Geeting Married, Going to Mexico

The newly-wedded Geeting Unit is headed down to Tulum, Mexico on honeymoon this morning, so no blogging will be happening here until the 31st. I didn’t buy a mobile data package for the trip so I really won’t be reading the Internet at all this time. Please (!) flag any interesting land use and development [...]

Romney Tells Employers to Tell Employees How to Vote

Gross: Romney, speaking on a call to the very conservative National Federation of Independent Business, tells a group of business owners that they should “make it very clear” how they feel about the candidates. The audio,discovered by In These Times, also captures Romney telling the business owners to “pass… along to your employees” how their [...]

Has Anybody Ever Tried This?

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I was reading about the ballot initiative process in the Allentown city charter, and it says citizens can call a special meeting of city council with only 200 petition signatures. Seems like the political tide on city council is turning against water privatization so people might want to save this tactic for another hot debate. [...]

Romney Was Lying About the “Binder Full of Women”

Last night Mitt Romney handed his opponents a nice twofer – a classically weird meme-ready phrase, used in the service of a lie about his record as Governor. David Bernstein: What actually happened was that in 2002 — prior to the election, not even knowing yet whether it would be a Republican or Democratic administration [...]

NIZ Opponents: It’s Good That KNBT Is Moving to Allentown BUT BUT BUT!!

Would KNBT be moving to Allentown in a FREE MARKET STATE OF NATURE?? Without the Dread RENT SUBSIDIES??? Who the fuck cares? It worked.

National Penn Bancshares Moving Into Allentown NIZ

Colin McEvoy has the huge news: National Penn Bancshares Inc., the parent company of Lehigh Valley bank KNBT, will move its headquarters into Two Center City, a part of the Allentown hockey arena redevelopment project, the company announced this morning in a news release [...] The Allentown operation will be in developer J.B. Reilly‘s building at [...]

Use “Impact Fee” Money to Buy Up Development Rights to Farmland

I can think of a ton of a lot of great uses for this $549,112 windfall in Lehigh and Northampton Counties but the one most in line with the intent of the natural gas impact fee law is probably to buy up the development rights to farmland and open space areas that developers might want to turn into exurban single-family homes and strip [...]