Excited for the Year Ahead! | A Word from our President

Excited for the Year Ahead!

By J. Daniel Geddis, President, Mission Hills Business Improvement District

REALTOR, Team D&B at One Mission Realty

Happy 2020!  We are excited for the year ahead.

Having just elected Mission Hills Business Improvement District (BID) officers and directors for 2020, we are looking forward to the work ahead, and the board’s strategic planning workshop taking place on January 15. For the first time in several years the board of directors has a business owner from India Street, in addition to business owners with storefront businesses on West Lewis Street, West Washington Street, and Fort Stockton Drive. 

Mission Hills Board of Directors 2020
Mission Hills Board of Directors, 2020

This year’s board of directors are: President, J. Daniel Geddis, partner, Team D&B at One Mission Realty; Vice President, Dixie Hall, owner of Dixie Pops; Secretary, Colleen Field, agency owner Allstate Insurance; Treasurer, Sarah Mattia, owner of Pizza e Birra; Stuart White, owner Stuart White Design; Minka Hull of Mission Hills Financial; and, Audrey Patterson, of Patterson Engineering, Inc. The time each person spends for the good of the entire neighborhood is time away from their own business. Their commitment of time is sincerely appreciated.

The board continues to be focused on doing more to bring a sense of neighborhood pride to the business owners who have chosen to open their doors in Mission Hills. We know that of all the choices they have, they and their patrons choose Mission Hills. The Mission Hills BID, in a contract with the City of San Diego, works hard to advance its mission to:

a) enhance the growth and improvement of Mission Hills businesses;

b) create partnerships between business and property owners that promote economic revitalization and combat deterioration in the community served by the Mission Hills Business Improvement District; and,

c) administer business and property owner assessment districts under contract with the City of San Diego, all of which are provided for by one or more ordinances of the San Diego City Council, including but not limited to Ordinance #0-17229 (the “Ordinance”), which may be amended from time to time by the San Diego City Council

The Mission Hills BID membership of nearly 500 businesses, includes those persons (including corporations and other associations) holding business tax certificates, paying business improvement district charges assessed by the City of San Diego, within the boundaries of the Mission Hills Business Improvement District. All such Members have the right to vote on all matters requiring a vote of the membership. And, any may seek to be elected to the Mission Hills BID board of directors. 

As a reminder, the Mission Hills BID meets on the second and third Wednesdays of each month at 3:00 PM. In accordance with The Brown Act, the meeting locations and agendas are posted on the BID’s website, 72 hours in advance of each meeting.  The second Wednesday we conduct our committee meetings; including Promotions, Economic Development, Design, Mission Hills Parking Advisory, and Executive committees. Robust discussions take place at the committee level. The third Wednesday is the meeting of the full board of directors where information is distributed and decisions are reached that impact the BID membership.

Thank you for reading this column. Like what you read?  Please share with a friend. Questions, comments, suggestions? Please feel free to send a note to us at MissionHillsBID@gmail.com.

Please review the Mission Hills Business Improvement District’s website and consider how you too might become more involved in 2019.

We are excited for the year ahead!

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