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Attention SID Members

That the SID has done nothing for.

The provision in the state code that allows the creation of Special Improvement Districts says this:

40:56-72. Financing and assessment to properties especially benefited; list
A pedestrian mall or special improvement district ordinance may provide that all costs of development, construction and acquisition relating to the creation of a pedestrian mall or provision of improvements for a special improvement district, as the case may be, shall be financed and assessed to properties especially benefited thereby* as provided generally by R.S. 40:56-1 et seq., and the ordinance shall list and describe, by lot and block numbers and by street addresses, all properties to be assessed for the pedestrian mall or special district improvements, as the case may be.

*my italics


  1. Tom Burke wrote:

    Just as I said at the hearings….I guess there are those on council who just don’t care what the regulations or code says…….the do what they want. Do you really think the Mayor was undecided about this as he indicated? The hearing was not held in accordance with the agenda presented in section 34 of our code, should we ask for a new hearing based on the fact that the first one was really illegal? That is what I wanted to do prior to the hearing on the 15th, but was persuaded by good argument not to proceed along those lines. Unfortunately the rational presented to me did not turn out….is it too late>
    I don’t think so, if you agree, contact me.

    Friday, May 24, 2013 at 8:14 am | Permalink
  2. admin wrote:

    I think there were some technical inconsistencies with the code but big enough to try to stop the hearing. Besides, so many people came out to speak on both sides. It would not have been right to turn them away again, like they did when they delayed the SID budget the last time.
    You did a great service, Tom, by unearthing this.
    My thinking is that maybe some involuntary members of the SID could share the legal cost and sue their way out of it.

    Friday, May 24, 2013 at 9:40 am | Permalink

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