Saturday, December 20, 2008

The Mythical Scarcity of Land

Quoting SP&T:
“YVHA board member Catherine Carson noted the scarcity of land in the Yampa Valley and said one benefit of inclusionary zoning is that it captures real property.”

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There IS NO SCARCITY OF LAND in Routt County! There is ONLY political contrivance to create an ARTIFICIAL scarcity of land by making that land UNAVAILABLE for development.

What we have are competing values:
Affordable Housing vs. Open Space.
Growth vs. Small Town.

Despite all the fantasies which our local Socialist utopians endlessly indulge in, we CANNOT have it both ways! PICK ONE!

The county refuses to allow the development of subdivisions and the city refuses to expand the urban boundary. THAT is what creates the ILLUSION of “the scarcity of land”.

Inclusionary zoning is just pretty language to disguise the Marxist utopian FANTASY that uneducated 20-somethings working a service sector job in a ski town have an ENTITLEMENT to own a million dollar home right next door to those who have actually worked for, sacrificed for and EARNED that PRIVILIGE!

Here in The People’s Socialist Republic of Steamboat Springs, the insanity never ends!

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