What’s more destructive to Yorktown: “Zombie” foreclosures in your neighborhood or having “zombie” politicians in office?
A “zombie” politician has put themselves above others and the law. They’ve lost their ethical compass and have been reduced to being an empty suit with a smile. A “zombie” politician is only good for taking care of special interests, and self promotion. A “zombie” politician pays no taxes, has an over-sized ego, and contributes little other than what’s in his own best self-interest.
A “zombie” house is a hollowed out empty shell of a formerly nice home that’s been mortgaged to death, neglected to the point that it has no value and is totally useless. A “zombie” house pays no taxes and drags down the property values of others.
What will cost you more in the long run: A vacant house on your block or a short-sighted, self-serving, free spending, tax delinquent politician in office?
Yorktown’s unaddressed tax delinquency problem currently costs all taxpayers $4 million. The impact of “zombie” foreclosures is only a fraction of that.
How can any politician lobby on the behalf of millionaire land-developer’s profits at the expense of taxpayer’s property values? They’re like a reverse Robin Hood who takes from the poor to give to the rich.
Politicians that enable land-developers to build 12-unit apartment buildings right next to one-family homes will undoubtedly pull down those home’s values much more dramatically and permanently than any “zombie” foreclosure ever could.
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