Patrick Buffkin Wants Taxpayers to Buy Him a Bridge to Wegmans

Patrick Buffkin Wants Taxpayers to Buy Him a Bridge to Wegmans

Longtime Raleigh resident Larry Helfant spoke at Livable Raleigh's June 14 Forum on Tax Increment Grants. His remarks appear below. As most people know, the Midtown area has seen explosive growth over the last ten years, especially in the Saint Albans/Wake Forest Road...

Register here for our June 14 TIG Forum; It’s FREE

Register here for our June 14 TIG Forum; It’s FREE

On May 4th Raleigh City Council committed up to $75 million, and probably a great deal more, to something it considers a high-priority need.Is it homelessness? Road repairs? Public schools?  No, it’s boosting developers’ profits.It sounds ridiculous. And it...

News from INDYweek: TIGs & ‘Best of the Triangle’ poll

Hello from Livable Raleigh. We have news! Raleigh's budget a TIGgy Bank? City Council went ahead and adopted its ill-conceived “Tax-Increment Grant” (TIG) policy. But Livable Raleigh's efforts to expose what’s wrong with their scheme are bearing fruit.For...

TIGs Feeding Off Raleigh Taxpayers

TIGs Feeding Off Raleigh Taxpayers

Tax Increment Grants — TIGs for developers — are about to be turned into a perpetual slush fund, with Baldwin’s Council handing out the goodies and Raleigh taxpayers saddled with long-term debt.

Racing toward a TIG

Racing toward a TIG

Livable Raleigh Chair Susan Maruyama sent the following email to Councilor Melton, chair of the Economic Development & Innovation Committee. The EDI Committee met on April 27 to further discuss the Tax Increment Grant (TIG) Policy. Hello Councilor Melton, I just...