By Rudo Mungoshi
Johannesburg - The City of Johannesburg has called on members of the public to submit written suggestions on whether City Improvement Districts (CIDs) should be set up in residential areas.
CID spokesperson, Nthatisi Modingoane, says the city has been petitioned for the establishment of CIDs in purely residential areas, according to the city's official website.
"We have received numerous requests from the public to set up CIDS in residential areas. This new trend raises a number of legal and policy issues and the city would like to make a well-informed decision on whether or not to support such CIDs."
A CID is a partnership between the city and the private sector aimed at improving the management of the urban environment to benefit owners, tenants and visitors.