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File #: 22-853    Version: 1 Name:
Type: CONSENT AGENDA Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/31/2022 In control: Office of Economic Development
On agenda: 5/11/2022 Final action:
Title: Authorize a public hearing to be held on June 8, 2022, to receive comments regarding extension of the Public/Private Partnership Program Guidelines and Criteria, for the period July 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022 - Financing: No cost consideration to the City
Indexes: 100
Attachments: 1. Resolution, 2. Exhibit A
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STRATEGIC PRIORITY: Economic Development
AGENDA DATE: May 11, 2022
COUNCIL DISTRICT(S): All
DEPARTMENT: Office of Economic Development
EXECUTIVE: Majed Al-Ghafry
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Authorize a public hearing to be held on June 8, 2022, to receive comments regarding extension of the Public/Private Partnership Program Guidelines and Criteria, for the period July 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022 - Financing: No cost consideration to the City

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BACKGROUND

The Property Redevelopment and Tax Abatement Act (Texas Tax Code, Chapter 312) requires that any city desiring to enter into tax abatement agreements as an incentive to foster private investment must first establish guidelines and criteria governing tax abatement agreements and must pass a resolution stating that it elects to be eligible to participate in tax abatement agreements and other economic development incentives.

The Dallas City Council approved the Public/Private Partnership Program Guidelines --and Criteria ("Guidelines") on December 11, 2019, by Resolution No. 19-1959. The Guidelines were re-adopted through City Council Resolution Nos. 20-1972 and 21-0696 on December 9, 2020 and June 9, 2021, respectively. The current Guidelines are effective through June 30, 2022.

City Council approved a new Economic Development policy (the "Policy") on May 26, 2021. The Policy calls for a thorough review of current economic development incentive policies, including the Guidelines. This work is currently being conducted by HR&A Advisors with guidance from the Economic Development Task Force chaired by former council member Jennifer Gates. Revisions to the economic development incentive policies, including the Guidelines will be presented to City Council later this year. While the amendments to the incentive policies are being finalized, staff recommends extending the current Guidelines to allow sufficient time for completion of this work.

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