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Mayor Harrell signs Metropolitan Improvement District renewal legislation
Mayor Harrell signs Metropolitan Improvement District renewal legislation

Mayor Bruce Harrell signed into law a renewed and expanded Metropolitan Improvement District (MID), advancing a core component of his Downtown Activation Plan. The mayor was joined by Councilmembers Andrew Lewis and Sara Nelson, the Downtown Seattle Association (DSA), Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED), and small business, civic, and community leaders to celebrate the legislation unanimously passed (7-0) by the Seattle City Council. 

The expanded MID will support cleaning and beautification initiatives, safety and hospitality services, art installations, events and activations, research and economic development, transportation and commuting services, and security. Established in 1999, the MID is one of 11 Business Improvement Areas (BIA) in Seattle and is managed by the Downtown Seattle Association (DSA). The MID offers a range of services across downtown neighborhoods, including Belltown, the Denny Regrade, the Retail Core, Pioneer Square, the Waterfront, West Edge, and, as a result of Mayor Harrell’s legislation, extended service boundaries including part of the stadium area. 

Mayor Bruce Harrell, City of Seattle
Andrew J. Lewis, Seattle City Councilmember
Sara Nelson, Seattle City Councilmember
Jon Scholes, President & CEO, Downtown Seattle Association
Lisa Nitze, MID Ratepayer Advisory Board Chair, Downtown Seattle Association
Avery Barnes, Owner, TASWIRA 
Cherie Truncer, Ambassador, Downtown Seattle Association


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