This was supposed to be a seasonal job...
- Dec 9, 2017
Well, for one, most cities make it a part of a vote as to whether citizens want the shopping center development to proceed, given that the PIF would be included.
Huh. That's interesting. Around these parts, usually if taxes are to go to fund something, it will be a sales tax (otherwise, yeah, bonds or other funding mechanisms), but I haven't heard of people voting on such a specific sort of funding mechanism for a building.
He took the city to civil court to have the tolls removed based on breach of contract.
This is also interesting. The Sin Twitties have a bunch of taxes that hung around (and probably still hang around) from really old projects because there was never a mechanism to sunset them once the thing they were enacted for was paid off. For example, the tax that funded the Metrodome continued for decades past when the stadium was paid off (might even still be around, for all I know, and the stadium itself is gone).