To consider the report of the Director of City Development that sets out the proposal for supporting the renewal of the Business Improvement District for Leeds City Centre, for a second term. The purpose is to enable Executive Board to give due consideration to the recommendations in the report and to affirm the Council’s support for a City Centre BID for 2020 – 2025.
The Director of City Development submitted a report which presented a proposal for the Board to support the renewal of the Business Improvement District (BID) for Leeds City Centre, for a second term (2020 – 2025).
(a) That approval be given to the renewal ballot of LeedsBID in accordance with the role of the Local Authority, as set out in the BID Regulations 2004, and that confirmation be provided that the Council is satisfied that the renewal proposals do not conflict with existing Council Policy;
(b) That the draft renewal Business Plan, as appended to the submitted report, be noted, with it also being noted that the completed business plan will be presented to Executive Board for Council support in September 2019, at which point Leeds City Council will determine its voting intention in the pending ballot;
(c) That approval be given to the Baseline Services Agreement and the Operating Agreement, as appended to the submitted report, which provides a commitment to maintain provision of quality services in the BID area;
(d) That the arrangements for the Council to operate the renewal ballot, as detailed within the submitted report, be approved;
(e) That the stages and timescales required to implement the related decisions on this matter, as outlined within the submitted report and the above resolutions, be noted, with it also being noted that the Head of City Centre Management will be responsible for the implementation of such matters.