Chicago Community Development Commission
The Community Development Commission reviews and recommends action on the provision of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) to assist private redevelopment projects; the designation of new TIF districts and Redevelopment Areas; the sale of City-owned property located in TIF districts and Redevelopment Areas; and the appointment of members to Community Conservation Councils. The fifteen members are appointed by the mayor.
The CDC approved several controversial TIF projects earlier in 2019 (Lincoln Yards, The 78), part of a last-minute push by Planning and Development Commissioner David Reifman in anticipation of the developer-friendly mayor's departure. Since Lori Lightfoot's election, the CDC has canceled five of its scheduled monthly meetings (May, June, July, September and October).
Grades are based on information from December 2019
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