Comment 60433

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted February 28, 2011 at 22:25:20 in reply to Comment 60397

The "unit cost" of providing services to suburbs is not the same as it is in the lower city. Lower densities mean more road, pipe and wire from house to house. New developments mean entirely new areas need to be serviced. Charging development fees on new houses which don't recoup these costs doesn't help, either.

And to the idea that Lower Hamilton recieves "first class services"? That's laughable and insulting. We've got schools closing left and right, century-old lead pipes, roads falling apart, missing cross-walks, basements flooding (thanks, largely, to new suburban development), rampant poverty and countless toxic brownfields.

All the evidence points to rampant subsidization of suburban sprawl by inner-city regions which seriously depleted our ability to sustain that sprawl and ourselves. How do you mitigate this kind of disparity without being "unfair"?

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