Let's see, home prices are at lows not seen in generations and we're facing perhaps a double dip. Taxes are at an all time high in this state.
Teachers (plug in New Trier) and other "public servants", wow, --how bout those truck drivers-- are pushing for raises and benefits already richer than many in the private sector have gotten for years, to the point that seniors are being driven out of their homes because of high taxes.
Yet the Trib's and other bossy lefties who love to spend other people's money want more of the same?
Does it make sense to raise taxes on seniors, for example, to keep seniors in the village?
Should new families subsidize other members of the community?
As for this land trust, does anyone with any brains think that it would ever be enough to keep people living affordably in this expensive area? It's not just the home, it's the utilities, the maintenance, the TAXES.
The last time I saw Gail Schechter was at MOLDFEST. (The Wilmette experience--thankfully we just said NO)
This in a county, state and next door to a city that are all going BANKRUPT.
Let me ask the Tribune why it is that the Chicago Gold Coast is not subject to affordable housing mandates, hmm?
Perhaps the Tribune Tower would make a good AH building--centrally located, close to transportation and what jobs there may be left in this Dem dumpster state, and with all those lovely inspirational quotes in the lobby. A shame if anything might happen to them.
Cabrini Green was just demolished yesterday.
Let's not build any more unaffordable monuments to leftist idiocy.
More. Analysis by North Shore Barrington Association of Realtors here.
...I would just add I think Carry Buck is a very brave, hard-working woman to raise awareness of this issue and inform voters. She had to know the Tribune was setting her up for predictable class-warfare envy (the comments attached to the article are personal and awful, typical ad hominem from the left) but forged on to try to get a more complex message out.