Tag: Michigan downtowns

Alliance Working Toward Rural Friendly Solutions On DDA Bills

House: Rep. Lee Chatfield’s package passed committee narrowly 6-5 after some positive amendments. Alliance Director of Government Relations Kent Wood had the opportunity to meet with Rep. Chatfield and share a few concerns about the additional reporting requirements impact on small DDAs, and future special…

DDA Bills On Alliance Radar

For the past two legislative cycles, the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance and our local downtown development partners have kept a close eye on proposed legislation that would make large changes to the state’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) authorizing statutes. After hearing that a long-debated…

Changes Loom for DDAs, TIF Districts in Michigan

State lawmakers are looking at significant changes impacting Michigan communities that operate Downtown Development Authorities (DDA) and Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts. HB 5856 was introduced by Rep. Eileen Kowal (R – White Lake) to look at reforming the way TIF and DDA districts are…

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