What Is a Ratepayer?
A Ratepayer is a business and/or property owner located within the 80-block boundaries of the Downtown Business Improvement District. Calculated on business size, square footage and location, Ratepayers pay an annual assessment to the City of Spokane who contracts with the Downtown Spokane Partnership to administer funds for management services based on oversight from the Ratepayer Advisory Board.
Benefits of Being a Ratepayer
BID programs focus on key areas making downtown a more desirable place for businesses, shoppers, residents and visitors. The Ratepayer Advisory Board decides how the money is spent and these allocations are reviewed annually. Similar to other BID’s across the country, the programs focus on clean, safe, marketing, transportation and economic growth.