Sunday, September 21, 2014

Inclusionary zoning needed

More noted in small towns, how many tend to bring in more high
dollar places that many can not afford only to have those places
go out of business 3 or 4 years later.

There is no Inclusionary zoning. It's all for the rich only!
That thinking keeps the towns growth at bay being the mass
of poor can not reach those high dollar places with their income.
They just drive by those places and wave at them "Bye high prices, bye!"
with the business owners wondering why the sales are low.
Yet many small towns work at changing their zoning laws to benefit the rich.

"Inclusionary zoning, also known as inclusionary housing, is an American term
which refers to municipal and county planning ordinances that require a given share
of new construction to be affordable by people with low to moderate incomes."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inclusionary_zoning

There is a real need to help the poor. They tend to pull down most sales
and more cost in tax use as they don't make a living. So others have to pay
for the living of them or pay for the non living as the town is brought down
to their level as many homes start looking like a squatters community.
Many people in town walking in town without cars, homemade cars, homes
all around "Redneck engineering" in plain sight of the rich people from other
towns the rich try to bring in by making high dollar places.

Inclusionary zoning is a must in small towns. It keeps your labor force
stable and keeps businesses. As the city grows the wages need to also,
thus the less usage of foodstamps, tax dollars and the need for Inclusionary zoning.

Why not just pay the workers better so the many poor could afford things?
I don't know. But they will have to with inflation going up with wages the same.

Many like in my town work hard and make the same pay.
Most raises here are like $0.09 a year.
When I worked at Walmart it took me 4 years to get $0.36
more an hour pay. Which points at the issues of minimum wage retirement,
that is a whole issue itself!

In the end the poor does rule, it's best to not make people poor!

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org

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