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Re: “What Should Durham Do With Its Soon-Vacant Police Headquarters?

Demolish the building and start fresh on the site with a mix of uses - small retail, office or lab space, and a whole bunch of affordable housing in a 10-12 story development that will support transit.

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Posted by Durham451 on 11/10/2017 at 12:17 AM

Re: “Cora Cole-McFadden Plagiarized Parts of Her People's Alliance Candidate Questionnaire

@MJKopechne - Having citizens watching council meetings is somehow worse than plagiarism? Really?

I don't care about the age of candidates or any other demographic. It's their positions, actions, and records that matter. Not mudslinging - facts.

That's why I've already voted for 2 PA-endorsed candidates and 2 Committee-endorsed candidates. Neither group got it 100% right this time.

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Posted by Durham451 on 11/01/2017 at 10:18 PM

Re: “Cora Cole-McFadden Plagiarized Parts of Her People's Alliance Candidate Questionnaire

@MJKopechne - Is lifting entire passages from other's work without citation ok for a public official??

And what's 'funny' is that she didn't offer to correct it until she got caught. That's not "name-calling". It's a fact.

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Posted by Durham451 on 10/31/2017 at 10:09 PM

Re: “Cora Cole-McFadden Plagiarized Parts of Her People's Alliance Candidate Questionnaire

Cora Cole-McFadden's time has passed. As a retiree, this is something she should have had plenty of time to catch. She should have time for "five thousand questionnaires" - or maybe the twenty or so that she actually got.

It is time for new, fresh leadership on the city council. Vote Freeman.

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Posted by Durham451 on 10/30/2017 at 6:25 PM

Re: “The Durham City Council Approves Property Tax Breaks for Residents of Revitalized Neighborhoods

Isn't the point of city-funded revitalization efforts to make areas more attractive, livable, and valuable? Why are people shocked when it works?

Taxes are a burden for everyone. The average property in Durham County increased in value by 14% in the 2016 re-evaluation.

If your property value went up by that 14% average, your taxes did not change.
If your property value went up by less than 14%, your taxes went down.
If your property value went up by more than 14%, your taxes went up.

That's called fairness. People with fast-rising property values should pay more because they will make more if they sell their property.

If your taxes went up by $349, that would indicate a 40%+ increase in the value of a $100,000 home. You don't need a subsidy.

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Posted by Durham451 on 10/25/2017 at 11:13 PM

Re: “In Durham’s Ward 2, the INDY Endorses Mark-Anthony Middleton for City Council

@stylze4u

We can do both.

There's nothing magical about stopping downtown development - unless you want to kill mass transit. They would go hand-in-hand for that. Of course, Rooks doesn't support transit, so maybe that's how those positions tie together?

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Posted by Durham451 on 10/19/2017 at 10:12 PM

Re: “Cole-McFadden Survives Durham Council Primary, Moffitt Does Not

Speaking in third person - not cool. And sort of creepy.

"You have to understand I am mayor pro tem, I'm the incumbent, I'm active in the community and I'm Cora Cole-McFadden," she said.

It's time to retire and pass the baton to new, younger, more progressive leadership - challenger DeDreana Freeman.

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Posted by Durham451 on 10/12/2017 at 9:24 PM

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