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TIF 101/Organizing Around TIFs

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Loyola University School of Law

25 East Pearson Street

Room 1101

Chicago, IL 60611

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You've heard about TIFs as they have been in the news lately. Take this workshop to understand HOW they work, WHO they hurt and WHAT you can DO about them. Perfect for community leaders, organizers, people studying and doing local economic development and urban policy!

Tax Increment Financing Districts are a BIG deal in Chicago! How big a deal? Would you believe about ONE HALF BILLION DOLLARS in property taxes sucked off the table each and every year?

Chicago TIF map

Join Tom Tresser, lead organizer for The TIF Illumination Project (www.tifreports.com) for an overview of how TIFs work in Chicago and the major public policy issues they engender.

We will review our analysis of Chicago's 148 TIF districts for 2016. We will review some of the notable scandals and conflicts of interest surfaced over the past years. We will review the history of our public engagement work which has taken us to 64 public meetings in front of over 6,000 people across the city since 2013.

Attendees will share their own experience with community development and neighborhood economic development organizing. We will review recent City Council efforts at reform and brainstorm on what should be done about TIFs heading into the 2019 municipal elections.

All attendees will be given the opportunity to purchase "Chicago Is Not Broke. Funding the City We Deserve" at a 50% discount! The simple URL for this event = https://tinyurl.com/EB-TIF-101.

Tom Tresser has been on the TIF beat since 2008. Chicago Reader ace political reporter Ben Joravsky said this about Tom's TIF work:Ben appreciates Tom

How effective are these workshops? Listen to the short video testimonies of these nieghborhood leaders who organized TIF town meetings in their wards:
TIF Illuminators speak


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