Tom Tresser offers the following:
“TIF 101” and how to organize around them – 11/11
It’s the graph that explains how Tax Increment Financing districts work. I added the EXTRA descriptions.
TIFs suck up property tax dollars and place them at the discretion of your mayor.
Those property tax dollars are then LOST to the local units of government that need them to operate.
How many TIFs are there in America?
No one knows.
We DO know there are over 1,200 TIF districts in Illinois and 148 in Chicago.
It’s a MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR scam that directly impacts all aspects of local government – but MOST especially – the operations of our public schools.
I’d like to invite you a “TIF 101” workshop aimed at educators and organizers.
We will meet on Saturday, November 11, from 10 am to 12:30 pm at the Loyola Law School in Chicago. Details and registration here. T
he cost is just $10.00 and attendees will be able to purchase copies of the book with $5 billion in answers – “Chicago Is Not Broke. Funding the City We Deserve” at half-price.
We will review the basics of how TIFs work and take a close look at their impacts across Chicago and Illinois.
We will share the insights gained by The TIF Illumination Project from seven years of research and from conducting 51 public meetings across the region in front of over 6,000 people.
This is a powerful issue that TURNS OUT people. It gets them energized. It gets them asking great questions.
And it gets people ready to be recruited into ongoing efforts around civic engagement, expanding public services and electoral politics.
I hope you can share this URL widely: https://tif_101-nov-2017.eventbrite.com.
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