Sunday, March 25, 2007

Chamber and Realtors Oppose Paying Fair Share

It is no big surprise that the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce and the Arkansas Realtors Association have joined forces to fight against road impact fees to pay for the sprawl they are creating. Developer Ben Israel doesn't want to pay for the services his developments will get from the city, and he makes that clear. Instead, Developer Dan, his building buddies, and financial backers want everyone else to subsidize their profits by paying higher sales taxes or real estate transfer taxes on existing homes. Of course they do. The only question is whether they can buy the special election on April 10th and spend enough on advertising to fool the average citizens. Probably so.

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