Mission Statement: Improve the Downtown Core of the City of Sarasota
The Sarasota Downtown Improvement District (DID) was created November 2008, by City ordinance adopted by the Sarasota City Commission at the request of an ad hoc committee of downtown commercial property owners. The DID has a variety of goals, powers and authority granted in the ordinance to improve the Downtown Core of the City of Sarasota and is governed by a board of five members, who are non-residential property owners subject to ad valorem taxation within the District and are appointed by the City Commission.
Purpose Of This Website: Provide a one-stop information source for DID taxpayers and other interested parties. This is the place to find out the DID's mission, long term goals and short term objectives, and how and why it was formed. Most importantly, this is where you can find how the DID tax is being spent for the benefit of its tax payers.
DOWNTOWN IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT - CITY OF SARASOTA, FLORIDA