Some Idaho lawmakers are looking to put new limits on urban renewal districts, which are special taxing areas that divert some property tax dollars from traditional areas such as schools and local government to fund development and business projects. Several lawmakers got a dose about the potential problems of urban renewal at a presentation by Randall O’Toole with the Cato Institute that was sponsored by the Idaho Freedom Foundation. O’Toole said he doesn’t think urban renewal is necessary and can harm cities efforts to grow/Brad Iverson-Long, Idaho Reporter. More here.
Question: Is urban renewal important to help Idaho cities develop?