TIF Town Meetings
The TIF Illumination Project is investigating and explaining the impacts (money out, money in) on a ward-by-ward basis in Chicago. In 2011 (the latest year we have data for) there were 163 TIF districts and they extracted $454 million in property taxes from the property owners of Chicago.
People all over the city are stepping to organize TIF Town Meetings in their areas. We are doing this a ward-by-ward basis. If you would like to become a TIF Illuminator or donate time or funds to this all volunteer effort, please donate here and use the contact form below to reach us.
SO FAR WE HAVE ILLUMINATED 89 TIFs INSIDE 12 WARDS.
UPCOMING TIF TOWN MEETINGS
- July 1 – Rogers Park (49th Ward) – Details and RSVP @ http://tinyurl.com/TIF-Present-7-1 **NOTE DATE CHANGE**
- We are taking a break for the summer. We will be re-imagining these presentations so if you are interested in booking an Illumination for your ward, email us or use the form at the bottom of this page.
RECENT TIF TOWN MEETINGS
Here is the presentation. The audio is 45 minutes long.
* June 5 – Bridgeport & McKinley Park (11th & 12th Wards) – Details @ http://tinyurl.com/TIF-Forum-June-5. The audio is 59 minutes long. We promise that it is entertaining! Read coverage from Progress Illinois and DNAinfo Chicago.
Here is the 4th Ward presentation. The audio is 58 minutes.
* April 11 – Uptown Community (46th Ward) – Details @ http://tinyurl.com/
[download a flier] Here is the presentation on the six TIFs inside the 46th ward. The audio track is 51 minutes.
Here is the presentation on the 14 TIFs inside the 8th and 9th wards. The audio track is 47 minutes long.
Here is the presentation by Washington Park forum organizer Donna Smith and TIF Illuminator Tom Tresser (audio is 56 minutes):
February 12, 2013 - TIF Town Meeting @ The Chopin Theatre
The Tax Integrity and Fairness Alliance held a TIF Town Meeting at The Chopin Theater on February 12, 2013. Over 220 people attended! Here is the media coverage and Tom Tresser’s presentation materials on the results of the research into the 12 TIFs inside the 27th Ward.
Thanks to the great folks at Chicago Public Access, CAN-TV, watch this video of the three presenters plus the Q&A session (1 hour, 22 minutes).
If you would like to Illuminate the TIFs inside your ward or municipality? Call The TIF Illumination Project at 773-770-5714.
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