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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,...
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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...
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,...
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These are photos taken by the Andrews International BID Patrol in Hollywood, Los Angeles in 2014. We obtained them from the Hollywood Property Owners Alliance, which runs the Hollywood Entertainment District Business Improvement District (BID) and the Sunset-Vine BID.
Topics: BID Patrol, Homeless people, Andrews International, Hollywood, Hollywood Property Owners Alliance,...
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...
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 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 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...
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 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...
This is ostensibly  all emails to or from anyone at the South Park Business Improvement District in Downtown Los Angeles that contain any of the words or phrases "vending", "small business", "borek", or "rumsey"  from January 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016.  We ob
Topics: Los Angeles, Downtown Los Angeles, Business Improvement District, South Park, South Park BID,...
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...
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 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 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,...
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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,...
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These are minutes of the Board of Directors of the Central City East Association, which contracts with the City of Los Angeles to administer the Downtown Industrial District Business Improvement District.  We obtained them under the California Public Records Act.
Topics: Central City East Association, Downtown Industrial District Business Improvement District, Business...
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...
Rena Leddy works for the Fashion District Business Improvement District in Downtown Los Angeles.  This is ostensibly all of her emails from January 2015 through March 2016 which meet the following criteria: a) are about homelessness or sidewalk vending, or b) are to or from anyone at ccala.org, or c) are to or from anyone at hollywoodbid.org, or d) are to or from anyone at lacity.org Probably the attachments to the emails are also attached to the PDFs.
Topics: Fashion District, Rena Leddy, Business Improvement District, Los Angeles, Downtown Los Angeles,...
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,...
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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.
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Topics: Hollywood, Hollywood Property Owners Alliance, Business Improvement District, BID Patrol, Andrews...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 in the possession of the Wilshire Center BID that are to/from/cc/bcc Brenda Arianpour, Mike Hakim, or their employers.  I obtained these via the California Public Records Act. They came to me as an MBOX, included here.  I exported them as PDFs, also included here.  If you have trouble getting the attachments out of the MBOX please contact me at the blog, michaelkohlhaas.org.
Topics: Los Angeles, Business Improvement Districts, Wilshire Center BID, Wilshire Blvd. Brenda Arianpour,...
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 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,...
These are emails between the staff of the Fashion District Business Improvement District and the City of Los Angeles from July 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017.  Some came to me as PDFs with embedded attachments.  Others as msg files.  I converted the msgs to emls and also exported them as PDFs.  I uploaded both emls and PDFs here as each serves a different purpose.  I obtained these via the California Public Records Act.
Topics: Los Angeles, Fashion District BID, Business Improvement Districts, Downtown, Downtown Los Angeles,...
These are emails between Hollywood Media District Business Improvement District Executive Director Lisa Schechter and the City Government of Los Angeles in August and September 2016.  I obtained them via the California Public Records Act.  They came to me as .eml files and I batch-exported them to PDF using a Thunderbird add-on called ImportExportTools.  I don't yet know how to batch extract the attachments, so for now they're not included.  Get in touch via michaelkohlhaas.org if you need...
Topics: Lisa Schechter, Media District, Hollywood, Business Improvement District, Kerry Morrison, Mitch...
These are emails between Hollywood Media District Business Improvement District Executive Director Lisa Schechter and the City Government of Los Angeles in June and July 2016.  I obtained them via the California Public Records Act.  They came to me as .eml files and I batch-exported them to PDF using a Thunderbird add-on called ImportExportTools.  I don't yet know how to batch extract the attachments, so for now they're not included.  Get in touch via michaelkohlhaas.org if you need copies...
Topics: Lisa Schechter, Media District, Hollywood, Business Improvement District, Kerry Morrison, Mitch...
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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 City of LA and the North Hollywood Business Improvement Districts from 2016.  This BID is managed by Urban Place Consultants, mostly in the person of Aaron Aulenta.  Most of these emails are to or from him.  They came to me as EMLs and I converted them to PDFs without the attachments.  Both formats are included here.  Use the EMLs to get the attachments if you need them.
Topics: North Hollywood, Business Improvement Districts, North Hollywood BID, Aaron Aulenta, Urban Place...
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 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 photographs of homeless encampments taken by the South Park Business Improvement District in Los Angeles.  They are evidently collecting these for the purpose of influencing the City, state, and county governments with respect to cleaning up the encampments.  I obtained these via the California Public Records Act.
Topics: Los Angeles, Caltrans, Homeless Encampments, Business Improvement Districts, South Park BID,...
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This is ostensibly all arrest reports generated by the Andrews International BID Patrol in 2007.  It's likely that there are significantly many missing, as other sources show that the BID Patrol made 2682 arrests that year and there are only 2039 files here. The digit prepended to the file names is the footbeat on which the arrest was made, and that is the only change we made in the file names as we received them. We obtained these via the California Public Records Act from the Hollywood...
Topics: Hollywood, Hollywood Property Owners Alliance, Business Improvement District, BID Patrol, Andrews...
This is a collection of emails between the Gateway to LA BID out by the Airport and the LA City Clerk's Office.  We obtained these via the California Public Records Act.
Topics: Business Improvement Districts, Gateway to LA, Airport, LAX, Laurie Hughes, CD11, Council District...
These are attachments from emails between Westchester Town Center Business Improvement District executive director Donald Duckworth and people at the City of Los Angeles from 2010 through April 2017.  I received the emails as an mbox and exported them to PDF and extracted the attachments, which appear here.  The emails are available as separate items by year via search. 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 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...
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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 assorted emails from the Hollywood Media District Business Improvement District from 2015 and 2016. I obtained them via the California Public Records Act. They came to me as .eml files and I exported them to PDF using a variety of tools, none of which also export attachments. If you see any you need copies of you can contact me through michaelkohlhaas.org.
Topics: Lisa Schechter, Media District, Hollywood, Business Improvement District, Kerry Morrison, Mitch...
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 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 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...
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 pleadings filed in the monumental 2014 federal lawsuit filed by Los Angeles Catholic Worker and the Los Angeles Community Action Network against the City of Los Angeles and the Central City East Association
Topics: Los Angeles, Business Improvement Districts, Los Angeles Catholic Worker, Los Angeles Community...
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 all emails between the Wilshire Center BID and the City of Los Angeles from January 2017.  There are PDFs for easy reading and EMLs to preserve structure and attachments.
Topics: Wilshire Center, Los Angeles, Business Improvement Districts, Koreatown, City Council, Council...
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 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 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
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 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,...
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 emails from the Los Angeles Police Department from 2014 through 2016 relating to their efforts to shut down minority-serving nightclubs in Hollywood.  I obtained these via the California Public Records Act.
Topics: Los Angeles, Los Angeles Police Department, LAPD, Nightclubs, Black Hollywood Matters, Hollywood,...
These are minutes of the board meetings of the South Los Angeles Industrial Tract Business Improvement District from 2007 until 2016.  The set presently ends in February 2016 but I have a California Public Records Act request out for the rest and will update this item when they are received.
Topics: Business Improvement Districts, South Los Angeles Industrial Tract, South Los Angeles, Los Angeles,...
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 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 pleadings and other records from the CPRA case McNenny/Riskin v. Los Angeles Chinatown Business Council.  The petition was filed on August 15, 2018r.  The petition is asking the court to find that the Chinatown BID failed in its duty to provide public records on request according to the terms of the California Public Records Act.
Topics: California Public Records Act, George Yu, Los Angeles, Chinatown BID, Business Improvement...
Rena Leddy works for the Fashion District Business Improvement District in Downtown Los Angeles.  This is ostensibly all of her emails from January 2015 through March 2016 which meet the following criteria: a) are about homelessness or sidewalk vending, or b) are to or from anyone at ccala.org, or c) are to or from anyone at hollywoodbid.org, or d) are to or from anyone at lacity.org Probably the attachments to the emails are also attached to the PDFs.
Topics: Fashion District, Jose Gonzalez, Business Improvement District, Los Angeles, Downtown Los Angeles,...
These are pleadings and other records from the CPRA case Riskin v. Downtown Los Angeles Property Owners Association, which is the Property Owners' Association for the Fashion District BID.  The petition was filed on August 15, 2018.  The petition is asking the court to find that the BID failed in its duty to provide public records on request according to the terms of the California Public Records Act.
Topics: Fashion District, Fashion District BID, Downtown Los Angeles Property Owners Association, Rena...
These are emails between Hollywood Media District Business Improvement District Executive Director Lisa Schechter and the City Government of Los Angeles from October through December 2016.  I obtained them via the California Public Records Act.  They came to me as .eml files and I batch-exported them to PDF using a Thunderbird add-on called ImportExportTools.  I don't yet know how to batch extract the attachments, so for now they're not included.  Get in touch via michaelkohlhaas.org if you...
Topics: Lisa Schechter, Media District, Hollywood, Business Improvement District, Kerry Morrison, Mitch...
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...
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This is all emails received by Kent Smith, Executive Director of LA's Fashion District Business Improvement District, in July 2015.  We obtained these under the California Public Records Act.  This set seems not to be redacted at all and provides an excellent picture of what an LA business improvement district's daily work is like.
Topics: Fashion District, Los Angeles, Kent Smith, Emails, Business Improvement District, Street Vending,...
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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 selections from a set of 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.  Mostly I made these by separating certain emails that were only available down-chain.  I obtained these via the California Public Records Act.  The complete set is available here .
Topics: Los Angeles, Business Improvement Districts, South Park, South Park BID, Josh Kreger, Ellen Riotto,...
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...
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...
In 2018 State Senator Ricardo Lara introduced SB 946 , which aims to forbid cities in California from outlawing sidewalk vending and which imposes fairly strict restrictions on how cities are allowed to regulate it.  I am collecting letters of support and opposition submitted to Lara about this bill.  Today, when beginning this page, there are only five letters, all in support.  I expect this to change, and will upload new letters as I receive them. 
Topics: California, Street Vending, Sidewalk Vending, Los Angeles, Ricardo Lara, ACLU, Southern California,...
These are supposedly all emails between LAPD officers Nicole Alberca, Peggy Thusing, or Kristan Delatori and these domains or email addresses: 1. venicebeachbid.com 2. mark@mphotel.com 3. marksokol@hotmail.com 4. sheumann@sidewalkent.com 5. carl@lambertinc.com From January 1, 2013 through 2018.  These were obtained by a citizen of Los Angeles via the California Public Records Act and subsequently made available to me.
Topics: Los Angeles, LAPD, Venice Beach, Venice, Nicole Alberca, Peggy Thusing, Kristan Delatori, Venice...
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 2016 emails from the board of directors of the Pacific Palisades business improvement district in Los Angeles about meetings. I obtained these via the California Public Records Act.
Topics: Los Angeles, Business Improvement Districts, Pacific Palisades, Pacific Palisades BID, Laurie Sale,...