Helen Burns Sharp, Founder

ATM, Chattanooga

 


Chattanooga is home to a grassroots movement organized by citizens who believe we can persuade our local elected officials to reform the current "system" for granting property tax breaks. This broad-based coalition calls itself "ATM" (Accountability for Taxpayer Money). We believe it is time to transition from what oftentimes appears to be a corporate welfare program to an approach that better reflects the PUBLIC interest. By doing research and offering constructive suggestions, ATM hopes to be part of the solution. Please find time in your busy life to read the section on PILOTs. This issue matters to you and to our community. 

Highlights: 


The PILOTs page gives an overview of the entire program and an analysis of past housing PILOTs.


The "New PILOTs" page tells about the new housing program.


The "Walnut Commons" page tells the sad story of the latest lost opportunity to get this PILOT on the tax rolls.


The Alstom page discusses that company's large PILOT in light of the plant closure.

 Alerts:


CITY ELECTION: SEE NEW TAB

March 7, 2017

February 15--Early voting begins


ALSTOM: SEE UPDATE