FY12 Budget

Take back TIF funds

Mr. Brizard,

 

While it is a step in the right direction that your boss has made use of TIF funds more transparent it does little to solve the problem. There are still many millions of dollars diverted from the public schools to serve private developers. Take back the funding that is rightfully ours and balance the books the right way. Instead of fighting against the educators of Chicago you should be fighting for us. Stand-up to your boss and tell him to give back the TIF money that rightfully belongs to CPS.

 

Regards,

A parent, CPS teacher, and property owner

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FY12 Budget

TIF Reform

Unless I'm misunderstanding, a large portion of the proposed raise in property taxes will go to TIFs rather than schools. It is time we recognize that school funding must not be diverted to other city projects. TIF reform is imperative so that money collected for schools will actually go to the schools.

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