Here are four small ways to make a city’s neighbourhood roads work better, all of them cost-effective, all of them betterments to the quality of life, none of them needing money from away.
Hollywood Wants Local Control
Hollywood’s struggle to secede from Los Angeles revisits the downside of big versus small cities
Artificial Sprawl Caused By Property Tax System
Winnipeg is a case study example of artificial urban sprawl with 500 families a year now fleeing its sky-high property tax regime.
Another Way To Fix Downtown
Suppose we broke out of the box and tried something new?
Fixing Winnipeg’s Urban Sprawl
People can escape paying their share by moving to lower-tax communities just outside the perimeter: they simply work and consume services in Winnipeg without paying for them. As the city’s population falls, capital and operating costs are spread over fewer people. Taxes must then go up, but this stimulates even more flight to the exurbs. And so on.