advertisement

City Council to consider creating improvement district downtown

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 | 10:25 p.m. CST; updated 10:42 a.m. CST, Wednesday, January 19, 2011

COLUMBIA — Downtown property owners want to make a district out of The District.

The City Council will consider a petition signed by a majority of downtown property owners asking the city to establish a Downtown Community Improvement District for projects in the area.

To fund the projects, the petition asks that a half-cent sales tax be levied. However, the tax would have to be approved by residents of the Community Improvement District.

The sales tax would generate an estimated $2.5 million, according to a Jan. 7 memo to the council.

The community improvement district would be set up as a political subdivision and governed by a 15-member board of directors.

Issue: Council bill 17-11 was introduced at the City Council's Tuesday night meeting. If approved, it will establish a Downtown Community Improvement District, which could propose an additional half-cent sales tax in the district.

Vote: The bill will be discussed at the council's Feb. 7 meeting.


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

ray guynn January 19, 2011 | 8:22 a.m.

another reason not to go downtown,,, wonder how far they are from a college student boycott

(Report Comment)
Mitch Erdel January 19, 2011 | 8:37 a.m.

What will the revenue of this sales tax go to fund? Why was this not made clear in this story?

(Report Comment)

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements