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Community Issues Forum
May 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
A Look at Local Issues
Several grassroots efforts are currently underway that would reform the city’s longterm policy of providing unconditional support to large development projects. At the next Community Issues Forum, Jenn Arens of the Peaslee Neighborhood Center, Michelle Dillingham, Executive Director of Community Shares, and John Schrider, Director of the Legal Society Aid of Southwest Ohio, will describe the Equitable Development Rubric for neighborhoods, tax abatement reforms, and a policy proposal to require housing developers to include a percentage of affordable units in their projects.
Anxious to attract new development, Cincinnati and many cities across the country have for years provided tax abatements and other incentives to lure potential projects. Such developments have often caused residential displacement, a loss of affordable housing units, and a decline of tax revenue for other needed services. These negative results have stimulated efforts to at least curb the unconditional aspects of these incentives. Panelists at the forum will depict how their initiatives will provide needed protection to neighborhoods and average citizens, while raising the bar for development in general. As usual, time will be set aside for questions and comments from the audience.
Lunch can be purchased for $6.50, or you can bring a brown bag. For video clips of past Forums, go to www.airinc.org.
Community Issues Forums are held September through May, generally on a bi-weekly basis. They are free and open to all. Learn more.