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Business & Industrial Development Authority

PURPOSE, POWERS, AND OVERVIEW

OF THE CITY OF COLLEGE PARK

BUSINESS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (BIDA)

 

Purpose:

The Authority was created by an Act of the General Assembly in 1980 to: 


Acquire, construct and operate public projects, buildings, and facilities….with the right to lease or sell any such real property;


Attain development and promote general welfare, trade, commerce, industry, and employment opportunities;


Ascertain and designate blighted areas and address these areas through tools like acquisition and disposition.

 

Powers:

Authority to acquire, develop, lease, sell, and dispose of real and personal property, to contract for and develop projects necessary or convenient to accomplish BIDA’s corporate purposes. To accept loans and borrow money and issue negotiable revenue bonds.

 

Overview:

The College Park Business and Industrial Development Authority, also know as the Clearly College Park Development Authority, was established primarily as a financing mechanism to further the community’s economic development initiatives. The tools available to this end include the disposition of real estate, public-private financing (bonds, payments-in-lieu-of taxes) and other incentives. Seven members comprise the Board – the Mayor and members appointed by Mayor and Council of College Park.

 
BIDA 2022 Meeting Agenda Schedule.pdf



Clearly College Park BIDA Board Members


                        Mayor Motley Broom    Councilman Allen
                 Bianca Motley Broom, Mayor       Ken Allen, Mayor Pro-Team                                          

 
 Jamelle McKenzie Aminata Bojang   Dr. Anita Brown Catus         Mrs. Selissa Jefferson    Leslie Zinn
  Jamelle McKenzie      Aminata Bojang        Dr. Anita Brown Catus       Mrs. Selissa Jefferson.      Leslie Zinn
  BIDA Board Chair    BIDA Board Member     BIDA Board Member.        BIDA Board Member    BIDA At-Large
  Ward I                 Ward II                  Ward III                      Ward IV