Category Archives: Tax Incremental Financing (TIFs)

Money factors big in Littleton urban renewal election – DenverPost 2/16/2015

DENVER AND THE WEST Money factors big in Littleton urban renewal election By John Aguilar The Denver Post POSTED:   02/16/2015 12:01:00 AM MST1 COMMENT| UPDATED:   ABOUT 7 HOURS AGO Manager Lisa Roggenbuck and co-owner Marshall Movius in the showroom … Continue reading

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Urban Legends and Myths

The City staff and council hosted a meeting one night this past fall called Urban Legends and Myths about urban renewal.  This document was prepared by former Mayor of Littleton, Doug Clark, in response to the flyer printed and distributed … Continue reading

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Westminster Abusing “Blight” Designation for TIF-Funded Urban Renewal

Westminster abusing ‘blight’ designation for TIF-funded urban renewal By Bruce Baker Few Coloradans have any idea how much money is diverted away from counties, school districts and special districts and into the pockets of cities by Urban Renewal Area (URA) … Continue reading

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Peter Blake from Complete Colorado Writes on TIF

completecolorado.com http://completecolorado.com/pagetwo/2014/12/15/blake-bonds-that-dont-pay-off-create-a-tif/ Blake: Bonds that don’t pay off create a TIF By Peter Blake Thoreau’s pieties notwithstanding, any man more right than his neighbors still constitutes a minority of one — at least on the Westminster City Council. That minority … Continue reading

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TIF brewing between General Assembly and local governments – Peter Blake

TIF brewing between General Assembly and local governments By Peter Blake Next legislative session there might be a bill Democrats and Republicans can agree on — at least those not in thrall to the Colorado Municipal League. House Majority Leader … Continue reading

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Littleton’s Ballot Measure for March 3rd – Article by Peter Blake

Blake: Littleton proposal would place check on urban renewal and TIFs By Peter Blake Citizens in the Denver suburb of Littleton are trying to get more voter control over urban-renewal projects established by their municipal government. They have gathered enough … Continue reading

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Financial Presentation on Urban Renewal to City Council by Doug Clark – Former Mayor of Ltn

Below are the notes that Doug Clark spoke from when he addressed the council on June 3rd, 2014.  The most striking thing to me about all of this is LIFT was just granted a $200,000 loan from the City by … Continue reading

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