Parking and Business Improvement Area

On November 2, 1970, the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 1129 adding Chapter 2.64 (Parking and Business Improvement Area Business License), to Title 2 (Licenses – Business Regulations), of the South Gate Municipal Code establishing a Parking and Business Improvement Area (Area), pursuant to the Parking and Business Improvement Act Law of 1965, Part 5 of Division 18 of the California Streets and Highway Code Section 36000 through 36081. The way the Area works is that the City levies an additional business license tax on businesses located within the designated Area and then annually remits those funds back to the Parking and Business Improvement Area account. Section 2.64.040 (Uses and Purpose), states that the funds collected by the City can only be used for the following purposes:

  1. Decoration of any public place in the area;
  2. Promotion of public events which are to take place on or in public places in the area; and
  3. The general promotion of retail trade activities in the area.

Parking and Business Improvement Area Fee

Businesses located in the Parking and Business Improvement Area are subject to the provisions of Chapter 2.64 of the South Gate Municipal Code, “Parking and Business Improvement Area” which established a Business Improvement Area Fee based on the businesses’ annual gross receipts. Below is a list of the businesses located in the Parking and Business Improvement Area and a map delineating the boundaries of the area:

Street Name Address Range
Tweedy Blvd. 3150 - 4499
California Ave. 9700 - 10100
Long Beach Blvd. 9700 - 9900
Otis St. 9700 - 10100
San Gabriel Ave. 9900 - 10100
San Juan Ave. 9900 - 10100
State St. 9700 - 9900

 

Parking and Business Improvement Area Map (click here to view)(PDF, 313KB)

The Business Improvement Area Fee is an additional fee to the regular City license tax. The business owner shall calculate the Business Improvement Area Fee according to the schedule below:

Schedule of Business Improvement Area Fees
Annual Gross Receipts Total: The Fee Shall Be:
If less than $10,000 $15
If $10,000 or more, but less than $25,000 $20
If $25,000 or more, but less than $50,000 $25
If $50,000 or more, but less than $75,000 $36
If $75,000 or more, but less than $100,000 $48
If $100,000 or more, but less than $200,000 $60
If $200,000 or more, but less than $300,000 $72
If $300,000 or more, but less than $400,000 $84
If $400,000 or more, but less than $500,000 $96
If $500,000 or more, but less than $600,000 $110
If $600,000 or more, but less than $700,000 $124
If $700,000 or more, but less than $800,000 $138
If $800,000 or more, but less than $900,000 $152
If $900,000 or more, but less than $1,000,000 $166
If $1,000,000 or more, but less than $1,100,000 $180
If $1,100,000 or more, but less than $1,200,000 $194
If $1,200,000 or more, but less than $1,300,000 $208
If $1,300,000 or more, but less than $1,400,000 $222
If $1,400,000 or more, but less than $1,500,000 $236
If such gross receipts exceed the sum of $1,500,000, the Fee shall be
the sum of $236.00 as specified above, plus the sum of 25 cents for
each $1,000 or major fraction thereof in excess of said $1,500,000.
Total Not to Exceed $400