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La Verne Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District (EIFD)

The City of La Verne has established an Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District (EIFD) near the City’s future Gold Line light rail station at E Street and Arrow Highway with a sub-area near Wheeler Avenue and Arrow Highway.  The purpose of this district is to establish a funding mechanism that can facilitate the construction of infrastructure improvements in these areas.  The establishment of the EIFD will not result in any new taxes or fees to the property owners.

The property tax increment (the amount above the property taxes collected in the base year (2017/2018)) that the City and County receives would be specifically restricted to pay for the 14 identified infrastructure projects listed in the Infrastructure Financing Plan (IFP) at an estimated cost of $33 million.  These infrastructure improvements include utility upgrades, undergrounding of overhead utilities, street improvements, pedestrian connectivity, and aesthetic improvements including landscaping and lighting upgrades.

Bonds would be issued that would pay for these projects once new development occurs in the District.  The idea is by having the improvements in place sooner it will spur development to occur faster, which in turn will help to pay for more of the identified projects.

A separate body, the Public Financing Authority (PFA), was established to oversee the creation of the EIFD and who was responsible for the adoption of the final IFP.  The PFA will be responsible for the issuance of the bonds in the future as well.

UPDATE (02/12/2020): The County of Los Angeles has agreed to partner with La Verne on its EIFD by contributing 50% of its tax increment to the district to help fund the infrastructure improvements (Press Release).

The Infrastructure Financing Plan has been amended to show the County’s participation and is currently in DRAFT form until the PFA can hold a series of public hearings to review the plan, take any comments or testimony on the plan, and then ultimately adopt the amended IFP (expected Summer of 2020).

The updated DRAFT documents are here:

Previous documents relating to La Verne’s Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District are provided below.

NPR did a segment on La Verne's EIFD: https://www.kcrw.com/news/shows/zocalos-connecting-california/leading-the-way-in-laverne

Should you have questions about the EIFD, you may contact Community Development Director Eric Scherer at 909-596-8706 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Documents:

Updated documents (09/18/18):

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