The Downtown Development Authority had approved the structure of the BIDs board of directors last week, saying as many as six members of the board could come from the DDA.
The commission changed the language Monday to allow only four DDA members on the BID board. The other six will consist of two real property owners, two business owners, one staff member of the Rome Finance Department and one city commissioner who serves on the DDA.
Roger Wade, a local business owner, spoke to the commission Monday, requesting that more BID representatives come from outside the DDA.
Commissioners scheduled another first reading for their Jan. 2 meeting, to be followed by a public hearing and vote at the next meeting.
Also at Mondays meeting:
Included in the budget is $26.4 million for general fund revenues and expenses. The city expects to collect $7,683,500 in ad valorem taxes, a 2.7 percent increase over 2006. The tax rate is not expected to change in 2007. Commissioners also recognized the finance department for its 18th year in receiving a Certificate of Excellence in its 2005 audit.