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Old 01-10-2009, 02:19 PM
 
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Default Serious Question...

what happens if mayor daley loses the next election and the next mayor decides that the gentryfied areas of the city need more affordable housing and decides that there has to be an x percentage of section 8/low income etc residents in the area, do you think the people of those would go for that?

 
Old 01-10-2009, 03:05 PM
 
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if mayor daley loses the next election
Better off worrying about alien spaceships...
 
Old 01-11-2009, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Never gonna happen. Guess you haven't lived in Chicago for long. Daley will NEVER loose.
 
Old 01-11-2009, 10:25 AM
 
Location: South Side
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There's some laws concerning real estate, personal property and the like which would prevent a mayor from insisting on such a major restriction on what people want to do. Not to mention the fact that politics is the art of the possible. Does your scenario sound remotely possible?
 
Old 01-11-2009, 11:41 AM
 
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The only real leverage the city ( or higher governmental authority) has is if there's redevelopment where they have some control over the funding ( e.g. 'mixed' housing developments to replace the Public housing projects being torn down) . They also have zoning and property tax incentives, but how much can you do with this ?? Even the 'mixed housing' is keyed around income and selling price, which won't guarantee cultural or racial diversity . Going beyond this would guarantee court challenges and effectively limit any development in the impacted area for quite a while.
 
Old 01-11-2009, 12:40 PM
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Location: Brooklyn Heights, NY & Lake Ariel, PA
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Never gonna happen. Guess you haven't lived in Chicago for long. Daley will NEVER loose.
I agree...I think he'll end up dying in office like his father did in the mid 70s...
 
Old 01-11-2009, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Lincoln Park
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exactly Daley is called the Taflon Mayor, who will never lose
 
Old 01-11-2009, 01:21 PM
 
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Daley is getting up there in years, and I have to say I'm a bit worried about the who the next mayor could be. Many people on this board know I tend to vote Democrat, but the last thing this city needs is some ultra-liberal anti-gentrification affordable housing handout machine. The current Section 8 program is bad enough in terms of the way it destabilizes neighborhoods. The city really needs a centrist Democrat or Republican mayor who is dedicated to reform (like a Forest Claypool or Bloomberg).
 
Old 01-11-2009, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Lincoln Park
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rudy is always available if he wants the job.

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Daley is getting up there in years, and I have to say I'm a bit worried about the who the next mayor could be. Many people on this board know I tend to vote Democrat, but the last thing this city needs is some ultra-liberal anti-gentrification affordable housing handout machine. The current Section 8 program is bad enough in terms of the way it destabilizes neighborhoods. The city really needs a centrist Democrat or Republican mayor who is dedicated to reform (like a Forest Claypool or Bloomberg).
 
Old 01-12-2009, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Volker, Kansas City, MO
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rudy is always available if he wants the job.
I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.
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