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Special Districts In Land Development

Learn about the current issues and complexities with utilizing special districts in land development.

Special districts are a popular form of government in the United States. Over 40,000 of these districts currently exist, providing services that range from public water and wastewater to development of business districts and sports facilities. Formation of these districts can be of great assistance to those seeking to develop or redevelop property or projects, including but not limited to P3 projects, as they can provide benefits in the form of new revenues and tax-exempt financing. In order to take advantage of these benefits, those forming and using them need to be conscious of the federal and state laws that must be complied with, including but not limited to IRS regulations. This topic will explore the topic of special districts, their uses and benefits, best practices in structuring and implementing special districts, and how they can be used in conjunction with other types of government for beneficial purposes.

Runtime: 90 minutes
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Agenda

Introduction to Special Districts

  • Functions
  • Benefits of Using a Special District to Undertake Projects
  • Examples of Special Districts
  • Key Considerations When Forming and Utilizing Special Districts
  • Interactions With Other Local Governments

Legal Considerations

  • Public/Private Issues
  • Powers of Special Districts
  • Taxation vs. User Charges

Tax Considerations

  • Status of Special Districts
  • Characteristics of Special District Revenues
  • Tax-Exempt Financing With Special District

Financing/Structural Considerations

  • Credit Benefits of Special Districts
  • Tax Benefits of Special District
  • Special Districts as Credit Enhancement

Operational Issues - Imposition, Collection and Enforcement of Taxes and Fees

  • Securities Law Issues
  • Practical Advantages of Special Districts
  • Sample Case Studies
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This course was last revised on July 23, 2019.

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  • AICP 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved by the American Planning Association for 1.5 hours of CM credit for AICP members.
     

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • MT CLE 1.5
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

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  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • MT CLE 1.5
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Kip Wahlers

Kip Wahlers

Ice Miller LLP

  • Partner in the Columbus, Ohio office of Ice Miller LLP
  • Practice includes economic development and public finance, including financing of infrastructure, mixed-use development, senior living, health care, and governmental facilities; advises government at all levels, as well as private parties, including developers, underwriters, banks, and 501(c)(3) entities
  • Regular speaker on economic development topics, including tax increment financing, opportunity zones and special districts
  • J.D. degree, University of Michigan; M.A. degree, University of Georgia
  • Member of the Council for Development Finance Agencies, the Government Finance Officer's Association, the National Association of Bond Lawyers and the Urban Land Institute
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Product ID: 405863
Published 2019
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