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Land Bank Ready To Make A Difference

November 26, 2013

There’s an empty house on an otherwise stable Jamestown street. The bushes are overgrown, the porch needs fixing, the gutters are full of old leaves. And the distress doesn’t end there....

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Dec-03-13 11:25 AM

I am pleased that dollars are coming into our community to fix or repair our neighborhoods. Mr. Lombardi explained the whole land bank process completely and I anxiously await to see some of the local eyesores taken down or repaired.

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Nov-30-13 12:54 PM

There is no evidence that a higher minimum wage automatically translates into higher prices for consumers.

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Nov-27-13 7:01 AM

And what is a living wage? So basically what you are saying is someone with no education (sometimes not even a high school diploma), no true skill sets, deserve to be earning say 10-11/hr as minimum wage? So you would have no problem paying 25-40% higher prices at all fast food places, or restaurants, or Walmarts, or basically any retail business? I think that is the wrong thing to do. How about encouraging higher education, or learning a skill or trade? How about starting at the bottom and working hard to get promoted to higher level positions? Minimum wage in this country was never intended to be the primary breadwinner in a household.

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Nov-26-13 5:51 PM

It always pains me when I read people's opinion that being on public assistance is so wonderful that is discourages recipients from looking for work when the reality is that many of those who qualify for subsidized housing already have jobs, sometimes two or three of them, but the jobs that are available pay too little to live on. Public assistance is barely enough to live on. It's no fun at all. Try it sometime if you don't believe me.

Get the government to raise the minimum wage to a living wage, one that keeps up with inflation and we'll find a big drop in the need in the number of people who need help with housing, food and transportation.

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Nov-26-13 10:14 AM

Yes, you get the big picture Rosebud.

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Nov-26-13 9:38 AM

And the do Gooders keep building housing for LOW INCOME PEOPLE. The County pays half the cost, welfare pays the rest. If I own a house, I can not rent it out for enough to pay the Taxes on it, so I give up, because the Go-Gooders keep building more & more housing for people that are not encouraged to work for a living, and I give up. I stop paying my taxes & the house that I had such dreams for goes down hill because the Do-gooders keep building more & more free housing for those to lazy to work for a living.

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Nov-26-13 7:03 AM

Your county tax dollars at work because local municipalities don't want to enforce zoning and code laws!

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