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Montana Avenue Business Improvement District

Boundaries:  Montana Avenue from the centerline of 6th Court to the centerline of 17th Street.  

Date Established: 1974 

Formula for Retail, Recreation/Entertainment: 1 x Business License Tax up to a maximum of $1,000 per year.   

Formula for Non-Retail: $80 flat fee per year 

Special Note: The fee is $40 per year for all new business license holders and those reporting less than $20,000 gross receipts for any year on which renewal of the business license tax is based. 

Exemptions: Home-based businesses and property owners are exempt. 

How Funds are Collected: Concurrently with the annual business license tax (will appear on the Business License Tax Renewal form). 

Who Administers the Fund: Weil & Company, LLP, a Santa Monica based certified public accounting firm, administers the fund on behalf of the Montana Avenue Merchants Association. The Montana Avenue Board of Directors is elected by the members of the BID and determines how the funds are to be spent. 

Approximate Size of Fund: $100,000 per year 

Uses for Funds: Advertising and promotion of Montana Avenue merchants and businesses. They also organize the annual Montana Avenue Artwalk, Shop Small/Holiday Sidewalk Sale, and the Halloween Hop.

Link to Website: www.montanaave.com 
 
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