TIF and Political Contributions
Updated: Dec 18, 2021
Airport drama is not in our lane. But it is a useful case study for TIF watchers. This One Big Deal drew a level of scrutiny that City Hall should receive on a daily basis. We got a glimpse into donor influence on KC's elected officials. TIF real estate tax subsidies are given away constantly so it harder to track developer donations. But in 2018 SMI did. They showed the biggest TIFs went to the biggest donors. We don't think much has changed.