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Boothbay Strong SAY NO TIFS!

We did It ! Boothbay is NO Brunswick!

TIFs transform the purpose of property taxes from covering expenditures of municipal services into risky capital investment funds designed to eventually replace many of the current property owners with a wealthier class of citizens. Beware our nearby neighboring town which has the audacity to call itself The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority. Who gave this town such authority? Certainly not the Maine State Constituion ! The little town of the MRRA is funded by state and federal taxpayer dollars but cannot even provide for its own municipal services! It uses the political clout of concentrated wealth for its own economic development all designed to benefit the legislature "targeted sector" ie- the "above average" economic sector" . The MRRA is not governed by the Maine State Constitution but by the Rule of Law of Global Capitalism. Don't let the MRRA and/or their ilk turn the Boothbay Peninsula into the exclusive playground for the wealthy! Boothbay is well functioning middle class community governed by the
inhabitants of the municipality. Let's keep it that way! Beware the MRRA, the TIF and other shady investments schemes! And keep the Boothbay Commons just the way it is! VOTE No to TIFS TODAY November 5th!

Representative Bruce MacDonald wrote a letter of support for eh TIF in the Boothbay Register. I used to have a great correspondence with Representative MacDonald until I brought up The Small Enterprise Growth Fund and there has been only stone cold silence from Represntative Bruce MacDonald ever since.

I also brought up the Small Enterprise Growth Fund to my then state Senator, David Trahan, who has since quit politics. Trahan said that The Small Enterprise Growth Fund is one program that is working very well, while McDonald said nothing.

Later I learned that the SEGf violates Article IV Part Third Section 14 of the Maine State Constitution by exempting itself from a general law which says this:
3104. Conflicts of interest; purchases by the State
No trustee, superintendent, treasurer or other person holding a place of trust in any state office or public institution of the State shall be pecuniarily interested directly or indirectly in any contracts made in behalf of the State or of the institution in which he holds such place of trust, and any contract made in violation hereof is void. This section shall not apply to purchases of the State by the Governor under authority of Title 1, section 814. [1975, c. 771, §164 (AMD).]

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