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Poll:Do Cities Have a Responsibility to Prevent Gentrification?
The Pasadena Star News ^ | February 21, 2006 | Wayne Lusvardi

Posted on 02/21/2006 2:14:37 PM PST by WayneLusvardi

FREEP THIS POLL! The Pasadena Star News is running a poll (possibly in support of "inclusionary housing" and other interventions in the housing market in Pasadena)as follows: Do cities have a responsibility to prevent gentrification? Yes No Go to this link and enter your response: http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/ (scroll down the front page under Today's Forecast and Quotables to the "Cast Your Vote" Box:


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cities; freep; gentrification; liberallunacy; lunacy; pasadena; poll; urban; urbanrenewal
FREEPERS Blitz
1 posted on 02/21/2006 2:14:38 PM PST by WayneLusvardi
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To: WayneLusvardi

Let's hear it for a collection to buy a halfway house and put it in Brentwood.


2 posted on 02/21/2006 2:16:57 PM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - But they know what's best.)
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To: WayneLusvardi
Do cities have a responsibility to prevent gentrification?
Total Votes = 80
Yes
  28 Votes, or 35 %
No
  52 Votes, or 65 %

3 posted on 02/21/2006 2:17:24 PM PST by metesky (Official Armorer, Aaron Burr Dueling Society)
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To: WayneLusvardi
Are you some kind of a slum-o-phobe?

Urban decay is in the eye of the beholder you know.
4 posted on 02/21/2006 2:17:51 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (California bashers will be called out)
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To: WayneLusvardi

Sure they do if the property owner has abandoned all upkeep and care of the property.


5 posted on 02/21/2006 2:17:53 PM PST by AZRepublican ("The degree in which a measure is necessary can never be a test of the legal right to adopt it.")
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To: WayneLusvardi

Gentrification usually is the only thing that really keeps cities from rotting at the core...People want to insure city rot?


6 posted on 02/21/2006 2:19:12 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: WayneLusvardi

Heck, I think cities should encourage gentrification, not prevent it.


7 posted on 02/21/2006 2:24:59 PM PST by Bahbah (An admitted Snow Flake and a member of Sam's Club)
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To: Aussie Dasher; backinthefold; bayourant; birbear; BJClinton; brf1; Da Mav; ER Doc; ferri; ...
FREEP THIS POLL ***PING!*** FRmail me and gordongekko909 if you want to be added or removed from the Freep this Poll! Ping list. And be sure to ping me to any polls that need Freepin', if I miss them. (looks like a medium volume list) Gentrification = less slums. (as long as it ain't the government doing it by force)
8 posted on 02/21/2006 2:25:56 PM PST by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
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To: WayneLusvardi

Yeah, let's defend the inalienable right to have slums. Many famous people have been born in slums, so we need to maintain this precious cultural heritage.


9 posted on 02/21/2006 2:31:41 PM PST by speedy
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To: WayneLusvardi

What they're really asking is "Shall we allow city governments to stop white folks from moving in and making it harder to elect a full Dem slate?"


10 posted on 02/21/2006 2:32:12 PM PST by SauronOfMordor (A planned society is most appealing to those with the hubris to think they will be the planners)
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To: WayneLusvardi; HostileTerritory

Ah yes. Replacing check cashing stores and bodegas with boutiques and restaurants is awful I tell you!


11 posted on 02/21/2006 2:32:50 PM PST by Clemenza (I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked...)
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To: metesky

When I linked to the site, it would not let me vote. Then I opened up another internet window and typed in the web address, and bravo! I could vote.


12 posted on 02/21/2006 2:37:43 PM PST by rcofdayton
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To: WayneLusvardi

Do cities have a responsibility to prevent gentrification?
Total Votes = 115
Yes
32 Votes, or 27.82 %
No
83 Votes, or 72.17 %


13 posted on 02/21/2006 2:39:48 PM PST by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
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To: dynachrome

Pour it on - the opposition forces may have a comeback. Thanks.


14 posted on 02/21/2006 2:52:26 PM PST by WayneLusvardi
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To: WayneLusvardi

While cities unequivocally should not oppose gentrification, since that has the potential to revitalize urban centers, they must ensure that there is available affordable housing.


15 posted on 02/21/2006 2:55:10 PM PST by jude24 ("Thy law is written on the hearts of men, which iniquity itself effaces not." - St. Augustine)
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To: WayneLusvardi
Are you sure it is prevent gentrification?

You'd think cities would encourage renewal.

16 posted on 02/21/2006 3:07:08 PM PST by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: BenLurkin
Are you sure it is prevent gentrification?

Probably. Pasadena's bad neighborhoods have been gentrifying for a while and the minority community (and political power base for a few) have been squeezed. They want protection.

17 posted on 02/21/2006 3:14:21 PM PST by Heyworth
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To: WayneLusvardi

DON'T ALLOW OUR CITY TO LOSE IT'S HISTORIC SLUMS! Not by private lot by lot market action, at least. Wait for Urban Renewal to simply throw masses of people out of their homes and then bulldoze whole neighborhoods instead. That's the preferred way to do it.


18 posted on 02/21/2006 3:30:35 PM PST by arthurus (Better to fight them OVER THERE than over here.)
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To: WayneLusvardi

Why would a city want to prevent gentrification? It's a net benefit to the city.


19 posted on 02/21/2006 3:32:06 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: BenLurkin

Pasadena wants to prevent gentrification to protect low income renters who are leaving town and diminishing the Democratic political base


20 posted on 02/21/2006 3:33:59 PM PST by WayneLusvardi
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To: WayneLusvardi

Also, a good way to prevent gentrification is to subsidize below-market rental housing for all the teachers, firemen, and policemen who can't afford to live in town. Besides, when the construction is done, no one will notice when 20% of the apartments gets skimmed off for relatives of the housing commission!


21 posted on 02/21/2006 4:44:37 PM PST by HostileTerritory
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To: WayneLusvardi

BUMP!


22 posted on 02/21/2006 4:44:47 PM PST by pasadenapundit
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To: pasadenapundit

HERE IS THE LINK:

http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/


23 posted on 02/21/2006 4:48:26 PM PST by pasadenapundit
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To: WayneLusvardi

Some of my best friends are Gentry.


24 posted on 02/21/2006 5:54:21 PM PST by jordan8
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To: WayneLusvardi

Kill whitey!


25 posted on 02/21/2006 5:55:18 PM PST by NeoCaveman (The shark has been jumped, there is no turning back)
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To: dubyaismypresident

Do cities have a responsibility to prevent gentrification?
Total Votes = 169
Yes
37 Votes, or 21.89 %
No
132 Votes, or 78.10 %


26 posted on 02/21/2006 11:36:50 PM PST by pasadenapundit (nice work freepers!)
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