Local anarchists are speaking out against the proposed Business Improvement District. They are organized and making waves. An open letter from a few of them has been online for almost a day now. I agree with several of their well-stated points (e.g., the BID is plutocratic) as much as I disagree with others. I rather liked their insight that the BID is essentially the privatization of governance. The Mountain Xpress reproduced the letter. Hopefully the smorgasbord of ideas will give every member of council sufficient cause to vote against the BID.