Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Missouri State Rep. Burlison and Springfield City Councilmen Ibarra and Burlison to Hold Town-Hall Meeting Discussing Community Improvement Districts

A City news-release was generated to announce Councilmen Nick Ibarra and Doug Burlison, along with State Rep. Eric Burlison, "will co-host a Town Hall meeting focusing on the topic of Community Improvement Districts [CIDs] on Monday, Oct. 19."

The meeting, which will be held at the Brentwood Library, is open to the public. Doors open at 6 PM with the meeting scheduled to start at 6:30.

From the news-release:

Rep. Burlison, R-136, will open the forum with background on the state's role in CIDs, followed by Councilmen Ibarra and Burlison discussing the City of Springfield's involvement in CIDs....

The Councilmen will discuss proposals for signage notifying patrons at locations where CIDs are in effect in Springfield and Rep. Burlison will talk about ideas he is considering for CIDs at the state level.

There will also be a question and answer session at the end of the meeting.

The news-release advises, if you have questions about the meeting, you should contact Zone 1 Councilman Nick Ibarra at 773-9441.

The City also provided a link where you can find more information about the CIDs in Springfield.

The Brentwood Library is located at 2214 Brentwood Blvd.



Anonymous said...

This will be one to watch. Lots of hot air....not much substance from what I can tell.

Fred B. Ellison said...

This should be an interesting discussion. This state statute needs to be reviewed and possibly amended to eliminate some of the abuses that have occurred in Springfield and other communities around Missouri.

I will be there to listen and comment.

Jeremy D. Young said...

It seems rather consistent that anonymous commenters are loose with their insults and plentiful with their disparagements.

Maybe you should show up, be a good citizen and weigh in on the matter.

I have no excuse for not showing up as it's merely blocks from my house. I'm looking forward to it.

Thanks to Jackie for telling about it.

Jackie Melton said...

Thanks for your comment, Jeremy.

It does seem a bit unreasonable to pre-judge the townhall, as Anon 8:00 did, pronouncing it to be without much substance and a lot of hot air before the meeeting has even been held, doesn't it?

Whatever. I'm going to try to attend this one, myself, as I think there are very valid arguments made both for and against CIDs. It's a very philosophical discussion at its core.

The Libertarian Guy said...

What Jeremy and Jackie said!