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Our Mission and Board of Directors

Founded in 1998, the Downtown Center Business Improvement District (DCBID) is a coalition of approximately 1,200 property owners united in their commitment to enhance the quality of life in Downtown Los Angeles. The organization helps the 65-block central business district achieve its full potential as a great place to live, work and play.

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Our Board of Directors

Our Mission

Our Mission

Founded in 1998, the Downtown Center Business Improvement District (DCBID) is a coalition of approximately 1,200 property owners in the central business district, united in their commitment to enhance the quality of life in Downtown Los Angeles. The DCBID helps the district achieve its full potential as a great place to live, work and play.

The DCBID funds the clean and safe team known as the Purple Patrol. They keep Downtown L.A. safe, clean, and friendly, 24 hours a day. Look for them in purple shirts, patrolling the Downtown Center and Historic Core

The DCBID also provides Economic Development and Marketing services, which support and promote Downtown's continuing renaissance. The Economic Development team works to attract new business, investment, and residents to Downtown L.A., while Marketing works to brand and promote Downtown L.A. to residents, workers, and visitors.

The DCBID boundaries are the Harbor Freeway to the west, First Street to the north, Main and Hill streets to the east, and Olympic Boulevard to the south.

Our Board of Directors


Peklar Pilavjian-Chair
Los Angeles United Investment Company

Sauli Danpour-Treasurer
Xyvest Holdings, Inc.

David Damus-Secretary
System Property Development, Inc.

Eric Bender-Executive Vice Chair
Downtown Properties

Robert Cushman-Executive Vice Chair
Brookfield Office Properties

Cari Wolk-Executive Vice Chair
Athena Parking, Inc.

Carol E. Schatz-President & CEO
Central City Association &
Downtown Center BID

Travis Addison
CommonWealth Partners

Barry Altshuler
Equity Residential

Jim Bonham
Hines

Barbara Bundy
FIDM

Alex Capriotti
The Broad

Richard L. Costanzo
RP Realty Partners, LLC

Michael Czarcinski
The Westin Bonaventure

Clare De Briere
The Ratkovich Company

Simon Ha
TSK

Robert Hanasab
Hanasab Investments

Steven Hathaway
Los Angeles Athletic Club

Richard Stockton
OUE Limited

K.C. Yasmer
Forest City Development

Adele Yellin
Yellin Company

John C. Day
System Property Development, Inc.

Evan Grobecker
CommonWealth Partners

Matthew Nolan
Grand Central Square

Brian Plymell
Hines

Peter Zen
The Westin Bonaventure

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