Say yes to plan for affordable housing
Noticeably absent from the media conversations on affordable housing is the unanimous vote by the Charlotte City Council in August to redesign the housing trust fund. The new program allocates an unprecedented 20 percent of housing units for Charlotteans making minimum wage or very low wages.
The private and philanthropic sector is matching this commitment with another $50 million, with major gifts of cash and land already pledged. This partnership will advance upward mobility and economic opportunity.
Concentration of income levels works against mobility. Mixed-income housing advances mobility. We finally have the right formula to significantly increase opportunity and prosperity for all our neighbors.
To capitalize on this momentum, it is critical we vote yes for the affordable housing bond.
– Michael Marsicano, Char
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I applaud the effort to save lives, but would note the following: Charlotte drivers routinely exceed posted limits by far more than 10 mph, some go as
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zones. They roll through stoplights. Turn right on red without stopping, turn right from the left lane, and follow way too closely.
Traffic enforcement is not a priority. Unless traffic enforcement is greatly enhanced and the fine structure is changed to discourage violations, lowering speeds will not accomplish anything.
– Kenneth Kyzer, Charlotte
And finally, common sense tells us that all those old white men who are making our laws aren’t going to be around in 20 years, but the damage they are doing will last for generations. Please vote.
– Kelley Walker, Hickory dency of the United States of America and the Republican Party.
– Benjamin Cook, Charlotte