June 9, 2021

If we do decide to use tax dollars to incentivize development, we must assure that the program is transparent and that there is good oversight.

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Published in The Columbian “The Multifamily Tax Exemption program, or the MFTE, offers tax breaks to developers who price a portion of their units under a certain monthly rent threshold, or who offer to provide some sort of public benefit, such as a park or an art installation. The idea is to increase housing stock, providing an incentive for developers…

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June 3, 2021

Glen has been in the trenches at Council Meetings speaking out for transparency and good stewardship of our tax dollars.

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Published in The Columbian “That prompted a Vancouver resident at the meeting, Glen Yung, to say “$2,200 a month, to me is not affordable in any way. It’s kind of a frustration, because it comes back to a transparency issue. The publicgenerally sees this (program) as being a tax abatement for people creating affordable housing, and really, it’s not.”” Read…

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