17 May 2007

Redevelop This!

Sounds like the Town Council in Fishers wants to create their utopian downtown and at any cost. 125 properties would be razed and new shoppes, housing, and offices would be built. Bye Bye Nickel Plate, hello strip mall. Those little independent small businesses and offices would be out like a fat kid in dodgeball.

The Council even would go so far as using eminent domain to force people out of their homes to achieve this beautiful monument to their egos and arrogance. There is a way to stop this besides hardballing the negotiating for "fair market value"...this is an election year in Fishers, all Councillors are up for re-election in an at-large setting. Choosing a Libertarian that respects property rights and taxpayers is the only way these councillors will get a clue.