Why is it that Friends always chose the absolute worse-case scenarios when arguing probable outcomes? Statistics based on the probability that every possible lot in the county will be built on -guest hose included- are simply not realistic.
Cost of New Construction
Friends argue that new construction does not meet its’ cost in tax revenue. By what methodology? First we need to see if the automatic, annual increases that have occurred to the cost of government each year since the late ‘40’s have been factored in. In other words, you can't blame all rising government costs on new construction.
Second, we should consider if the study was based in an area where the ratio of population to infrastructure was high since this can skew the results. New construction with independent water and sewer represents a minimal load, especially if no new road is needed. If no school age kids are involved, that family will probably contribute quite a bit more in taxes than they will through cost of direct services.
Planners always tell us how bad it would be without them. Does that mean that the Lynnwood mall somehow snuck under the official radar? Or that the trailers lined up in rows two feet apart in Eastsound aren’t allowed by plan?
When it comes to vision
statements, what was done to the former Lavender Hollow Farm speaks louder
than any words.