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Response to Pluvious (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 02:23 PM

4. Grew up five blocks from there

One of the problems with Phx (mainly the west side) is that they just continue to expand out into the wide open desert. So the inner city neighborhoods get abandoned as people move just a bit further north, or west, or east. other than the Central core, most working class neighborhoods see massive flight as the original residents move outward.

If you think Detroit and Cleveland are managing massive problems, just wait for what is coming to Phoenix. The uncontrolled expansion along with climate change and the reliance of retirees is going to cause Phoenix and most of the west side to implode in twenty to thirty years. Unlike Detroit and Cleveland, there is very little civic pride so huge portions of the city will become wastelands.

Retirees in places like Sun City (NW valley) have almost zero ties to the area, and the solution will be to starve the city of tax funds while they build bigger walls around their community.

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