What is SSA?

Improving the Community

Special Service Areas (SSA), known as Business Improvement Districts or BIDs in other cities, are local tax districts that fund expanded services and programs through a localized property tax levy within contiguous areas. The enhanced services and programs are in addition to those currently provided through the City.

SSA-funded projects typically include but are not limited to: public way maintenance and beautification; district marketing and advertising; business retention/attraction, special events and promotional activities; auto and bike transit; security; façade improvements; and other commercial and economic development initiatives.

The City contracts with local non-profits, called Service Providers, to manage SSAs. Mayorally-appointed SSA Commissioners for each SSA district oversee and recommend the annual services, budget and Service Provider Agency to the City. There are currently more than 50 active SSAs in Chicago and 800 Nationwide.

SSA Services Include:

  • Maintain clean and attractive sidewalks
  • Holiday Decorations
  • Maintain monuments
  • Public Art
  • Marketing & Advertising Greektown neighborhood
  • Special Events
  • Seasonal landscaping & beautification
  • Trolley service
  • Strategic Planning

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2016 Meetings

Under the Illinois Open Meetings Act, 5 ILCS 120/2.02, 2.03, the Greektown Special Service Area Tax Commission #16 is hereby given notice of its public meetings for 2016 to be held at the SSA #16 office located at 306 S. Halsted Street, 2nd Floor Chicago,IL 60661 at 3:00PM.

Commissioners

  • Frank Caputo – SSA Chairman
  • Thomas Bonanno
  • Eve Moran
  • Lorraine Reiff-Liakouras
  • Marc Washor

2016 Greektown Sole Provider Agreement SSA 16

2017 Greektown Sole Provider Agreement SSA 16

Audit: 20132012

2016 Meeting Dates

2017 Meetings

Under the Illinois Open Meetings Act, 5 ILCS 120/2.02, 2.03, the Greektown Special Service Area Tax Commission #16 is hereby given notice of its public meetings for 2017 to be held at the SSA #16 office located at 306 S. Halsted Street, 2nd Floor Chicago,IL 60661 at 2:00PM.

2017 Meeting Dates

  • January 26,2017 – Minutes
  • February 23, 2017
  • March 23, 2017
  • April 27, 2017
  • May 25, 2017
  • June 22, 2017
  • July 13, 2017
  • August – No Meeting
  • September 28, 2017
  • October 26, 2017
  • November 16, 2017
  • December 7, 2017

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