electronically, no later than 5:00 PM today. You should use the
email@example.com email address.
Reminder, you need to state your name, the organization
that you represent, if there is one, your mailing address and your email address, so
that it can be included in the hearing record. Jessica Flores.
MS. FLORES: Hi. Good morning. My name is Jessica
Flores and I'm here to represent my small historic preservation firm, Preservation
Forward my email address is Jessica, like my first name, @preservationforward.com.
I reside in East Lansing, Michigan.
Anything additional that you'd like for me to provide?
MR MCKAY: That's good. Thank you.
MS. FLORES: OK, perfect.
I am just here to thank you for your hard work. Your
efforts and time, diligently being on top of this. We desperately need the State
Historic Tax Credit across all of our 83 counties here in Michigan. Communities
depend on the State Historic Tax Credit. As a consultant that's traveling the upper and
lower peninsula of Michigan, I want you to know that this is a critical tool in our
toolbox. I'm kind of just here to thank you today and, to tell you the importance of
this tool and hopefully that we can show you over the course of 2 to 3 to 4 years that
it's a successful tool in that we could have the cap lifted. I think that's the biggest
criticism, I'm facing, in the streets and the communities across Michigan. We know
that it's important. We want to use it. It's first come first serve and, that's I'm, that's
how it is for right now and thankful that it's back. We have our foot in the door. But
let's open the door the whole way. So that we can lift the cap on the status, or Tax
Credits and use it. Because, I guess, our biggest concern in the field is that one
medium to larger size project is going to absorb our commercial funding that's been
allocated for commercial projects.