I walked the festival yesterday, paid my $14 for a sausage and pepper hero, ate Zeppoli, listened to music and chatted with friends. Was a nice day and it was fun. BUT was it successful? Lets define successful for a street fair and how it relates to a BID TAX. To claim success is NOT to take pictures of people eating or the people walking the streets. Successful needs to be how many of our fellow merchants PARTICIPATED and benefited from this fair. Was it worth their yearly dues? Did they make the money back? A BID stands for Business Improvement – hence did the fair IMPROVE our local businesses.…
BIDS Serve Narrow Interests
BIDs “serve the narrow interests of some groups within the BID at the expense of all the rest” BIDs do offer power, they do not offer equal power to all interests.
Business Improvement Districts Ruin Neighborhoods
To pave paradise and put up a retail parking lot, try founding one. By Max Rivlin-Nadler February 19, 2016Read full article in The new republic The PROOF is in the FACTS – BIDS are TAXES – BIDS CAN NEVER BE REMOVED – BIDS DONT WORK AS YOU ARE TOLD! If the BID model continues to proliferate, the commons that make a city great could be completely at the disposal of a single class, one that’s inherently opposed to discourse and organizing. Is this NOT what the 3rd ave BID is doing? And while cities like New York, Raleigh, San Francisco, and Phoenix are all in a rush to expand these…
The CRAP continues
67th and 3rd off Senator street. Our city is descending into a medieval place! A HOMELESS person CRAPPED on a residents car – they called police, police did NOTHING! Thank you elected officials – its time to stop the madness – vote them all out of office Will a BID TAX remove this? NO!!!!!!!!!