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Their BID is a Win

Citrus Heights, CA (MPG)   |  By Paul Scholl
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Community leaders show their support for the BID renewal by cheering on Travis Kimball, Chairman of the Board, as he points toward the future of the economic center of Citrus Heights. Photo by Paul Scholl

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Citrus Heights, CA (MPG) – Sunrise Marketplace has become a destination shopping area over the years, but it hasn’t been without a lot of hard work and diligent leadership. With many anchor stores, a clean environment, plenty of parking and inviting signage, shoppers can get pretty anything they want in Citrus Heights.

On December 11, Kathilynn Carpenter, Executive Director, and the board of directors held an open house to invite local businesses within the district to stop by Sunrise Mall to kick-off their campaign for a renewal of the property-based business improvement district. The current term ends December 31, 2021.

The timeline for the renewal was outlined at the event. It includes the Draft Management District Plan which happened in November, the petition campaign, which starts in January, and then a city council hearing in May of 2020.

The petition must obtain signed petitions from supporting property owners totaling more than 50% of the proposed total assessment.

A ballot and notice of public hearing will be mailed in May. The BID must receive more Yes ballots than No ballots, and the ballots are weighed by the assessment amount.

If the renewal campaign succeeds, adoption of the resolution for formation will be heard by the city council in June or July and will renew for a 10 year term.

Some of the community investments made by the district are the Firefighters Burn Institute Fill the Boot Drive raising over $2 million, collecting over 131,000 toys and 20,000 coats for families in need, 1,100 back packs and school supplies for underprivileged children, and the donation of almost $1 million in gift cards, cash, clothing and other donations. They have held over 500 events.

The current SMP BID has had a long history of successes for the community. You can read all about them at Sunrisemarketplace.com. Also see shopsmp.com to find out more about the district stores.