Letter writer: Public deserves long-term bond benefits

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Fifteen million dollars of the bond issue will pay for tearing down most of the city buildings on South Charlotte Street and moving those operations and building new city buildings somewhere else. That is so that land can be made available to developers as an incentive to build “affordable” housing. In the past, that has been [that] a certain percentage of the apartments have lower rents — but only for a few years — and then back to the “market” rent.

I want to know what actual long benefits our citizens get for that $15 million. For example, what were the terms of the last contract the city signed to provide for “affordable” housing, and are we letting our citizens down and creating long-term debt to mainly enrich the Charlotte and Raleigh developers? I believe responsible, transparent government should provide these answers before we all have to ask.

People should know this before voting. We should strive for real, long-term benefits to our citizens rather than just letting the catchword “affordable” create a massive debt with possibly little return.

— Stephen Schulte
Asheville

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10 thoughts on “Letter writer: Public deserves long-term bond benefits

  1. Lulz

    LOL, you get the government you deserve. Keep electing corrupt people who shockingly pervert the narrative to their benefit and the pockets of insiders as well, you get a city that ends up subsiding the rich. Funny isn’t it. The same people who claim to want the 1 percent to pay their fair share are the same people making money for them. If you believe this is progress you are ignorant. Period.

    • boatrocker

      I think you get the gub’ment you deserve too. Happy ‘Clyde Day’ for the upcoming election. Like the orangutan from “Any Which Way But Loose”?

      It’s Voltaire, a Frenchy lefty who said that by the way.

      ‘Off with their heads’, French Rev., poor rising up against the silver spoon NY rich kid types?
      ‘Let them eat cake’? Sound familiar?

      • boatrocker

        I forgot-
        ‘Far Right turn, Clyde’.

        For Eastwood being against everything the GOP did since Ko-rea.
        His ‘chair’ speech, well, it showed the goofy-ness of the Grab Our P@#$%^ party, eh?

        • Lulz

          LOL, there isn’t a conservative on council. This is like the buffoon saying you can keep your health insurance and both democrat led houses voting for it. This is all done by the left. The party of the elites.

  2. Deplorable Infidel

    This $110MILLION bond scam is being forced down our throats by foolish progressives! Do you want YOUR children and grandchildren paying for all this when revenues are already increasing in the city GREATLY ? ? ? Many of the things in this bond scam are UNnecessary, and infrastructure needs should have been taken care of MUCH better before now! Decades of progressive democrackkk NON leadership feeds all this HIGH DEBT solution BS…WE dont need it

    Also, please REMOVE ALL SIGNS the City has put out urging fools to vote yes on this scam! WHERE are the EQUAL number of
    Vote NO Signs ? I’m feeling a discrimination issue here…City has been warned.

    We’ve already been Bond SCAMMED one time this year by the power elites…don’t let it happen to you again in AVL!

    • bsummers

      Also, please REMOVE ALL SIGNS the City has put out urging fools to vote yes on this scam!

      …and while you’re at it, “we” insist you take down all signs for candidates “we” don’t lahk. That discriminates against our beliefs, when you state your’n. The gub’mint better pay for signs to support “our” side, if you don’t want… well, we’ll leave that up to your’n imagination.

      Is it possible that outside groups, like the Asheville Chamber of Commerce, are putting these signs out? I’d be surprised if the City could legally pay for yard signs for a ballot referendum.

      • Lulz

        The Chamber isn’t an outside group. It’s part of the same corrupt machine that’s called government.

  3. Deplorable Infidel

    yes, apparantly it IS the agenda complicit chamber of commerce, losing all credibility by doing this…

  4. William Munny

    Deserves got nothin’ to do with it…Just trust Princess Esther to do right by the people…she did say that the money would be spent as a “catalyst to equity…” Hmm, she seems like a nice woman of the Tribe. hahahaha! Dumb goyim gonna goyim.

  5. NFB

    I have been skeptical of some of these bonds, but as I see who the opponents are I become more and more inclined to vote for the bonds.

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