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By bobinnes (registered) - website | Posted October 25, 2010 at 11:53:16

Ryan - why is my copy function not working on this page? I can't copy links or info to save them.

A.Smith wage data is truly shocking - far worse than I realized. But his/her idea to tackle the problem by borrowing money is risky in the extreme at this time. Interest rates will soon double or worse. (Follow my link to future vision). What we need is a rebalancing between taxpayers and tax takers (the public sector) as disruptive as this might be.

Ryan, only in your above post did I get any idea that you see regulatory reform (rezoning/ intensification) as a necessary condition. Your opponents here say building LRT is difficult financially. But getting rezoning/high density through is FAR MORE DIFFICULT, imo. You would be far more effective if you were to spend your time building the necessary political will to overcome selfish NIMBYism. Rezoning is PREcondition NOT afterthought. Otherwise, I fear that your accomplishment will be the worst of all possible outcomes instead of the best. So I am forced to concur with Turbo et al that one must build the NEED for an LRT (density, business, moola) BEFORE one actually builds it. Good planning and execution is required to put the horse back in front of the cart.

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