David Arista of Arista Wine Cellars and chair of Business Improvement District (BID) committee for downtown Edmonds will be speaking about the proposed BID at the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary meeting Tuesday, Sept. 20. The meeting starts at 7 a.m. at the Edmonds Yacht Club, 326 Admiral Way.
Business Improvement Districts are designed to aid general economic development and to facilitate merchant and general business cooperation. A BID petition is currently being circulated requesting that the Edmonds City Council establish the Downtown Edmonds BID. The petition must be signed by enough business owners to meet 60 percent of the total assessed square footage.
Arista will discuss the status of the petition, explain further the purpose of the BID, how a BID functions and how it relates to both the city and the Chamber of Commerce.