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Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell to Sign Legislation Renewing and Expanding Metropolitan Improvement District

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Courtesy of Thom Milkovic

Seattle – On Thursday, May 18, 2023, Mayor Bruce Harrell will sign legislation to renew and expand the Metropolitan Improvement District (MID) after it was unanimously passed (7-0) by the Seattle City Council. A core component of Mayor Harrell’s Downtown Activation Plan, 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.

To fund services downtown, the MID will collect $18 million in ratepayer assessments. 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.

The signing will be recorded and available to watch on the Seattle Channel after the event.

WHEN 10:00 a.m. — Thursday, May 18, 2023. 
WHO Mayor Bruce Harrell  
City Councilmember Sara Nelson  
City Councilmember Andrew Lewis  
Jon Scholes, President & CEO of Downtown Seattle Association  
Lisa Nitze, MID Ratepayer Advisory Board Chair  
Avery Barns, Owner of TASWIRA 
Cherrie Truncer, DSA Ambassador  
WHAT Bill signing and media event.