The BID expires this year and must be re-authorized through a balloting process of the participating businesses. The assessment has been simplified from past years. The proposed BID is a simple fee of $21 per employee, per year. If approved, each business within 1/4 mile of the LINKS route will pay the fee as part of the annual Business License renewal process.

Nonprofits and businesses with three or fewer employees will be exempt from the BID.

Ballots will be mailed to all businesses within the LINKS BID in September 2014 and the balloting will last for 45 days. If the ballot is successful, approval of the BID will be considered at a Public Hearing of the San Leandro City Council in November 2014.