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the project was financed through a bond issue approved by voters,

Funded by a Sales Tax, I think.

I really don't know why it is that all of the property owners along these routes should be getting an unearned windfall gain - through the rise in value of their homes (or rather of the land the homes are built on) - at the expense of everyone in Denver who pays this Sales Tax.

Simply apply a Location Benefit Levy/ Assessment proportional to the proximity of properties to stations, and use that instead of a Sales Tax.

It's not exactly Rocket Science is it?

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Wed Jan 7th, 2009 at 10:09:49 AM EST
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