You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #21: developer greed [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU
pippin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-03 08:15 AM
Response to Reply #20
21. developer greed
you asked:

"But dammit, why do they keep building subdivisions in desert tinderboxes that are prone to burn?"

two words: developer greed.

we're losing the battle with powerful developers who have local cities in their pocket wanting more revenues. where we are, beautiful areas filled with desert and mountain flora and fauna are leveled and turned into tract after tract of monster mansions and starter palaces. many of the homes that went up in flames were huge multi-million houses that stood where we had orange groves, ravines filled with wild life and desert plants. people with lots of money also buy land high up in the mountains--several locations nearby you can see bull dozer scarring the face of the mountains as the moneyed types build their custom spreads.

where recent "family homes" have been built, houses are packed into tracts like sardines in a can.

developers don't care where they build: in southern california long time residents knew for decades that the 210 freeway would be built but developers went ahead and constructed expensive house right along the proposed freeway. now residents (who didn't know or cared to find out) are having to face the horrible noise, dust and whatever. ofcourse they won't be able to sell these houses.

i don't generally curse people out, but i always hope there is a special hell for developers.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
  -Non Californians... Want to see what we are going through??? SoCalDem  Oct-27-03 01:50 AM   #0 
  - How's Escondido?  sandnsea   Oct-27-03 02:03 AM   #1 
  - Fire stories involving Escondido  SoCalDem   Oct-27-03 02:06 AM   #2 
     - Thanks  sandnsea   Oct-27-03 02:27 AM   #6 
  - Stiff Upper Lip  JackSwift   Oct-27-03 02:09 AM   #3 
  - A few years back when the badlands burned near us  SoCalDem   Oct-27-03 02:16 AM   #4 
  - You're an angel  sandnsea   Oct-27-03 02:29 AM   #7 
  - SoCalDem.... God Keep You All Safe  Katie   Oct-27-03 02:17 AM   #5 
  - oh, yes, the memories....  Lexingtonian   Oct-27-03 02:35 AM   #8 
  - Last year rain did not come until JANUARY..  SoCalDem   Oct-27-03 02:39 AM   #10 
     - that's bad....  Lexingtonian   Oct-27-03 03:14 AM   #11 
     - it's pouring here today, in PA  bearfartinthewoods   Oct-27-03 08:41 AM   #24 
  - lack of news coverage  NJCher   Oct-27-03 02:37 AM   #9 
  - I know and think about the kids.  izzie   Oct-27-03 04:45 AM   #12 
  - Fire was within 4 miles of my house  HawkerHurricane   Oct-27-03 05:15 AM   #13 
  - You have fog!!!  cally   Oct-27-03 06:04 AM   #14 
  - I have fog  HawkerHurricane   Oct-27-03 06:07 AM   #15 
  - Hey Hawker --  Hell Hath No Fury   Oct-27-03 09:56 AM   #26 
  - Haven't been to SF yet,..We go there Thanksgiving week  SoCalDem   Oct-27-03 11:17 AM   #27 
     - Be sure to let me know SoCalDem  proud patriot   Oct-27-03 11:21 AM   #29 
  - When you come to Port Hueneme, look east, toward the two towers,  catzies   Oct-27-03 11:33 AM   #32 
  - This is great information  cally   Oct-27-03 06:56 AM   #16 
  - our home was saved . . .  pippin   Oct-27-03 07:16 AM   #17 
  - Great news  cally   Oct-27-03 07:24 AM   #18 
     - thank you  pippin   Oct-27-03 07:45 AM   #19 
  - I wish you all well and stay safe.  Ripley   Oct-27-03 07:48 AM   #20 
  - developer greed  pippin   Oct-27-03 08:15 AM   #21 
     - I agree with you on Developers from Hell!  Ripley   Oct-27-03 08:33 AM   #23 
     - I'm with ya Pippin and relived to know you and your home were  nothingshocksmeanymore   Oct-27-03 11:19 AM   #28 
  - I can imagine  neebob   Oct-27-03 08:32 AM   #22 
  - Is it odd for conditions  Minstrel Boy   Oct-27-03 08:46 AM   #25 
     - Santa anas are a bit later this year.  SoCalDem   Oct-27-03 11:21 AM   #30 
     - We also get a bump in Dec-Jan  Capn Sunshine   Oct-27-03 11:26 AM   #31 
        - and the ones who sit shivering by their fireplaces as they watch  SoCalDem   Oct-27-03 11:41 AM   #33 
     - Nothing to do with global warming  pmbryant   Oct-27-03 11:49 AM   #34 

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC