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Legislation #: 980148 Introduction Date: 2/12/1998
Type: Resolution Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER FORD
Title: Expressing the intent of the Council to require payments in lieu of taxes ("PILOTS") in all development plans requesting tax abatement under Chapter 353, RSMo, except for low income housing projects.

Legislation History
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2/12/1998

Prepare to Introduce

2/12/1998

Referred Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

2/18/1998

Hold Off Agenda

1/20/1999

Released


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RESOLUTION NO. 980148

 

Expressing the intent of the Council to require payments in lieu of taxes (PILOTS) in all development plans requesting tax abatement under Chapter 353, RSMo, except for low income housing projects.

 

WHEREAS, Chapter 353, Revised Statutes of Missouri, authorizes cities, including Kansas City, to approve development plans submitted by private redevelopment corporations and to grant such corporations the power of eminent domain and limited tax abatement; and

 

WHEREAS, Chapter 353.110.4, RSMo 1994, provides that cities may impose payments in lieu of taxes through the redevelopment contract which payments shall be allocated among all taxing authorities on the same pro rata basis and in the same manner as the ad valorem property tax revenues received by each taxing authority in the year such payments are due; and

 

WHEREAS, Section 74-10, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, requires that the Council give recognition to any agreement by the private redevelopment corporation to make payments in lieu of taxes; and

 

WHEREAS, it is critical that all taxing jurisdictions, especially school districts, do not experience any decrease in taxes received annually as a result of the approval of a Chapter 353 development plan by the Council; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council recognizes that school districts throughout Kansas City are experiencing extremely tight budgets in a time of increasing enrollment of children; and

 

WHEREAS, good education and strong schools are indeed good for the childrenand any decrease in current taxes without requiring payments in lieu of taxes will negatively affect the schools; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Council hereby expresses its intent to require payments in lieu of taxes in all development plans requesting tax abatement under Chapter 353, RSMo, and further declares that any waiver of this requirement shall be limited to redevelopment projects for housing to be occupied exclusively by low income families, as that term is defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, provided that the waiver of the requirement of payments in lieu of taxes for low income housing projects shall be based on a clear demonstration of such being economically necessary.

 

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