SUISUN CITY — The Suisun City Historic Waterfront Business Improvement District received unanimous support to continue its work on behalf of waterfront business at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.
Council members gave the district another year and adopted its operating budget for 2013.
“The BID continues to develop its resources,” said Scott Corey, the city’s marketing manager, as he presented the group’s budget to the council.
When Laura Cole-Rowe, of the Suisun City Historic Business Improvement District, got up to speak before the council, she noted that she didn’t have much to add to what Corey said. Councilman Sam Derting quickly motioned to adopt the resolutions. Councilwoman Jane Day seconded the motion.
Councilman Mike Segala had a question about the reserve funds. Cole and Corey provided the answer.
“We carry a reserve ever year,” Cole-Rowe said.
After the vote, Mayor Pete Sanchez offered praise for the agency.
“I am pleased the BID is able to serve the needs of our businesses,” he said. “I thank the BID for their great service.”
The agency was one of three that raised money by selling fireworks this summer. The profit from that effort is being used to offset costs for the upcoming Christmas at the Waterfront.
In the past year, the Suisun City Historic Waterfront Business Improvement District was instrumental in expanding two community events, the Mother’s Day Artisan Faire and the Waterfront Festival.
“They are judicious on controlling their expenses,” Corey said.
The council also unanimously approved two resolutions that bring traffic grants to pay overtime to Suisun City police officers to work sobriety checkpoints and participate in a distracted driving enforcement project.
Derting at the end of the meeting thanked the city staff and Suisun City residents for his eight years on City Council. Lori Wilson will start her four-year term at the next meeting, Dec. 4. Derting was defeated by Wilson and Segala in the Nov. 6 election for two City Council seats.
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