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Local Improvement Districts

A Local Improvement District (LID) is a legal district established by state law to benefit a specific area. Districts issue bonds to finance improvements such as sidewalks and sewer systems, then levy assessments on real estate in the affected area to repay funds. A LID is a method by which a group of property owners can share in the cost of transportation infrastructure improvements or other types of public improvements, such as installing water and sanitary sewer lines. Most LIDs involve improving a street, building sidewalks, and installing a stormwater management system. An LID can also be used to install sidewalks on existing streets that previously have been accepted for maintenance by the City.

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