Thursday, June 01, 2006

I Say, "Make Them Pay"

My heart bleeds for all of those Belle Meade and Brentwood residents (especially the ones talking trash about how costly city living is, given their own "cheaper services" and "lower taxes") who now might have to be charged more for using Metro Nashville's sewer system because of rising utility rates that Nashville's Mayor refuses to pass on to actual Nashville residents. I've long said that outlying, self-governing suburbs that nonetheless enjoy urban services should pay more than Metro residents for utilizing those services. It's only fair and it's karma for all of those who claim that cities are hemorrhaging people because taxes and fees are so much higher than in the 'burbs. If they don't like it, let them build and maintain their own sewers, which of course will mean an urban-like increase in taxes and fees in those hamlets.

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