• JCP

04.02.19: TIF for Tat

Updated: Jul 10, 2019

This week, JCP discusses CRA's (Community Reinvestment Areas) and the mechanism to fund them, TIF (Tax Increment Funding). We also discuss Sen. Mike Lee's (non)proposal for climate change and the weird way Republicans in the state legislature plan to push back against socialism.


Listen to it here:

https://junctioncitypodcast.podbean.com/e/tif-for-tat/


If you're interested in learning more about Good Company Theatre, check out their website by clicking below:


https://www.goodcotheatre.com/


Their address is:

2404 Wall Avenue

Ogden, UT 84401






Sen. Mike Lee Says, "Relax! Babies will fix climate change"

On the floor of the US Senate, Sen. Mike Lee made his case against the Green New Deal.... with props.



You can listen to the entire speech below:


The solution? Just have more children...

CRA's and TIF in Ogden City

A number of articles of been published in the Standard-Examiner recently, detailing Ogden City's use of Community Reinvestment Areas (CRA) and Tax Increment Financing (TIF) to spur development in certain parts of the city. Here's a great video from Illinois that explains how TIF works:



Below are a few of those articles that gave us context as we discuss what this means:


https://www.standard.net/news/government/ogden-administration-looking-to-spruce-up-vacant-commercial-block-in/article_d26dba3b-4254-5b6b-974a-872204d922d3.html


https://www.standard.net/news/business/ogden-council-rda-board-approve-massive-downtown-redevelopment-plan/article_61989e18-053f-555d-9cf2-cd22d40fedba.html


https://www.standard.net/news/local/plan-to-redevelop-neighborhood-east-of-ogden-s-downtown-moving/article_e4a6ba15-ae70-5026-adeb-12e17332bfa7.html


Using Socialism to Combat... Socialism?

We had to chuckle at this one. Below is an article that give a little more context to our gripe:


https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900059460/utah-senate-oks-push-to-teach-about-failed-economic-systems-of-socialism-communism.html



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