For over 30 years, a strong coalition of business and property owners have been working to make downtown better—recruiting new businesses, building more downtown residential, creating a new arts district, installing public art, and even keeping the sidewalks clean.
Recently, a Community Improvement District (CID) was created to help with these types of improvements. And on November 8, voters throughout downtown will have the chance to help out as well.
We're proposing a ½ cent sales tax—only a nickel on a $10 purchase—to fund projects like:
- Downtown wireless
- Smart phone apps
- New businesses recruitment
- Street fairs, concerts and specialty markets
- Sidewalk cafes and street musicians
- Beautification projects
- Downtown recycling
On November 8, downtown voters will have the chance to help us fund these great projects. Everyone who comes downtown will pay a little—out–of–town football fans, music and film festival attendees, everyone who shops, eats, and plays here. Likewise, everyone benefits—downtown residents, shoppers, visitors, workers, and businesses.
Click here to take our CID survey.
CID Board applications now being accepted. Deadline for submission is Friday, December 16 at noon.
Who may serve on the CID Board? Elgibility requirements.
CID proposal garners 63% of the vote. Thank you so much for your support!
What's in store for The District? Learn what types of programs and services we're proposing.
CID Map. How do I know if I'm in the CID?
Q & A. Frequently asked questions.
Coummunity Improvement District Management Plan. Read more about the new downtown CID.
Downtown sales tax moves toward fall vote. District's residents would receive ballot.
Downtown group begins planning for tax. "It gives us the opportunity to provide the level of service downtown deserves."