Thursday, August 29, 2013

Tax Incentives for Development. What Does USD 232 Really Think?

At the 8/12/13 council meeting, tax incentives were passed for the development of a townhome complex in western Shawnee.

The president of the USD 232 Board of Education spoke out against it, as a private citizen living in the area.

As the meeting progressed, there apparently was a question about whether the school district supported the plan or not.  Mitch Powers, the BOE president indicated that they didn't, while an attorney for the developer said that they did.

So, what is the truth about this?  Read the article in the Pitch, and the comments that their reporter quotes from the USD spokesperson.  I get the impression that the USD is not thrilled with the tax incentives and their corresponding effect on the district.

The article is here: 

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