February 23, 2024

Stephen Tuttle | Author

To TIF or not to TIF

Dec. 1, 2016

Traverse City’s Downtown Development Authority wants to renew an expired tax increment financing plan covering the Old Town district.

The previous TIF in that district lasted 30 years and expired in 2015. The DDA would like a new TIF for another 25 years.

The DDA is ...

No peace on earth

Nov. 27, 2016

Ah, yes, the season of peace on earth. Uh-huh.

We might think after 15,000 years of what we euphemistically call civilization we’d have found a better system of dispute resolution than killing each other. We would be wrong.

Wars currently rage in various forms in at ... Read More >>