Business improvement district
A Business improvement district (BID)
is very similar to a residential community association
. These are associations of property owners, usually mandatory and forced through legislation, which have what is sometimes referred to as a private government
. BIDs typically provide services such as street and sidewalk cleaning and repair, auxiliary police
, parking, beautification, lighting, and various development projects. BIDs are commonly funded through taxation
There are 53 BIDs in New York State.
See also: off-budget enterprise, political science, residential community association