FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 2, 2013
MAYOR BLOOMBERG SIGNS LEGISLATION AMENDING DISTRICT PLANS FOR THE MYRTLE AVENUE AND HUB/THIRD AVENUE BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS
Remarks by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg at a Public Hearing on Local Laws
“The next two bills before me amend the district plans for the Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District and the HUB/Third Avenue Business Improvement District.
“Introductory Number 964 is sponsored at the request of the Administration by Council Members Recchia, Arroyo, James and Koo and amends the district plan of the Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District to add services and modify existing services.
“Introductory Number 965 is sponsored at the request of the Administration by Council Members Recchia, Arroyo, Cabrera, James and Koo and amends the district plan of the HUB/Third Avenue Business Improvement District to add services and capital improvements, modify existing services, change the method of assessment upon which the district charge is based, and increase the maximum total amount to be expended for capital improvements in the district.
“Business Improvement Districts, also known as “BIDs,” are voluntarily formed community organizations that promote business development and improve the quality of life in neighborhoods across the City. Established by local law, BIDs are self-funded by local property owners and are overseen by the City’s Department of Small Business Services.
“BID assessments provide a variety of services, including sanitation, security, marketing and landscaping. The services provided to the community are essential to ensuring that small businesses, and the neighborhoods in which they operate, attract even more business owners, visitors, and residents.
“I would like to thank Small Business Services Commissioner Rob Walsh and his staff for working together with the Myrtle Avenue and HUB/Third Avenue BIDs to help strengthen and expand services in the community. I would also like to thank the City Council for approving this legislation.”
Marc LaVorgna/Evelyn Erskine (212) 788-2958
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