The Ole Seagull


Does TCED and TIF Change the Difference Between “Before” and “After?”

Posted in Branson,Government,Marketing,Opinion by The Ole Seagull on the March 9th, 2014

BRANSON, Mo., March 9, 2014 – In a September column the Ole Seagull suggested that, “As a condition precedent to the voters reauthorizing the TCED’s 1% Marketing Tax in April, one of two conditions should be met in order to prevent 50% of the taxes paid at ‘Branson Landing’ and ‘Branson Hills’ from being used to pay the city of Branson’s TIF debt instead of for marketing.” The alternative conditions were either the production of a Missouri Supreme Court Case saying that a new tax authorized by the voters after a TIF has already been put into effect automatically becomes part of the preexisting TIF or, alternatively, the TCED pledging to cease payment of any portion of the TCED taxes collected to the city of Branson for Branson’s TIFs until judicially directed otherwise. (more…)

“Yes” for Branson TCED Tax extension on April 8 is a matter of “heart” for an Ole Seagull

Posted in Branson,Government,Marketing,Opinion by The Ole Seagull on the March 2nd, 2014

Those who are not interested in his rationale for voting “Yes” on April 8 Branson TCED Tax Extension should probably stop right here. (more…)