Comment 35931

By rusty (registered) - website | Posted December 01, 2009 at 14:01:16

Yup. CityJoe, just because development eventually catches up to sprawl neighbourhoods does mean they weren't wasteful neighbourhoods in the meantime.

I fail to see what is so confusing about the principal of unit cost? A 200 yard road with 5 houses on it costs more per capita to build and maintain than an inner city street. Same goes for the corresponding sewage pipes, transit service, snow removal, garbage collection, school bus service and so on. Why on earth anyone would need 'proof' of this is beyond me - it's common sense!

The idea of communal taxes and government for the benefit of everybody doesn't and shouldn't apply to wasteful spending. Sprawl is wasteful spending and I don't want my taxes to fund it.

If people want to live in large lots fine, but let them pay an appropriate cost and stop asking me to subsidize it.

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