WHO’S GETTING WALKED OVER?

Willamette Week carried Sofie Peel’s story in the October 26 issue about the reaction of Montavilla neighborhood residents to a city proposal to repair long-neglected unimproved streets on 89th Avenue.  Portland City Council is refocusing its infrastructure...
Land Value Capture, Explained

Land Value Capture, Explained

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy What is “land value capture”? How does it work? And why have so many communities across the world applied this financial approach? This video explains land value capture and provides examples from within the...
Should Sales Tax Fund Schools in Virginia?

Should Sales Tax Fund Schools in Virginia?

Senate Bill 472, which allows any Virginia locality to raise its sales tax 1% to fund school construction projects, passed the Senate with a 28-12 vote. This does away with the previous practice of the assembly passing sales tax increases in a piecemeal fashion. And...