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Arvada is selling 9 acres of Arvada land assessed at $6 million to Texas-based developer Trammell Crowe for $30! And that's not all. Arvada AURA has granted them 17 years of Tax Increment Financing (TIFs), which means that Arvada will not see any increases in property or sales tax revenue from the property for 17 years. That is tax revenue that could fix or roads, help our schools, and fund our police departments and fire departments. Please read this article and watch the video HERE. Then contact your city council members and ask them to vote NO on this deal, especially if there will not be affordable housing. Ask that they stipulate that Trammel Crowe provide some affordable housing units.

Find your City Council district here: http://maps.arvada.org/opendata/pdf/City_Council_Districts.pdf. Call and/or email your City Council district member and at-large members:
Mayor - Marc Williams: (303) 424-4486; mwilliams@arvada.org 
At-Large - Bob Fifer: (303) 929-4278; bfifer@arvada.org
At-Large - Dot Miller: (303) 885-2501; dmiller@arvada.org
District 1 - Nancy Ford: (303) 325-3153; nford@arvada.org
District 2 - Mark McGoff: (303) 423-5258; mmcgoff@arvada.org
District 3 - John Marriott: (720) 273-3912; jmarriott@arvada.org
District 4 - David Jones: (720) 889-8860; djones@arvada.org

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