TBID Expansion & Renewal
The City Council is conducting a public hearing on the proposal to renew and expand the Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) city-wide.
TBIDs were created by the legislature to provide a local funding source to promote tourism and recruit visitors, meetings, conferences and events.
- All TBID dollars collected are spent locally.
- TBID funds can only be spent to aid in tourism, promotion and marketing for the general benefit of ratepayers in the district.
- TBIDs are governed by board of trustees composed of property owners in the district. By law, the Director of Destination Missoula must be the TBID Director.
- TBID Board meetings are open to the public.
The petitioners have proposed to renew and expand the district city-wide. More about the TBID...
If the proposal is approved, hotel and motel properties in the district will be subject to an assessment per occupied room night. The current assessment is $2.
The City received a petition signed by over 60% of the area of the proposed properties in the district. This petition is required by state law to start the process to consider renewal and expansion of the district.
- The proposal is to expand the TBID to include all hotel/motel properties in city limits that have over 7 units. If a new hotel/motel is constructed during the duration of the district, or if City limits expand to include a property that is currently not in the district, those facilities would be subject to TBID fees.
- The current TBID district expires in 2020 unless it is renewed.
Everyone is invited to attend the public hearing to comment on the proposal.
If you support the district, there is no action required. If you wish to let Council members know you support the proposal, you can attend the public hearing and/or e-mail them.
The City Council cannot take any further action on the proposed district for one year if a written protest against the district’s renewal and expansion is filed by:
1. owners of property within the proposed district having a taxable valuation, when aggregated, that represents more than 50 percent of the total taxable valuation of assessed properties within the district; or
2. over 50 percent of the owners of property within the district.Under state law, property owners may protest the renewal and expansion of the district.
- be in writing
- include the name and address of the hotel/motel property
- be signed and include a statement of the signatory’s qualifications to sign a protest on behalf of the owner or property (ie. John Smith, President and authorized agent to sign for ABC Holdings, LLC)
- identify the action being protested
- be delivered to the City Clerk Office, 435 Ryman St., Missoula, MT 59802 no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, May 13, 2019. Protests may transmitted via e-mail, but they must meet the requirements above