This evening, State Senator and announced candidate for Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett was the featured speaker at the West Knox Republican Club. Knox County Commissioner Craig Leuthold asked Burchett what was his position on TIF's (Tax Increment Financing). Burchett was quick to say that he OPPOSED TIF's. A follow up question was what his position is with the City of Knoxville issuing TIF's. He was not as readily with a position on the follow up question. With many of the TIF's like Northshore Center (at Northshore Drive and Pellissippi Parkway) the City issues a TIF and then Knox County is expected to proceed in addition to the City's contribution.