Use it or lose it.......

harrylee

Electoral Member
Mar 22, 2019
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Here is an interesting tidbit I just saw on FB......Take it for what it's worth.


"We will also work with municipalities within this program to identify vacant or underused property that should be converted to housing on the principle of use it or lose it – that core urban land should be available for new housing, not left vacant as an unproductive investment property."
 
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taxslave

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Nov 25, 2008
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The problem is bureaucrapic inertia in muni governments. Throwing more money at them will just make the problem worse and more expensive. The answer is to eliminate most of the senior muni bureaucraps. Rewrite the rules so business can carry on. Step 2 is to make the rules conform in all municipalities in the area.
We have two towns a few km apart that have different specs for bedding sand, despite the fact that it comes from the same pits that arein neither community but the same regional district. It goes down hill from there.