What is an MSTU?
A Municipal Service Taxing Unit (MSTU) is a funding mechanism for community members to create a special taxing district to make improvements to their neighborhood and/or community area through approval of the Board of County Commissioners. The Bayshore Beautification MSTU advisory committee is comprised of communities members within the MSTU boundary. The committee meets monthly to discuss, plan, and approve capital improvement projects that are consistent with their enabling ordinance.
As of March 10, 2009 the Bayshore Beautification MSTU is staffed from the office of the Bayshore Gateway Triangle. The Advisory Board for the MSTU recommended the staffing switch from the Collier County Alternative Transportation Modes Department so that the work of the MSTU can be carried out by staff who work inside the MSTU district. The area served by the Bayshore Beautification MSTU is also served by the CRA and the two entities have a history of collaboration. Now, both entities share an office and staff. Much has been accomplished and their is more to come!