Wednesday, September 02, 2009

A Question for the Mayoral Candidates (First in A Continuing Series)

RE: That possible city-county “TIRZ package” for construction of a new soccer stadium, jail and redevelopment of the Astrodome (with gondola rides, we hope!): In light of the city’s ongoing budget shortfall (or decline in revenue funds, if you prefer), and in light of the fact that, if we heard right, the incumbent mayor has said that 10 percent of the city’s tax base is already covered by tax increment reinvestment zones, and in light of the general lack of accountability of the TIRZ authorities, do you

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