Editor Matt Fredmonsky email@example.com
11:03 pm on Friday, February 1, 2013
I'd like to correct "and those that do not comply ..." with ".."those that do comply" ..!
3:54 pm on Friday, February 1, 2013
I would like to point out that someone mentioned that the neighborhood is zoned R-4, which does allow boarding houses also there are some neighborhoods that are zoned exclusively single family. Boarding house living is not just a way for students to save money, but in these hard times (and harder times to come!) not having affordable options will increase homelessness. Single adults who are working and poor, and who do not have the benefit of family to live with, or who are in non-traditional relationships out of necessity or by choice, can stave-off the specter of homelessness by sharing the costs of ownership 3or 4 ways. But if they are not related that can be illegal or a difficult find in Kent. A community the size of Kent can and should be able to differentiate between negligent property owners, and those that do not comply with codes. If the intent of the R-4 code is to eliminate boarding houses by attrition, then that would be gentrification (a social and economic justice issue), something to avoid also; as long as business owners insist on lower wages then something needs to be done to control the cost of living. On the other hand, if the intent is to allow non-student boarding house, or more than 2 unrelated people to own a house, (would still have to get it licensed), then I believe there are codes and ordinances to allow the City to differentiate between owners, without it being considered favoritism!
7:19 pm on Tuesday, November 27, 2012
David,you took the words right out of my mouth, thank you! This is about how government operates, not so much about who has the right to own and do what with their property. Its a case study in how a commission can be bullied into not doing its job, which is to hear the communities needs on property use, decide accordingly. They decided no, and shouldn't they; having heard testimony from most who showed up to preserve the green space? KWSH, like it or not, should have been required to wait before taking it up with them again just like everyone else has to! If KWSH didn't like it they should have appealed on legal grounds as SSRG has done!! It seems like a slight technicality, but if our fed' reps' are a lost cause,what do we have left of our democracy if our local reps' can be blustered into doing this on what should be a matter of routine? What chance do we have when bigger more important issues happen? What about our right to clean water when the ODNR can run right over our local rights?! If they can't handle this.... the frackers will get away with murder!!
10:11 pm on Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The occupy movement has clearly stated since its inception october 6th 2011 that its principles are non-violent. We cannot read peoples minds, I am sure that if anyone starts talking about bombs the authorities would be informed. Most violent groups are secretive,and we would have nothing to gain by either. Such a large diverse group of people, but one thing that is always made clear is the demonstrations must be non-violent.
9:54 pm on Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The occupy movement has clearly stated, since its inception october 6th 2011, that its founding principles are to be non-violent, we can not read peoples minds, but I can assure any one talking about bombs will be reported to the authorities. Most groups with violent intentions are secretive, we would have nothing to gain by violence.
9:08 pm on Tuesday, May 1, 2012
sounds like the anarchist movement is about as well defined as the occupy movement, which begs the point of trying paint these vague groups with the intentions of just a couple of people.
8:56 pm on Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The Occupy movement is in no way a militant movement, I'm sure the authorities know that too, as far as cnn goes they, like most of the main stream media is sensationalist and not really doing a good job of investigating the facts. Anyone can join an occupy protest, but if they start talking about blowing things up, that usually puts an end to their being welcome! But if they are real jerks how do you get them to leave?
3:26 pm on Saturday, April 28, 2012
Comparing protesting a draft for an un just war that was forcing you or your friends or family member into killing someone or being killed thousands of miles away for a cause you did not believe in to these stupid, "fight for right to party" drunken brawls,
I think, is way out of line, and disrespects the innocent people shot on that day, shame on you!
3:16 pm on Saturday, April 28, 2012
If Kent wants to fine landlords it will only encourage more of this behavior because of animosity between some. This will give some thugs the perfect opportunity to trash our community& have someone else pay the bill for it!
I worked for a licensed rental, and it took months for us to get rid of someone who didn't even have a lease, he was squatting! As if that weren't bad enough, we were required to have a lawyer there in court who literally would simply repeat our answers(except we got some idiot who couldn't even do that!). The more inaccessable the courts become for the ordinary citizen the more alternative methods will be found. It would have been easier to hire a private security co. to throw him out!
Also, if the city doesn't think that their "uber" machismo response of swat teams and concusion grenades and tear gas isn't adding to the escalation, think again! Every num nut that wants a thrill now knows where to go! Thanks alot guys!
2:48 pm on Saturday, April 28, 2012
hey bill bud what do you mean by "b"? Could you clarify what you're saying? It sounds like you're threatening a commentor?
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