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Council gives the nod for CIDs in Eastlake Island and Newlands<p>​Eastlake Island City Improvement District and Newlands Community Improvement District were given the green light by Council on Friday, 31 May 2024. This followed on application submissions from these communities that outlined the necessity for CIDs in their areas, as well as their frameworks for delivering enhanced and supplementary municipal services to residents.</p><div>‘The approval of CIDs for Eastlake Island and Newlands demonstrates the City’s commitment to partner with communities and to empower residents to take initiatives in their own development. We support CIDs with strong business plans and clear goals for their areas and believe that they play an important role in promoting and safeguarding the interests of residents in these districts,’ said the City’s Deputy Mayor and Mayoral Committee Member for Spatial Planning and Environment, Alderman Eddie Andrews.</div><div><br></div><div>CIDs are established by communities in order to enhance and supplement municipal services:</div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>To improve safety in the public space</div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>To address social issues in a unified, cooperative and sustainable manner</div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>To improve, upgrade and protect the natural and built environment of the area.</div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>To provide additional cleansing and waste management</div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>To promote and safeguard the interests of residents and businesses in the area</div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>To promote inter-community collaboration, as well as with organisations; and</div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>To facilitate investment in the area and building investor confidence leading to support employment opportunities</div><div><br></div><div>The Newlands CID and Eastlake Island CID services will become effective from 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2029.</div><div><br></div><div>Both these areas provided sufficient evidence to justify the need for their individual CID needs and conducted the requisite public meetings, business plan submissions and exceeded 60% property owner’s consent.</div><div><br></div><div>‘It is important to reiterate that CIDs are established on request from the communities, and that at least 60% of property owners must support the CID proposal for a residential CID and 50% + 1 for a non-residential CID. The City can provide information to other communities who are interested in establishing their own city improvement districts, but this is not something the City can impose on any community. CIDs are funded from additional property rates levied on the municipal valuation of property owners within the boundary of a CID. Thus, the City collects the additional rates and pays these over to the CIDs on a monthly basis. These funds are then used by the CIDs to provide the additional services listed above, as outlined in their business plans,’ further explained Alderman Andrews.</div><div><br></div><div>The City oversees the levying of an additional rate on properties in that CID area in terms of section 22(1)(b) of the Local Government: Municipal Property Rates Act (MPRA), Act 6 of 2004.<br></div><div><br></div><div>More information on the CID concept can be found on the City`s website or an enquiry can be sent to the CID Branch at <a href="mailto:CityImprovement.Districts@capetown.gov.za">CityImprovement.Districts@capetown.gov.za</a> <br></div><div><br></div><div>High resolution photographs are available <a href="https://bit.ly/3Rr84dT">here.</a><br></div><div><br></div>2024-06-12T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#02e06764-1998-4487-8abe-883ff7d69e77;L0|#002e06764-1998-4487-8abe-883ff7d69e77|Newlands;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#63375bdb-6282-442f-be1f-2c1572b33077;L0|#063375bdb-6282-442f-be1f-2c1572b33077|CID;GP0|#a25dbcce-0f86-46f4-98bd-204411a5c083;L0|#0a25dbcce-0f86-46f4-98bd-204411a5c083|Council10

 

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