The City of Eugene's thorough effort to lie to the public about every aspect of Urban Renewal, was amusingly revealed in court yesterday. I'll quote the article by the Register-Guard's Ed Russo:
Holland also asked Klein why his summary didn't explain how the change to the downtown urban renewal district would cause other local governments to forgo property tax revenue.
Klein's summary says the financing method, called tax increment financing, "reallocates" property tax dollars from other governments to the urban renewal district.
Klein responded that it is too difficult to provide a detailed explanation in 175 words or less, the allowed length of ballot summaries. "It's how much you can fit into 175 words," he said.