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E66: Let’s talk TIF, Nose Picking Groene, and More!

E66: Let’s talk TIF, Nose Picking Groene, and More! 

Join special guest host, Megan Stock, and lets talk Tax Increment Financing (TIF). TIF is a powerful tool used by cities for public development, but has not had the impact on the areas of greatest need as intended.

Megan is reading: Life and Death of the American City by Jane Synder

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Additional Reading:

Bills would add needed oversight to Tax Increment Financing https://www.openskypolicy.org/policy-brief-bills-would-add-needed-oversight-to-tax-increment-financing
The Hidden Costs of TIF:Reconsidering a Vaunted Economic Development Tool https://www.lincolninst.edu/publications/articles/hidden-costs-tif

Omaha City Council Approves 17.5 million TIF for Casino.

https://omaha.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/omaha-city-council-approves-17-5-million-tif-plan-for-casino-at-horsemens-park/article_01717068-e992-11eb-94bf-3f4fb4911828.html

Omaha 2020 TIF Report

TIF in Nebraska: IS THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT LAW BROKEN OR ARE PROPONENTS OF REFORM MERELY PLAYING A BROKEN RECORD ON REPEAT

https://dspace2.creighton.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/10504/87852/49CreightonLRev651.pdf?sequence=1

EMINENT DOMAIN AS ENCLOSURE MOVEMENT: THE PRIVATIZATION OF LAW UNDER NEOLIBERALISM 

https://fau.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/fau%3A31304/datastream/OBJ/view

Tax Increment Financing: Public Use or Private Abuse? Alyson Tomme

“TIFues”: An Examination of the History and Current Issues in Tax Increment Financing Richard T. Wagner

https://mospace.umsystem.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/10355/41413/WagnerTifExaHis.pdf?sequence=3&isAllowed=y

Lincoln, NE Redevelopment Process Flow Chart

Lied Place 

https://journalstar.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/lied-place-residences-developers-make-case-for-additional-tif-dollars/article_e643c405-0419-518b-a50e-4f1458252f69.html

More on TIFS, Schools, and Streetcars. By Rick Esenberg

https://archive.jsonline.com/blogs/purple-wisconsin/293707751.html

https://omaha.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/olde-towne-bellevue-residents-upset-by-blighted-designation-say-mayor-has-conflict-of-interest/article_ce056bce-3bff-11ec-8209-dbe416f0f26e.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-1

https://omaha.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-governments-must-scrutinize-tif-requests-but-ultimate-benefits-can-be-great/article_fb84b27a-777f-11eb-9c99-b7e703bedbae.html

Improving Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for Economic Development. By David Merriman with Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

https://www.lincolninst.edu/publications/policy-focus-reports/improving-tax-increment-financing-tif-economic-development