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These are highly assorted emails between Los Angeles City Council District 13 staff and Hollywood Area Business Improvement Districts.  They're unlabeled and not in chronological order.
Topics: Los Angeles, Hollywood, City Council, Mitch O'Farrell, Kerry Morrison, Hollywood Property Owners...
These are emails between business improvement district formation consultant Tara Devine and the Los Angeles City Clerk's Office for 2015 and 2016.  They cover the formation of the Venice Beach BID and the renewal of the South Park II BID in Downtown Los Angeles.
Topics: Tara Devine, Los Angeles, City Clerk, Holly Wolcott, Rick Scott, Rita Moreno, Shannon Hoppes,...
These are materials responsive to various requests I've made under the California Public Records Act to the Figueroa Corridor BID and the North Hollywood BID.  These are all the records that Aaron Aulenta, executive director of both BIDs, felt needed to be redacted for whatever reasons.  He did this by printing them out and redacting with a marker.  He was kind enough to let me scan them rather than paying him for copies.  Because of the circumstances these are highly varied and not...
Topics: Figueroa Corridor BID, North Hollywood BID, Emails, Securitas, Aaron Aulenta, Urban Place...
These are emails obtained from the Little Tokyo Business Improvement District comprising mostly correspondence between either Ellen Endo or Joanne Kumamoto and people from the City government of Los Angeles.  These came to me as EMLs and a PST file.  I exported them here as PDFs and also extracted all the attachments, which I renamed lightly to improve sorting.  I obtained these via the California Public Records Act.
Topics: Los Angeles, Little Tokyo, Business Improvement Districts, Little Tokyo BID, CD14, Los Angeles City...
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This is ostensibly all daily activity reports generated by the Andrews International BID Patrol in 2011. We obtained these via the California Public Records Act from the Hollywood Property Owners Alliance.
Topics: Hollywood, Hollywood Property Owners Alliance, Business Improvement District, BID Patrol, Hollywood...
These are emails between the South Park Business Improvement District and either Tara Devine or the City of Los Angeles from 2016 and some part of 2017.  They came to me as EML files, which I've uploaded here for search and to preserve attachments.  I've also exported them as individual PDFs for ease of reading.  Also included are all attachments, to the filenames of which I've prepended "z_" to make them sort at the bottom.  The emails between the BID and Tara Devine were...
Topics: South Park Business Improvement District, South Park BID, Business Improvement Districts, Tara...
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These are the majority of the unsealed papers filed in the federal lawsuit Cory Spencer v. Lunada Bay Boys, which is case number 16-cv-02129 in the Central District of California.  The background is well-explained by this article in the LA Times .  Of particular  interest are the twenty declarations by various people who were harassed by multiple generations of the violent surf-gang called the Lunada Bay Boys. 
Topics: Los Angeles, Surf Localism, Lunada Bay, Cory Spencer, Lunada Bay Boys, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes...
This is a set of highly assorted emails between Los Angeles City Council District 4 and the Hollywood Media District Business Improvement District from January 2016 to May 2016.  It is also most of CD4 Field Deputy Catherine Landers's emails from the last 10 days of 2015.  These include emails from Beachwood Canyon residents upset about Hollywood Sign Traffic, including some emails to Google about their street view and maps leading tourists into the Canyon.  They are not organized at all.
Topics: Los Angeles, City Council, Council District 4, David Ryu, Lisa Schechter, Hollywood Media District,...
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This is ostensibly all daily activity reports generated by the Andrews International BID Patrol in 2008. We obtained these via the California Public Records Act from the Hollywood Property Owners Alliance.
Topics: Hollywood, Hollywood Property Owners Alliance, Business Improvement District, BID Patrol, Hollywood...
These are emails between Westchester Town Center Business Improvement District executive director Donald Duckworth and people at the City of Los Angeles from 2011.  The attachments are a separate item.  I received these emails as an mbox and exported them to PDF.  I obtained this material via the California Public Records Act.
Topics: Los Angeles, Westchester, Westchester Town Center BID, Business Improvement Districts, Mike Bonin,...
These are emails between the Downtown Santa Monica Business Improvement District and the City of Santa Monica from January 2017 through September 8, 2017.  I received these as MBOX files and exported them here as PDFs and EMLs.  I also extracted all attachments and they are available here both in native format and embedded in the EMLs.  I obtained this material via the California Public Records Act.
Topics: Business Improvement Districts, Downtown Santa Monica, Santa Monica, Kerry Morrison, AB-1479,...
These are emails between the Hollywood Media District Business Improvement District and the City of Los Angeles, Urban Place Consulting, and Andrews International Security from May through the middle of August 2017.  I received these as EMLs and MSGs.  I converted the MSGs to EMLs and also exported everything as PDFs for ease of reading.  I extracted all attachments as well, and have uploaded those, the exported PDFs, and exported EMLs.  I obtained these records via the California Public...
Topics: Hollywood, Los Angeles, Media District, Hollywood Media District, Hollywood Media District BID,...
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This is ostensibly all daily activity reports generated by the Andrews International BID Patrol in 2013. The week the report was filed has been prepended to the file names to improve sorting. We obtained these via the California Public Records Act from the Hollywood Property Owners Alliance.
Topics: Hollywood, Hollywood Property Owners Alliance, Business Improvement District, BID Patrol, Hollywood...
These are emails to and from Los Angeles City Council District 4 staff and CM David Ryu about Beachwood Drive, Beachwood Canyon, Hollywoodland, and tourists looking for the Hollywood Sign.  The level of vitriol is remarkable.
Topics: Hollywood Sign, David Ryu, Beachwood Canyon, Beachwood Drive, Sarah Dusseault, Tom LaBonge, Los...
These are highly assorted emails between Los Angeles City Council District 13 staff and Hollywood Area Business Improvement Districts and/or the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce in 2015.  They're unlabeled and not in chronological order.  This is the second set of these.
Topics: Los Angeles, Hollywood, City Council, Mitch O'Farrell, Kerry Morrison, Hollywood Property Owners...
These are assorted emails from the Wilshire Center Business Improvement District in Koreatown from late 2018.  Mostly between the BID and the City of Los Angeles, but also other assorted correspondents.  I obtained these from the BID as an MBOX, which is available here so that you can see the attachments in context and examine the metadata.  If you need help accessing the MBOX please get in touch with me through the blog .  I've also exported all the emails as PDFs and extracted the...
Topics: Los Angeles, Koreatown, Business Improvement Districts, Wilshire Center BID, Wilshire Boulevard,...
These are records having to do with the 2018 renewal process of the Melrose Business Improvement District, including ED Don Duckworth's solicitation of support letters from Council District 5 representative Paul Koretz and Wilshire LAPD Captain Anthony Oddo.  I obtained these via the California Public Records Act.
Topics: Los Angeles, Melrose BID, Business Improvement Districts, Duckworth Consulting, Melrose Avenue,...
These are a bunch of emails to/from/cc/ Paul Koretz from 2020. They were obtained via the California Public Records Act and later passed on to me.
Topics: Los Angeles, City Council, CD5, Paul Koretz, Council District 5, Melrose Avenue, Melrose Business...
These are emails between people at the City of Los Angeles and people at the San Pedro Historic Waterfront Business Improvement District, both board and staff, through January 25, 2018.   They came to me as an mbox file, which I uploaded here intact.  I also exported the emails to PDF, and those are here. Finally, I extracted all attachments, prepended the letter "z" to their filenames for ease of sorting, and uploaded them here as well.  The attachments  can be associated with...
Topics: Los Angeles, San Pedro, San Pedro Historic Waterfront BID, Business Improvement Districts, Council...
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This is ostensibly all daily activity reports generated by the Andrews International BID Patrol in 2012. We obtained these via the California Public Records Act from the Hollywood Property Owners Alliance.
Topics: Hollywood, Hollywood Property Owners Alliance, Business Improvement District, BID Patrol, Hollywood...
These are assorted emails from the Highland Park BID from 2018 and early 2018.  The actual search criteria used aren't clear, but there's some interesting material here.  I obtained these as multiple mbox files.  I combined these into a single mbox file, which is available here.  I also exported all emails as PDFs and most attachments in their various formats, also included here.  I obtained these via the California Public Records Act.
Topics: HIghland Park, Los Angeles, Business Improvement Districts, HIghland Park BID, Gil Cedillo, Misty...
These are assorted emails between the Fashion District BID and the City of Los Angeles from February through April 2017.  There are compound PDFs, individual PDFs, some with attached attachments, others not, EMLs for many of the emails, and detached attachments from the emails which came to me in native email format (MSG, which I converted to EML).  It's complex, and there's a lot of duplication, but everything I have is here in at least one usable format.  I obtained this material via the...
Topics: Fashion District BID, Los Angeles, Downtown Los Angeles, Skid Row Neighborhood Council, Jose...
These are emails relating to the 2020 Uplift Melrose project killed in September of that year by Paul Koretz.
Topics: Los Angeles, City Council, CD5, City Council District 5, Paul Koretz, Debbie Dyner-Harris, Melrose...
These are emails between the Downtown Center Business Improvement District and the LAPD from between July 1, 2016 and January 31, 2017.  They came to me as MSG files and PDFs.  I converted the MSGs to EMLs, and both PDFs and EMLs are available here, and the PDFs have attachments embedded so you ought to be able to get at them somehow.  There's  a lot of duplication of material, but that seems to be a necessary artifact of the request process.  I obtained these via the California Public...
Topics: Los Angeles, Suzanne Holley, Carol Schatz, Downtown Center BID, Banyon Hutter, Terrence Keenan,...
These are ostensibly emails between the Port of Los Angeles and the San Pedro BID from January 1, 2016 through June 2017.  There are lots of other emails here, and I'm not sure why, but it's all really interesting.  I obtained these as a 1.3G MBOX File and have uploaded the emails as PDFs and as EMLs.  I also extracted all the attachments and uploaded those as well, although the EMLs are the best way to get them.  I obtained these emails via the California Public Records Act.
Topics: San Pedro, San Pedro BID, Business Improvement Districts, Los Angeles, Joe Buscaino, Eric...
This is a lot of highly miscellaneous emails between various LAPD officers and various people at the Hollywood Entertainment District and some others.  Heavily featured are Peter Zarcone, Beatrice Girmala, and Cory Palka.  All of the files with descriptive titles are duplicated among the other files.  Also, we apologize for the blank pages in the numbered files.
Topics: Los Angeles, Business Improvement District, Peter Zarcone, Los Angeles Police Department, LAPD,...
These are emails between Lisa Schechter, executive director of the Hollywood Media District Business Improvement District, and people at the City of Los Angeles.  The dates are from February 1, 2017 through April 18, 2017.  They came to me as EMLs, which I uploaded for ease of search and to preserve attachments.  I also exported them as PDFs without attachments for ease of reading. I obtained these via the California Public Records Act.
Topics: Lisa Schechter, Hollywood, Hollywood Media District, Hollywood Media District BID, Business...
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This is ostensibly all arrest reports generated by the Andrews International BID Patrol in 2011.  We obtained these via the California Public Records Act from the Hollywood Property Owners Alliance.
Topics: Hollywood, Hollywood Property Owners Alliance, Business Improvement District, BID Patrol, Andrews...
These are emails between the Wilshire Center Business Improvement District and various parties including the City of Los Angeles from February 2018 through May 22, 2018.  I obtained these as an MBOX, which is included here so that you can get attachments and metadata.  I exported them all as PDFs for ease of reading.  Please get in touch with me, mike at michaelkohlhaas dot org if you need help extracting anything from the MBOX.  I obtained these via the California Public Records Act.
Topics: Wilshire Blvd, Wilshire Center BID, Mike Russell, Business Improvement Districts, CD11, Herb...
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This is ostensibly all daily activity reports generated by the Andrews International BID Patrol in 2007. The week the report was filed has been prepended to the file names to improve sorting. We obtained these via the California Public Records Act from the Hollywood Property Owners Alliance.
Topics: Hollywood, Hollywood Property Owners Alliance, Business Improvement District, BID Patrol, Hollywood...
These are emails between the East Hollywood Business Improvement District and the City of Los Angeles from March 2017 through July 2017.  I obtained these via the California Public Records Act.
Topics: East Hollywood, East Hollywood Business Improvement District, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Hollywood...
This is all daily activity logs of the Hollywood BID Patrol, run by Andrews International Security on behalf of the Hollywood Property Owners Alliance, which controls the Hollywood Entertainment District Business Improvement District and the Sunset & Vine Business Improvement District.
Topics: Hollywood, Hollywood Property Owners Association, Hollywood Entertainment District, Sunset &...
These are emails between the Hollywood Media District Business Improvement District and (mostly) the City of Los Angeles from April and May 2017.  They're uploaded in a variety of formats and attachments are included separately.  I obtained these via the California Public Records Act.
Topics: Hollywood Media District BID, Hollywood Media District, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Lisa Schechter, Jim...
These are weekly reports prepared by the office of the Los Angeles City Clerk from 2013 through 2018.  They're an invaluable guide to the Clerk's activities and give a lot of suggestions for further research.  The earlier ones were released as MS Word docs and exported them to pdf but also uploaded the originals.  The later ones came to me directly as pdfs.  They were obtained by a citizen of Los Angeles via the California Public Records Act and subsequently provided to me for publication.
Topics: Los Angeles, City Clerk, Holly Wolcott, June Lagmay, Shannon Hoppes, Business Improvement...
These are emails between the Downtown Center Business Improvement District and the Central City Association of Los Angeles from July 2016 through January 2018.  These are part of a larger production which came to me as MSG files.  These were redacted by the BID and so they provided them as PDFs.  The unredacted part of this production is available here .  I obtained this material via the California Public Records Act.
Topics: Downtown Center BID, Central City Association of Los Angeles, Carol Schatz, Suzanne Holley, Jessica...
This is ostensibly all arrest reports generated by the Andrews International BID Patrol in 2014.  We obtained these via the California Public Records Act from the Hollywood Property Owners Alliance.
Topics: Hollywood, Hollywood Property Owners Alliance, Business Improvement District, BID Patrol, Andrews...
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This is ostensibly all daily activity reports generated by the Andrews International BID Patrol in 2010. We obtained these via the California Public Records Act from the Hollywood Property Owners Alliance.
Topics: Hollywood, Hollywood Property Owners Alliance, Business Improvement District, BID Patrol, Hollywood...
These are assorted daily logs from the Hollywood Media District Business Improvement District's security provider, Universal Protection Services.  There are a few from 2014, pretty many from August 2015 through December 2015, and pretty many from 2016 through March.  The collection is not comprehensive, but it seems to be representative.
Topics: Los Angeles, Business Improvement District, Hollywood, Media District, Universal Protection Service
These are emails from 2016 between the Wilshire Center business improvement district and either the City of Los Angeles or else Tara Devine.  They're PDFs without attachments.  The attachments, however, are quite interesting.  I have no way to extract them in bulk, but I can do them one at a time quite easily.  If you see any that you need, please contact me through the blog .
Topics: Wilshire Center, Los Angeles, Business Improvement Districts, Koreatown, City Council, Council...
These are very raw scans of a bunch of emails between CD13 and the Hollywood Property Owners Alliance.   As usual it's mostly privileged zillionaire junk, but there are a few gems in there, which we will be writing about on the blog.  I got these via the California Public Records Act. 
Topics: Kerry Morrison, Mitch O'Farrell, Matthew Severson, Lorin Lappin, Devin Tait Strecker, Devin...
These are emails that were in the possession of South Park Business Improvement District Board member Bob Buente relating to the operation of the BID through Octover 2018.  I received these as MSG files and have exported them to PDF.   I will be posting these as EMLs and also the attachments separately, but until then if you need some other format or any of the attachments please get in touch with me via the blog .  I obtained these records via the California Public Records Act.
Topics: Los Angeles, Public Records, Bob Buente, South Park, South Park BID, Business Improvement...
These are emails between Westchester Town Center Business Improvement District executive director Donald Duckworth and people at the City of Los Angeles from 2017 through April.  The attachments are a separate item.  I received these emails as an mbox and exported them to PDF.  I obtained this material via the California Public Records Act.
Topics: Los Angeles, Westchester, Westchester Town Center BID, Business Improvement Districts, Mike Bonin,...
These are records related to the process of renewing the Chinatown Business Improvement District in Los Angeles in 2020. I obtained these via the California Public Records Act.
Topics: Los Angeles, Chinatown, Business Improvement Districts, BIDs, Chinatown Business Improvement...
This is all emails between registered Los Angeles lobbyist Veronica Perez and anyone at Los Angeles City Council District 13.  There is a lot to be learned here about how lobbying works in Los Angeles.  Topics include e-cigarettes, billboards, living wage, illegal tree pruning in Silver Lake, 
Topics: Veronica Perez, Lobbying, Lobbyist, Los Angeles, City Council, Council District 13, Mitch...
These are assorted emails from the San Pedro Historic Waterfront BID, staff and board of directors, and various parties.  These came to me as an MBOX file, which I uploaded here.  I also exported all the emails as PDFs and their attachments, which are also here.  I obtained this material via the California Public Records Act.
Topics: California Public Records Act, Business Improvement Districts, Warren Gunter, Eric Eisenberg,...
These are ostensibly all emails sent or received by Hollywood Property Owners' Alliance Director of Operations Rich Sarian in 2018 through July that have to do with trees.  I obtained these via the California Public Records Act.
Topics: Hollywood Property Owners' Alliance, Business Improvement Districts, Hollywood Entertainment...
This is a set of emails between the San Pedro Historic Waterfront BID and Ed Henning, a BID consultant.  Henning is handling the BID's 2018 renewal.  Note that BID renewals are dated by the year they take effect.  The process starts one to two years prior to that.  Also included are copies of the BID's contract with Henning and a couple of invoices.  This is the most complete documentary picture of the BID renewal process I have yet to obtain, and there is more to come!  I've uploaded the...
Topics: San Pedro BID, San Pedro, San Pedro Historic Waterfront BID, Lorena Parker, Joe Buscaino, Ed...
These are emails from the East Hollywood Business Improvement District from 2016 that concern the BID Consortium.  They're PDFs with embedded attachments.  I obtained these via the California Public Records Act.
Topics: East Hollywood BID, Business Improvement Districts, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Hollywood Chamber of...
These are emails from the Los Angeles City Clerk's Office that relate to the recent rebellion against the City approved Arts District BID .  This is exceedingly interesting.  It's in a very raw state, but I wanted to get it up here as soon as possible.  I'll be cleaning it up and blogging about it soonish.  I obtained these emails via the California Public Records Act.
Topics: Los Angeles, Arts District, City Clerk, Miranda Paster, Holly Wolcott, Paul Habib, Yuval Bar-Zemer,...
These are emails between Los Angeles City Council District staffer Dan Halden and correspondents at hollywoodbid.org from between January 1, 2018 and May 23, 2019. I obtained these via the California Public Records Act.
Topics: Los Angeles, City Council, Dan Halden, Daniel Halden, Council District 13, CD13, Mitch O'Farrell,...
These are emails to and from the South Park Business Improvement District in Los Angeles relating to a pair of studies that the BID did or was hoping to commission relating to changes to the public transit infrastructure in Downtown Los Angeles.  I obtained these via the California Public Records Act.
Topics: Los Angeles, Business Improvement Districts, South Park, South Park BID, Josh Kreger, Ellen Riotto,...
These are emails between the South Park Business Improvement District and addresses at ca.gov or its subdomains through November 5, 2018.  These came to me as EMLs, I exported them as PDFs and an MBOX, the latter two of which are available here.  I obtained these via the California Public Records Act.
Topics: Los Angeles, California, California Highway Patrol, California State Assembly, Miguel Santiago,...
These are emails between the Board of Directors of the San Pedro BID and the BID staff exported as PDFs and all attachments uploaded separately.  The original MBOX files are available here .  I obtained these via the California Public Records Act.
Topics: Business Improvement Districts, San Pedro, San Pedro BID, San Pedro Historic Waterfront BID, Lorena...
These are emails between the Melrose Business Improvement District and the City of Los Angeles.  I obtained these as MBOX files, which are included.  I also printed them all to PDFs and separated the attachments, which are also included. I obtained these records via the California Public Records Act.
Topics: Melrose BID, Melrose Avenue, Business Improvement Districts, City of Los Angeles, Don Duckworth,...
These are minutes of the East Hollywood Business Improvement District Board of Governors and its committees from 2012 through 2017.  I obtained these via the California Public Records Act.
Topics: East Hollywood, Business Improvement Districts, East Hollywood BID, Nicole Shahenian, Leron Gubler,...
These are emails between Hollywood Station commanding officers Peter Zarcone and Cory Palka on the one hand, and CIM Group or the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce on the other.  The range seems to be late 2015 through mid-2016.  I obtained these via the California Public Records Act
Topics: LAPD, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CIM Group, Cory Palka, Peter Zarcone, Hollywood and Highland, Kerry...
These are all emails between the East Hollywood Business Improvement District and the City of Los Angeles for 2016.  Attachments are embedded in the PDFs, but if you have trouble accessing them please get in touch with me.
Topics: Hollywood, East Hollywood, East Hollywood BID, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Business Improvement...
These are emails between the North Hollywood Business Improvement District and (a) its security provider from 2016 on and (b) the City of Los Angeles from February and March 2016.  I obtained these via the California Public Records Act.  There are PDFs for reading and EMLs for searching and extracting attachments.
Topics: Aaron Aulenta, Steve Gibson, Urban Place Consulting, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, Business...
AB-1479 is a proposed amendment to the California Public Records Act.  It was authored by Assembly member Rob Bonta.  In its original version it would have provided for civil penalties against agencies that violated the CPRA.  The assembly version, which passed unanimously, would have paid these penalties to the state's general fund.  When the bill hit the Senate, it was amended in committee to have the penalties paid to the plaintiff, i.e. the person who had requested the records.  Then...
Topics: AB-1479, Rob Bonta, California State Legislature, California State Assembly, California State...
These are emails between the City of Los Angeles and the staff of the Figueroa Corridor BID.  This BID is managed by Urban Place Consultants, mostly in the person of Aaron Aulenta.  They seem to have renewed in 2016, which makes for some interesting reading.  These files came to me as EMLs and I also converted them to PDF.  Both formats are here.
Topics: Business Improvement Districts, Figueroa Corridor BID, Aaron Aulenta, Urban Place Consultants,...
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This is ostensibly all arrest reports generated by the Andrews International BID Patrol in 2012.  We obtained these via the California Public Records Act from the Hollywood Property Owners Alliance.
Topics: Hollywood, Hollywood Property Owners Alliance, Business Improvement District, BID Patrol, Andrews...
These are emails between Westchester Town Center Business Improvement District executive director Donald Duckworth and people at the City of Los Angeles from 2010.  The attachments are a separate item.  I received these emails as an mbox and exported them to PDF.  I obtained this material via the California Public Records Act.
Topics: Los Angeles, Westchester, Westchester Town Center BID, Business Improvement Districts, Mike Bonin,...
This is a set of documents relating to the Los Angeles Department of Sanitation's protocols for cleaning up homeless encampments.  The most important item is the Standard Operating Procedure for enforcing LAMC 56.11, the law which prohibits the storage of personal property on sidewalks.  The City is presently enjoined by a federal court from enforcing this law on Skid Row, so presumably these immensely detailed procedural guidelines are meant to prevent that from happening in the rest of the...
Topics: Los Angeles, Department of Sanitation, Skid Row, Homeless People, Encampments, Mitchell v. City of...
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These are minutes of the Board of Directors of the Central Hollywood Coalition from 2007 through 2015. We obtained them from the Hollywood Property Owners Alliance, which manages the Sunset-Vine BID on behalf of the CHC, via the California Public Records Act.
Topics: BID Patrol, Homeless people, Andrews International, Hollywood, Central Hollywood Coalition,...
These are a few emails between Tara Devine and various parties relating to the Venice Beach Business Improvement District's RFP for security and cleaning crews in 2018.  I obtained these via the California Public Records Act.
Topics: Los Angeles, Business Improvement Districts, Venice, Venice Beach, Venice Beach BID, Tara Devine,...
These are various emails between the Studio City Business Improvement District and various parties from April-ish 2018 through June-ish 2018.  I obtained these via the California Public Records Act.  They came to me as an MBOX file and I exported them to PDF and to another slightly edited MBOX file, all of which are here.
Topics: Los Angeles, Studio City, Studio City BID, Business Improvement Districts, Paul Krekorian, CBS,...
These are pleadings in the case Hill RHF Partners v. Downtown Center BID and City of Los Angeles, case number BS179127.  Hill RHF owns a large low-income senior housing project in Downtown Los Angeles and has sued the BID over assessments.  This is the second time Hill RHF has sued the DCBID over this issue.  I obtained these records via the California Public Records Act.
Topics: Los Angeles, Downtown Los Angeles, Senior Housing, Angelus Plaza, Mesa RHF Partners, Business...
These are emails from about the last five years held by Los Angeles City Council District 5 relating to the Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition.
Topics: Los Angeles, City Council, Paul Koretz, Ted Landreth, Penny Landreth, Greater West Hollywood Food...
These are emails from between January 1, 2016 and the middle of October 2017 between the Downtown Center BID and either the Downtown News or Kindel Gagan.  There are a few other sporadic emails as well.  I obtained these via the California Public Records Act.  They came to me as MSG files.  I converted them to an MBOX file, which is included here.  I also exported them as PDFs for ease of reading.  If you aren't able to extract the attachments from the MBOX file get in touch with me at...
Topics: Los Angeles, Downtown Los Angeles, Carol Schatz, Suzanne Holley, Downtown Center BID, Business...
This is a selected bunch of records from Los Angeles City Council District 4 pertaining to Runyon Canyon Park and the ill-fated agreement with Pink Dolphin to put in a sponsored basketball court.  These are incredibly unsorted, they're not named, and a lot of them have interspersed blank pages.  I'm putting them up in this unprocessed form because a lot of people are interested in seeing them fast.  A lot of them were brutally and improperly redacted by David Ryu's staff.  Many of the...
Topics: Runyon Canyon, Los Angeles, Pink Dolphin, David Ryu, Sarah Dusseault, Estevan Montemayor, Becky...
These are emails to/from Los Angeles City Council District 13 that contain the phrase "quality of life". I obtained these via the California Public Records Act.
Topics: Los Angeles, City Council, Los Angeles City Council, Council District 13, CD13, Mitch O'Farrell,...
These are emails I obtained from the Westwood Village Business Improvement District, mostly centering around the recent Westwood Neighborhood Council subdivision effort, but touching on a lot of other important issues as well.  Some are scans of printed copies that Andrew Thomas, the BID's ED, had some delusional notion he had to redact.  Others are exported to PDF from EML.  There are also some random attachments.  I obtained these via the California Public Records Act.
Topics: Westwood, Westwood Village, Westwood Neighborhood Council, Westwood Village BID, Business...
These are emails concerning the role of the Little Tokyo Business Improvement District and a few other Little Tokyo organizations in providing phonied up "community buy-in" for Los Angeles City Councilmember Jose Huizar in 2017 when he was seeking to have the LAPD's former headquarters, Parker Center, demolished instead of declared a historic-cultural monument.  I obtained these via the California Public Records Act.
Topics: Los Angeles, Business Improvement Districts, Little Tokyo, Little Tokyo BID, LAPD, Parker Center,...
These are some emails from the Los Angeles Police Department concerning the Alpine Recreation Center in Chinatown. I obtained these via the California Public Records Act.
Topics: Los Angeles, George Yu, Chinatown, Tia Strozier, Stephen Nichols, Chinatown BID, Business...
These are minutes and agendas of the Board of Directors of the San Pedro Historic Waterfront BID and also its Marketing Committee from 2008 through August 2017.  There is a lot of duplication, but that's how they came to me.  I changed the filenames to force sorting by year, but other than that these are as I received them. I obtained these via the California Public Records Act.
Topics: San Pedro, San Pedro Historic Waterfront BID, San Pedro BID, Lorena Parker, Don Duckworth, Business...