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Old Today, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I'm staunchly conservative towards all matters concerning D.C., but locally I might be called a sewer socialist.
The most local forms of government are far more in tune with the needs and expectations of the local population so a little tax, spend and city codes are easier to understand. Also, it helps to keep tabs on what the government officials are up to when they (the locals) are the main focus.
Sidewalks, curbing, street lights that look nice, recreational trails, curbside recycling pickup, underground utilities, maybe some nice landscaping along roadways or other city-owned property. Some people might include public schools, but being a private school person, my biggest concern there is that they can halfway accomplish what they set out to do academically, avoid social engineering, and not kill everyone's property values.
Code enforcement, good zoning and planning without infringing ridiculously too much on property rights would also be nice.
I realize that last one can really be controversial, and that's the great thing about local/state authority over the federal. Locally, people can decide for themselves if they like any of this stuff. There should be something for everyone, and I think there is.
Some entire states can fit the bill, almost.
For me, Arkansas isn't what I prefer. Not trying to offend or cause an argument. I know there are a few towns in Arkansas that come closer to my ideal, I've lived in one, but overall, none of it really appeals to me.
Hope this explains well enough.
Merry Christmas!
ok, so now the truth comes out: you are basing your comments on opinion and in some cases not fact. Everyone does have opinions, that is what makes CD such a good place to visit; it gives us a chance to view others opinions and judge for ourselves what might work of us. What is important to one may not be to someone else.
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Old Today, 10:30 AM
 
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Just saying: We got the high property taxes in our city in Iowa - but we don't have sidewalks and we got to take the trash cans to the curb.
Merry Christmas!
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Old Today, 03:39 PM
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Status: "2018 resolution: get out of the Ozarks" (set 1 day ago)
 
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ok, so now the truth comes out: you are basing your comments on opinion and in some cases not fact. Everyone does have opinions, that is what makes CD such a good place to visit; it gives us a chance to view others opinions and judge for ourselves what might work of us. What is important to one may not be to someone else.
Of course this all based on opinions.
Obviously, what matters to me doesn't matter to a lot of people. No arguments there.
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Old Today, 03:42 PM
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Status: "2018 resolution: get out of the Ozarks" (set 1 day ago)
 
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Just saying: We got the high property taxes in our city in Iowa - but we don't have sidewalks and we got to take the trash cans to the curb.
Merry Christmas!
Yeah, not all places are the same.
This thread is the first I've heard about not taking trash to the curb.
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Old Today, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Sidewalks, curbing, street lights that look nice, recreational trails, curbside recycling pickup, underground utilities, maybe some nice landscaping along roadways or other city-owned property. Some people might include public schools, but being a private school person, my biggest concern there is that they can halfway accomplish what they set out to do academically, avoid social engineering, and not kill everyone's property values.
Code enforcement, good zoning and planning without infringing ridiculously too much on property rights would also be nice.
I realize that last one can really be controversial,
All of these things can be controversial. But the nice thing is, when it is local, you can move. Where I live now, they are going to commit collective suicide (in a manner of speaking), and I don't want to be a part of that, so I am moving.
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