H6107A: Rhode Island's Plan to Make Single Family Homes Subsidize High-Density Housing

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RhodeMap RI / RI Rising depends upon an important State initiative: Getting you to subsidize your neighbors property taxes, even when your neighbor is financially better off than you!

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First Steps to a Two-Tiered Property Tax System in RI

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A TAXPAYER RIP-OFF IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN UNDER PROPOSED HOUSE BILL H 6107

H 6107 is a RhodeMap RI inspired bill. Under the ruse of property tax reform this bill has the potential to destroy neighborhoods . . . unless we speak up resoundingly! (Continued . . .)

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RhodeMap Hearing Alert: ANTI-RHODEMAP RI LEGISLATION 6/10

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This Wednesday, June 10

at the rise of the Senate (4:30pm)

Senate Lounge - RI State House

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Thurs April 9: Division of Planning to speak on RhodeMap RI

Be_there_April_9.jpgKevin Flynn from the Division of Planning, to make presentation on RhodeMap RI to House Oversight Committee at the State House

Thursday April 9, 2015, Room 101 at the rise
(approximately 4:30pm)
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Raimondo Begins RhodeMap Implementation: Private Property Now a "Privilege" not a Right

Raimondo_crop.jpgRhodeMap RI implementation, Raimondo's Step 1 [RhodeMap Quote]:

"The State should consider the creation of a permanent commission on property taxation to establish a system of universal, understandable and fair standards for the municipal taxation of property throughout the state."

 . . . And like a good cog in the machine behind RhodeMap RI, Governor Raimondo is ALREADY complying.

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Attend Today's Anti-RhodeMap Hearing

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It has been called the most dangerous policy agenda in Rhode Island. Now is your chance to fight back against the unelected bureaucrats. Today, at the Rhode Island State House, there will be a hearing on special legislation to exempt certain towns from the RhodeMap RI agenda. This legislation is an important first step to untangling our state from the RhodeMap RI web. Our elected official will listen when you speak out.

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What the RI Division of Planning HAS NOT TOLD YOU about RhodeMap RI

maze_by_imooty_of_flckr.jpgRhodeMap RI critic, Gary Morse, will connect the dots from RhodeMap RI to the new HUD enforcement rules -
and will show how this will result in the loss of local zoning control.
 
How will RhodeMap RI impact your local property taxes, your home valuation? 
 
What is Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH)?  How is it different from Affordable Housing? 
 
Can your local officials guarantee HUD will not aggressively pursue enforcement of Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing(AFFH)? 
 
Will the state assume all responsibility?  
 
Have your local officials received a risk assessment from legal counsel?
 
Q &A following the presentation.
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If you are one of the 26 Communities signing on to federal CDBG, you must read this:

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Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) -- Did you, as town officials, certify compliance to AFFH?  What are the potential hazards? Gary Morse warns: "RhodeMap RI is not likely to just "sit on the shelf" now that stricter AFFH compliance is being demanded by the federal government. 26 communities may now want to ask – is it safe to cash that CDBG check?"

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HUD Strings, Complicated and Evolving in RI

file000993913392_by_clarita_sm.jpgNational Housing Experts tell PolitiFact about HUD money . . .

I wouldnt say theyve ceded total control.  I would say they have obligations.

Its illegal to use local zoning power to maintain segregation

Historically, the Fair Housing Act has been enforced weakly. ... Theyre doing more than has been done in the past.

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Property Rights Alliance of RI (PRARI) wishes to thank you for taking the time to respond to our emails and hope you will continue to consider the ramifications of the adoption of RhodeMap RI.  We appreciate the opportunity to continue this important dialogue.

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