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State Budget Wars Spawn Tiff Over TIF
The Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund -- and the have-nots it supports -- fights to avoid an early death by budget ax.
"...colleges, rural hospitals, and other longtime have-nots -- the TIF is a very big deal, and the prospect of..."

March 7, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Tiffing Over the TIF
Waller Creek Rages On
"...and the creation of a tax increment financing district (TIF) to fund the as-yet unspecified amenities. While the bed..."

Feb. 6, 1998 News Column by Kayte VanScoy

Girlie Action
Singer-songwriter showdown
"...jazz and other subtle variations ("Corazón Pathetique"). Even if Tif Ginn is the baby out of these four women,..."

July 6, 2012 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Bigger, Better, Smarter
San Diego is everything Austin wants to be: livable, transit-oriented, pedestrian-friendly, and downtown-centric. But will tools that worked in the nation's largest border and military base town translate to Central Texas?
"...reinvestment in its urban core destinations -- the new-and-improved justification for light rail as an essential tool of Smart..."

Jan. 14, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin at Large: It's a Season, Not Just a Day
Showdown at the Batcave, Part 2: Isn’t this just lining the developers’ pockets?
"...alarms about the city's consideration of tax increment financing (TIF) to pay for infrastructure needs in the South Central..."

Jan. 7, 2022 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin at Large: We’re Not Making More Land
Showdown at the Batcave Part 3: What’s the return on this $277 million investment?
"...rejected and never understood, and that can only be justified by civic corruption. That's a fun way to organize..."

Jan. 14, 2022 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Reform on Hold
Want Telecom Reform? Hang Up and Dial Again
" underwritten by an elaborate network of subsidies and artificial pricing structures, such as the markup on business phone..."

Dec. 20, 1996 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Let's Make a Deal
Greasing the Wheels at City Hall
"...objection, however, is to a tax increment financing district (TIF), which Smith wants to sell as a way to..."

Jan. 30, 1998 News Column by Kayte VanScoy

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...or worrisome, depending on where you stand on the TIF district, the proposed tax increment financing plan designed to..."

Nov. 22, 1996 News Feature

Rethinking the Three R's
Reagan High's digital-media lab opens doors for young students into filmmaking.
"...Reagan's, courtesy of a state Telecommunications Infrastructure Board, or TIF, grant for five high schools, money that AISD matched..."

May 2, 2003 Screens Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Tunnel Vision
The New Waller Creek
"'s three main political constituencies. By averting flood disasters, rectifying the public-safety meltdown along Waller Creek, and safeguarding previous..."

July 12, 1996 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Developing Stories: Waller Creek: $34 Million Runs Through It
Will the Waller Creek Master Plan hold water?
" funded with a tax-increment financing district, but that TIF contains no money for the unfunded improvements envisioned in..."

April 16, 2010 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Developing Stories: Controlling Developers
The hidden costs of Proposition 2
" to fat-cat developers, City Hall, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co. Here's what proponents don't say: The proposed..."

Oct. 24, 2008 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Politics Top 10
Top Ten Political Stories
" when it funneled more than $90,000 of voter identification information paid for with corporate money to its favorite..."

Jan. 10, 1997 News Feature

Off the Desk:
"...certain amount of financial commitment from the locals to justify granting the area to ABI and an AA team,..."

July 12, 1996 News Feature

TIFs, TPIDs, and Puppy Love
City Council wrestles with Mayor Adler's Downtown Puzzle
"...a point of allowing younger Austinites a chance to testify earlier...."

Oct. 2, 2017 News Post by Michael King

On the Waterfront
As development accelerates along Town Lake, Austin faces urgent choices
"...seeking a partnership with the county to create a TIF district to fund the revitalization of Waller Creek, including..."

Jan. 19, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Austin @ Large: Before the Flood
The Waller Creek Tunnel could have been a boon to Downtown; now its just another failed proposal in the City of Ideas.
"...Unfortunately, the only way to justify spending eight-figure sums on the tunnel is to bank..."

Aug. 23, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Lefty Changes His Spots
Not Your Same Old Slusher
"...what of the Waller Creek Tax Increment Financing district (TIF) and its sibling project, the expansion of the convention..."

Feb. 27, 1998 News Column by Kayte VanScoy

Putting Together the Downtown Puzzle
A closer look at Mayor Adler’s proposals to solve (and pay for) Downtown conundrums
"...going elsewhere; extend the Waller Creek Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District to fully implement its "chain of parks"; create..."

Sept. 22, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

The Mayor's Plan to Fix Everything
Adler to announce Downtown revitalization plan
"...Extending that TIF is expected to bring $110 million in bond money..."

July 16, 2017 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Developing Stories: Private Projects, Public Benefits
Could developers become Austin's new benefactors?
"...being funded by creating a tax-increment financing district. The TIF district requires approval by both the Travis Co. Commissioners..."

April 6, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Waller, Waller Everywhere
Is Griffith Up Waller Creek Without a Paddle?
"...predictable water levels regardless of weather - investment in beautifying Waller, and more importantly in encouraging commerce along its..."

Jan. 23, 1998 News Column by Kayte VanScoy

Untangling the Web
An Interview with Sue Beckwith and Gene Crick
"...put a last-minute rider on the Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund (TIF) to remove the training component...."

Sept. 19, 1997 Screens Feature by Jon Lebkowsky

Bubba Likes It
Barton Springs and Riverside: A Separate Place
" phase in that saga -- a proposed tax-increment-financing (TIF) district -- would (through fiscal mechanics better explained elsewhere)..."

Dec. 6, 1996 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin at Large: The Showdown at the Batcave
Part I: What's all this we hear about a $277 million developer handout?
"...regulating plan over the last decade. That planning effort identified $277 million in infrastructure improvements needed to get us..."

Dec. 31, 2021 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

City Council: Getting It All Planned Out
Inching toward Imagine Austin
"...Preservation District 1 (basically, the East­side). The tax-increment financing (TIF) district is intended to capture some of the revenue..."

April 12, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Downtown Puzzle: Waller Creek’s Chain of Parks
What’s happened already with the ambitious park and trail project, and what might happen next
"...has been paid for through a tax increment financing (TIF) zone, and City Council is considering whether to extend..."

Sept. 22, 2017 News Feature by Robyn Ross

Paying for Waller Creek
"...of the funding comes from the tax increment financing (TIF) reinvestment zone adopted in 2008 and lasting until 2028...."

Nov. 13, 2015 News Feature by Robyn Ross

Eastward Expansion
Surfing the wave of gentrification on the Eastside
"...In identifying the gentrification wave, Bo McCarver was indirectly ahead of..."

April 10, 2015 News Feature by Tony Cantú

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