Forming a GBD is a robust and democratic public campaign that includes extensive community engagement.
The GBD formation initiative is currently on a summer hiatus, but we are hoping to re-engage with community outreach in Fall 2018. If this process continues to move forward, the outreach process will culminate in a district-wide petition to initiate a district-only special ballot election, both of which require minimum percentages of supportive votes of the property owners within the proposed district in order to form the GBD. See Formation Process for more details.
From September through December 2017, biweekly public meetings enabled the community to weigh in on what the district should provide, how it should be governed and other important questions. Through this transparent and grassroots process, meeting participants co-created the GBD's draft Management Plan.
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