There was an condo complex many years ago that when my wife and I first got together that we wanted to move into because it seemed like an amazing place to live at the time, but despite having just about all of the right boxes checked off there was something missing.
We did not make enough money at the time and there was a minimum income threshold that we were about five thousand dollars a year at the time away from making. The explanation that we were given is that in the past the people that we would be renting the condos from had situations in years past where they would have people signed up for leases and then three months in have to start eviction proceedings because they didn’t make enough money to pay the rent.
Long story short, the next year my situation chanced with a new promotion and I was making enough money to move into the condo complex where we lived until we bought our house a couple of years ago.
My point from telling you that story is that while we weren’t destitute by any stretch of the imagination, there are some people that when they move into a neighborhood they will either trash the area around their homes or will trash your property itself. Look at how many people you see in bad neighborhoods parking their cars on the grass for example.
From 100 Percent Fed Up:
This story is a cautionary tale, for anyone who [wrongly,] assumes local politics aren’t important. In a stunning move that brings the city of Minneapolis one step closer to Socialism, the Minneapolis City Council, composed of 11 Democrats and one Green Party member, have decided to level the housing playing field for everyone. It doesn’t matter how hard you’ve worked, sacrificed or saved to purchase a home in a safe, single-family neighborhood, the city council has decided that anyone can move into your neighborhood.
According to SFGate– The Minneapolis City Council voted last Friday to eliminate single-family zoning, and instead, allow residential structures with up to three dwelling units — like duplexes and triplexes — in every neighborhood. Minneapolis is believed to be the first major city in the United States to approve such a change citywide.
The decision came as part of a sweeping plan to propel the city into the future by addressing issues like housing, racial equity, and climate change. The plan, called Minneapolis 2040, drew thousands of public comments, “Don’t Bulldoze Our Neighborhoods” yard signs and a last-minute lawsuit, but ultimately passed on a 12-1 vote.
It will now go to a regional planning agency for review. City officials expect the zoning changes to go into effect sometime next year.
The Minneapolis City Council is made up of 12 Democrats and one Green Party member — success there could offer one model of what is possible.
Is the Minneapolis City Council struggling to fix racial inequality and climate change, or are they attempting to fix a lack of housing for the exploding Somali population who tend pack multiple families into one single family home or apartment?
The twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul have been dubbed the Somali capitol of the United States, boasting a Somali population of 60,000 persons.