The proceeds [of the municipal service tax] could also be used to pay for public health and safety services at events, the publication of a comprehensive shopping and dining guide and $10,000 for the annual Battleship Blast Fireworks presentation. The money could also be used for economic development, such as business recruitment or a matching grant for the improvements to the exterior of buildings.
Under this proposal, the revenue would be managed by the WDI Board and a property owners advisory committee.
[...]The proposal suggests WDI's executive committee select the advisory committee.
So, the group deciding where an estimated $385,093 annually will be spent will be composed of the WDI board and a group picked by the WDI board?
Last I checked WDI has not been elected to public office, and it seems suspect that we would put them in charge of such a large amount of public funds.