How will you involve residents in planning, approval, and oversight of TIF districts?

Neighborhood Development

As Alderman, I will obtain input from citizens on TIF issues and spending. TIFs are controversial because they are seen as using taxpayer dollars to fund private development, when it often isn’t clear that tax financing is necessary to the private deal. I will convene a TIF committee charged with providing proper oversight of TIF spending and with communicating to residents the costs and benefits of TIFs in the ward.