If the function of the BID is to provide services that overlap those already provided by the city, then it doesn't seem logical to create a new bureaucracy and overhead to administer services already provided by the city.
If the BID is going to employ street cleaners, and the city employs street cleaners, then it seems like the tax money that would go to the BID could just as easily go to the city without a second administration.
Residents and businesses of Asheville can already make their desires known to city staff. These desires will not find a faster fruition otherwise. The BID is inefficient.
— Jon King