What is the Hirafu BID/CID?

The CID/BID aims to make the area a pleasant place to live in and visit, which will also drive new business and consequently increase property values.

What is the CID/BID Levy (Buntankin) System?

The CID/BID aims to make the area a pleasant place to live in and visit, which will also drive new business to the area.

Community Improvement District (CID) - payable by all the building owners and some land owners

Business Improvement District (BID) - payable by commercial property owners.

The CID/BID aims to make the area a pleasant place to live in and visit, which will also drive new business to the area. The levies are to be used for community management:

  • Provide services for the benefit of the community, which are not covered by ordinary government services.
  • Collect necessary funds for such services/projects from every property owner in a fair, transparent manner.
  • Establish an organization to provide the services.

Ultimately, the CID/BID aims to make the area a pleasant place to live in and visit, which will also drive new business to the area. The BID/CID is established for a fixed period of time, and must work within a fixed budget on a specific set of activities. At the end of time, and new budget and activities must be voted on by the membership in order for the BID/CID to continue operating. The buildings subject to the BID levy are also subject to the CID levy.