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Mandy Buchholz <br /> From: Laura Osiadacz <br /> Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 9:51 AM <br /> To: Mandy Buchholz <br /> Subject: FW:Tax Increment Financing Coalition (Supporting SB 5211, HB 1189) <br /> Attachments: TIF for Jobs One-Pager 1-5-21.pdf <br /> Importance: High <br /> Follow Up Flag: Follow up <br /> Flag Status: Completed <br /> Hi Mandy, <br /> Can you see if Brett and Cory want to have a meeting to discuss this bill, and if it is something the BOCC wants to <br /> support? <br /> Thank you, Laura <br /> Laura Osiadacz (O-Shaw-Dis) <br /> Kittitas County Commissioner, District #2 <br /> 205 W 5th Ave. Ste. 108 <br /> Ellensburg, WA 98926-2887 <br /> Office 509-962-7508 <br /> Fax 509-962-7679 <br /> fittp:// <br /> From: Bill Clarke [] <br /> Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 20218:07 AM <br /> To: Cory Wright; Laura Osiadacz; Brett Wachsmith <br /> Subject: Tax Increment Financing Coalition (Supporting SB 5211, HB 1189) <br /> Importance: High <br /> Commissioners—there is a coalition working to pass Tax Increment Financing, and I think the County should join the <br /> effort. Washington State is one of the few states that does not allow tax increment financing, which would benefit local <br /> government tax revenue and infrastructure financing. The information on the coalition effort is in the email below and <br /> the attachment, and is being led by the Washington Economic Development Association (WEDA) which is the association <br /> of local economic development offices. <br /> Let me know,thanks- Bill <br /> With the historic and unprecedented economic recession provoked by the COVID-19 pandemic devastating <br /> communities, businesses and families, we need tools and resources to recover.Authorizing Tax Increment Financing <br /> (TIF) is one critical action Washington State lawmakers can take in the 2021 legislative session to help communities <br /> across the state recover,grow construction jobs and catalyze the growth of additional jobs, spark re-investment and <br /> foster vibrant communities. <br /> 1 <br />