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Asheville City Council creates downtown Business Improvement District in 6-1 vote | Citizen Times (Asheville, NC) | May 15, 2024

The BID vote passed 6-1, with only council member Kim Roney opposing. It sets the BID boundaries and establishes the tax rate. Council adopted the resolution along the same divide. BIDs, or Municipal Service Districts, as defined by state statute, are a mechanism to supplement city services within a defined area...

... The initial BID proposal was brought by the Asheville Downtown Association and Chamber of Commerce, with "clean and safe" the slogan at its center. The Chamber contracted with an outside firm, Progressive Urban Management Associates, to conduct a feasibility study and to prepare the statutorily required BID operational plan. Read More >>

Arts and culture leaders weigh in on next years shaping Central Square improvement district | Cambridge Day (Cambridge, MA) | May 4, 2024

In a feedback session shaping the next five-year plan for the Central Square Business Improvement District, there was enthusiasm for the organization’s cultural leadership and a wish list with ideas that peered into a foggy future with ideas from a distant past... Staff from the Colorado’s Progressive Urban Management Associates consulting group facilitated the meeting, a final call for in-person feedback that adds to its work speaking with more than 200 local leaders. Read More >>

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