Special Districts

February 6, 2019, 7am PST
Cobb County is supposed to join a new regional transit authority called The Atl, but it hasn't chosen how to fund its participation yet.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 7, 2019, 12pm PST
A proposed waterfront plan has secured the necessary funding to move forward in Seattle, pending City Council approval.
Crosscut
March 30, 2017, 12pm PDT
Greg David argues that zoning rules limiting Manhattan's Garment District to manufacturers are obsolete. Without them, underutilized space could be put to better use.
Crain's New York Business
March 2, 2017, 5am PST
There has been a lot of breaking news originating from both the Garment District and the Theater District in New York City this week.
Crain's New York Business
October 25, 2016, 7am PDT
The city of Woodland, Washington, offers a case study in government funding. Voters there will consider a sales tax as part of its transportation benefit district, but the benefit could extend to the police department as well.
The Columbian
October 4, 2016, 12pm PDT
Several new developments are adding funds to the pot of money in a streetcar district created by Minneapolis to circumvent a politically unpalatable tax increment financing district.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune
March 11, 2016, 6am PST
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver tackles the corruption and mismanagement of special districts, which are well known to professional planners, but perhaps not to the rest of the general public.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
April 2, 2010, 9am PDT
A new book details how Walt Disney secretly secured the land for Walt Disney World in Florida, and created a special district of his own to give the company unprecedented control over the area.
SamLand's Disney Adventures