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City Reaches Deal w/ Dee Dee

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Is anyone really surprised? Dee Dee has to pay for new shoes somehow. Do we really expect her to wear last season's fashions? I am happy my tax dollars have gone to keep her in the manner she has become accustomed. :sick:

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I'm going to soft on this one...

i actually think it is reasonable for the city to contribute infrastructure around the site of a major tourist event, which brings publicity, prestige and money to the city.

Just because rich people may own the property, it doesn't mean they should be paying for things that are the public responsibility in most other cases. Taxpayers pave streets in myers park, and contribute to infrastructure improvements around malls and arenas, and museums and subdivisions... most of which all roll back somehow to some rich people.

besides, i'm sure the harris family pays much much more than this in property taxes.

i'm not saying that I think the harris's deserve public subsidies, though...

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I think that the financial burden for improvements related to commercial developments should not be carried by taxpayers, especially when these improvements aren't already part of the city's comprehensive plan (i.e. turn lanes).

I'm not sure about Charlotte, but developer impact fees here in Raleigh are inadequate. By having taxpayers foot the bill for more of the new infrastructure for developments (commercial AND residential) the city is essentially encouraging construction on greenfields in the suburbs instead of in town where the infrastructure already exists. Talk about backwards.

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