The Downtown Improvement District (DID) is bounded by the shoreline of Lake Champlain, Pearl Street, South Winooski Avenue and Maple Street. The Church Street Marketplace District is inside the DID. The DID was created to provide a funding source for 2 Hours of Free Parking. Non-residential property owners in the DID pay a 9 cent tax that funds a portion of the cost of two hours free parking program for the City’s three municipal parking garages. The City of Burlington, through its Department of Public Works, pays the other portion of the cost. Any increase in the tax must be authorized by the City Council upon recommendation of the Church Street Marketplace Commission. Revenues collected are for the purpose of providing a parking program, offering not less than two free hours of parking.