Don't let this TIF out of the box

...it struck many as a creative application of TIF. It's always healthy for leaders to think...public hearing, it's clear FineDeering's TIF project should not be allowed outside the box. TIF, acronym for tax increment financing, is a...

Editorials | Aiken County Council
North Augusta flouts spirit of TIF law to push stadium scheme

...primer on the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) law. The South Carolina legislature authorized...1996, North Augusta created a 457-acre TIF district that encompassed the Hammond's...five acres of commercial development in the TIF, and permitting the school district to...

Stop Aiken TIF plan in its tracks

...the $36 million Tax Increment Financing (TIF) proposal before the Aiken County Council...every $1 in tax revenue collected. If the TIF is approved, not only would taxpayers have...would build whether or not they receive the TIF money! A one-time decision in favor of...

Letters | Aiken County Council
Aiken County TIF plan must be stopped

...considering a Tax Increment Finance ("TIF") proposal for two residential development...the North Augusta City Council approved a TIF-financed Riverfront Redevelopment Project...school taxes essentially exempted from the TIF. The developer requesting the TIF is concurrently...

Letters | Aiken City Council | Aiken County Board of Education | Aiken County Council | North Augusta City Council
Aiken taxpayers will lose in TIF deal

Regarding the proposed TIF district: The Aiken County Council recently...is the council considering a $36 million TIF proposal that will require $64 million...several years, be diverted to paying off the TIF bond. Who, then, will foot the bill for...

Letters | Aiken County Council
'Chronicle' shines light on TIF dealings

...for printing the complete and unvarnished truth about Aiken's TIF bond issue, especially about meetings behind closed doors...or busted. If no laws have been broken, and then if this TIF passes, the second-biggest con job has succeeded. Nowhere...

North Augusta mayor says Project Jackson awaits private investment before ballpark

...residents have no additional tax burden if they are outside the TIF district. Commercial properties within the district pay more...payments from the team and parking revenue.Donohue claimed the TIF district did not have blighted property required by the state...

S.C. Supreme Court upholds validity of ordinance allowing North Augusta to finance the new GreenJackets stadium

...exactly what the statute required to amend the TIF plan," Zeigler said. "There were no...Circuit Court Judge Ernest Kinard on the TIF District but reversed his decision that...closed door meetings but said upholding the TIF district allows Project Jackson to disturb...

Place the Aiken TIF proposal in proper perspective

...Council meeting minutes when its downtown TIF unanimously passed. Fred Cavanaugh was the mayor at the time: "The TIF concept is an economic development tool...experiencing rapid growth or development." "The TIF district encourages development because...

Letters | Aiken City Council
Stadium TIF is a bad idea

...tax funds for any time after the current TIF expires in 2016 would be detrimental to...shortfalls and have been for a long time. This TIF has tied up needed county tax funds for...are other valid reasons not to approve the TIF extension. If the city and the stadium...