thanks for the additional info.
WHY are we subsidizing people to buy land?
posted on 08/11/2012 9:24:03 AM PDT
There seems to be further manipulation going on. For instance one of the parcels was assessed at some $16,800 in 2010 but this year the same parcel is assessed at $2600. I realize value has fallen but it didn’t fall that much in 2 years.
I’ve spent my morning looking through Jackson County GIS maps.
posted on 08/11/2012 9:38:16 AM PDT
(What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
To: Lorianne; cripplecreek
The City of Ann Arbor passed a ballot question a few years back. The goal is to stop urban sprawl and 'preserve open space'. Washtenaw County is quite rural away from the cities and close-in townships. What the ballot question did is tax Ann Arborites to buy up farmland outside of the city so it isn't sold to developers.
It's subsidized because of an unholy alliance of greenies and urbanists who think everyone should live in lofts in "cool cities" to borrow a term from my former idiot governor Jennifer Granholm.
posted on 08/12/2012 5:09:43 AM PDT
by Darren McCarty
(Holding my nose one more time to get rid of Eric Holder)
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