Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Let's Talk TIFs In The 49th Ward


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             This upcoming event has been posted by reader request (Jim A). Looks like it will be a meeting of the minds of Rogers Park. Where money comes from and how its spent is always a worthwhile topic for discussion. The economy drives everything that happens in our neighborhood  up to the national level. Let's Talk TIF's will be taking place at the Loyola Park Field House @ 1230 W Greenleaf Ave July 1st from 7-9 pm. The flyer for this event was first posted at the NHNA blog by Michael Luckenbach on June 18th.

            Tax Increment Financing is supposed to help us (the city) in the long run. With the recent real estate bust most folks are fed up with TIF's because the promised return on investment is turning out to be more theory than reality. TIF's most often benefit those in society who already have more than enough money (the well heeled and connected). It is a useful way to encourage investment in the city (those who might otherwise build in suburbia), help increase future taxes and create jobs (most temporary).

             Jim A wrote "I was wondering if you could post this flyer concerning an event at Loyola Park next Monday, July 1. Civic Labs is going Ward by Ward .... to help shed ..... light on what actually happens to TIF money. I think you'll find it interesting yourself and am hoping to get as many people to come as possible." This flyer was just posted to Rogers Park in 1000 words last night at 10 pm.

6 comments:

Blair Wentworth-McCormick said...

Meeting of the minds? Are you kidding? Listening to Tresser, Joravsky and Dumke talk about TIFs would be like listening to Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin talking about abortion and gun control. Organizers Gordon and Ginderske certainly know how to dress up the Propaganda Wolf in Unbiased Sheep's clothing. Attend if you love the company of political sore losers and orgies of anti-Joe Moore negativity.

Max Madd said...

Blair Wentworth-McCormick, are you one of "those people" (Like Helen) that all they did was RAVE, DEFEND, and CRY for their daddy Joe Moore on everyblock?
LOL!

Blair Wentworth-McCormick said...

You sure got that wrong Maxy. We raved at, offended and booed the goons who organized the TIF travesty (the "G" goons). Non-stop belly-achers who never come up with a win or a solution. Just a bunch of sore losers who won't get over the fact that they flat out lost to "Daddy" Joe Moore and still are losing. Waawaawaah. Scott Phillips still doesn't know he's on the losing side of most everything. Apparently you are a card-carrying member of the Goon's loser club huh?

Max Madd said...
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Max Madd said...

Man, you're just another "keyboard warrior". So brave hiding behind your computer...

Jeffrey Littleton said...

Tresser does a damn good job dressing down the whole TIF debacle.

If some Joe-blow thinks it is some Joe Moore thing just fact check Mr. Tresser and be done with it ........goofball.