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IFF: Urban Renewal Hurts Dover

A new study by the Idaho Freedom Foundation shows levy rates for the city of Dover would be half what they are if not for urban renewal projects in the rural panhandle town.  Since 2005, the year the Dover Urban Renewal Agency formed, levy rates in the city of Dover have risen 12.7 percent, in spite of property value increasing over 300 percent.  This increased tax burden is being placed on residents of Dover because of the city’s need to increase revenues for services in conjunction with urban renewal projects/Erik Makrush, Idaho Freedom Foundation. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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