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1. A thread on #NIMBY (not in my backyard) & change in cities:

First off, although it might feel that way, NIMBY isn’t unique to your city, & it’s definitely (probably) not worse in your city than anywhere else. It’s also not surprising, since it’s based on human nature.
2. #NIMBY isn’t surprising when you understand that it’s human nature, it’s normal, to fear change & to weigh potential loss more heavily than potential gain. So NIMBY should be expected because it can’t be avoided. It’s hard everywhere, & there’s no place that it doesn’t exist.
3. But #NIMBY needn’t be debilitating when it comes to smart, positive & badly-needed change in your city. Cities that are skillful & self-confident listeners can learn a lot from NIMBY fears, & that learning can help make decisions better & outcomes more successful.
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1/ Some more details on yesterday's #HousingNow Proposal by Mayor @JohnTory in #TOPoli.

Here's a Public-Map of the 11 Sites / 13 Addresses with Links to @_CreateTO - where available... #OpenData #OpenGov…
2/ ...most of these sites should be "As of Right" to build new HIGH-DENSITY Housing on what are now cheap/subsidixed Surface Parking-Lots near #TTC Stations - including new @CrosstownTO Stations in #TOPoli...and stations serviced by the new Vaughan extension...
3/ ...but in #TOPoli - the Deafult setting is "NO" - and Councillors have fought efforts to reduce CHEAP parking-spots at #TTC stations in the Past...…
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Dites, on en a marre de voir nos portables accrocher les réseaux Belges, on a fait une pétition, y’en a marre de payer pour rien !
- OK, on va poser une antenne, et même l’intégrer dans le clocher pour que ça ne se voit pas.
- Ah non, surtout pas ! #NIMBY…
- Dites, y’en a marre, ça capte pas dans le métro, on paye un abonnement pour ça, faites quelque chose !
- OK, on va mettre dans antennes pour que ça capte sous terre
- Ah non, surtout pas, ça va augmenter les taux d’exposition !…
- Dites, on a des gros trous de couverture dans notre village, même qu’on est en zone blanche, faites quelque chose, on vous rappelle qu’on paye un abonnement !
- OK, on va mettre une antenne.
- Ah non, surtout pas, foutez-là ailleurs !
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By limiting housing supply, we push up the price of housing (both renting and purchasing). Renters respond to this by either moving further away from their work or paying more in monthly rent.

Home owners? They like it.
Effectively, #NIMBY is a huge regressive tax.

Imagine you make $40k and spend $700 on a 1 bdrm in Madison. Over the past few years your rent probably went up by $1,500/yr. That's the same as if your federal taxes had increased by 50%.

Fifty Percent!!
Imagine if Republicans or Democrats proposed increasing income taxes by 50% on the lowest income earners in our country. Totally regressive. There would be a HUGE deal about this. Especially from the left. As there should be.
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