Check out this ten minute interview from Outside The Loop radio to get an overview of TIFs and a sneak preview of the 11th Ward TIF Illumination coming up on June 5.
Archive for the ‘Research’ Category
Despite a Bull’s playoff game 50 people came Room 43 on Monday, May 13 for the 4th Ward Illumination. Read the coverage at Progress Illinois. See the presentation and listen to the audio at SlideShare.
It’s time to shed some light on the 11 TIFs inside the 4th Ward. Join us on Monday, May 13 at 6pm at Room 43 to learn: - How much property tax is extracted from each TIF inside the ward - How much money FROM the ward was left in the TIFs at the end of 2011 - What projects inside the... Read more
Is your alderman on the list of sponsors of the Privatization Transparency Ordinance”? If so, call them and tell them to get it out of Alderman Mell’s committee and have voted on by the full City Council. The sponsor is 6th Ward Alderman, Roderick Sawyer. He said, upon introducing this bill in November of 2012, “I do not believe that there... Read more
Long time Rogers Park activist Don Gordon summarizes the TIF program from the point of view of transparency online at Chicago Now. When it comes to the lack of government transparency in Chicago, there’s no better poster child than the Tax Increment Financing program or TIF. The program was first recommended by the late Mayor Harold Washington back in the early... Read more
So we are seeing a lot about the Bus Rapid Transit project being pushed aggressively by the city and an impressive list of policy, planning and transit organizations. But wait, who is going to PAY for this new public service, using our streets, the full power and authority of the CTA and the federal government? Check out this answer from their... Read more
Check out this comprehensive article on the Chicago Infrastructure Trust from Next City. CivicLab co-founder Tom Tresser is the voice of dissent in the piece. But the presence of the ad by Mayer Brown under the picture of the Mayer says it all.
Join us at The Peoples Church on April 11 at 7pm when we Illuminate the six TIFs inside the 46th Ward. If the last five TIF town meetings are any guides, then this meeting is going to ROCK! You can get the details and RSVP via Facebook @ http://tinyurl.com/TIF-Forum-April-11. We invite to learn what TIFs are doing in YOUR... Read more
Thanks to the great folks at AREA Chicago we are distributing 5,000 copies of the TIF Illumination Project’s graphic poster showing the results of our investigation of the 12 TIFs inside the 27th Ward. Awesome! The poster was designed by Carlyn So. The Spring 2013 issue focuses on housing.