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Jeffry D. Harris

Jeffry D. Harris Of Counsel
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Ohio Senate Committee chefs baking economic development morsels into their version of the state budget bill

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Ants arriving at the picnic: U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals finds merit in federal “takings” claim filed against county land bank

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Much more than just “drug houses”; State grants to fund commercial building demolition would propel county land banks as key drivers of Ohio’s economic development

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Goal-setting for southeastern Ohio communities' short-term development

Advised five local governments in Ohio’s Appalachian Region in pursuing near-term economic development goals.  Provided plan deliverables to each community, with recommended steps to be taken in expanding broadband access, developing “spec” buildings, financing public improvements, and using one-time American Rescue Plan Act funds for critical infrastructure.

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Lame duck results in energy-efficiency deductions for public buildings and airport development districts

by Jeffry D. Harris Jan 25, 2021

Lame duck results in energy-efficiency deductions for public buildings and airport development districts

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New “transformational mixed use development” state tax credits

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New “transformational mixed use development” state tax credits

by Jeffry D. Harris Jan 15, 2021

Ohio General Assembly considering significant CRA law change during lame duck session

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Ohio General Assembly considering significant CRA law change during lame duck session

by Jeffry D. Harris Dec 4, 2020

Legal counsel in deploying CARES Act's Coronavirus Relief Fund Payments

Advise regional organizations and political subdivisions in the lawful use of federal Coronavirus Relief Fund Payments, often under rushed deadlines.  Provide guidance in local governments’ efforts to distribute desperately needed cash during the COVID-19 public health emergency, dispensing advice as to specific expenditures related to particular needs in the communities.

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Legal counsel concerning public records and open meetings under Ohio's Sunshine Law

Advised an economic development organization’s board under the Open Meetings Act, including lawful sharing of information during executive session.  Provided legal advice on which records in the organization were public and which could be lawfully withheld from requesters.

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