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Mark Rauterkus

You are not nuts. I am with you. The new housing downtown will drive out others who will NOT live in neighborhoods in the city. Your case in point goes to a person moving downtown from Mt. Washington.

As another example where there needs to be research to support this trend, look to Somerset at Frick. There, new housing was sold and they used a lottery. The demand was big. The first buyer into that development was another resident of the city just moving to get into a safer neighborhood with more room and a better investment.

I hate, and always have spoken out against, subsidized housing for the rich downtown -- and in other neighborhoods.

I love, however, the elimination of the deed transfer tax. That is a benefit to all, especially the poor and middle class.

Jonathan Potts

I also think you are sane.

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