DOWNTOWN IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT GUIDELINES
Courtesy of the City Auditor and Clerk
Establishment: Ordinance No. 08-4832 created the Downtown Improvement District, hereinafter referred to as the District. The District is created pursuant to authority set forth in Section 189.4041, Florida Statutes (2008). The District shall be a dependent special district of the City of Sarasota, Florida.
Board Membership - Qualifications and Other Requirements:
a) The District shall be governed by a Board of five members. Each member of the Board of Directors of the District shall be a non-residential property owner subject to ad valorem taxation within the District.
b) In the event the non-residential property owner subject to ad valorem taxation within the District is a corporation, partnership or any other non-natural person, one individual with executive authority within said entity may become a member of the Board of Directors of the District.
c) The Board shall be appointed by the City Commission of the City from a list of qualified applicants who have notified the City Auditor and Clerk of the desire to be a member of the Board. Any non-residential property owner subject to ad valorem taxation within the District may notify the City Auditor and Clerk of his or her desire to be a member of the Board.
d) The City Commission makes appointments from submitted applications.
e) No person shall serve on more than one Board simultaneously unless special board membership requirements, pertaining to special qualifications of members, warrant an exception.
f) The Board of Directors shall serve for a three-year term, except for appointments to fill an unexpired term resulting from a vacancy in office.
g) The Board consist of five members.
i) The Board typically meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday in Room 112 at City Hall. Special meetings are called as necessary.
Contact Person: Steven Stancel (Neighborhood and Development Services), 954-4229
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