In my ignorance, I thought some other agency gave funds to the city to replenish funds given away to developers. Well, it seems that is not quite the case. I am still researching it, but it would appear that we collect the taxes, put the money into something call 380 Grant, then give it back. Such logic is beginning to make my non-political head hurt.
Why would a municipality do that? I have an ominous feeling. The word deception comes to mind. I think I'm beginning to get angry, but I must await some more research, before I say much more. However, I have a suspicion you are not going to like what I have to say.