Over the past couple of decades, I have been at war with Urban Renewal and Tax Increment Financing, because these tax practices are a form of economic fascism. One of the reasons the US Government stopped this practice on the federal level was because Urban Renewal caused "urban sprawl" or what is better known as "white flight"---all while trapping minorities and the poor in the projects that have become the inner cities of today. There are several books written on the subject, but I recommend reading the works of the AntiPlanner. Randal O'Toole from the CATO Institute is the foremost expert on central planning and URA's and he has written and researched articles on Cabela's and their manipulation of the taxing system in Oregon. However, I do not fault Cabela’s; in fact, they are just following a trend of operating in a market of compensation. It is the fault of government and the politicians who have purposely structured the tax code to benefit the wealthy....Rob T.
Tualatin council to consider plan for Cabela's shopping center Monday
Tualatin residents have expressed concerns about traffic and that the center may create an eyesore for people walking on the future Tualatin River Greenway Trail.
The council's role Monday comes down to making sure the development matches expectations for urban renewal in Tualatin. If the master plan is approved (and council can set additional conditions), the development must then go through architectural review.
Urban Renewal---A tale of bad planning in two Cities
Urban Renewal---Oregon schools could recoup money
Bandon---Combine Private Public Partnership w/ Urban Renewal and you get cheese...
Urban Renewal---Tax fight aims at PSU renewal district
Urban Renewal Money in the hands of the Politicians
B-Corporations: The Redefining of what it means to be a Corporation Support SB478
Cities are using Monopoly Utilities to Game the System
Action Alert:---State Legislation SB 478
The Federalization of Local Urban Renewal Agencies
Urban Ledger: Albany's Obligations and relying on Tax Increment Financing
Measures Would keep voters Involved and help control "Economic Fascism"
Update: Lake Oswego council could repeal Foothills urban renewal district:
Possible Nike site could be added to Enterprise Zone next week
Urban Renewal gone bad---read the stories
Coos Bay---New Information added to the Visitor's Center page...
Coos Bay---What's a measly $120,000 to $180,000 over 6 years, eh?
Coos Bay---Just a "Slight" Conflict of Interest Here. Or did ANYONE notice?
Coos Bay---Padding City of Coos Bay Salaries With Urban Renewal Tax Dollars
See the Cash Cow of Coos Bay----Hear it eat your money---The Coos Bay URA