I read my door-delivered Wall Street Journal (WSJ) daily, but today I’m reading my free Parker Chronicle before reading my $55 monthly newspaper. Not much of an overlap in news, but our local news can be so interesting as reported in the following articles.
There are two articles relating to affordable housing and renters. The first is: “Renters may get a bad rap, unfairly” by T.J. Sullivan, Parker’s Chamber of Commerce president. Also, there’s the front-page article: “Affordable housing initiative could face rocky future” by staff writer Ellis Arnold. Both indirectly make up a two-pronged attack describing us as “traditional nuclear family in a single detached home that fits Parker’s popular hometown image.” The term “affordable housing” is not far away from the term low-income housing where half of the current state budget for housing is matched by the federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Department that provides grants (bribes) requiring compliance with the infamous Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule that subjects local governments to federal oversight. Affordable housing is the devious veil HUD uses as the source of legal consequence on jurisdictions when the AFFH rule is not implemented after accepting their free money.
Next is the never-ending story: “Thomas cleared in investigation” by staff writer Haley Lena. I’ve mistakenly supported Lora Thomas in both her campaigns for county commissioner and I apologize. It’s a confusing article, but you can believe the accusations of both commissioners George Teal and Abe Laydon.
Lastly, the article: “A look at hate crimes in Douglas County” by Haley Lena describes why we should say goodbye to term-limited Sheriff Spurlock who doesn’t believe in data. Instead, he wants to convince us about policy based on his anecdotal experience. Despite the statistics, Spurlock believes the large Caucasian population of Douglas County has influence on the types of hate crimes reported and that’s the reason we don’t get a lot of reported crime.