The stated purpose of the new rent control resolution proposed by councilors Fiermonte, P-Ward 3 and Ashe, P-Ward 3 is to help fix high rents. While the resolution was written with good intentions, the practice of rent control does not work. The problem is based on simple economics. The supply is less than the demand and you do not fix the supply by attacking it.
Tonight we attended the Board of Finance meeting and the City Council meeting where rent control was discussed.
Tonight we attended the health care public forum put on by the Commission on Health Care Reform. The crowd overwhelmingly supported the proposed Universal Healthcare Bill. From what I heard, I think people, myself included, are a bit confused on what we would be getting.
We finished our petition! Tonight we got the 17 signatures we needed for a total of 45. To be on the ballot we actually need 30, however its suggested to gather 45 so that you are covered if there are any errors.
We attended the Moran Plant Public Forum at the Burlington High School. We now have a lot more choices to choose from.