FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 29, 2005
MAYOR BLOOMBERG SIGNS LEGISLATION CREATING MADISON/23RD STREET/FLATIRON/CHELSEA BID AND INCREASING EXPENDITURES FOR THREE BIDS AND SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS FOR 13 BIDS
Remarks by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg at a Public Hearing on Local Laws
“The next four bills before me today all relate to Business Improvement Districts (also known as BIDs). One bill creates a new BID and the three others increase the annual expenditures in thirteen BIDs and one special assessment district.
“Introductory Number 345 is sponsored at the request of the administration by Council Members Weprin, Quinn, Lopez, Reed, Sanders, and the Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum. This bill establishes the Madison/23rd/Flatiron/Chelsea BID. This will be the City’s 53rd BID and will greatly enhance services provided in the area.
“Introductory Numbers, 751, 762, and 763 are sponsored by Council Members Weprin, Gerson, Nelson, Sanders, Seabrook, and Jackson. They increase the amount to be expended in the following districts:
“These increases of annual expenditures will help to further expand, reinforce and strengthen existing core services currently provided by BIDs in these areas.
“I would like to thank Department of Small Businesses Services and the Council for their work on this bill.”
Edward Skyler / Jordan Barowitz (212) 788-2958