Sunday, February 3, 2013

Community Meetings You Can't Afford to Miss

Community meetings are happening all over the place in response to or as part of the proposed sweeping changes to the character of the NEK due to the tourist and Walmart development. Everybody who lives and works here has an interest in making sure that the development benefits actual NEK residents as opposed to lining the pockets of big business. If we don't speak up we'll be left holding the short end of the stick. Higher rents and increased property taxes to pay for the infrastructure improvements, potential increased public service needs occasioned by a large influx of low wage workers, and low property tax deals generally exacted from municipalities by these businesses may mean the biggest burden fall on us, the average taxpayer. Check out the two meetings on Tuesday, February 5 (see Calendar)

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