Would you vote for a property tax increase to help support the Yampa Valley Housing Authority?

Yes 37 votes

9.23%

No 364 votes

90.77%

401 total votes

Comments

bill schurman 3 years, 10 months ago

Screw the poor folks. Let them live in Hayden, Craig, or South Routt. Or River Walk, oops, Jim ran the poor folk out and now no $$$ to develop it. Thanks.

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sledneck 3 years, 10 months ago

Interesting, 90% say screw the po-folk, Bill and YVHA right along wid 'em. How we gonna have affordable housing AND keep developers from building new homes too, Bill? How da we do dat, Bill?

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Scott Wedel 3 years, 10 months ago

Well, I will spin the poll to claim it says that 90% of the people do not want to raise their taxes to pay for YVHA's mistakes while 9% think YVHA is so important that they will forgive anything.

In general, it is an extremely elitist argument to suggest that someone living in Stagecoach, Craig, Hayden or South Routt has been screwed. That elitist perspective is another reason why affordable housing advocates have such a disconnect with the public because the general public knows that those are hardly unacceptable places for good people to live.

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kathy foos 3 years, 10 months ago

They arent helping but only a few,probably visa workers. If they care about homeowners,why not try to help with legal advice, homeowners in or near forclosure because of loss of work.?I say this program mainly creates jobs for a few and does not benefit anyone really.How does purchasing more land help people in need of fair housing?Sure habitat for humanity is one.Who are these 1400 familys needing what? Visa workers for the ski area and big box stores?How about some real information about exactly who is benefited .Locals are paying for it,are visa workers getting the housing more than locals?Make the resort industry and major box stores that use visa workers pay for it.We as taxpayers pay our own housing and with 10 % plus unemployment(during busy ski season)due to influx of visa workers,make them pay like us.

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