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SSA Designation Community Meetings

You’re Invited: Virtual Community Meetings

  • Meeting #1: Monday, May 10th at 5:00 pm via Zoom
  • Meeting #2: Thursday, May 13th at 12:00 pm via Zoom

    Meeting content will be the same at both
    • Special Service Areas, known as Business Improvement Districts or BIDs in other cities, are local tax districts that fund expanded services and programs through a localized property tax levy within contiguous areas. The enhanced services and programs are in addition to those currently provided through the City.

      SSA-funded projects typically include but are not limited to: public way maintenance and beautification; district marketing and advertising; business retention/attraction, special events and promotional activities; auto and bike transit; security; façade improvements; and other commercial and economic development initiatives.

      The City contracts with local non-profits, called Service Providers, to manage SSAs. Mayorally-appointed SSA Commissioners for each SSA district oversee and recommend the annual services, budget and Service Provider Agency to the City. There are currently 53 active SSAs in Chicago.  Learn more at


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