Downtown Improvement Committee

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Board Description


There shall be a downtown improvements committee consisting of eleven members, who shall advise the mayor as to how to appropriate the funding for downtown improvements. The final determination of what purpose or purposes the funding shall be used for shall be determined by the mayor and the board of aldermen through the regular budget process. The Committee shall also provide recommendations on matters impacting downtown.  The members of the committee appointed by the mayor shall serve for three-year terms. The initial appointments shall be made for terms of one, two, and three years so that the members’ terms will be staggered. The members of the committee shall be as follows: (1) The economic development director, whose term shall be commensurate with his or her employment with the city. (2) The mayor shall appoint and the board of aldermen shall confirm four members who shall be city residents, and at least one of those four residents shall live within the Downtown – 1 zoning district. (3) The mayor shall appoint and the board of aldermen shall confirm four members who shall be any of the following: consumers of businesses or non-profits located within the Downtown -1 zoning district; business owners or employees of businesses located within the Downtown – 1 zoning district; non-profit employees or volunteers doing work within the Downtown – 1 zoning district; owners of property located within the Downtown – 1 zoning district; or residents that live within the Downtown – 1 zoning district. (4) The Mayor shall appoint and the Board of Aldermen shall confirm two additional members who are either a City resident who lives within the Downtown - 1 zoning district, or a business owner of a business located within the Downtown 1 zoning district (5) The Mayor shall appoint and the Board of Aldermen shall confirm two alternate to the Committee one who meets the requirements of subsection B(2) and one who meets the requirements of subsection B(3) and (6)The committee shall also have a non-voting aldermanic liaison and alternate who shall be appointed by the President of the Board of Aldermen.”

About the Committee


There shall be a downtown improvements committee consisting of nine members, who shall advise the mayor as to how to appropriate the funding for downtown improvements. The final determination of what purpose or purposes the funding shall be used for shall be determined by the mayor and the board of aldermen through the regular budget process.