SPS TIF Forum Thursday, September 8, 7pm

Saint Paul STRONG

Updated News Release

September 6, 2016

A healthy Saint Paul tax base may be the most important public policy the Mayor and City Council has responsibility for. Most city services are supported through property taxes, including police and fire, streets, rec centers, libraries, and schools. While Tax Increment Financing (TIF) has greatly impacted the long term fiscal standing of the City, there has been little public discussion or understanding of this investment.

Saint Paul STRONG is producing a panel discussion specific to Tax Increment Financing (TIF). Our focus will not be on the law, but rather the policy.

The event will be on Thursday, September 8th, 7pm to 8 pm at the new Saint Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN) studio in Saint Paul’s Midway.

Curtis Gilbert of MPR will moderate the discussion in front of a live audience that will be telecast live on SPNN Saint Paul Cable Channel 19. Following the live telecast will be a Q & A audience / media participation discussion (8pm - 9pm).


Minnesota Senator Ann Rest

Senior Fellow of The Humphrey School Jay Kiedrowski

President of Saint Paul Port Authority Lee Krueger

Developer John Mannillo




John Mannillo's biography

This event is open to the public. We especially encourage Saint Paul city council members, Mayor Coleman, Ramsey County commissioners, school board members, and legislators, as well as their staff, to attend.

Please try to arrive at the studio no later than 6:45pm. (Latecomers will be admitted). Better yet---come early and stay late for beverages and good company at the Lake Monster Brewing Company next door.


Saint Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN)

550 Vandalia St.

Suite 170

Saint Paul, MN, 55114

For map & directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Saint+Paul+Neighborhood+Network+(SPNN)/@44.9293762,-93.154051,13z/data=!4m8!1m2!2m1!1sSPNN+Saint+Paul,+M!3m4!1s0x87f7d54e32b5e9f5:0xcf8c5c34045bc836!8m2!3d44.957581!4d-93.190565

Note that SPNN does not face Vandalia - this is a bit confusing. SPNN is on the east side of the main building, off Wabash, next to Lake Monster Brewing Company.

You can learn more about Saint Paul STRONG, its members and principles at http://www.saintpaulstrong.com/

Saint Paul STRONG, as a group, does not take positions on any issues, including TIF. We are striving for a balanced open discussion.

Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Thank you,

Jack Hoeschler jghoeschler@comcast.net 651.324.1694

Linda Winsor Saint Paul STRONG, Communications lindajwinsor@gmail.com 651.224.6004


We are a nonpartisan community-led organization dedicated to improving open and representative government in Saint Paul by encouraging and supporting open and transparent public processes at City Hall, engaging and empowering resident participation, and building a stronger, more inclusive Saint Paul.