CPS Blight cheerleader just says "no" to TIF
COLUMBIA, Mo 3/8/14 (Beat Byte) --
I almost spit the water I was sipping when
emphasized how opposed he was to Columbia's TIF district proposal at a Muleskinners School Board candidate forum yesterday.
Now seeking a
third term on the Columbia Public School (CPS) Board
, Mr. Sessions was answering a question from audience member
, worried TIF would make an encore appearance. The School District's history of support, evasiveness, and equivocation about good ol' boy incentive packages only compounds the worry.
Just two years earlier, Mr. Sessions
became CPS' cheerleader-in-chief
for a tax incentive program that made TIF look tame:
. And 18 months before that, Columbia School Superintendent