For Immediate Release

 

Contact:         Lynn Fireside or Jerry Freisleben

                        Foley/Freisleben LLC, 213-955-0020

                        fireside@folfry.com; freisleben@folfry.com

Randall Ely, Downtown Center BID, 213-624-2146

                        rely@downtownla.com

 

LOS ANGELES DOWNTOWN CENTER BID CREWS

BAG NEARLY 300 TONS OF TRASH

LOS ANGELES (Nov. 11, 1999) – Downtown Center Business Improvement District (BID) maintenance and safety crews have collected nearly 300 tons of trash and provided more than 7,300 Downtown visitors with directions and other assistance since the beginning of the year, according to BID Operations Director Randall Ely.

In addition, Ely reported, his staff has worked with some 2,300 district business and property owners this year to beautify the area and make it even safer for Downtown visitors and employees.  Through the BID’s participation in the Adopt-A-Highway program, its “Purple Patrol” clean-up crew used ten gallons of paint in October alone to obscure graffiti along the Downtown section of the Harbor Freeway.

“We’re making solid progress in creating a cleaner, more inviting Downtown environment,” Ely said.  “For the holidays, we’ll once again be increasing our personnel, so that visitors and shoppers can enjoy the season Downtown.”

            The Downtown Center BID is a coalition of property owners united in their commitment to enhance the quality of life in Downtown Los Angeles.  The organization aims to help the 65-block central business district – The Heart of the City – achieve its full potential.  Nearly 250 property owners provide funds to the district via a special tax assessment.  Further information on Downtown events and real estate opportunities is available at www.downtownla.com.