DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (EXCERPT)
Act 197 of 1975
125.1651a Legislative findings.
The legislature finds all of the following:
(a) That there exists in this state conditions of property value deterioration detrimental to the state economy and the economic growth of the state and its local units of government.
(b) That government programs are desirable and necessary to eliminate the causes of property value deterioration thereby benefiting the economic growth of the state.
(c) That it is appropriate to finance these government programs by means available to the state and local units of government in the state, including tax increment financing.
(d) That tax increment financing is a government financing program that contributes to economic growth and development by dedicating a portion of the increase in the tax base resulting from economic growth and development to facilities, structures, or improvements within a development area thereby facilitating economic growth and development.
(e) That it is necessary for the legislature to exercise its power to legislate tax increment financing as authorized in this act and in the exercise of this power to mandate the transfer of tax increment revenues by city, village, township, school district, and county treasurers to authorities created under this act in order to effectuate the legislative government programs to eliminate property value deterioration and to promote economic growth.
(f) That halting property value deterioration and promoting economic growth in the state are essential governmental functions and constitute essential public purposes.
(g) That economic development strengthens the tax base upon which local units of government rely and that government programs to eliminate property value deterioration benefit local units of government and are for the use of the local units of government.
(h) That the provisions of this act are enacted to provide a means for local units of government to eliminate property value deterioration and to promote economic growth in the communities served by those local units of government.
History: Add. 1988, Act 425, Imd. Eff. Dec. 27, 1988
Compiler's Notes: Section 2 of Act 425 of 1988 provides: “This amendatory act is effective beginning with taxes levied in 1989. However, for taxes levied before 1989, tax increment revenues based on the definition of initial assessed value provided for in this amendatory act that were received by an authority are validated.”
Popular Name: DDA
Popular Name: Downtown Development Authority Act
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