By Briana Bradley | ASU Downtown Devil
Calling it an overreach by state government, some downtown community members strongly criticized a bill signed by Gov. Doug Ducey last week that killed the Roosevelt Business Improvement District.
House Bill 2440, authored by Rep. Warren Petersen, R-Gilbert, requires a petition signed by owners of more than half the taxable property before the creation of a business improvement district.
The bill applies these new rules to the Roosevelt district and all business improvement districts formed after Jan. 1.