A final vote on the creation of a downtown management district has been pushed back until May 7.
The Urban County Council was expected to take a final vote Thursday, but a minor wording change in the ordinance meant a final reading had to be delayed to give the ordinance its required two readings.
The proposed district would assess a new tax on properties within the boundaries of Midland Avenue, High Street, parts of Second Street and Newtown Pike. The district comprises 567 parcels.
If approved, property owners in the district would pay a tax of 10 cents per $100 of assessed value. The new district would collect the taxes and spend the money to make downtown cleaner, safer and more welcoming, backers say.
Lexington is one of the few cities of its size without a management district.
Opponents of the proposal say that an additional tax is not needed and that the city government already should be providing those services.