This site is about the overreaching political power of the NC Association of Realtors flush with money from cashing in your equity 6% at a time, leaving you to pay for growth with property taxes, year after year, with or without cash flow. In the last few years NCAR has pumped millions of dollars into NC political campaigns at the state and local level. They have spent millions more to defeat Local Options for Local Governments with misleading ads.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Polk Moves Vote to May

According to the Tryon Daily Bulletin Polk County Commissioner have postponed their Transfer Tax referendum from November to May 2008. Commissioners have been split on how to spend the estimated $1 million in revenue if enacted and voter turn-out would be low relative to the May primary.

Elswhere, despite misleading headlines, a poll shows support for Transfer Tax when used for schools. Also, despite their best attempts at spin, a Triangle Community Coalition poll shows solid public support for controls on growth.


Heather reminds us above that antonymously named realtor/builder organizations are not restricted to the Triangle. The Mountain Council for Accountable Development is actually a group of realtors and Asheville homebuilders.

Polk County is considering an 80/20 split of Transfer Tax revenues with 20% to be used for matching grant programs to purchase open space to protect water sources and preserve Polk's rural allure.

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