The story below demonstrates another reason why the voters should decide what happens with Urban Renewal funding. The money will/has become a petty cash drawer for politicians.......Rob T.
Urban renewal money from Clackamas Town Center area to end, leaves board to
decide how to spend it
The Clackamas Town Center urban renewal district will stop collecting money soon, and there is some left over. That $97 million is the center of an ideological divide among the commissioners.
There is $653 million worth of needed infrastructure projects over the next 20 years in the most densely populated planned area in Clackamas County. A work group of citizens, business owners and representatives from various agencies put together a list of priority projects that totals more than $38 million.
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