The Cheyenne City Council Finance Committee is scheduled to consider a mill levy special election for the Downtown Development Authority on Monday.

The proposal calls for a special election on October 20 on whether to levy a tax of 20 mills on business owners in the downtown for four years. The money would be used to fund Downtown Development Authority programs.

The DDA was created to promote downtown business growth. Many critIcs see the DDA as an organization that doesn't actually do very much.

But Amy Surdam, who took over leadership of the DDA earlier this year, says it actually does a lot to promote downtown businesses, adding some of the efforts don't get a lot of publicity or recognition.

The Finance  Committee will meet Monday at 11 a.m. at the city Municipal Building at 2101 O'Neil Avenue in Cheyenne