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The St Louis Contrarian

Providing Independent and Intelligent Insight on St. Louis Public Policy Issues

City considering an anti violence program

www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/look-at-violence-like-a-disease—program-to/article_8c89bd1c-0b50-5154-a8f8-98412a1b6d77.html

This needs to happen. Crime is ruining the city

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Booker Proposes Rental Tax Credit

www.nytimes.com/2019/06/05/us/politics/booker-renters-credit.html

How will he pay for it. Also his program does not have income restrictions. Credit should only be for low and moderate income households

St. Louis County Police to be Equipped with Cameras

This is a good idea but not a panacea

Big nursing home operator foreclosed on by Hud

www.nytimes.com/2019/05/31/business/nursing-homes-mortgage-hud.html

this is a big hit to HUDs nursing home program. I have always felt the program has been valuable because private lenders backed off making these loans. Written by Paul Dribin

Ferguson Florissant School District Closing Schools

www.stltoday.com/news/local/education/school-s-out-forever-ferguson-florissant-closes-schools-amid-declining/article_ef21636b-08bb-58d0-9fc7-de93851b78df.html

The Rehabbers Who Saved Lafayette Square | Feature | St. Louis | St. Louis News and Events | Riverfront Times

50 years ago, when most of St. Louis wrote off the neighborhood, a band of DIY risk-takers dared to bet on its future
— Read on www.riverfronttimes.com/stlouis/lafayette-square/Content

An excellent article about the pioneers who rehabbed Lafayette Square

An excellent prescription for the future of St. Louis

www.stltoday.com/opinion/columnists/lawlor-if-we-are-doing-so-well-why-do-we/article_51dc4a43-57a6-5710-a059-8e737c02e53c.html

To Tackle Housing Inequality, Try Upzoning – CityLab

Residential “upzoning” policies being adopted from Minneapolis to Seattle were once politically out of the question. Now they’re just politically fraught.
— Read on www.citylab.com/equity/2019/05/residential-zoning-affordable-housing-upzoning-real-estate/588310/

A good article on the pros and cons of upzoning

The story behind tower tee being saved

www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/the–month-performance-art-that-helped-save-tower-tee/article_32ac6d7c-dc79-5979-9c1e-a2aa95e56e3f.html

What’s Bad for your Wallet Might Be Bad for your Health: The Negative Health Consequences of Spending Too Much on Housing | How Housing Matters

What’s Bad for your Wallet Might Be Bad for your Health: The Negative Health Consequences of Spending Too Much on Housing | How Housing Matters
— Read on howhousingmatters.org/articles/whats-bad-wallet-might-bad-health-negative-health-consequences-spending-much-housing/

A good and sensible article. If people spend too much on housing they don’t have money to take care of health

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