NBBA POSITIONS ON LOCAL ISSUES
NBBA POSITION OPPOSING GREATER NORTH BEACH BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT (BID)
It is the position of the NB Business Association as the sole representative of our entire North Beach commercial district that the expansion of the Top Of Broadway (BID) beyond it current boundaries of Broadway and the lower Columbus Ave corridors is not in the interest of our small business community at large in North Beach at this time.
We take this stand based upon several factors that we have researched, discussed and reviewed at our board meetings over several years and in the immediate passed at our very last board meeting this April 2nd 2019.
These factors are;
A greater North Beach BID would raise commercial rents significantly on the backs of our small business community and, by current law, force both landlords and businesses to participate without an individual option to opt out.
A greater North Beach BID would not produce any significant improvement in our commercial district that we, NBBA, have not already achieved and/or are doing and achieving positive results based on projects we are and have been working on for years.
A greater North Beach BID would allow city government and agencies to avoid their current mandated monetary and service support responsibilities to our small business community by creating and imposing yet another secondary overlapping tax burden on us for these same services that would yet again by managed by another SF City bureaucracy!
A BID in our greater North Beach commercial district can only be characterized in two ways at this time, UNNECESSARY AND UNACCEPTABLE!
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