CRA straying from intended purpose

I would like to challenge the purposes of the Community Redevelopment Agency. It appears the agency is straying from the original purposes of redevelopment. It is providing taxpayer dollars to businesses and entities in direct competition with existing local businesses. Now for some history about redevelopment. Back in the late ‘40s and early ‘50s, the…

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CDFA Florida Roundtable Endorsed by the Florida Redevelopment Association

Columbus, OH — The Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) is pleased to announce the Florida Redevelopment Association (FRA) as an official endorser of the CDFA Florida Financing Roundtable. FRA joins CDFA’s partner, the Florida Development Finance Corporation (FDFC), as a supporter of development finance education throughout the state. The CDFA Florida Financing Roundtable, in…

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In bid for $40 million federal grant, St. Pete looks to gondolas, Tampa to smart technology

ST. PETERSBURG — St. Petersburg is going for the unconventional and fanciful: gondolas. Tampa chose a more earthbound approach: infusing projects with gadgetry. Both cities are among 70 applicants vying for the $40 million “Smart City Challenge” federal grant that emphasizes alternative and innovative transportation. Close on the heels of Clearwater’s flirtation with a mode…

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