By Rick Wade
The contents of a small cardboard box confirmed for Tax Increment Finance legal expert Dan Schuering what he’d been telling the Carlinville City Council all along about the city’s 2009 TIF district: it’s “illegal.”
“That box contained 21 cassette tapes of the TIF implementation proceedings, including the public hearing, negotiations with the developer, the ad hoc committee meetings,” D. Schuering said Sept. 3 during the city council meeting.
“Every assertion that we made in ‘the list’ that was published two weeks ago is supported by those tapes. I have listened to enough of those tapes to have an extraordinarily high degree of confidence that everything I said on that list is 100 percent correct.” Read More…