This Tuesday I will be asking the Council to place on a future agenda a discussion on discontinuing building tax payer funded spec homes, homes built with your tax dollars, sitting on the market hoping for a buyer. It takes four Council-members to get an item on the agenda.
Why in the world is the City building spec homes when…
• Over 150 homes are currently on the market under $200,000 in the Flagstaff area.
• The spec homes they have for sale have been on the market for over 130 days.
• The spec homes they have on the market are over priced by tens of thousands.
• So many other choices exist where the buyer will own the land, for less.
And the big question, why would we keep $1,200,000 in this speculative housing program when we need over $25,000,000 for our streets alone.
Business as usual is not going to fix our streets.
Council meetings are open to the public.