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Re: “Right to Fight: Paco DeFrancis Is Burlington's Sole Republican City Council Candidate

... let the market run its course. Low rent artist studios provide very little benefit to Burlington and provide very little economic activity that can be captured via income and sales/use taxes. Letting the market decide will provide the biggest benefit to Burrlingtonians.

As for the artists? Theres plenty of vacant warehouse/factory space in many of Vermonts formerly industrial towns (think Barre, Springfield, St J, etc). Hopefully these artists can move into these cities, make use of vacant real estate, and can ultimately spur the same revitalization and creative renaissance they have in the South End.

Not everyone can live in Burlington. Lets let market demand/supply more efficiently allocate real estate assets. No reason to subsidize artists through regulation/zoning when theres space for them in Barre/Rutland, etc.

Paco DeFrancis in the 7D comment section April 2017...

What sympathy for some of the people he wants to represent...

... becoming a mini Boston or NYC is exactly the direction we should move in as a city.

February 2017

How about No!

12 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by critikboy on 01/09/2019 at 7:30 PM

Re: “Longtime Councilor Knodell Loses Progressive Nomination

Is that the same Paco DeFrancis that once wrote in the comments section of this site in an article about artists getting evicted from a building in the South End, that if artists in the South End couldnt afford rent in Burlington that they should just move to Barre and Montpelier??? Why yes it is!! Is it the same Paco DeFrancis who used sleazy political tactics trying to smear Deb Ingram??? Yes it is! Not the right choice for Burlington at any level of government.

10 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by critikboy on 01/08/2019 at 8:33 PM

Re: “After Buying Airport-Area Homes to Raze, Burlington Wants to Save Some

Some of the house were in disrepair?? Perhaps because the owners didnt know what was going to happen to them so deferred some maintenance. This also sounds like a smear against poorer folks who could only afford to live near the airport.
And then so the FAA and the City of Burlington bully people out of the nicer newer more marketable houses and get a deal...
Now they have people keeping them maintained and will eventually sell them at a profit...

This is pretty darn sleazy...

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by critikboy on 10/19/2018 at 7:20 PM

Re: “Arkansas Man Gets Probation for Scamming Developer Don Sinex

So some poor sap from Arkansas gets catfished and unknowingly gets sucked into a plot he has no idea about really... and the rich guy from NY wants to throw him in jail and throw away the key for 2K??... real compassionate fella... and then he turns around and uses the loss as an excuse to not pay his employees a holiday bonus??? And the mayor and the city are in business with a guy who showcases this lack of character????

39 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by critikboy on 10/19/2018 at 7:11 PM

Re: “State Senate Hopeful Joked About Sex Assault in 2015 Comedy Set

Shayne Spence taking a page out of Paco DeFrancos dirty Trumpy political playbook just like he tried to do to Deb Ingram... Hey state GOP... I love the hypocrisy... You decry anything PC but will weaponize it when it suits you... lame... I wish Tanner had just said it was a comedy bit that wasnt that funny and left it that...

25 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by critikboy on 09/27/2018 at 7:34 PM

Re: “To Restart Construction, Burlington Amends CityPlace Agreement

I think Lando Calrissian said it at his ironic best when he opined This deal keeps getting better all the time... Sinex is a con man... and he found some rubes... a mayor and a council save for a few that were soooo eager for tax revenue they just waltzed into his snare... and now they are pot committed... Sinex will continue to change the goal posts... hes done it every step of the process... this is what happens when you deal with untrustworthy actors... it is unfortunate...

39 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by critikboy on 08/28/2018 at 7:53 PM

Re: “Making a Stink: Man Protests Burlington's Wastewater Dumps

Not to worry... you know Russ Scully... the guy who just spent a bunch of dough on the Blodgett oven property?... currently has some sort of exclusive private, pay for access beach club going on there now?... will probably build residential units up around it eventually?... he's a big $$ donor to the mayor... there will be movement on this (excuse the pun)... poop water no bueno for high end lake enthusiasts... so the residents of Burlington will be swayed to pony up for all the development Miro is handing out to his buddies... increased pressure on the system creates the necessity to build up the system to allow for more development... he wants a "vibrant" little city?... you get to pay for it...

13 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by critikboy on 07/27/2018 at 8:13 PM

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