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Participatory budgeting could mean real TIF reform

Participatory budgeting — allowing voters to determine how public funding is allocated — has been tried in several wards for aldermanic “menu money,” which funds small-scale infrastructure projects. Now, at the instigation of Blocks Together in West Humboldt Park, it’s about to be employed to budget TIF (tax increment financing) funds. Ald. Walter Burnett (27th […]