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Act 197 of 1975

AN ACT to provide for the establishment of a downtown development authority; to prescribe its powers and duties; to correct and prevent deterioration in business districts; to encourage historic preservation; to authorize the acquisition and disposal of interests in real and personal property; to authorize the creation and implementation of development plans in the districts; to promote the economic growth of the districts; to create a board; to prescribe its powers and duties; to authorize the levy and collection of taxes; to authorize the issuance of bonds and other evidences of indebtedness; to authorize the use of tax increment financing; to reimburse downtown development authorities for certain losses of tax increment revenues; and to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state officials.

History: 1975, Act 197, Imd. Eff. Aug. 13, 1975 ;-- Am. 1988, Act 425, Imd. Eff. Dec. 27, 1988 ;-- Am. 1993, Act 323, Eff. Mar. 15, 1994
Popular Name: DDA
Popular Name: Downtown Development Authority Act

© 2017 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section 125.1651SectionDefinitions.
Section 125.1651aSectionLegislative findings.
Section 125.1652SectionAuthority; establishment; restriction; public body corporate; powers generally.
Section 125.1653SectionResolution of intent to create and provide for operation of authority; public hearing on proposed ordinance creating authority and designating boundaries of downtown district; notice; exemption of taxes from capture; action by library board or commission; adoption, filing, and publication of ordinance; altering or amending boundaries; agreement with adjoining municipality; agreement with qualified township.
Section 125.1653aSectionAuthority of annexing or consolidated municipality; obligations, agreements, and bonds.
Section 125.1653bSectionRatification and validation of ordinance and actions; compliance.
Section 125.1653cSectionProceedings or findings; validity.
Section 125.1653dSectionEstablishment or amendment of authority, district, or plan; notice; publication or posting.
Section 125.1654SectionBoard; appointment, terms, and qualifications of members; vacancy; compensation and expenses; election of chairperson; appointment as public official; oath; conducting business at public meeting; public notice; special meetings; removal of members; review; expense items and financial records; availability of writings to public; single board governing all authorities; member as resident or having interest in property; planning commission serving as board in certain municipalities; modification by interlocal agreement.
Section 125.1655SectionDirector, acting director, treasurer, secretary, legal counsel, and other personnel.
Section 125.1656SectionParticipation of employees in municipal retirement and insurance programs.
Section 125.1657SectionPowers of board; creation, operation, or funding of retail business incubator.
Section 125.1658SectionBoard serving as planning commission; agenda.
Section 125.1659SectionAuthority as instrumentality of political subdivision.
Section 125.1660SectionTaking, transfer, and use of private property.
Section 125.1661SectionFinancing activities of authority; disposition of money received by authority; municipal obligations.
Section 125.1662SectionAd valorem tax; borrowing in anticipation of collection.
Section 125.1663SectionRevenue bonds.
Section 125.1663aSectionBorrowing money; issuing revenue bonds or notes; purpose; costs; security; pledge and lien of pledge valid and binding; filing or recordation not required; tax exemption; bonds or notes neither liability nor debt of municipality; statement; investment and deposit of bonds and notes.
Section 125.1663bSectionInsufficient tax increment revenues to repay advance or pay obligation; contents, time, and payment of claim; appropriation and distribution of aggregate amount; limitations; distribution subject to lien; obligation as debt or liability; certification of distribution amount; basis for calculation of distributions and claim reports.
Section 125.1663cSectionRetention and payment of taxes levied under state education tax act; conditions; application by authority for approval; information to be included; approval, modification, or denial of application by department of treasury; appropriation and distribution of amount; calculation of aggregate amount; lien; reimbursement calculations; legislative intent.
Section 125.1664SectionTax increment financing plan; preparation and contents; limitation; public hearing; fiscal and economic implications; recommendations; agreements; modification of plan; catalyst development project.
Section 125.1665SectionTransmitting and expending tax increments revenues; reversion of surplus funds; abolition of tax increment financing plan; conditions; annual report on status of tax increment financing account; contents; publication.
Section 125.1666SectionGeneral obligation bonds and tax increment bonds; qualified refunding obligation.
Section 125.1667SectionDevelopment plan; preparation; contents; improvements related to qualified facility.
Section 125.1668SectionOrdinance approving development plan or tax increment financing plan; public hearing; notice; record.
Section 125.1669SectionDevelopment plan or tax increment financing plan as constituting public purpose; determination; ordinance; considerations; amendments; incorporation of catalyst development project plan.
Section 125.1670SectionNotice to vacate.
Section 125.1671SectionDevelopment area citizens council; establishment; appointment and qualifications of members; representative of development area.
Section 125.1672SectionDevelopment area citizens council; advisory body.
Section 125.1673SectionConsultation.
Section 125.1674SectionDevelopment area citizens council; meetings; notice; record; information and technical assistance; failure to organize, consult, or advise.
Section 125.1675SectionCitizens district council as development area citizens council.
Section 125.1676SectionNotice of findings and recommendations.
Section 125.1677SectionDevelopment area citizens council; dissolution.
Section 125.1678SectionBudget; cost of handling and auditing funds.
Section 125.1678aSectionExemption.
Section 125.1679SectionHistoric sites.
Section 125.1680SectionDissolution of authority; disposition of property and assets; reinstatement of authority; contesting validity of proceedings, findings, and determinations.
Section 125.1681SectionProceedings to compel enforcement of act; rules.
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