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Struggling to pay rent

November 24, 2013

Garrett Picard, Minot The cost of rent is getting too high for some people in Williston due to the owners of the properties increasing rent....

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Nov-27-13 11:30 PM

ceci***eli, WAKE UP AND SMELL THE ROSES. Your not fooling anybody, We all know the vote is Dec. 10th and we going to vote a big NO. Now go stick your head in the sand bank with the rest of the school board!!!

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Nov-26-13 2:45 AM

Anyone that believes rent is high because taxes are high are drinking the Kool-Aid. Rent is skyrocketing because of greed. Unabated and unabashed greed.

Taxes...please. WAKE UP SHEEPLE. You're being taken advantage of by greedy property owners, no two ways about it. Who do you think spreads the falsehood that 'we have to raise rent because of taxes?' The fat-cats sitting in their million dollar homes paid for by your over-inflated rent.

And this greed stretches all the way to ND State Century Code, which states:

47-16-02.1. Rent controls - Prohibited. A political subdivision may not enact, maintain, or enforce an ordinance or resolution that would have the effect of controlling the amount of rent charged for leasing private residential or commercial property. This section does not impair the right of a political subdivision to manage and control residential property in which the political subdivision has a fee title interest.

Greed. Pure & simple.

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Nov-25-13 12:41 AM

Rent controls are necessary and prudent. Unless you vote for republicans. Then, rent controls are from the communist devil.

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Nov-25-13 12:40 AM

Oh! I see ndvetrn here. Please share with us how you believe that I show disrespect to veterans. One example of anything that I have posted will suffice.

You cannot do it.

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Nov-25-13 12:14 AM


Rents are not high because of taxes or tax exemptions. It's called supply and demand. The more housing available the less it will cost. I'm all for your theory of no property tax. How do you think we can get this done?

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Nov-24-13 11:25 AM

Why wait until 2015 to change can come back whenever the governor wants something recalled. What do we vote for then? Air?

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Nov-24-13 9:40 AM

Currently there is no authority to use rent controls on non low income projects. State law would have to change. That's 2015. And if you think a pro business one sided state govt would even consider this forget it. Save your breath. Besides rent controls in large areas of large cities we are told result in slum apartments. And lets pretend I want to live in Aspen, Co. But cant afford it. I guess I leave or don't move there right?

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