A panel of distinguished Angelenos recently discussed the missteps that led to the dissolution of California's redevelopment agencies, the hole that their closure creates, and the possible paths forward.
Apr 10, 2012 The Planning Report
When governments use public money to woo national chains, economic growth and job creation aren't worth the cost, says Stacy Mitchell of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. Independent retailers also suffer.
Sep 12, 2011 Business Week
As redevelopment agencies face the chopping block in California, new legislation could allow tax increment financing districts to essentially replace them.
Jun 1, 2011 Bondbuyer
It's at Albuquerque's edge, it's the size of Manhattan, and it's happening, despite drought, recession and tightening state budgets. An annotation of Mesa del Sol's master plan explains how and why.
Apr 25, 2011 High Country News
Five years ago, two developers got approval for tax-increment financing (TIF) projects in St. Joseph, Missouri. One was a success, the other a failure. What happened?
Nov 19, 2010 St. Josephs News-Press
A judge ruled that the state of California is allowed to pluck $2 billion out of local redevelopment tax increment funds. Redevelopment agencies ponder near-shutdown of new projects.
May 20, 2010 California Planning & Development Report
<p>In Kansas City, many tax increment financing zones are simply luring existing business to move and creating new sprawling development.</p>
May 18, 2008 The Pitch