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More TIF Talk, Since BDN Brought It Up . . .

Keith McBride on February 19, 2014 in Tax Increment Financing

Despite the inflammatory headline, today’s Bangor Daily News article by Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting Senior Reporter, Naomi Schalit, is a fair statement about TIFs in Maine.  The public policyconversation about public infrastructure financing through TIF seems to have been lost on the BDN readers, however, judging from the…

 

The TIF Vocabulary

Keith McBride on February 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

The reality is that TIFs, as a financing structure, are very complicated.  And, like anything complicated, they are misunderstood. So, for those in need of a handy reference for TIFs in Maine, I provide the following primer on TIF vocabulary. Every tax increment financing district has an Effective Date, which…

 

Scheduling Changes …

Keith McBride on October 04, 2013 in Board Meetings

FEDC is listening. Earlier this year, we received some feedback from a member of the community that our Board meetings are difficult to attend because they begin at 7:30 AM.   Hmmm … good point. I would love to see members of our community in attendance and participating in our Board…