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This report examines the use of tax increment financing (TIF) to subsidize development projects beyond those aimed at aiding economically blighted areas. This analysis reveals that an expansive use of TIF allows for governments to subsidize development projects with little benefit to the public good while shifting the cost of city infrastructure onto neighboring areas.Year: 2011•State: Iowa•Type: Policy Brief or Report•Source: Iowa Policy Project•Policy: Land Use, Public Finance and Investment, Revenue, Housing
The resolution requires Woodbury County and any food service contractors who conduct business with the county to purchase locally produced organic food when a department of Woodbury County serves food in the usual course of business. A contractor may cover unavailable local organic supply through its current procurement practices with preference to be given to local non-organic food products. The resolution requires a single-point-of-contact broker, located in Woodbury County, to interact with food service contractors, for availability, price, quality, presentation and delivery terms for all locally produced organic food.Year: 2006•State: Iowa•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Woodbury County Board of Supervisors•Policy: Environment, Public Finance and Investment, Regional Coordination, Food