PHEDIMFP 1 & 2
This packet is the same as the one for the canceled November 9 PHEDIMFP worksession.
Committee members should bring any testimony from the October 26 public hearing that you will
refer to. Hearing testimony is not reprinted in this packet.
Planning, Housing, and Economic Development Committee
Management and Fiscal Policy Committee
'\ Glenn Orlin, Deputy Council Staff Director
Michaelson, Senior Legislative Analyst
Michael Faden, Senior Legislative Attorney
Bill 50-10, Special Taxing District - White Flint Creation
Resolution to approve White Flint Development Tax District transportation
This is the second of 3 scheduled joint Management and Fiscal Policy
Committee/Planning, Housing, and Economic Development Committee worksessions on Bill 50-10 and
the associated infrastructure list/tax policy resolution. Another joint worksession is scheduled for
November 16 at 9:30 a.m. The Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy, and Environment Committee
completed its work on the Capital Improvements Program amendment and appropriation request on
October 21. Council action on the entire White Flint financing package is tentatively scheduled for
Summary of Staff Recommendations
• Support the Special Taxing District as the appropriate new financing vehicle for White Flint.
• Minimize risk to District property owners, but do not guarantee complete certainty since this
places too great a risk on other County taxpayers.
• Create a policy to cap District contributions, but do not set a cap in legislation.
• Determine funding to allow Stage 1 to proceed without delay and create a Capital
Improvement Program (CIP) amendment to fund all County and District infrastructure required
as a Stage 1 trigger or otherwise necessary for Stage 1 development.
• Identify strategies to ensure funding for Stages 2 and 3 (including forward funding by the
County of District obligations) to be refined as development proceeds. The Council should not
develop a specific plan to fund any long term gaps at this time. Do not use tax increment
• Retain the transportation impact tax, but require that the proceeds
used in White Flint and
allow it to be paid over 20 years.
• Revise the bucket lists to refine cost estimates, eliminate certain projects, and better reflect
master plan staging recommendations.