7th Ward TIFs Illuminated

7th_Ward_crowd+text  It was a beautiful Spring day outside and inside over 60 people came together to see the five active TIFs of the 7th Ward Illuminated and explained.

Event organizer Sharon Louis, of the South Shore Sustainability Collaborative, welcomed us to the South Shore International College Prep High School (built with TIF funds).  WVON radio host Cliff Kelley served as moderator.

Tom Tresser gave the Illumination (see the presentation below) and Eric Tellez, an organizer from the Grassroots Collaborative, gave a presentation on the politics and policies behind the TIF program and other corporate subsidy programs.