DURA negotiations continue

By Press Release

Negotiations continue between the Delta Urban Renewal Authority and Delta County concerning the county's commitment to tax increment funding for a riverfront project in the City of Delta. After an executive session Monday night, DURA rejected a proposal from Delta County that modified plan boundaries for sales tax increment and eliminated lodging tax increments altogether. The county, which is currently represented by Don Suppes, is also seeking another seat on the DURA board, to reflect its level of involvement. Suppes said the county commissioners will discuss changes to the intergovernmental agreement at their meeting next week, but said it's unlikely the county will "sweeten the pot." While he's hopeful mediation can be avoided, he said the commissioners' first commitment is to the county's taxpayers.