The DC Council recently approved an $82 million tax increment financing (TIF) deal for Union Market, $36 million of which will go to building 600 additional parking spots. Many of us were upset, and sent over 1400 emails to councilmembers in a matter of days.
In response, Councilmembers Charles Allen and Elissa Silverman recently introduced a bill that would require increased transparency on future TIF deals that finance parking, and would empower district agencies to weigh in on whether that parking was a good idea or not. This is a good step forward, but the bill could stall and die if it is not brought forward for discussion in committee. Want the DC Council to debate TIF transparency on parking?
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