Volunteering to Be Taxed : Business Improvement Districts and the Extra-Governmental Provision of Public Safety

@inproceedings{Brooks2005VolunteeringTB,
  title={Volunteering to Be Taxed : Business Improvement Districts and the Extra-Governmental Provision of Public Safety},
  author={Leah R. Brooks},
  year={2005}
}
When the median voter's preference sets the level of local public goods, some voters are left unsatisfied. Is there an institution by which subsets of voters can resolve the collective action problem and increase the local provision of public goods? If so, what are the consequences? In response to problems such as crime and vandalism, neighborhood property owners have established Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) to provide local public goods. When a BID is approved by a majority of… CONTINUE READING
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