The Winston-Salem City Council has set an October public hearing for the proposed downtown business improvement district tax:

The district would impose a tax on downtown property owners, with the proceeds going for things designed to make downtown a better place: extra cleaning crews, roaming safety patrols, and other enhancements including money for promotion and beautification.

The council did not discuss the proposal Monday night, but had considered it last week during a finance committee meeting chaired by Council Member Wanda Merschel.

Again, Greensboro has had a BID tax for quite some time, with the administering by a downtown nonprof not always going so smoothly.