About PBID


What is a BID?

The San Pedro Historic Waterfront Business Improvement District (PBID) is a property-based business improvement district. Property owners, including both public and private sectors, within the PBID boundaries are assessed annually for services provided by the PBID.

These services include public safety ambassadors, street sweeping, sidewalk and alley cleaning, graffiti removal, and tree trimming. Additionally, the PBID will develop and implement projects for the benefit of its stakeholders that include streetscape and alley lighting enhancement, beautification and infrastructure remediation. Marketing, public and community relations are continuous activities that support the District’s economic and business development goals.

The property owners within the PBID area are referred to as stakeholders. All activities and capital investments made by the PBID are required to be made solely for the benefit of the PBID’s stakeholders and to encourage economic vitality.

The PBID’s activities are overseen by a Board of Directors, whose names and board positions are listed on the left. A monthly board of directors meeting is normally held at 8:30 am on the first Wednesday of each month at the San Pedro Municipal Building (City Hall), located at 638 S. Beacon Street, Room 432.

This meeting is open to the public. A copy of the meeting’s agenda is posted on this website no later than 72 hours preceding the actual meeting. Agenda postings may also be viewed at the San Pedro Municipal Building & the San Pedro Property Owner’s Alliance Office located at 390 W. 7th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731.

An annual stakeholders’ meeting is held to review the PBID’s accomplishments and planned activities for the PBID District for the coming year.


Formed in 2008, the PBID’s boundaries extend from 4th Street on the north to 9th Street on the south and west from Harbor Boulevard to Pacific Avenue.

The PBID’s goal is to provide a District that fosters business development, expanded retail sales, ownership of residential real estate and tourism in a clean, safe environment for Downtown San Pedro.

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