“SD Council OKs revised payment plan for business districts” [La Jolla Light, 8/1]
The [San Diego] City Council voted to change the way money is distributed to Business Improvement Districts. The city had previosly collected assessments directly, but now the assessments will go straight to each BID, which will have to file reports to the city on their expenditures.

“Mobile market brings fresh produce to to ‘food deserts’” [Kansas City Star, 8/2]
The absence of a grocery store (the nearest is almost 2 miles away) and the lack of public transportation have left seniors in the Argentine neighborhood without easy access to fresh food. The Beans & Greens Mobile Market is filling the gap.

“Project to make area around Performing Arts Center stroll-worthy” [Kansas City Star, 8/1]
A new performing arts center in downtown is the catalyst for a set of downtown improvements aimed at encouraing a pedestrian-friendly atmosphere.

“Riders Will Race for Cash at First Birmingham Bike Festival “ [Birmingham Patch, 7/26]
The first such event organized by the Principal Downtown Shopping District will award cash prizes to cyclists and downtown.