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Mark, in many ways, with government debt covering lots of these schemes and the Federal Reserve monetizing federal debt, the taxpayers as voters are finding ways to NOT be taxpayers.
Dan, a corollary to your most excellent point: while spreading costs and concentrating benefits.
Speaking of downtown blight, the only place that even comes close to that would be the now empty mobile home park. I'd be shocked, shocked if anyone now vocally pushing a URA had anything to do with helping make that lot empty. Yet, like the discredited people always pushing for more war, the same names always get quoted and mentioned in the papers for these types of issues despite their past records of failure.
I wasn't suggesting Steamboat Fire was anything like PDX. Just maybe a reporter here would jump at the chance to dive deeper into how they respond to certain calls, especially with a potential new station mentioned a few weeks ago and the Pulitzer Prize worthy mj series done.
Can YVHA and Overland join forces to buy Shadow Run? Of course, for well above what I paid and market--it's not as if YVHA has overpaid before. Plus, it's unfair that if they don't purchase Shadow Run they will be competing for tenants with us. Shadow Run is great affordable housing. Everyone wins (except those pesky and invisible taxpayers).
Tracy, I hope they give you a nice check. The BID lost so taxes did not go up yet they are still getting a URA to Fight the Blight. I think you deserve a nice Bronx Cheer for that. If you are looking for work, I may need your skills to assure my own URA gets approved.
Oh, and this was somewhat surprising because the non-resident resident voted against a BID in the fall and council had said that would be the death-knell to a TIF/URA. Despite that vote, this URA receives strong support from the community of one (it is hard to determine whether tenants have a vote and the expensive Denver law firm conducting said vote never really figured it out either. Ironic, since tenants actually live there unlike blowhard slumlord).
In other news, council agreed to form a URA around Shadow Run #E105. The city finds it important to fancify the second bathroom and this receives strong support from the beneficiary of the new and important special taxing district. This blighted area will receive a cap in property tax rates and plans to open a special exemption sales tax free gold trading and marijuana growing business in each outdoor closet. The residents of said district will still be able to fully use all other government services for the duration of the district despite being taxed less for them. It is a win-win for the community.
Bret, your comment reminds me of a series done by a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist--who just brought down a governor. Maybe an intrepid reporter for this newspaper wants to follow those footsteps.
Remember, Tammany Hall was founded by volunteer fire fighters who then used political power to ensconce themselves further. I don't agree with Damian the cop from Phoenix on much, but he is right that firefighters get a free pass on scrutiny. Though, I'd prefer my statists with badges and silly costumes to wield fire cannons rather than pistols--except in Birmhimgham in the 60s.
Scott, government rules are for the little people. Government can violate its own rules at will, such as noise ordinances for street sweeping or this.
A man that worked in government once told me how he tried to remain faithful to the rules, but it was hard being surrounded by others who didn't care as much. Has anyone seen George Krawzoff spotting foxes recently on the trails?
Can I get a TIF declared for just my condo? I'd make some mighty fine improvements to that blighted piece of property.
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