Thatcher Imboden, past president of the Uptown Association, writes an article on the management of Special Service Districts in Minneapolis:
Minneapolis business districts struggle to provide cost-effective, responsive district services, like snow removal from sidewalks, holiday lighting, graffiti removal and more.
The City should allow business districts to have the option to self-manage the services provided to the City for three primary reasons:
1. Local management can be more responsive than the current city managed system
2. Local management can be more cost effective
3. Local management can provide better financial transparency and budgeting
You can read the full article here: