Friday, October 14, 2011

Show Me!

The Show-Me Institute has a challenge:
I would like to see examples where cities, counties, etc., hired a planning firm to determine the appropriateness of a blighting, conservation, etc., declaration for the purpose of TIF (Tax Increment Financing) or other types of abatements / incentives, and were told “no, they are not applicable here” by the urban planning firm. Are there any such examples, anywhere in Missouri, where planning firms that governments hired gave a negative answer to these types of questions? And I mean a completely negative answer, not a “you can’t do this, but you can do this” answer.