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3 thoughts on “Unlisted address

  1. Bright

    These people really have blown all the taxes collected “proactively” to address the water supply issues from years ago. Because of the “ loss” of those taxes Asheville will have big trouble this winter. These poseurs need to own up…taxpayers can forgive them once again, and the funds can perhaps be borrowed from the sports facility acquisitions. Water is a survival issue. No water, no tourists. Stock up.

  2. gyp

    It’s really unfortunate when the cartoonists for this paper appear to only have cursory understandings of the topics that they comment on, and as a result they spread misinformation.

    No one in any position of authority or intelligence has concluded that new construction was at fault for the water calamity last year. The problem was not a lack of overall supply. And new multifamily construction in particular is easier to service than single-family suburban sprawl, at least relative to the tax base that each kind of land use supports. And it’s the latter that has aging pipes that are more prone to bust. Unsustainability is baked into our land development practices of the past. BUT the land use development that we want to see more of today—density, infilll, etc—isn’t to blame, no matter that it makes an easy scapegoat for affluent baby boomers.

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