Tuesday, April 24, 2007

County decides to stop giving away taxpayer money

Hooray for Washington County Commissioners. Lets hope they will make this a permanent policy. TIF is corporate welfare and it needs to STOP.


Just a month after supporting a tax-increment financing plan for downtown Johnson City, Washington County commissioners surprisingly pulled out of the program this morning. The TIF program will still eventually help fund downtown improvements, but now, the improvements will be delayed. So why would county commissioners change their minds in just a matter of weeks?