Jack Weinstein: Downtown tax to be discussed
Meeting Wednesday about potential to fund business improvement district
January 24, 2012
Steamboat Springs — The first public meeting to discuss a potential downtown property tax to fund the existing business improvement district is scheduled for Wednesday.
Mainstreet Steamboat Springs Manager Tracy Barnett said the tax would be subject of Mainstreet's Economic Restructuring Committee meeting at 11:30 a.m. upstairs at Harwigs/L'Apogee.
Committee members will decide whether to ask property owners, business owners and residents in the area from about Third to 13th streets and Yampa to Oak streets in downtown Steamboat about the tax.
A vote to provide a funding source for the district failed by six votes in 2007.
The property tax revenue could help fund the Mainstreet program, marketing and promotion of the downtown district and services for the businesses, Barnett said. She said that's up to the property owners and business owners in the district.
Barnett said she wants to hear what their questions and concerns are.
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Jack Weinstein's column appears periodically in the Steamboat Today. Contact him at 970-871-4203 or jweinstein@SteamboatToday.com.