Some Chinatown property owners can expect a combined tax credit of $300,000 from the Dept. of Finance.
Property owners say they are being forced to pay more taxes than they owe to support the Chinatown BID.
The Council voted 50-0 to support the creation of a Chinatown Business Improvement District.
The city is spending the money earmarked for Chatham Square on other downtown projects.
Neighbor efforts to rid Kimlau Square of skaters and cyclists have led to more seating in the busy public plaza.
The city recently installed "No Skateboarding" signs in the public plaza and will add guards to prevent skating.
A group pushing for the creation of a Chinatown BID conditionally offered to cover street cleaning costs through July.
Chatham Square has become a haven for rogue riders, threatening the safety of Chinatown pedestrians, locals say.
A plan to tax owners to pay for street cleaning in Chinatown gets mixed reactions in the neighborhood.
Organizations within the Chinatown Working Group worry that the city will have too much say in a rezoning plan.
Ray LaHood tells Chinatown Working Group he will contact Dept. of Homeland Security.
More than one third of the Civic Center's open space is restricted by bollards, fences and police officers.
Downtown residents and workers will need to use a new entrance to the bridge now that one has been blocked by Ground Zero work.
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