Public Improvement Districts (PIDs) are a financing mechanism used to fund new developments and infrastructure improvements. PIDs are relatively easy to create and can be done by the local municipality. A majority of property owners within the district may petition a local government to create the district. Bonds can then be issued to fund a development or infrastructure improvements. Through an industry analysis and view of the current political environment, PIDs are certainly a beneficial mechanism to fund projects otherwise not feasible due to constraints on city budgets. Local elected officials will want PIDs monitored and only used in proper circumstances. This article explores this process through a potential developer.
Whitsell, John. 2020. "Public Improvement Districts: A Worthwhile Investment?." Certified Public Manager® Applied Research 1, (1). https://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/cpmar/vol1/iss1/5