Monday, July 3, 2017

Returning to Urban Sprawl

Most of us have been spared the plague of transit oriented high density development, despite the fortune Obama spent to evangelize.  We did inherit some expensive gridlock. We do have Agenda 21 crap still in our city and county ordinances and we still have the “regionalism” enabling laws passed by the States.  But few of these urban paradises have flourished and the road crews are starting to fix the potholes for our dreaded automobiles.


Over the past 10 years, families continued to buy homes in subdivisions in the exurbs, because they were a good value. Neighborhoods were safer, crime was lower, taxes were lower, schools were better. homes were cheaper, land was cheaper and traffic moved faster. The economic and practical advantages were obvious.


The “megacities” offered none of these advantages. Public transit didn’t go where most people needed to go. Gridlock was everywhere and everything was too expensive.


The millennials who were going to populate the urban paradise didn’t really materialize in any great numbers. None of out pre-ordained “megacities” have developed as promised and we are trying to figure out what to do with our unnecessary immigrants.


Norb Leahy, Dunwoody GA Tea Party Leader


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