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Delaware Code Title 22. Municipalities § 1501. Findings and declaration of policy

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The General Assembly hereby finds and declares that:

(1) Preserving and enhancing commercial enterprise in the traditional business centers of the cities and towns of Delaware are critical to the long-term financial well-being of the State;

(2) The availability of enhanced municipal services within Delaware's urban commercial centers, which result in significantly improved street and sidewalk sanitation, facilities and infrastructure maintenance and public security, serve as a magnet to the consuming public;

(3) Numerous cities and towns throughout the United States, including Philadelphia, Baltimore, Buffalo and Allentown, have successfully funded and witnessed the benefit of such enhancements through the creation of business improvement districts as authorized by State legislative enactment;

(4) The cost of the enhanced municipal services provided for within a business improvement district is funded exclusively by the principal beneficiaries thereof, the commercial enterprises within each such district, thereby avoiding further demand on the strained public treasury.

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