Redding council votes to dissolve downtown business district

May 8, 2015 12:51 PM by News Staff

The Redding City Council will meet in two weeks to adopt an ordinance that would dissolve the Downtown Redding Business District.

Business owners in downtown Redding, who asked to remain anonymous, say the individuals who ran the DRBA wanted what was in their best interest, not Redding's.

The business improvement district was created to make downtown Redding a safer place to walk, and shop. However, sources close to the DRBA told Action News Now they were silenced during meetings, and had no say in how they could improve the community.

Not all of the community is in favor of dissolving the group though, may cite the fact that the DRBA brings in $35,000 a year from roughly 350 businesses, and over the years has helped restore the Cascade Theater, coordinate big events and hang light pole banners.

A lot of people say the district's elimination could have a negative effect on the current efforts to revitalize downtown Redding.


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