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Adjusting BID Approval Requirement: Giving Silent Property Owners a Voice

BySamantha Jones

Apr 4, 2024
Alexandria City Council deliberates on revising Business Improvement District vote to exclude absentee property owners

The proposed business improvement district (BID) in Old Town, Alexandria requires the support of 60% of properties within the proposed zone for approval. However, a new change is being considered that could exclude property owners who do not engage at all from that 60% requirement. City Council member John Chapman highlighted that over 200 property owners did not respond to the outreach for the Old Town BID, neither in favor nor against the proposal. Currently, remaining silent on the project is seen as not supporting it.

The goal is to provide those property owners with another opportunity to voice their opinions on the creation of the BID. If property owners choose to remain uninvolved, their properties would not be counted in determining the outcome of the BID. The City Council aims to prevent non-participating property owners from negatively impacting the establishment of the BID. Council member Sarah Bagley noted that some businesses support the BID idea, but their absentee owners have not expressed their views on the matter.

Council members expressed their support for adjusting the counting process to ensure that absent property owners do not influence the percentage of property owners in favor or against

By Samantha Jones

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