December 1, 2017: All written testimony is due to the Coos County Commissioners via the Coos County Planning Department: Planning@co.coos.or.us
December 13, 2017: Continued Hearing at 3:00 p.m. at the Coos County Owen Building in Coquille.
· The first hearing that was held on August 31st is available for viewing here:
· The second hearing was held on September 25, 2017 is available for viewing here:
· No video of Oct 30, 2017 continued hearing.
· Recent World article about all this here: Tax payers fund 'rising tide'
NOTE: The whole point of the Coos County Urban Renewal District is basically to use our tax dollars to essentially “build it and they will come” ( meaning infrastructure ). This is so the Port’s idea of industry will come and create jobs…jobs…jobs. We can all see how well that has worked for the last 30 to 40 years. The problem with the CCURA Amendment at first was that these guys wanted us tax payers to pay even more while at the same time they would be giving industries that are, or that are proposed to be operating out on the North Spit, an enterprise zone tax exemption for 3 or more years. In the case of Jordan Cove this amounts to a 15-year tax abatement. Their definition of “blighted areas” is simply just “undeveloped land.” No thought to the North Spit being a high habitat Coastal Shoreland area or that the property is located in a natural hazard zone. I thought several of our people including JC hit the nail on the head at this last hearing held on October 30th which was not videotaped. “We the People” are essentially paying for the roads, sewer, water, natural gas lines, etc, on the North Spit so some industry will come in here and enjoy all those benefits and then NOT PAY TAXES. Such a deal for them, eh?
THIS INFO IS FROM: Jody McCaffree
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