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The Larry H. Miller Group's hopes for tax breaks to help cover the cost of $110 million in planned arena renovations is running into opposition from at least one political advocacy group.

The Utah chapter of Americans for Prosperity is launching a campaign to stop Salt Lake City's Redevelopment Agency from giving out a tax break potentially worth up to $22.7 million.

"Across the country, more and more taxpayers are saying, 'Why are we doing this? Why are we giving multi-billion dollar corporations tax dollars to build or renovate arenas?'" said Evelyn Everton, director of AFP's Utah chapter. "We're taking money out of services that we are supposed to be providing and these are people who can pay for this anyway."

LHM leaders plan to present their proposal for funding to the city on Tuesday afternoon. Their plan calls for the Miller family to cover the cost of the project upfront, then, through an RDA tax increment reimbursement program, recoup up to $22.7 million over the next 25 years.

According to city documents, roughly $12 million of that money would come from a percentage of the increased property taxes LHM would pay on the arena as a result of the improvements to the block. The company would also stand to receive a projected $3.9 million from interest on that money, according to city documents. LHM, meanwhile, is also asking for about $6.7 million — approximately $306,000 per year — that would come from tax increment the RDA collects from other parts of the city's Central Business District project area.

"We believe this is a fiscally responsible approach that is performance based and conducted through an existing RDA program," Frank Zang, Larry H. Miller Sports and Entertainment's senior vice president of communications, said in a statement.

LHM officials say their proposal has been met positively by city leaders and downtown stakeholders. But Americans for Prosperity, a national conservative advocacy group, said the group will voice its opposition to the project Tuesday at the 1 p.m. meeting.

"This is about making them more money. They're going to do those renovations no matter if they get the tax dollars or not," Everton said. "That [the proposal] takes money out of school districts. If they're going to be making those improvements, they're going to be paying those taxes anyway."

Officials at the Utah Taxpayers Association, meanwhile, said the watchdog group is still gathering information on the proposal.

"We still have a lot of questions and not a lot of answers," said Billy Hesterman, the association's vice president. "If this tax financing plan doesn't move forward, does this harm the ability for the Jazz to still operate and for this rebuild to still happen? … Certainly no one can discount the value the team has for Utah. We know everybody loves the team and the organization, but at the same time can they do what they need to do without taxpayer money?"

Jazz officials believe a renovated arena can be a "significant economic driver for the next 25 years." Everton, however, questioned claims that arena renovations will been a boon to the downtown economy.

"The people who are already going to the Jazz games will continue to see Jazz games," she said.

The Miller family plans to complete some renovations of the quarter-century old arena this summer, then complete the remaining projects next summer, finishing in time for the start of the 2017-18 season. The renovation plans, according to city documents, include "safety and security upgrades; updating existing HVAC systems; installation of a new photovoltaic system; and plaza, concession, seating, and premium/suite upgrades."

LHM has teamed up with Icon Venue Group, a company that recently has been involved in the restoration of Wrigley Field in Chicago, the construction of the new Golden 1 Center in Sacramento and planning for the new home of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks. SCI Architects, which headed up the $1 billion renovation of New York's Madison Square Garden, also is part of the Jazz's renovation team.

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