How does the Fontana Redevelopment Agency secure funds?
The State's redevelopment law created a method of obtaining funds called tax increment financing. On the date the City approves a redevelopment plan for a project area, the property within the boundaries of the project area has a certain total property tax value. If this total assessed valuation increases, a portion of the taxes that are derived from the increase go to the Redevelopment Agency. These funds are called tax increments. Usually, the flow of tax increment revenues to the agency will not be sufficient in itself to finance the full scope of redevelopment activities and development projects. Therefore, the agency may issue bonds. These bonds are not a debt of the City and are repaid solely from tax increment revenue. Tax increments can be used only in the same project areas that generated them, except for residential projects that benefit low-and moderate-income households.

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1. What is "redevelopment"?
2. Does Fontana have a Redevelopment Agency? When was it formed?
3. What is the business of the Fontana Redevelopment Agency?
4. What is the benefit of being in a redevelopment project area?
5. What is blight?
6. What is a redevelopment plan?
7. What is a project area?
8. Why does Fontana have redevelopment projects?
9. How does the Fontana Redevelopment Agency secure funds?
10. Will property taxes be raised because of redevelopment?
11. Does the Fontana Redevelopment Agency have the power of eminent domain (condemnation of property)?
12. What is relocation?
13. If a property owner decides to sell property to the Redevelopment Agency, who determines the selling price?
14. How are the city / county and other taxing agencies affected by property tax revenue lost to the Redevelopment Agency?