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Old 07-27-2007, 10:42 AM
 
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Old 07-27-2007, 12:25 PM
 
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Cary used to be nice until they sold out to greed.
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Old 07-27-2007, 12:28 PM
 
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Cary used to be nice until they sold out to greed.
They're doing the same thing just about everywhere. Johnston County has been going against the wishes of people in the NW part of the county and approving more development and subdivisions, some of them without even paving the roads.
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Old 07-27-2007, 12:37 PM
 
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Why shouldn't these developers be able to develop the land they own the way they like? Sounds like they have responded to the criticism and modified their plans to try to accomodate, but people are being hardline and want no development.
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Old 07-27-2007, 12:38 PM
 
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When the economy takes a high-tech hit like in 2000 and the yuppies run home with their tails between their legs, there will be an economic disaster here.

I went through one like that in 1989 in New Orleans. More foreclosed homes on our block than occupied ones. Folks just threw their keys in the trash and left.

The yuppies don't realize that they are a special breed here making high salaries. If the golden goose lays them off, good luck paying for a McMansion with the salaries in government, teaching, or retail.

Things go up and they go down. It will be interesting seeing all the abandoned homes and boarded up stores when the yuppers run home.

You know I'm a Bubba, right?
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Old 07-27-2007, 12:50 PM
 
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Old 07-27-2007, 12:54 PM
 
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It points up the folly of allowing unbridled development, both retail and residential.
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Old 07-27-2007, 12:54 PM
 
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Because people who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
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Old 07-27-2007, 12:58 PM
 
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You are wise, my friend.
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Old 07-27-2007, 01:54 PM
 
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Are these council members voted in? It takes more than signatures to stop unbridled development. Our core group spent over a year meeting weekly, picketing, fundraising, etc. to keep WalMart out of our neighborhood. We were an unincorporated part of a city,and thought we had no leverage as we can't vote on city issues. We pointed out the location was a pedestrian crossing and traffic nightmare and promised to vote the mayor and every member out of office when we were incorporated if they approved the proposal. Council said we won on the safety issue. We started out with about 20 people and ended up with over 4,000 supporters. Two more activist neighborhood groups have done the same. Not criticizing, just relating my own experience.
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