The Cumberland Community Improvement District’s board voted Thursday to ask members of the 6.5-square-mile district whether it should increase its powers.
On May 28, the CID will call a caucus of its members, with all commercial property owners inside the district invited, to vote on broadening how the CID can spend the money it collects.
Members are also set to vote on filling two board slots and extending the life of the CID to 2024.
The CID was created in 1988.
At its Thursday meeting, the CID board voted 6-1 with Barry Teague opposed, to put a question on the ballot for the May meeting asking members if they’d like to see the taxes collected on their properties be used for “anything else that typically government would engage in, we would be entitled to do” including public safety, said Tad Leithead, board chairman.