Friday, October 12, 2007

How did they win?

The last five posts on Talking About Politics are trying to make sense of the resounding victory for responsible growth candidates in Raleigh and Cary this week. Gary and Carter’s arguments could be summarized by saying that Mayor Meeker and his allies made good use of developers to bludgeon their opponents. They also make note that good polling helped stir them in the right direction.

That may be true. PPP has done LOTS of polling in the past few years describing how developers and taxpayer give-aways to developers are unpopular and impact fees are very popular. It’s been available for anyone who wanted to see and learn.

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