The City of Kalona is in the process of making changes after a state law change. The new state law that took affect July 1st involves Tax Increment Financing.
City Administrator Ryan Schlabaugh explains that with the changes their Urban Reserve areas need to be more clearly defined. The areas will need to be put into three different categories; economic development, blight or slum.
Schlabaugh adds that they will have to do more research with their attorney, before making the classifications and notes they will most likely be deemed economic development.