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Re: “One grumpy guy in Durham thinks ghost bikes are ugly, and now they've been removed

I'm not sure where I stand on the ghost bikes, but publishing this has to be a low point for Indy.

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Posted by Patrick Murphy on 08/02/2015 at 7:10 PM

Re: “After 15 years, Chapel Hill is still trying to get a grip on its housing problem

I hate to sound like a Republican here, but no amount of tax and spend bureaucracy or gov't regulation is going to lower housing costs. Affordable housing requirements for developers increase housing costs. By the way, nobody looking for affordable housing wants a 99-year lease on a 640 sq ft condo on Franklin Street.

Chapel Hill's high housing prices (relative to surrounding areas) is completely attributable to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School System. It is self selection. People who can and will pay more for good schools move to Chapel Hill. If you did a city-county schools merger, housing costs would come down. I'm not saying they should, but let's all recognize the cause before we start implementing solutions.

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Posted by Patrick Murphy on 03/19/2015 at 8:30 AM

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