TACIR will be meeting in Nashville on September 3 and 4 to review a final report on foreclosure and tax delinquency as impediments to remedying blight and to review and discuss a draft report on fire sprinkler requirements in places of worship. The commission will discuss its ongoing study on referred legislation that would have prohibited local property assessors from including the value of the federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) in a property’s assessed/appraised value and host a panel on financing low-income housing and a panel on valuation of low-income housing for tax purposes. Video streaming will be available both days. Please visit our meeting page for the agenda, reports and other documents on these issues, and video links.
The Tennessee Municipal League recently celebrated its 75th Annual Conference in Chattanooga and recognized several longtime conference supporters. TACIR is one of eight companies and state agencies recognized for their continued partnership with the League and for their commitment to serve Tennessee cities and towns. The Commission includes four members nominated by TML and began exhibiting at its conference in 1986. Read about all eight groups saluted at the conference in the latest issue of Tennessee Town and City.
TACIR has partnered with the Middle Tennessee State University Business and Economic Research Center to provide an Internet site to track the state economy during the recovery from the recession that began in December 2007. The site will permit the reader to follow labor force status including employment and unemployment numbers; housing data including a housing price index and construction activity; and sales tax collections. These data are available for the state and for 10 Metropolitan Statistical Areas across the state. Presented graphically, the data may also be downloaded for use at the reader’s convenience. (More)
Serve as a forum for the discussion and resolution of intergovernmental problems; provide high quality research support to state and local government officials in order to improve the overall quality of government in Tennessee; and to improve the effectiveness of the intergovernmental system in order to better serve the citizens of Tennessee.