By: Diane Benjamin
This is story #3. I know many of you didn’t understand #2 – I can tell that by the number of “Shares” it received. Keep in mind sharing information is the only way what I report gets to other people!
Everybody in Normal is paying higher property taxes because of Uptown.
Financial reporting on the Uptown TIF includes increased property tax revenue but all expenses are not reported with that income.
Now for story #3:
The two properties from story #2 are the Hyatt and 1 Uptown Circle. I posted an email from Pam Reece saying both are not in the TIF reports because they didn’t receive TIF money.
Got that? Hyatt not in the TIF. 1 Uptown Circle not in the TIF.
October 15, 2019 – ANALYSIS SUMMARY OF THE UPTOWN TIF DISTRICT
This is a full color glowing report on the Uptown TIF. It is not a report on Uptown, it’s on the TIF District.
If the Hyatt and 1 Uptown Circle are not in the TIF, why are they listed on PDF page 4 as “notable private projects”?
“Private” is also deceptive since both got taxpayer money.
At the September 3, 2019 Council meeting this 62 page Normal Uptown TIF Analysis was presented by Mike Weber, Director PGAV Planners: http://www.normal.org/DocumentCenter/View/15883/Normal-Uptown-TIF-Analysis_rev_20111015-PDF
See PDF page 22: Hyatt Place gets it’s own page! How can a TIF Analysis include properties NOT in the TIF?
Summary of Story #3:
Deceive to Achieve