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Smart growth increases tax yield, says expert

Sandra Clark
Editor

Joe Minicozzi says we must look at land like a farmer does – analyze it for best production.

The architect and Harvard-educated urban designer was in town last week, talking with policy makers about land use. Through his consulting firm, Urban3 LLC, he’s created a 3-dimension computer model to explain the tax yield of property for those who hold the power to rezone it.

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Sidewalk issue won’t go away

Victor Ashe
Government/Politics columnist

The fate of the much-publicized effort for a new sidewalk in West Hills along Sheffield from Wesley Road over to Vanosdale is not good for this year’s city budget as both Mayor Rogero and Vice Mayor Duane Grieve (who represents West Hills) are not supporting its inclusion in the budget.

This is a case where term limits work against the voters who no longer have a voice in the political future of Grieve or Rogero. They leave office respectively in 2017 and 2019.

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