Category: Local issues

Housing photo of the day 03: the ultimate air bnb?

26 June, 2017 (09:00) | Cambridge, Homelessness, Housing, HPoD, Informality, libraries, Local issues | No comments

By: David A. Smith   Homeless person’s shelter just out of shot   On summer weekends I play tennis outdoors, at the free Cambridge hard courts on the campus-like layout of both our high school (Cambridge Rindge and Latin) and the library (a Richardsonian core with a dramatic and airy expansion).   Richardsonian architecture at […]

Fine for you but not fine for me: Part 15, I can certainly encourage it

18 December, 2015 (10:00) | Bankruptcy, Cities, Due process, Eminent domain, Fines, Government, Homeownership, Housing, Law, Local issues, Missouri, Municipal bankruptcy, Municipal finance, Pagedale, Real estate taxes, Taxation, US News |

By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 14 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, and Part 13.] Yesterday’s post ended with Greendale Mayor Monica Huddleston claiming that efforts to reform municipal courts amounted […]

Fine for you but not fine for me: Part 14, Some of the 60 police departments

17 December, 2015 (10:00) | Bankruptcy, Cities, Due process, Eminent domain, Fines, Government, Homeownership, Housing, Law, Local issues, Missouri, Municipal bankruptcy, Municipal finance, Pagedale, Real estate taxes, Taxation, US News |

By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 13 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, and Part 12.] The Queen of Hearts notwithstanding, before the sentence must come the verdict, and before the verdict must come […]

Fine for you but not fine for me: Part 13, I’ll be staying on you

16 December, 2015 (10:00) | Bankruptcy, Cities, Due process, Eminent domain, Fines, Government, Homeownership, Housing, Law, Local issues, Missouri, Municipal bankruptcy, Municipal finance, Pagedale, Real estate taxes, Taxation, US News |

By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 12 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, and Part 11.] As established in the previous parts, Pagedale’s pursuit of home improvement, using citations and fines as the spur, may be […]

Fine for you but not fine for me: Part 12, All they had to do was knock

15 December, 2015 (10:00) | Bankruptcy, Cities, Due process, Eminent domain, Fines, Government, Homeownership, Housing, Law, Local issues, Missouri, Municipal bankruptcy, Municipal finance, Pagedale, Real estate taxes, Taxation, US News |

By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 11 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, and Part 10.] Yesterday’s Part 11 contained the disturbing information, not referenced in the later stories, that under St. Louis County’s municipal code, though a […]