LYNN HAVEN — The Lynn Haven Commission parted ways with its downtown improvement organization, Main Street, at a special meeting Tuesday, voting unanimously to dissolve the nonprofit corporation.
The disbandment of Main Street, however, will come with the creation of an advisory board to carry a similar mission, without a nonprofit designation or city-crafted budget.
The commission began discussing a new path for Main Street about a month ago, when Mayor Margo Anderson relayed concerns from residents regarding the organization’s structure and funding, which was drawn almost exclusively from the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).
“I’ve had a great deal of citizen input about the Main Street organization,” Anderson said Friday. “They have not felt like it’s been a transparent situation.”
Lynn Haven City Manager Joel Schubert also recommended disbanding the 5-year-old nonprofit to eliminate any redundancy between Main Street and the CRA.