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Suburban Problems - Poll #2: Fighting Density VS Horse Laws

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    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans

    Life in the suburbs is good. Except that sometimes it’s not. From time to time, strange headlines catch our attention that normally we’d ignore (there are plenty of other media outlets to cover these types of things), but we’re thinking that some silly juxtaposition could bring an interesting new light to the discussion these types of stories.

    So… which one is the best/worst of these two stories? The fight for low density in New Albany or the fight to keep a horse in Marion (which we’re considering a suburb for the moment)?

    Residents upset by suggested higher density


    ThisWeek Community News

    Wednesday August 15, 2012 1:05 PM

    A supposed proposed 800-percent increase in density for property along Ulry Road has residents of at least one nearby subdivision up in arms and planning to pack the Northland Community Council’s Aug. 29 development committee meeting.

    READ MORE: http://www.thisweeknews.com/content/stories/newalbany/news/2012/08/14/land-northwest-of-new-albany-residents-upset-by-suggested-higher-density.html

    Woman Fights City To Keep Horse

    Thursday August 9, 2012 6:28 PM

    MARION, Ohio – A Marion woman filed a lawsuit in an effort to keep her horse in the city limits. The city charged Christine Philpott with allowing an animal to run at large and with keeping a noisy, filthy or offensive animal in the city.

    READ MORE: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2012/08/09/marion-woman-fights-city-to-keep-horse.html



    Apparently, Hilliard just approved a variance to allow a sign with more than four colors…
    There go the property values! ;-)


    Analogue Kid

    Both of these are fine examples of how the suburbs are not a “free market dreamland” as some claim.



    Woman Rides Horse To Work To Save Money On Gas
    Published: September 13, 2012

    Ambling along the downtown streets of Newark, Kadie McGregor is bucking the recent spike in gas prices. “I drive a huge truck and you know with gas prices, I drive an old ’89 that gets 11 miles to the gallon,” said McGregor. So instead of ponying up nearly $4 a gallon for gas, she just saddles up Baby, her 16-year-old mare and rides her to work at a farm implement store.

    READ MORE: http://www2.nbc4i.com/news/2012/sep/13/lady-rides-horse-to-work-to-save-money-on-gas-ar-1170909/



    Hah! Pretty sure that horses aren’t exactly upkeep-free, either.

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