Steamboat Pilot & Today: Downtown businesses should fund the BID
Author: The Steamboat Today Editorial Board - October 8, 2018 - Updated: October 8, 2018
This November, business owners are being asked to fund the Steamboat Springs downtown business improvement district, known as BID. Those who own property or operate a business in the downtown district are eligible to vote on a proposed 2.22 mill levy. In addition, businesses on Yampa Street and Lincoln Avenue that are located in the “premium zone” would be voting on a special frontage assessment of $10.29 per linear foot.
In all, there are 400 potential votes, and we urge those individuals and businesses to cast their ballots in favor of the BID funding measure.
Similar measures have been defeated twice before, in 2007 and 2014. But this time around, Main Street Steamboat Springs Executive Director Lisa Popovich — who is leading the effort, along with BID board members, who own property on Lincoln Avenue, Yampa Street and Oak Street — are taking the necessary steps to educate downtown business owners about the benefits of funding the downtown district.