balboa island improvement association

improving the island since 1918

about biia - visit and see what we are about and who our leaders are... see the links below...

RENTALS - Whether your renting, buying, or just staying a day or two... see the links below...

Destinations - Here are just some of the greater destinations on the island... see the links below...

Shop & Dine - Activities are in abundance here on the island. Learn more about us by selecting from the links below...


about balboa island - Activities are in abundance here on the island. Learn more about us by selecting from the links below...

Maps and travel - balboa island -whether your flying, driving, or walking, here are the maps that can get you there...

Events - balboa island - Has Several Annual Celebrations - Make sure you catch one of these...

Find out more about the BIIA or read our Bi-Monthly Newsletter to See Whats Happening... See links below...

Welcome to Balboa Island, CA

This is the Balboa Island Improvement Association's guide to Balboa Island. This guide offers listings of accommodations, activities, maps, and travel information. Hopefully, this guide will assist our visitors in enjoying the best of what Balboa Island has to offer. Stop by and stay a while, and see why many refer to this beautiful island as "The Host of the Coast".

 

About balboa island Improvement association

While the BALBOA ISLAND IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION has been in existence since before 1918, it was not incorporated until December 16, 1952 in the State of California as a General Nonprofit Corporation “To provide a non-partisan, non-profit instrument through which the property owners of Balboa Island can work creatively together to promote the common good, to study and give public consideration to the problems and the interests of Balboa Island.  On the same date, the Franchise Tax Board of the State of California declared the BIIA exempt from State franchise tax being organized and operated exclusively as a civic league, and files an annual Statement of Domestic Nonprofit Corporation.  The BIIA files an annual federal Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax.  Thus, while the BIIA is exempt from state and federal income taxes , any moneys paid to the BIIA are not deductible as charitable contributions by the donor/payor whether paid as membership fees, cash contributions, event sponsorships, or the purchase of products or tickets to events, but they may be deductible as advertising expense by the donor/payor if justified .

 The Bylaws of the BIIA provide that membership shall include all members of an island household, 18 years of age and older, and a member must meet at least one of the following qualifications:

(a)    Own property on Balboa Island

(b)    Reside on Balboa Island

(c)    Own a business on Balboa Island

(d)    Be an employee of a business on Balboa Island

(e)    Provide Professional services on Balboa Island .

The annual membership fees ( dues ) are optional at $50, $100, $250, $500 or $1,000.  If a member joins as a business, the owners are also listed as a family member.  The list of members, and, a separate list of business members, is printed in the bi-monthly BIIA newsletter, ISLAND BRIDGE , in the order of the highest amount of dues paid.

Non-deductible donations may be made to the BIIA to support or sponsor its various activities.

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

Welcome to Balboa Island :

 

Events on The Island

Balboa Island has several activities and events throughout the season and 2012 is no exception. Visit the Event Directory. This list shows some of the events taking place this summer; more will be added as they are announced, and full details will be published as soon as they become available. It is advisable to check local papers and tourist offices to ensure you don't miss any of the local events!