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File #: 170431    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: IN COMMITTEE
File created: 5/4/2017 In control: Committee on Rules
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Establishing a business improvement district encompassing certain taxable (for real estate tax purposes) hotels within the boundaries of the City and County of Philadelphia, to be known as the Philadelphia Hospitality Improvement Levy District (the "District"); designating the Philadelphia Hospitality Improvement Levy District Corporation to serve as Neighborhood Improvement District Management Association (the "NIDMA") for the District; approving a plan for the District, including a list of proposed programs and services related to the development and promotion of the hotel and tourism industry in the City and County of Philadelphia and their estimated cost, and providing for special assessment fees to be levied on affected property owners within the District to fund such programs and services; authorizing the Director of Commerce, on behalf of the City, to execute an agreement with the NIDMA for the District; and authorizing the NIDMA to assess affected property owners within the Dis...
Sponsors: Councilmember Green
Indexes: PHILADELPHIA HOSPITALITY IMPROVEMENT LEVY DISTRICT
Attachments: 1. 170431 - Exhibt Set, As Introduced.pdf, 2. Bill No. 17043100.pdf
Title
Establishing a business improvement district encompassing certain taxable (for real estate tax purposes) hotels within the boundaries of the City and County of Philadelphia, to be known as the Philadelphia Hospitality Improvement Levy District (the "District"); designating the Philadelphia Hospitality Improvement Levy District Corporation to serve as Neighborhood Improvement District Management Association (the "NIDMA") for the District; approving a plan for the District, including a list of proposed programs and services related to the development and promotion of the hotel and tourism industry in the City and County of Philadelphia and their estimated cost, and providing for special assessment fees to be levied on affected property owners within the District to fund such programs and services; authorizing the Director of Commerce, on behalf of the City, to execute an agreement with the NIDMA for the District; and authorizing the NIDMA to assess affected property owners within the District and collect or cause to be collected special assessment fees to be used in accordance with the approved plan; all in accordance with the provisions of the Community and Economic Improvement Act.

Body
WHEREAS, Council of the City of Philadelphia is authorized by the Community and Economic Improvement Act, Act of December 21, 1998, P.L. 1307, No. 174 (53 P.S. ยง18101 et seq.), as heretofore amended, including by Act of May 24, 2016, No. 32 and the Act of May 24, 2016, No. 28 and as the same may be further amended, restated, or supplemented from time to time (as so amended, the "Act"), to establish, by ordinance, business improvement districts and to designate certain entities to impose special assessment fees and administer programs and services within such districts in order "to promote and enhance more attractive and safer commercial, industrial, residential and mixed-use neighborhoods; economic growth; increased employment opportunities; and improved commerci...

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