Steps toward Starting a DDA

REVITALIZING DOWNTOWN -
WILL TAKE An UNIFED EFFORT

There are certain steps, determined by Colorado State Statutes, that must be taken in order to create a DDA. The City of Cañon City is a strong supporter of forming a DDA and is initializing the legal work and special election costs necessary to get started. Once formed, however, the DDA will function as an independent entity from the city.

Downtown
development Authority

HOW TO GET A DDA STARTED 

​​​Cañon City


  • INFORMING BUSINESS AND BUILDING OWNERS AND RESIDENTS
  • LEGAL WORK
  • DOWNTOWN DISTRICT BOUNDARIES ESTABLISHED
  • A GOVERNING BOARD APPOINTED BY THE MAYOR/GOVERNING BODY
  • A SPECIAL ELECTION TO APPROVE THE DDA AND FUNDING; ONLY DOWNTOWN BUSINESS OWNERS, BUILDING OWNERS AND RESIDENTS WITHIN THE DOWNTOWN BOUNDARIES ARE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE.

Downtown is a great place to be - and with a DDA the opportunities to work together, grow, and revitalize are exciting.