Spotlight on LittleSis User Maps: A Guide to the St. Louis Development Corporation

This week, we’re highlighting a map created by LittleSis users in St. Louis. The map below was created by #TeamTIF St. Louis, a group organizing to challenge the city’s tax incentive system and the ways it which it drives racial inequity. The map focuses on the St. Louis Development Corporation, which determines how the city doles out tax incentive packages to developers. The map provides an overview of sub-committees, points out members with financial stake in recent development deals, and highlights how three of the most powerful boards share almost identical memberships. TeamTIF hopes that the map’s release furthers city residents’ understanding of the public bodies involved in the decision making process and spurs more investigation.