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Residents rap city for use of development TIF incentives PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kristyn Halbig Ziehm   
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 20:04

Those at hearing say taxpayers shouldn’t have to subsidize private projects

The crowd was small but vocal last week in opposing changes to Port Washington’s downtown tax incremental financing district.

The group spoke during a Feb. 16 public hearing on the changes, which include increasing the size of the district and adding funds for developer’s incentives and infrastructure.

Those attending the hearing before the Plan Commission generally objected to the idea of development incentives, saying developers should not depend on city help for their businesses to be successful.

“From what I understand, the government of Port Washington is borrowing millions of dollars to help build facilities that are going to be owned by private individuals who are already wealthy,” Pat Roberts, 505 N. Montgomery St., said. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 February 2017 21:24
 
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