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Sarasota News Leader January 10, 2014 Page 50 Moran suggested the district could be expanded to encompass the same area as the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). "The DID tax at a full 2 mils would raise $1.3 million. That's enough to take on some game-changing projects like a downtown circulator, which could be a bridge to a permanent circulator," he said, referring to a past proposal for a type of trolley system. 'RUN IT UP A FLAGPOLE' In some respects, the DID and the downtown CRA serve the same purpose but approach it from different viewpoints. The DID is of-by-and-for downtown merchants to improve the shopping and dining experiences they offer. Cleaner and wider The DID paid for a major facelift on Main Street during the summer. Photo by Norman Schimmel

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