Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Upscale Knightdale

Jamie Dervin of the Chamber of Commerce points me to an astonishing story in today's N&O on Knightdale's decision to cap its supply of subsidized housing. Yes, you got that right! They are implementing an across-the-board measure of exclusionary zoning to keep out any more housing for low-income folks.

"It's a great policy," Mayor Doug Boyd said last week. "We've got our fair share, and we don't need anymore."

I am not making this up.

They also have an anti-graffiti law and a 9 p.m. curfew for teens. "Knightdale is cutting-edge," said Mike Frangos, the town's planning director. "The town does a lot in response to citizen demands, and we are not afraid to push the envelope."

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