1. Business Improvement Districts in Western Massachusetts being challenged; economic development in flux in Springfield

    Business Improvement Districts in Western Massachusetts being challenged; economic development in flux in Springfield

    Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) were established through statewide legislation in the late 1990s to supplement municipal services and focus on the beautification of urban downtowns

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    1. Everyone puts out there that this casino is going to be the savior and solve all of our problems.
    2. For $1,600, I passed the cost along to my partners and tenants. I decided it wasn't worth the fight.
    3. Mine pays $1,500 a year. He tried to insist that I pay it, but I said no. I pay $10,000 in taxes each year, I don't pay fees.
    4. I think Don was an outstanding steward for the downtown; I wish he was still here. That's not to take anything away from Mr. Russell.
    5. The board will judge whether I'm performing or not, and, if I'm not they'll replace me. But I will give 110 percent.
    6. I'll find out what they like and what they don't like. if I can't provide the services they're looking for, I'll tell them why.
    7. It makes sense to look for overlaps to see how we might collaborate and do better by the downtown.
    8. She's an expert in federal and state regulations, as well as in urban renewal. She's all about the details.
    9. In our (casino) host agreement we have a new trash truck and funding for more police on the streets, so I'm not sure why the BID will need to do that. The BID will need to evolve, and we will have to figure out how.
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