sbid: SBID (Springfield Business Improvement District). Established November 18, 1998, the SBID has heard the BID members call for an aggressive beautification plan which includes:
- cleaner streets and sidewalks,
- more attention to the aesthetics of downtown parks,
- historic buildings and care for new and existing trees,
- annuals and hanging baskets.
Through the SBID, local businesses band together to enhance City services and take public safety, community responsibility, and carefully planned growth to a new level.
It's a lean, well organized coalition of property owners, tenants, City officials and other groups with a stake in Springfield's success. Property owners pay fees set by their peers, our 11-member Board of Directors.
The City collects the funds but keeps them in a separate account, exclusively for the BID.