LDC Fund campaign and Tufts Pilot negotations update

Today, I attended an update call for our Least Developed Countries Fund campaign. There’s some progress, but it’s not yet clear what the next steps in our campaign will be.

Today, I also attended an update meeting on how negotiations are going between the City of Somerville and Tufts University. Tufts, as a non-profit, pays no property taxes. Instead it negotiates periodic “payments in lieu of taxes” — aka PILOT — payments to the City that are far short of what a private landowner would pay. Spoiler alert: negotiations aren’t going well.

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