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By Abraham Unger

This booklet examines how privatization has reworked towns, rather in the course of the function of industrial development Districts (BIDs) within the revitalization of America’s downtown. those public-private partnerships among homeowners and municipal govt have constructed retail strips around the usa into way of life and advertisement hubs. BIDs are non-profit group companies with the general public energy to tax and spend on prone of their districts, yet they're unelected our bodies usually working within the shadows of neighborhood govt. They paintings as brokers of monetary improvement, yet are they democratic? What do we study from BIDs concerning the responsibility of public-private partnerships, and the way they effect our lives as electorate? Unger explores those questions of neighborhood democracy and concrete political economic climate during this age of rampant privatization and the reinvention of neighborhoods.

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The DMA can sub-contract out any services, including managerial services, to other organizations. A staff person such as an Executive Director is hired by the board either as a consultant of regular employee to supervise daily administration. 13 Additionally, the board of directors must hold an annual public meeting open to all district residents at which the budget is presented. Tenants and owners are informed of this annual meeting by print invitation handed out as a flyer by BID staff or mailed.

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