrose, west of La Brea), De’Antraye Dantzler: (213) 793-0708 |

LAPD Senior Lead Officer (Melrose, east of La Brea), Dave Cordova: (213) 793-0650 |

LAPD Non-Emergency Dispatch:
(877) ASK-LAPD (1-877-275-5273) or Wilshire Division Front Desk: (213) 473-0476

Street Racing or Bike Takeovers:
To report street racing or bike takeovers call Street Racing Task Force at(213) 473-0222 or Community Traffic Services at (213) 473-0215

City Services

Wilshire Neighborhood Prosecutor:
For nuisance issues, contact, Mehrnoosh “Nooshi” Zahiri at (213) 978-2220 |

MyLA311 (graffiti removal, pothole repair, bulky-item pickup):
Call 311 or (213) 473-3231, submit thru app or website, myla311.lacity.org

City of LA Sidewalk & Park Vending Permits:
To report illegal vending, call (213) 847-6000

LADOT Parking Violations Bureau:
To report food trucks sitting all day, call (866) 561-9742

CD5 Paul Koretz’s Office (Fairfax to LaBrea): (323) 866-1828

CD4 Nithya Ramen’s Office (La Brea to Highland): (323) 957-6415

Board Meetings

Melrose BID Board meetings are open to the public. They normally take place every second Friday of the month at 10am at Hope Lutheran Church, 6720 Melrose Ave (at Mansfield). While Coronavirus restrictions are still in place, we will be holding all Board meetings virtually via Zoom. Please visit our Events Page in the days before the meeting to find the Zoom link.

* Please note, you will need to register in advance to attend.

Meeting Agendas by Date

All of our agendas are for public viewing and can be read on our Agendas Page.

Meeting Minutes by Date

All of our meeting minutes are for public viewing and can be read on our Meeting Minutes Page.