San Pedro Historic Waterfront District Programs

The San Pedro Historic Waterfront District (PBID) implements activities and capital investments for the benefit of the PBID’s stakeholders to create a safe, clean and vibrant place to live, work, dine, shop and explore.

District Safety

District Security Ambassadors patrol all PBID areas seven days a week. These patrols are made on foot, bicycle and by a motorized vehicle called a T-3. PBID Security Ambassadors also provide escorts for visitors, guests, employees and others to their vehicles or residences within the PBID during hours of service. Service hours are: Monday-Wednesday: 10AM – Midnight; Thursday – Sunday: 10AM – 2AM by Allied Security (310-303-4471).

Black Knight Patrol – 213-985-6499
Afterhours – Overnight Patrols Only
Nightly 12:00 AM to 8:00 AM

Graffiti Removal

Provided as a free service to PBID stakeholders, graffiti is removed without unnecessary delay within the PBID. A graffiti eradication team removes graffiti and paints affected areas on an as-needed basis. For details on this program or to request graffitti removal, e-mail Francis Ruiz: or call us at 310.832.2183.

Services Schedule

Services Schedule

The PBID funds programs that provide a clean, safe environment to encourage business growth, enhance property values and enthusiastically welcome visitors into our community.

A complete schedule of supplemental services funded by the PBID is available in PDF format by clicking here.

Visitor Information Kiosks

Staffed visitor information kiosks offer visitors information and brochures about shopping, dining, transportation and attractions located throughout the District. Current kiosk locations include the Los Angeles Cruise Terminal at Berth 93 and the Battleship IOWA.

Alley Cleaning

Alleys are patrolled and litter and illegally dumped items are collected twice weekly on Tuesday and Friday.

Street and Sidewalk Cleaning

All streets and sidewalks are swept on Monday mornings. Sidewalks are also pressure washed on a periodic basis.

Litter and trash are also removed from the streets and sidewalks in the morning hours Tuesday through Saturday.

Downtown Planters

Landscaping is an important part of creating an attractive place to live, work and visit. The District installs and maintains planters and tree areas. This includes improving the soil’s quality and installing drought-resistant, low maintenance plants.

San Pedro YouTubeEconomic Development Marketing

The PBID works to attract greater numbers of visitors to the District on behalf of its stakeholders. PBID’s efforts also support the professional services, retailers, restaurants and attractions located within the District. These activities include but are not limited to: on-going collaborative and independent marketing, advertising, public relations and event sponsorships.

The District also has a very strong Social Media presence on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter; links are at the top right of this website. Additionally, PBID executives participate in destination travel-related trade shows and conventions throughout the year and work closely with Los Angeles Tourism. To tune into the YouTube Channel, click here or on the television.

LA Waterfront Trolley

The PBID purchased two used trolleys in December 2010. These propane powered vehicles provide free transportation services throughout the main corridor of the District. Please click here for the trolley schedule & map.  For trolley questions please contact Please use contact Francis Ruiz – 310-832-2183

Decorative Street Lighting

The Tivoli-style LED lights – featuring hanging retro globes – were chosen to blend with the vintage lampposts already in the downtown. The strands form a canopy of white light covering 5th, 6th and 7th Streets between Pacific Avenue on the west and Harbor Boulevard on the east. Strands are also located on Mesa, Centre & Palos Verdes Streets. For questions about the lights or to report an outage, call 310.832.2183 or email

Tree Trimming

The PBID trims all city trees within the District annually to keep businesses well exposed and trees healthy.

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PBID and the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) are working individually on complementary streetscape projects for the downtown areas.

Old concrete benches, planters and trash receptacles have been removed from 6th, 7th, Center and Mesa Streets. CRA has installed several new iron pieces that match the color of the newly installed street light poles.