Rep. Lively (D, HD7) will be having a town hall on Wed., Apr. 26 at Springfield City Hall in the City Council Chambers from 6-8 pm. He’s invited representative from local organizations to present information regarding homelessness and housing, especially related to early legislative approval of new approaches and the actions taken by Governor Kotek. Unfortunately, homelessness has continued to grow. Perhaps that’s because their new approaches are driving away property owners from remaining as landlords.
The fact is, rent control doesn’t work. Any short-term benefits, including the applause of some misinformed constituents, are always overshadowed by the long-term problems rent control creates – like housing shortages!!
As Swedish economics professor Assar Lindbeck has observed, “Rent control appears to be the most efficient technique presently known to destroy a city – except for bombing.” (Borrowed from In the news, by William MacKenzie)
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Date(s) - 04/26/2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm