Their View: Doing business in Las Cru...

Their View: Doing business in Las Cruces: Council decision best choice for city residents

There are 9 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Aug 21, 2011, titled Their View: Doing business in Las Cruces: Council decision best choice for city residents. In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

It has been extremely important to me as mayor, and to the current city council as well, that the city of Las Cruces remain on solid financial footing, that city services be continued without interruption, and that we do everything possible to support economic development and a good quality of life for our citizens.

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“ keep the loonies on the path.”

Since: Aug 10

Detroit

#1 Aug 22, 2011
"Ram it down their throats"

“Get over yourself...”

Since: Jan 08

You're not that important

#2 Aug 22, 2011
I'm sorry, but was he high when he wrote this? Improved quality of life? Where? For whom?

“ keep the loonies on the path.”

Since: Aug 10

Detroit

#3 Aug 22, 2011
Fed Up in NM wrote:
I'm sorry, but was he high when he wrote this? Improved quality of life? Where? For whom?
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No, I'm not high. Tiny little Ken has spoken. We care living in a JJR Tolkien environment. This diminutive little man has yet again "rammed it down their throats" God save the king. This little boy needs to resign. Ken? Are you there Is anybody listening? Does anybody care? Ken.

“Get over yourself...”

Since: Jan 08

You're not that important

#4 Aug 23, 2011
u know im right wrote:
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No, I'm not high. Tiny little Ken has spoken. We care living in a JJR Tolkien environment. This diminutive little man has yet again "rammed it down their throats" God save the king. This little boy needs to resign. Ken? Are you there Is anybody listening? Does anybody care? Ken.
I was talking about him, not you. Sorry for the confusion.
Fun Facts

United States

#5 Aug 23, 2011
From the article:

"Third, the road and drainage impact fees do not represent additional costs to the developer/future homeowner, but rather a reallocation of costs that are already being collected for new development. Developers have always paid for the roads in their development, including a pro-rata share of major roadways that adjoin their subdivision. The problem has been that these costs are collected on piecemeal basis, so that it can take years for principal roads and arroyo crossings to be completed."

New impact fees are new taxes. They are not old taxes being collected in a new way. No old taxes were eliminated to make the new impact fees.

The old taxes and fees still exist and the new impact fees are added onto the old taxes/fees.

Developers do build all the infrastructure, they build the roads and the sewer systems. There are no costs for the city to collect. The developer pays for the construction.

Impact fees increase the cost to purchase a new home. The more it cost to purchase, the fewer people who are able to purchase a new home. The fewer people will have jobs building new homes.

Few title company transactions, fewer real estate commissions, fewer appliance and furniture sales, fewer cabinets and blinds sales.

Tax that which you don't want, subsidize that which you do want. This is a tax.
Watchdog1

Albuquerque, NM

#6 Aug 24, 2011
Where to begin... I have lived hear for about ten years,and loved the City when I arrived. Since then I have watched it turn sour.
EG:
1. Red light cameras shown Not to work but stubbornly kept going as the rest of the Country turns them off.(Even the State has outlawed them on their right of ways.)

2.A nice Police force being turned into a "Revenue Maker" by a Chief that knows no better and a money hungry council.

3. Bike paths poorly constucted and rarely used because of the poor placement.Putting both the Cyclist and motorist at risk.

4.Unnessary oversized City Hall,Convention Center with inadiquit parking,no sign to show what is taking place there. An Acqutic Center that has no Olympic Size Pool so no chance of it ever hosting national events. And charging the Citizens who's taxes paid for it to use it. Total cost of these about $200 million.

5. Tearing apart the Farmers Market(which was doing well without "improvement").

6.Waste Management Corp offered all Trash service for around $10. per month while we now will pay about $25. instead. Also check who is on the Board of Directors of the Recycle group doing it now. The Mayor,at least two Council Members, one ex coucil member,at the time checked ex city manager Moore,one of the County board members. Hmmmmmmmm.

7.I leave this open for anyone else that wants to add to this list.
Watchdog1

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Aug 24, 2011
To save you time on the Recycle comments go to this site and check it out. Moore has been removed but all else is intact.
http://www.thescrappypages.com/board_members....
whatever

Las Cruces, NM

#8 Aug 24, 2011
These impact fees would have been incorporated last year if there had not been one slight problem. Mayor Ken had to make sure that his apartment complex was finished first so the impact fees would not apply to him. He screamed and cried everytime he failed an inspection.

“Phooey on Politicians”

Since: Jan 11

Politicians are full of BS!!

#9 Aug 24, 2011
Our City Council and County Commission all seem to have taken lessons from the Obama administration. Bend/break the rules and do it because the voters won't know about it.

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