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ABOUT US

WHAT IS A CID?

A Community Improvement District (CID) is a self-taxing district that uses additional property tax dollars to improve its district with beautification, infrastructure, and public safety improvement projects. CIDs are comprised of private, non-exempt commercial properties zoned as Office/Industrial and Retail properties. Residential and multi-family properties are not taxable by a CID. It is one of the most powerful and successful public-private partnerships today, which consists of business, government, and community working collaboratively with a joint vision for the district.

Community Improvement Districts are formed through the enactment of a resolution by the local governing body, DeKalb County. Prior to enactment, the Tax Commissioner must certify that the required CID formation criteria have been met. The Georgia Constitution sets forth the following conditions precedent to the creation of a CID: A simple majority, 50% plus 1, of CID-eligible property owners must consent to participating in the CID, and 75% of the value of CID-eligible properties within the district must consent to participating in the CID.

CID revenue is set as a portion of the property tax and the millage rate is set by the commercial property owners. Funds are collected by the County Tax Commissioner and disbursed to the CID’s Board of Directors. The CID Board of Directors consists of property owners within the district who are elected by the district’s property owners and appointed by the Board of Commissioners. CIDs have full authority over the use of these funds.

Why Join The East Metro CID?

Commercial and industrial property owners in the East Metro CID can help to make a positive impact on the community by consenting to participate in the CID. There are numerous benefits including, but not limited to, the following:
  • Have a voice at the table in East Metro CID
  • Receive an estimated 10 to 1 Return On Investment (ROI) on all monies invested in the East Metro CID
  • Provide input on the initiatives funded by the East Metro CID
  • Ability to make improvements in owner’s respective property area
  • Increase in property value
  • Inclusion in a network of area businesses and property owners
  • Access to East Metro CID staff
  • Benefit from coordinated public relations efforts
  • Leverage funds to get local, state and federal grants

OUR BOARD

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Trichelle Simmons
CID Vice-Chair

The Law Office of Trichelle Griggs Simmons

Jarvis Green

Jarvis Green
Board Secretary

The Friendship Foundation

James Clausell

James Clausell
CID Treasurer

Clausell & Associates

2019 East Metro Board Meeting Schedule

Below are the dates for the East Metro Quarterly Board Meetings.  All meetings start at 8:00am held at the Community Achievement Center located at 4522 Flat Shoals Pkwy, Decatur, GA 30034.

        • Monday, February 11th
        • Monday, May 13th (2020 Millage Vote)
        • Monday, August 19th (Annual Board Elections)
        • Monday, November 4th ( 2020 Budget Vote)