Weekly Link Round Up


Photo by NR flickr user Steven Rosas. The weekly link roundup is a collection of links related to Newburgh, revitalization, urban planning and anything else that might inspire change or create dialogue.

How To: Get Historic Tax Credits [Craftsman Blog]
Infrastructure Spending for Dummies [Strong Towns]
Detroit neighborhood named a National Treasure [Arch Paper]
3 Small-Scale Developer Stories to Inspire You [Strong Towns]
Artists Bring Slow, Neighborly Approach to Tackling Blight [Next City]
Think Scattered Site Rehab Is Too Expensive? Think Again. [Shelter Force]
Adding Up the True Cost of Tax Breaks for Big Tech’s Data Centers [Next City]
Newburgh Council approves resolution supporting controversial development [THR]
Newburgh proposes tax cut for residences, increase for commercial properties [THR]

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  • Mr. Strong Town you’re talking Austrian economics while suckling on the Keynesistic teat. You’re not making sense. The taxpayer should not have to claw back its $’s via what you call a ‘poison gift’. If you believe what you say, ‘land is the base resource from which prosperity is built & sustained’, then why tax the owner on it. Then he wouldn’t need to apply for a historical credit or a development grant. How can a city or an individual build wealth when its “excess” is used to bail out the AIG’s and its ilk. It wasn’t the under water policies that sunk them, it was the derivatives on them that the banks were able to buy for pennies on the dollar care of the ‘enablers’. We the tax payer ended up paying out in full through a $180 billion bailout. That’s “wealth” that could have been put toward producing something of real value…infrastructure. You stop short when advocating a ‘mark to reality’ approach to liabilities because you can’t explain how the recognized shortfall will be paid. As well, how do you suggest achieving your “prerequisite financial solvency” when a municipality such as Newburgh spends equally as much on ‘safety’ relative to its general fund while its taxpayers (res & com) have double digit % increases in healthcare costs? So no, that state and fed infrastructure spending isn’t a ‘poison gift’. It’s the leftovers from the meal tickets we provided. ‘What are we going to with it?’ The ‘Burgh will be asking for parks and blacktop while simultaneously laying off DPW workers .
    -Shouldn’t the water and sewer revenue decrease be offset by the expense decrease derived from the fixed water leaks. That was treated water…a lot. A residential tax rate cut? That means NoBro and West ends assessments will go up. The South and East ends should be good as that has seen new housing, new gas lines, a new park and street pavings.