You knew sooner or later local communities would attach a requirement that a developer pay what the local government defines as a “livable wage” in exchange for development incentives.  Well, it looks as though Worcester, Massachusetts is doing just that.  This week, the Worcester City Council Economic Development Committee unanimously endorsed a tax incremental financing policy (TIF) that mandates specific wage and residency requirements.  The policy is less stringent than was originally proposed in that it sets a wage goal of $15 per hour or 125 percent of the state minimum wage, whichever is greater, but it does not require it – yet!