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Farmer offers $3M revitalization plan

Published On: Mar 08 2013 09:55:56 PM CST
Updated On: Mar 08 2013 10:53:14 PM CST

Tim Kabat, Doug Farmer

LA CROSSE, Wis. -

La Crosse Mayoral Candidate Doug Farmer is promising millions of dollars to revitalize local neighborhoods.

He says the money is possible through a TIF that set to expire at the end of the year. By state law, a TIF can be extended one year, but only if the proceeds are used to rehabilitate and preserve local neighborhoods.

In total, it would add up to $3M over three years.

Farmer says that can be used for things like the Housing Replacement Program, where the city buys a run-down house, builds a new one, then sells it for profit.

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