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Pappas Submits Revised Mooney Property Proposal

Another TIF project up for review in DeKalb. After a previous rendering, John Pappas submitted a revised proposal for the old Mooney building, located at...

DeKalb Park District TIF District JRB Resolution

At the December 20, 2018 meeting of the DeKalb Park District Board of Commissioners, the board voted 5-0 to approve a resolution in support...

DeKalb TIF Standoff Over – For Now

A showdown between the DeKalb City Council and a coalition of citizens, taxing bodies and the DeKalb County State's Attorney's Office seems to have...
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Packed Agenda for DeKalb City Council Special Mtg Tuesday

There is a lot on the agenda for Tuesday's special meeting of the DeKalb City Council, including approval of the new City Manager, adoption...

Amato Announces County TIF Meeting Monday

To all, Over the past few weeks you have all been copied on the correspondence between my office and the City of DeKalb.1 The reason that...

DeKalb’s TIF Irregularities Expose Problem

DeKalb County State's Attorney, Rick Amato, has written another letter to DeKalb Mayor Jerry Smith expressing concerns about the way the City Council is...
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City of DeKalb TIF Statement

This document includes five pages. Mouse over embedded image below and click on arrows at bottom to view pages 2-5.
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Who Do You Trust?

Is it possible that public trust and confidence in local government has hit an all-time low for the City of DeKalb? Many remember a...
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DeKalb TIF Update

The City of DeKalb JRB (Joint Review Board) meeting scheduled today (Friday, September 7) at 1:00 p.m. was delayed waiting the arrival of the...
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Concerns About DeKalb TIF Program

To the DeKalb Community, As we all go about our daily routines, no doubt we, and in some way, we touch upon the variety of...

Where’s the TIF

So there's this study that draws an evidence-based conclusion that when Tax Increment Financing (TIF) is used in commercial districts to spur economic development...

An alternative to TIF

Dear Editor, I offer a brief description of Tax Increment Finance (TIF) and the Enterprise Zone and some differences: 1. TIF is a State program that...