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Voters with Facts hires Milwaukee law firm to investigate city TIF use

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Eau Claire (WQOW) - An Eau Claire group has hired a Milwaukee law firm to investigate the city's use of tax incremental financing.

The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty is representing Voters with Facts as they investigate the city's use of tax incremental financing to fund downtown redevelopment, namely the Confluence Project.

We tried to reach out to Voters with Facts for comment on their decision to hire the law firm but were directed to their attorneys.

The attorney we spoke with said the group believes that the city is incorrectly using the term “blight” in order to amend TIF District 8 and create TIF District 10. We also reached out to Eau Claire's City Attorney but have not heard back.

The City Council will vote on the creation of TIF 10 tonight and also on the developers agreement for the mixed use building of the of the Confluence Project.

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