Welcome to PIO
  1. The PIO is committed to promote business and commerce within the Santa Monica Pico Blvd Business Improvement area.
  2. The PIO is committed to promote goodwill between the business community and the residential areas immediately adjacent to the Boulevard.

Informational Video:

Contact Info

3019 Pico Blvd #4
Santa Monica, CA 90405


Monthly Board Meeting

The PIO Board of Directors meets the 1st Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm at Virginia Avenue Park. For the meeting agenda, click here.

Our Partners

The Pico Boulevard district in the City of Santa Monica contains a growing number of attractions, businesses, art galleries, one-of-a-kind clothing boutiques, coffee shops, and more. A zone of small clubs, cafés, Trader Joe's, and the critically acclaimed restaurants Upper West, Valentino, and Lares are found along the Eastern sector of the boulevard; while Vidiots, Bay Shore Lanes Bowling Alley, Shutters on the Beach, Casa del Mar and the Viceroy hotels mark Pico's western terminus.

Major landmarks include the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, McCabe's Guitar Shop, the Morgan-Wixson Theatre, Virginia Avenue Park, Santa Monica College and Santa Monica High School. 


2015 Annual General Meeting & Elections


Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 7pm

Virginia Avenue Park, Patio Room

*Snacks and Refreshments*



General Membership & Residents


Guest Speakers:

Rick Verbeck & Erik Milosevich, SMPD Neighborhood Resource Officers

•“How to respond to confrontation in your place of business”


Matthew Gibbons, Publisher, Gibbons Media

•Pico Branding Presentation


Donna J. Gentry, Marketing Communications/Special Events Consultants, Gentry Group

•Overview of the PIO 2014/2015 “Stronger Together” events

•Social Media Recap


*Special Recognition for Paul Collins, Resident Board Member*



Elections will be held to fill four seats to the Board of Directors

The Pico Improvement Organization is seeking nominations for its Board of Directors. There are four openings on the Board that must be filled. If you would like to be considered as a nominee, or if you want to cast your vote, you must attend the meeting. Election process and eligibility requirements are provided in the 2015 Election Details document.


2-Year Seats Up for Election:

1. Lois Bostwick, Morgan-Wixson (Replaced Christina Lee)

2. Vacant

3. Vacant

4. Vacant


The Pico Improvement Organization

3019 Pico Blvd, #4, Santa Monica, CA 90405




The Pico Improvement Organization is a nonprofit mutual benefit corporation.  Its purposes are to promote business and commerce within the Pico Boulevard Business Improvement Area, to determine the use of assessments generated by the Pico Boulevard Assessment Ordinance, and to promote goodwill between the Association members and the residential areas immediately adjacent to Pico Boulevard.


Vote! #MostLovedSM

 Vote now for your favorite Pico Blvd businesses!

 * Cafe * Bar * Spa * Salon * Farmers Market * Organic Store

* Kid Space * Entertainment Venue * New Business * Specialty Shop 

* Restaurant * Gallery * Service * Fitness Studio  

VOTE HERE: www.surveymonkey.com/s/mostlovedSM2015


Enter to win some fabulous prizes + gift certificates from our local businesses by voting!

 Contest ends February 28 & winners will be announced in April 2015.

Post your pics of most loved SM businesses

@BuyLocalSM (Instagram, Facebook + Twitter)  



Contest Sponsors: City of Santa Monica, Buy Local Santa Monica, Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, SM Daily Press, Santa Monica Convention and Visitors Bureau, Main Street Merchants, Pico Improvement Organization, Montana Merchants Association, Downtown Santa Monica, Santa Monica Pier. Results tabulated with the help of Santa Monica High School Statistics Class. 


Local Happenings on Pico Blvd

For a list of events along Pico Boulevard, check out our Events page. With everything from mixers to art openings, the Pico Improvement Organization can connect you to local happenings.


Holiday Hop Along Pico: Saturday, December 6th 12pm-6pm

Spread some holiday cheer at Holiday Hop Along Pico held on Saturday, December 6th. Join us for refreshments, entertainment, shopping specials, and much more! We will also be accepting donations of canned goods for Westside Food Bank. Check out our Holiday Hop Schedule and Specials for December shopping and dining and the photo gallery.



Miracle on 34th Street, Toy Drive & Fundraiser: Sunday, December 7th 6:00pm

Upper West Restaurant holds its holiday fundraiser and toy drive on December 7th, in benefit of Miracles for Kids. Their mission is to improve the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses. 50% of the proceeds from this event will benefit Miracles for Kids. RSVP today!