A Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District (SSMID) is a financing mechanism used to fund district-specific improvements and services to supplement, not replace, existing municipal services.  A designated district is able to levy taxes on commercial and industrial properties within the district boundary.  A designated district is self-imposed and self-governing.  Non-commercial, non-industrial properties are exempt from paying the assessment.  These properties can voluntarily contribute to the SSMID funds or can volunteer to be assessed. 

 The Czech Village/New Bohemia SSMID will improve the neighborhood and the Cedar Rapids community in a variety of ways:

  • Economic development
  • Communications and Advocacy
  • Capital Improvements
  • Enhanced Maintenance
  • Parking/Transportation Management

CVNB SSMID Commission meetings are open to the public and are held the third Monday of each month from 8:30-9:30am.

The next regular meeting will be held March 19, 2018,  8:30am at CSPS Hall (1107 3rd St SE).

CVNB SSMID Commission Members

Craig Byers, Chair

James Piersall, Vice-Chair

Lijun Chadima

Jessalyn Holdcraft

Stephanie Jelinek

Pamela Lewis

Ana McClain

Chad Pelley

Robert Schaffer