The Downtown Long Beach Alliance (DLBA) is soliciting new board member candidates.

Become a DLBA Board Member!

Become a DLBA Board Member! The Downtown Long Beach Alliance (DLBA) is soliciting new Board member candidates for the upcoming 2020-2021 fiscal year. Deadline to apply is May 1, 2020. 

WHO – Business, residential, and commercial property owners in Downtown Long Beach
WHY – Connection and involvement in your DTLB community
WHAT – Monthly Board and Committee meetings to offer leadership, share ideas, and facilitate stewardship
WHEN- The DLBA Governance Committee will review Board Applications as they are submitted, on a monthly basis. Interviews will be held in May. The election will begin in June and end in July. The Board term begins October 1, 2020.

Since 1937 DLBA has served as a leader in Downtown Long Beach, dedicated to the management, marketing, security, maintenance, advocacy, economic and community development of our great Downtown!

DLBA Mission: Cultivate, preserve and promote a healthy, safe and prosperous Downtown.

Scroll down to apply and learn more about open seats on the DLBA Board of Directors.

Seats Available for Board Slate 2020-2021


Eligibility for each available seat is based on being a stakeholder in the defined area that seat represents (see maps below).


Downtown Parking Improvement Area (DPIA) seats are available to business owners or their representative within the defined district.


Property Based Improvement District (PBID) seats available to residential and/or commercial property owners within the defined areas.

Residential Property Owner within PBID Commercial Property Owner within PBIDBusiness
Owner or Representative within DPIA
East Village
1 Seat Available
North Pine
DPIA - Pine/Promenade1 Seat Available
1 Seat Available
West Gateway
PBID - Premium1 Seat Available
PBID - Standard1 Seat Available
PBID - Residential Representative1 Seat Available

Eligibility Maps

DLBA Board of Directors eligibility is contingent upon owning commercial or residential property with the PBID boundaries or owning a business within the DPIA boundaries. See ELECTION PROCEDURES for more information.



Board Interest Form

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Frequently Asked Questions



What is the Downtown Long Beach Alliance (DLBA)?

The DLBA is a private non-profit organization operating on behalf of the tenants and property owners of Downtown Long Beach’s two Business Improvement Districts (BID). It is dedicated to the management, marketing, security, maintenance, advocacy, economic and community development of the assessment districts in cooperation with the City of Long Beach and the private sector.

What is a BID?

BIDs are self-assessment areas established and managed by business, residential, and commercial property owners to provide enhanced services above and beyond what the City of Long Beach provides. The first Downtown Long Beach BID, the Downtown Parking Improvement Area (DPIA), was established in 1973 by business owners. The second Downtown Long Beach BID, the Property Based Improvement District (PBID), was established by commercial property owners in 1998. Both of these BIDs are legally established by State of California legislation and approved by the Long Beach City Council.

Who manages the DLBA?

DLBA is a true public-private partnership governed by a Board of Directors, representing business, residential, and commercial property owners including the City of Long Beach. DLBA’s full-time management team includes professionals overseeing the Downtown’s marketing, economic development, clean and safe, advocacy and administration programs.

How do I become a member of the DLBA?

DLBA is not a membership-based organization. You are a stakeholder of either or both BIDs by virtue of the location of your business, residential, or commercial property. Please see the maps illustrating those boundaries: PBID and DPIA.

When does the DLBA Board of Directors meet?

The DLBA Board of Directors meet every even month (i.e., every other month) on the third Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. Throughout the year, the DLBA also hosts stakeholder mixers and other meetings to discuss community issues or events

Can the public attend these meetings?

Yes! The DLBA welcomes the community to attend Board of Directors meetings. In compliance with the State of California ‘s Brown Act, DLBA meetings are open to the public, and agendas are posted on our website, at the DLBA, and at City Hall. Each meeting also allows time for members of the public to address the Board on non-agenda items.