There are still areas blighted
by dereliction with houses boarded up NELSON MCCAUSLAND on regeneration plans
redevelopment of blighted
areas shall be a public purpose and public
(5) One of the most popular economic development incentives, Tax Increment Financing ("TIF") (6)--an outgrowth of land clearance for redevelopment policies that permitted cities "to acquire, clear and sell blighted
urban property using tax funds to remove blight" (7)--was initially designed to "eradicate blight or, in the alternative, halt the advance of blight." (8) TIF permits a municipality to abate certain property taxes by freezing the property tax value of the subject redevelopment area at a predevelopment level.
This amendment would remove the constitutional provision permitting redevelopment of blighted
areas and long-term tax exemptions for redevelopment projects.
In August, the Texas governor signed SB 7 into law prohibiting condemnation of private property for certain purposes, including economic development, unless to eliminate a slum or blighted
"This government's position is that nothing happens until an airport is actually built, which means people are blighted
and remain blighted
for months or even years."
State and local jurisdictions offer a multitude of credit and incentive (C&I) programs to encourage companies to make investments in economically or environmentally blighted
areas, and can help promote adaptive reuse efforts.
Disease development and symptom expression were evaluated by three variables: (i) shoot lesion length, (ii) number of blighted
leaflets, and (iii) number of days for blight of apical meristem.
Last fall, the researchers offered cacao growers Trichoderma spores in the first experimental sprays for treating blighted
Surgically removing a blighted
building prevents the spread of the cancer."
Barnard and a team of other forest pathologists attacked the problem head-on by running a battery of tests on the blighted
With luck, new leaves in spring and summer will replace the blighted