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.
Contact Info

3019 Pico Blvd #4
Santa Monica, CA 90405


Monthly Board Meeting

The PIO Board of Directors meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month in Virginia Ave Park. Click to view the meeting agenda, here

PIO BYLAWS 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, Bowlmor Santa Monica Bowling Lanes, 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. 


New Board Officers 

At the May 2nd PIO Board meeting, the board elected Sharon Town Lee as the new Chair, Pamela Stollings as the Vice-Chair, and Amy Bishop Dunbar as the Treasurer (interim). Congratulations to the new officers! The PIO encourages all its members to attend the monthly board meeting, held the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm-8pm at Virginia Avenue Park. Please join us. We want to hear YOUR voice!


Seeking a Merchant Engagement Manager to be part of our team!


Here's a great opportunity for someone with the right skill set to be part of an exciting outreach program in the Pico neighborhood. 

The Pico Improvement Organization (PIO) is seeking a Merchant Engagement Manager (MEM) to manage the relationship between the PIO and business owners on Pico Boulevard. The MEM will actively engage the Pico business owners and manage the PIO social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Yelp), the website, press releases, and newsletters as tools to promote Pico businesses. The ideal candidate is personable, enthusiastic, tech savvy, and a self-starter. This position is on a month-to-month basis at a pay rate of $1000/approximately 40hrs month. click for complete job description.

Accepting résumés until position is filled. Email résumé to pio.santamonica@gmail.com


PIO Annual General Meeting & Merchant Mixer // April 4 @ Elks Lodge on Pico


Show Your Love and Support For Pico Businesses


Show your favorite Pico Business how much you love them by voting for them in the Most Loved Santa Monica contest. Voting has already begun and ends February 28 at 11:59pm.

Only one vote is allowed per IP address. Vote by visiting BUYLOCALSANTAMONICA.COM (click on the cupid to go directly to the survey)


We All Love Pico!



2nd Annual Pico Fitness Crawl 

Kick off the New Year with the 2nd Annual Pico Fitness Crawl! Like a pub crawl but with gyms instead of regrets. Run, walk, or bike along 2.5 miles from workout-to-workout, Saturday, January 13, starting at Virginia Avenue Park. Crossfit, Pilates, dance, boxing, yoga, and more. Tickest are only $10. Grab a fitness buddy and your ticket here: picofitcrawl.eventbrite.com 



Participating Fitness Businesses:
Bands And Body *** Born To Play Productions *** Blue Republic Crossfit *** Breath of Life Studios *** Cabeza de Vaca Cultural Dance Center *** Fit by Fabian *** Goju Ryu Seiwakai USA *** Morgan-Wixson Theater *** Nadia G Fitness *** Physical Artistry *** Pilates On Pico *** Players Club Golf *** Restore Muscle + Movement *** Sa'eeda's Belly Dance Classes *** Santa Monica Tennis *** The Stables *** Sweat 60 *** Venice Family Clinic.