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  • in reply to: Short North Tax Abatements #1126840

    clancy12
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    Can anyone shed more light on how properties like the one on 4th qualify for an abatement?

    no.

    in reply to: Short North Tax Abatements #1126839

    clancy12
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    no.

    in reply to: Short North Tax Abatements #1126838

    clancy12
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    It is not just the abatements, it is the TIF districts too. Even after the abatements expire the county general fund and services lose out. For instance someone living in a condo in Miranova with an assessed value of 700K has just a small fraction of their taxes distributed to these things– the bulk of their taxes are divided between the school district and the TIF district.

    in reply to: Columbus $15 Minimum Wage #1122921

    clancy12
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    And why is it better to put this stuff off? When will it be feasible to fix our infrastructure? It seems like now is a good time.

    in reply to: Columbus $15 Minimum Wage #1122920

    clancy12
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>clancy12 wrote:</div>
    Yes, they may be replaced by a machine. That is how it works. Automation is not a new invention. When labor is cheap, you get cheap labor– low productivity– businesses. Then, money can go to higher productivity businesses. We really don’t need 9 million restaurants. The south was way behind the north after the civil war because they had plenty of cheap labor.<br><br>
    On the other hand, we need desperately to invest in infrastructure. So, what we need is some federal spending to create jobs.<br><br>
    Burger flipping is not the only low wage job. There are jobs like housekeepers or home health aide. Do you want the person taking care of your grandparents to be paid 9 dollars an hour?

    Yeah, that’s exactly what we need, the federal government using hard earned tax dollars to create more jobs. Instead of lowering the barriers for business owners to higher more (lower taxes, less regulation).

    Could you specify exactly what regulations are holding back these job creators? really, I would like to know.
    You know, if the government created some jobs that would create demand and help business owners too.

    in reply to: Columbus $15 Minimum Wage #1122889

    clancy12
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    Oh, and low productivity does not necessarily mean low usefulness. the home care aide is very useful– but it is a labor intensive job.
    hey! How about we make people work for 50 cents an hour that way there would be plenty of jobs!

    in reply to: Columbus $15 Minimum Wage #1122888

    clancy12
    Participant

    “Productivity” is a basic term from economics. It is not a slur on how hard someone works (although you impugn low wage workers while saying you worked hard at your low wage job)
    One of the reasons we get so many restaurants is because the barriers to entry are low (compared to some other businesses) and cheap labor is available. Many go out of business after a few years. It is not just “market demand.”

    in reply to: Columbus $15 Minimum Wage #1122609

    clancy12
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    Yes, they may be replaced by a machine. That is how it works. Automation is not a new invention. When labor is cheap, you get cheap labor– low productivity– businesses. Then, money can go to higher productivity businesses. We really don’t need 9 million restaurants. The south was way behind the north after the civil war because they had plenty of cheap labor.
    On the other hand, we need desperately to invest in infrastructure. So, what we need is some federal spending to create jobs.
    Burger flipping is not the only low wage job. There are jobs like housekeepers or home health aide. Do you want the person taking care of your grandparents to be paid 9 dollars an hour?

    in reply to: Columbus $15 Minimum Wage #1122375

    clancy12
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    You haven’t seen the rates rise because we haven’t hit full employment, but if we were to hit full employment, they would start to raise interest rates. Basically they guarantee a small amount of unemployment to prevent any true price equilibrium in the labor market, because they think people are more afraid of inflation than being unemployed.

    I think it is more like they care about the people that are afraid of inflation more than those that are afraid of unemployment.

    in reply to: SN's Bollinger Tower being bought, possibly converted to hotel #1116916

    clancy12
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Cbussmallbiz wrote:</div>

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>UrbanPlanner2112 wrote:</div>

    I’m reminded of a comment made to me by a Battelle person. “People that think the government is the solution and best entity to deal with all things has clearly never done business with it”

    Nice quote from someone whose job likely depends on massive volumes of government funded spending on research and contracts.

    http://www.battelle.org/media/press-releases/battelle-awarded-$2b-id-iq-government-contract

    That’s billion with a B. Too bad your buddy has to complete a bunch of bureaucratic paperwork to get a crack at it.

    OMG! someone from Battelle. Priceless! Would love to see where his/her job would be if s/he was dependent totally on private sector money. (I don’t really believe the private sector and the public sector are totally separate entities anyway).

    in reply to: SN's Bollinger Tower being bought, possibly converted to hotel #1116193

    clancy12
    Participant

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>SusanB wrote:</div>
    I’m sure that they will dump all those poor seniors on the west or south sides where there is truly terrible COTA service and no grocery stores in walking distance. There’s a history of that in Columbus, with the low income developers being complicit. It’s all about the money, especially for the low income housing developers. And it certainly doesn’t help those neighborhoods designated as poor people dumping grounds stabilize. Columbus desperately needs mixed income communities, but we know that’s not going to happen and the few areas that are mixed income will be destroyed by this kind of development and poor people dumping.

    I took a quick look at CMHA’s site and it looks like most of their available units are out in Whitehall and parts of Columbus that are that way, (south and east). I couldn’t find any info specifically on new senior housing. How would one find out where CMHA is building new senior housing?

    I don’t think they are planning on building anything. If you read the original article it sounds like they are actively shedding (selling off) any properties they own.

    in reply to: SN's Bollinger Tower being bought, possibly converted to hotel #1116002

    clancy12
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    tear it down, there is no saving a dank musty deformed mess of a building

    You are talking about someone’s home. god the tone deafness here…

    in reply to: SN's Bollinger Tower being bought, possibly converted to hotel #1116001

    clancy12
    Participant

    Nice. People live there. Now they must be relocated. How would you like to be relocated? Is there only hue and cry when the building is deemed “historic”.
    In addition, there is already a deficit of affordable housing.

    in reply to: Housing Proposed by Wallick (et al) at 18th and Main #1115916

    clancy12
    Participant

    Is the Low Income Housing Tax credit program just a giveaway to developers? I tried to find out how it worked and it seems incredibly complicate– the tax credits are actually sold to investors. Why is it always referred to as “affordable housing tax credits” in articles at this site. I don’t know of any “affordable housing tax credit program”. Is there such a thing?
    850-900 does not seem “low income” to me. What happens when the credits expire?

    in reply to: Savor Growl #1115704

    clancy12
    Participant

    Yes, that sounds like them. I can say there seems to be no price stability there.

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