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COLUMBUS, Ind. — Bartholomew County Commissioners have given up on creating a countywide redevelopment commission, citing the concerns of residents and fellow elected officials.
The commissioners wanted the redevelopment commission as a tool to lure new business, if necessary, said Commissioners President Carl Lienhoop.
A redevelopment commission would allow the county to create tax increment financing districts to help pay for growth in targeted areas — which many members of the County Council and the county auditor opposed. But county residents said they were concerned about having another agency with eminent domain — the power to force property owners to sell their land.
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