City announces meeting to determine fate of BID

By Cameron Rasmusson
Reader Staff

If you have an opinion about the Sandpoint Business Improvement District, the time to share it is coming up soon.

The city announced last week that it will hold several listening sessions to gather public opinion about the BID. Roger Woodworth of Mindset Matters, an independent consulting firm, will engage business owners to assess the current situation and establish consensus on a direction for the future. The feedback will inform the Sandpoint City Council’s decision on the fate of the BID, which is expected in  July or August.

“It is critical that all of the businesses in the BID participate in this effort so we can get to the end result that reflects the desires and needs of the majority of the businesses within the district.  It is clear that the current model and structure is not working,” said City Administrator Jennifer Stapleton.

The listening sessions are scheduled for 2-4 p.m., May 15, at the Little Panida Theater; 7-9 p.m., May 15, at Pend d’Oreille Winery; 7-9 a.m., May 16, at Cedar Street Bistro; 11 a.m.-1p.m., May 16, at Jalapeno’s banquet room; 2-4 p.m., May 22, at the Little Panida Theater; 7-8 p.m., May 22, at the Pend d’Oreille Winery; and 7-9 a.m., May 23, at Cedar Street Bistro.

A limited number of individual interviews will also occur. To participate in one, call Melissa Ward at the city at  208.263.3317 or [email protected]

If you have an opinion about the Sandpoint Business Improvement District, the time to share it is coming up soon.

The city announced last week that it will hold several listening sessions to gather public opinion about the BID. Roger Woodworth of Mindset Matters, an independent consulting firm, will engage business owners to assess the current situation and establish consensus on a direction for the future. The feedback will inform the Sandpoint City Council’s decision on the fate of the BID, which is expected in  July or August.

“It is critical that all of the businesses in the BID participate in this effort so we can get to the end result that reflects the desires and needs of the majority of the businesses within the district.  It is clear that the current model and structure is not working,” said City Administrator Jennifer Stapleton.

The listening sessions are scheduled for 2-4 p.m., May 15, at the Little Panida Theater; 7-9 p.m., May 15, at Pend d’Oreille Winery; 7-9 a.m., May 16, at Cedar Street Bistro; 11 a.m.-1p.m., May 16, at Jalapeno’s banquet room; 2-4 p.m., May 22, at the Little Panida Theater; 7-8 p.m., May 22, at the Pend d’Oreille Winery; and 7-9 a.m., May 23, at Cedar Street Bistro.

A limited number of individual interviews will also occur. To participate in one, call Melissa Ward at the city at  208.263.3317 or [email protected]

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